The Indianwood Golf and Country Club is often better known for its Old course, which hosted the U.S. Women’s Open during 1989 and 1994. Interestingly, however, the New Course is considered by many to be the more challenging of the pair.
Indeed, while the Old course takes a more links-like approach with its range of pot bunkers, architect Bob Cupp brought a more heroic style to the New Course. It will try to spook unworthy golfers off the course during the first portion of the round, as every green from No. 2 through 6 features threatening to swallow off-target shots.
The most interesting example is No. 4, where players will decide whether to challenge a green-fronting burn on this par five. Be sure to aim for the right side of this double green, however; the flag on the left side of the long green is for the par three No. 14. The tees for the latter hole, are on the right side of the No. 4 fairway, meaning players will be hitting across the long hole to reach the green. This routing choice is a testament both to Cupp’s unconventional style and to the easy access to tee times that Indianwood’s exclusivity affords.