No. 11 - White Dogwood

Par 4 505 yards

The start of Amen Corner is the most difficult hole in recent years because of its added length. A slight fade off the tee is necessary to reach the fairway. The greenside pond is more of a factor, because players have longer shots into the green.

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Hole story

 

Significant changes since opening

  • Tee relocated and pond left of green built, 1950
  • Green, pond and bunker complex adjusted, 1999
  • Tee moved back 10-15 yards, 2006
  • Trees added to right side of fairway, 2004 and 2006
  • Dogwoods added to wooded area on left, 2006
  • Fairway shifted to left, 2006
  • Several trees removed on right side of fairway and fairway widened, 2008

About the plant

  • Deciduous flowering tree 
  • Blooms late March to early April; 3- to 4-inch white flowers with four bracts surrounding tiny yellowish flowers clustered in center
  • In fall, produces red berries and brilliant red leaves 

Where and how the plant grows

  • Virginia's state tree; state flower of North Carolina 
  • Grows 20 to 40 feet high and 25 to 30 feet wide 
  • Shade 
  • Rich, acidic, moist to dry soil 
  • Moderately drought tolerant 
  • Propagation by seeds 
  • Planting not recommended in heavy, wet soil, unless it's on a raised bed