No. 15 - Fire Thorn
Par 5 530 yards
Changes made in the last decade make reaching this par-5 hole in two shots a challenge, but plenty of birdies will be had. A pond guards the green in front, but those who lay up face a hard shot from a downhill lie.
Significant changes since opening
- Pond in front of green enlarged, 1961
- Tee moved back 25-30 yards, 2006
- Tee shifted about 20 yards to golfer's left, 2006
About the plant
- Large, thorny evergreen shrub is a member of the rose family.
- Creamy white April blooms are small and plain but profuse.
- Yields thick clusters of orange berries in summer to early winter Spot it on the course.
Where and how the plant grows
- Grows fast; can reach 8 to 12 feet high
- Full sun
- Well-drained soil
- High drought tolerance
- Propagation by cuttings
- Plant in low-traffic area to avoid contact with thorns.