No. 16 - Redbud

Par 3 170 yards

This par-3 requires anything from a short- to medium-iron shot. The green is the holes main defense; being below the hole is a must. The back bunker and a pond on the left also pose hazards.

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Hole story

 

Significant changes since opening

  • Stream in front of green transformed into a pond, 1947

About the plant

  • Deciduous flowering tree 
  • Blooms March to May; clusters of small orchid-pink blooms before new heart-shaped leaves appear; followed by long seed pods 
  • Called Judas tree based on myth that Judas Iscariot hanged himself on the related Cercis siliquastrum 

Where and how the plant grows

  • Native to Eastern U.S. 
  • Grows 20 to 30 feet high and 15 to 25 feet wide 
  • Full sun to shade (in Southern zones) 
  • Moist, well-drained, fertile soil 
  • High drought tolerance 
  • Propagation by seed