This is arguably the most-improved hole of the entire renovation carried out under Gene Bates’s direction. Number 17 has become the course’s signature hole, and one of the great short par 3s in South Florida. The proximity of the green to the lake offers a unique challenge, as there are a variety of hole locations requiring different shot selections. The three bunkers surrounding the green are deep and threatening hazards to be avoided. For a golf hole ranging from 100–137 yards, this is a very intimidating, yet scenic, hole.