Designed by Arnold Palmer, The Signature at West Neck offers five sets of tees, with the furthest measuring out to over 7,000 yards. What follows is an overview of the back nine for those who may be interested in playing the course for the first time. To see the front nine click here. Note: yardages are from the blue tees.
Hole 10 Par 4 394 Yards
A hole that can cause a lot of difficulty with a mishit shot, in that there is water all down the right side off the tee and around the green. Water surrounds the green on all three sides, with a greenside bunker short and a ridge going horizontally in the middle of the green to look out for.
Hole 11 Par 3 135 Yards
An easy hole that can lead to birdie with a solid tee shot. It is slightly downhill with water short and left, along with a bunker long. A ridge goes down the center of the green vertically, and it generally slopes from back to front.
Hole 12 Par 4 356 Yards
A dogleg left hole that provides another easy birdie opportunity with a proper tee shot. There are two fairway bunkers to the right and one to the left, with the ideal play being a draw shot around the left one. The second shot is uphill, with a large greenside bunker right and a large ridge going horizontally in the middle of the green. It basically makes it a two-tiered green, so make sure to get it on the right level to avoid a difficult putt.
Hole 13 Par 3 151 Yards
This hole can cause some difficulty with the wind but should be an easy hole to get par on. It is slightly uphill with large bunkers short and right, along with another one to the left. There is a small ridge going vertically in the back-right of the green to watch out for.
Hole 14 Par 5 508 Yards
A slight dogleg to the right, with water in play on both the tee shot and approach shot. It is in play up to 175 yards from the blue tees, along with two fairway bunkers on the left side. The approach shot features water and a large fairway bunker to the right. The green slopes generally from right to left.
Hole 15 Par 4 358 Yards
A straightaway hole that provides a good chance at making birdie with a solid tee shot. There are a number of small fairway bunkers down the left side but it is open to the right. A bunker guards the green short-left, with a ridge going horizontally in the middle-right of it.
Hole 16 Par 4 398 Yards
Another straightaway hole that features a narrow tee shot with fairway bunkers both left and right, along with water left that comes into play with a badly mishit shot off the tee. It actually goes all the way down the left side of the fairway and covers the green on three sides, with a small valley in the front-left of the green to look out for.
Hole 17 Par 5 528 Yards
It is not a lengthy hole, but one that requires accuracy. It has a slight dogleg left to it, with fairway bunkers in play on both sides off the tee. Water comes into play to the left about 200 yards from the green, with another fairway bunker in play to the left for the second shot. The approach is slightly uphill and features greenside bunkers both left and right, with the green generally sloping from back to front.
Hole 18 Par 4 414 Yards
A great finishing hole that can be very difficult with any sort of wind. There is water all down the right side, with open fairway to the left. Bunkers guard the left side of the green, with a small ridge in the middle-left that should be taken into consideration when putting.
Total: Par 36 (72) 3,242 Yards (6,569 Yards)
Ryan Kekoufski is a scratch golfer who has both played and watched the sport for over a decade and currently runs The Yips Blog, a blog dedicated solely to the game of golf. He covers sports for the Yahoo! Contributor Network, and currently resides in Virginia.