Re: Island Greens
sweeeet! looking back on a hole's tournament performance sometimes calls for making minor adjustments to get it out of the "tweaner" range and sometimes calls for leaving it the way it is, but being sure to balance the hard holes (relative to par) with the easy ones, so that even par rated round is close to the player rating that the particular set of tees was designed for.
a fine example of a relatively difficult par 4 is the 18th on the blue monster for this week's pga tour stop. with no wind, that hole's a tough par 4, but when the wind whips up it could easily be considered a par 5. whatevery you call it, though, it definitely forces players to make tough decisions and serves as one of the most dramatic finishing holes in golf.