- Name of 17th hole: Road
- Par: 4
- Yards: 455 (all yardages in this gallery are listed from the tees in use during the 2010 British Open.
The green is very shallow, and the dangerous Road Bunker (a k a, Road Hole bunker) gobbles up poorly placed approaches. That bunker is sometimes also called "the Sands of Nakajima," after Japanese golfer Tommy Nakajima. Nakajima was in contention at the 1978 British Open until he hit into the Road bunker and needed four swings to get out of it. The Road Bunker is visible in the photo above, and you can see how little room there is on the green between the bunker in front and the road behind.
The Road Hole is tough from start to finish. That start is a blind drive over the corner (and outbuildings) of the adjoining hotel property, with the best line keeping the ball close to the OB wall.