The par-4 12th hole is a gentle dogleg left. However, there is nothing gentle about the tee shot. The landing area is guarded on the right by a lateral hazard and on the left by deep trees. The elevated green requires an additional club. Approach shots that hit the front third of the green can easily spin off due to the severe slope. But do not miss it long either, because a downhill putt is treacherous.
For many years the only water pump on the course was on the left side of no. 12 in the rough about 250 yards from the tee. Tom Hoak said, “If you could drive to the pump, you’d hit your Sunday’s best.” From the pump, it was possible to roll up-hill in two shots. “Very few could do that. Ken Young did occasionally.”