In less than a month, Tiger Woods will headline a strong field at the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge at Turning Stone's Atunyote Golf Course.
As a course that's hosted professional tournaments and regarded as one of the best not only in New York State, but the country and even the world, it was natural that we'd make Atunyote our next stop in our 18 Holes of Central New York series.
We teed off from the 185-yard Par 3 6th Hole. As beautiful as it may look, it features water, bunkers and a tough green to navigate, testing any golfer, including the professionals.
"it's a great challenge because there's a nice swale right in the middle of the green, a tight pin placement, you really have to hit a certain side of the green, we've got water in play, we've got bunkers in play and a little bit of rough surrounding the green," Turning Stone Head Professional Marty Nowicki says.
Nowicki admits that it's a bit shorter in length than most Par 3's on the PGA Tour, but it should still test some of the best professionals in the country during the NB3 Challenge on August 27th. It may even surprise guys like Angel Cabrera and Jason Dufner, who will be in the event and playing the hole.
"My favorite part about this hole is that it's hidden," Nowicki says. "It's on a corner of the golf course that doesn't get much exposure to people so it's a really peaceful place. Even if you do hit a bad shot it's tough not to enjoy the hole because it's a neat place to be."
Find out how Nowicki, Sports Director Niko Tamurian and Tom Eschen did on the hole by watching the video.