The first four holes are a good warm-up act for No. 5. A 4 par with a marsh down the right side and playing into the wind will test the mettle of even seasoned players.
The back-nine provides a respite until the No. 14. Playing 446 yards with a lake all down the right, it requires a perfectly placed tee shot for a chance to reach the green in two. The green has an uninhibited, panoramic view of Broad Creek and the Neuse River.