This is Highland's signature hole and one of the most beautiful holes on the course. Stair steps of elevated tee boxes overlook a huge lake that surrounds most of the 17th green. Beautiful as it may be, this hole plays extremely difficult and will be a critical hole especially this late in the round. Playing downhill, the distance can be a little misleading. Any shot that is mis-hit is going to be wet. Beyond the green is dry, but well--protected by bunkers and very difficult to stop any shot coming back downhill towards the water. The far-left hole location is the toughest. The hole plays longer to this corner and the shot has to be struck perfect if a player is going to take dead aim at the flag.