Tee shot placement is the key to playing this hole well. The green on 17 runs at a diagonal making the best approach angle the left side of the fairway. While the green does not have any bunkers, there are plenty of green complex challenges. The green is well elevated leaving difficult green side shots that are often "short sided". "Short sided" pen placements make it very difficult to get your shot close...usually running well past the hole. In my opinion, the premium on tee shot placement cannot be emphasized enough. A well placed tee shot will create an easier approach shot strategy.