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Joel:Here's an except from the G. Bahto Short description:"Macdonald always felt there was room for improvement in a golf hole, so he (and later Raynor) surrounded his versions of this genre' with a sea of sand - elevating the green to make the target more dramatic and intimidating. These Shorts were nearly always drawn as a squarish looking green with a larger surrounding enclosure indicating sand bunkering."
About the 7th hole pictured above, Dan, the main similarity in that photo is the built up green. What is missing (if that is the original design of the green) is the lack of surround bunkering or hazarding of some sort.This is a hole meant to test the short iron play.What better way than to define the target, leaving little chance for error and if in error, the recovery should be difficult. If the target is successfully hit, the putting surface usually does not leave you easy birdie attempt.