534 yards sounds like a long Par 4, but everybody got plenty of roll down the hill...most players were hitting nine iron or less into the green.
With a drop of around 100 feet from tee to green, this was an entertaining hole.
The start of a difficult stretch of holes. Marvelous hole requiring two strong shots to find the green tucked into the hill.
The USGA received all kinds of flak for this years US Open setup, not sure why as it produced great drama and a worthy champion. There should be more courses like this on the PGA tour.
A long, left centre drive takes the water out of play.
This can be a long hole if the prevailing wind is blowing straight into you.
Just like Hole 10, Hole 11 requires an approach over moving water, heavy rough and a greenside bunker to help you focus on your third shot into this tiered green.
A drive up the left centre will give the best line into this green that's fronted by moving water and heavy rough.
Only the view is daunting as this hole plays much easier than it looks from the elevated tee box.
The highest point on the course gives the golfer a great view of the front nine. Water left and a waste bunker right can penalize any wayward drive.