Following a difficult opening stretch, No. 7 provides the first real chance for the competitive golfer to catch their breath. A large tree on the left of has turned this hole into a semi-dogleg, requiring accurate drives to the right side of the fairway. The green itself is notorious for the way putts fail to follow anticipated paths. Old-timers say this has something to do with "optical illusions" interfering with judgments about the apparent slope of the putting surface.