On paper, No. 8 might appear to be an easy par 4, but experience attests otherwise. Longer hitters can try to shorten the hole off the tee, although the smart play often requires a long-iron to find the tapering fairway landing area. While usually only a short-iron to the hole, the green on No. 8 provides the hole's greatest defense: putts from above the hole often fall victim to Mohawk's lightning greens, rolling off the front and back into the fairway.
The memorial plaque near the tee honors the memory of Rudolph Romeling, an early Club champion.