Even in the heat of the summer with the sun straight overhead, the walk north from the first tee is a mere simple jaunt. Part of that is because the paths are shaded by the beautiful, towering Oaks that guide the way.
Before we even get to the 1st green, though, the water becomes visible. One large pond with a fountain in the middle splits the 1st fairway just in front of the green. It is the same body of water that pretty much makes up the entirety of hole 17 just to the west. That hole tees off on one side of the water and has its green on the other only about 175 yards or so away.
But that's not all the water you see. As you approach the 1st green, you look east (below) to see quite a bit more blue in the distance with the 8th hole tee on the north side of it. The ponds extend southeast to mark a division between the holes. Number 2 and 3 run along the south side of the water while 4 dots the far southeast corner.
We'll go ahead and go in order and mark our way southeast and around the bend.