The next two holes, beginning with the 8th, are indicative of the narrowness Ron Garl designed into the shorter Panther course. Target golf becomes more apparent as one reaches this teeing ground. #8 is a par 4 that slides from right to left gradually around a pretty pond and grove of tall pines. A dramatic greenside bunker that is nearly as large as the green itself dominates the front right.
How To Play
Trying not to overstate the obvious, but going left into the lake is bad. There is enough room through the far side of this dogleg to avoid that penalty possibility. There is really only one place any player should play onto this green, and that is the left side. Even if the flagstick is far right, play to the left side. If you can two-putt, you can score from the left side. Your options for a mistake to the right-half of the green include the big bunker, a hazard just to the right of the cart path, or over the green into some gnarly rough and low canopied trees. Remember, right side from the tee; left side onto the green.