The first hole at Tam O’Shanter has trees lining both sides of the straight-away fairway.  The green is guarded on both the left and the right by large trees with a yawning bunker just in front of the right-hand side of the green that comes into play from the right side of the fairway.  The green is narrow and very deep (45 paces deep), and slopes from left-to-right, as viewed from the fairway. This sloping is more pronounced in the front half of the green. The ideal tee shot will finish in the left-center of the fairway, providing the optimal approach angle to the pin.