The second par five on the front half, Mad River’s number one stroke hole, is a double dogleg that is framed by thick woods for most of its length. A large pond guards the left side of the fairway for the back tee. Past the pond, the fairway widens considerably to the left, which is the preferred position from which to play the second shot.
The landing area for the player’s second narrows to 35 yards, with a steep, rough-covered slopes along the right side and trees lining the left. The best approach is from the left side of the fairway – though the lie will be tight – to a relatively small green that slopes from front to back. A single bunker back left will collect errant approach shots.