Sometimes called the shortest par 5 in golf, the par 4 6th hole at Mad River is a classic risk-reward proposition. The conservative player, choosing to play a mid iron and full wedge, will have to negotiate the rippling lies that cross the wide landing area. From any tee, long hitters going for the green must contend with a stand of tall maples impinging into the right side of the fairway and a bunker of some 60 yards in length tight to the left side through the green.
An easy par or better is protected by the smallest green on the course, which is elevated above the fairway, slopes away from the shot and has a large false front. Mis-hit approaches that end up short of the green, and especially right of it, will require deft pitches from very tight lies in order to get up and down, especially to a front pin.