2. Birth of an Island: The most dramatic, controversial hole ever is TPC Sawgrass’ island-green par-3 17th. While the precise design expression is a Dye original, Pete credits another hole just up the road for planting the seeds. He and wife Alice played Herbert Strong’s Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in 1946, which featured an island green at the par-3 9th. Had the 1939 Ryder Cup been played there, as it was scheduled, more would know of this hole, but the event was cancelled due to the onset of World War II.