Nobody knows the Black Course like its devoted regulars. We asked several longtime locals what makes the toughest holes on this magnificent muni so menacing.
Interviews by Connell Barrett and Joe Passov
4th Par-5, 517 yards
Regular: Jon Silverberg, 61, broker
Rounds at the Black: 500
"It's pretty much a blind second shot because you're hitting over the huge diagonal glacial bunker that runs left to right across and up the fairway. The hole is not particularly long for a par-5, but it's also not a high percentage play to go for it in two because you have deep bunkers short and left, and where there's no sand, there's four-inch rough. Over the green is a four- or five-foot drop to a chipping area. Below that is death."
"Getting on the Black is about working the phones. I kept calling one day during a relative's funeral, may she rest in peace. It's what she would have wanted."
Paul Ziomber, 38, police officer