Hook your tee shot on the first hole and you might find yourself in the expansive sandy rough area on the left side of the fairway. A new sandy area behind the green comes into play for shots over the green.
While there's more natural area, the rough has been eliminated making the fairway significantly wider.
An aerial view from the first green shows the dramatic contrast between fairway and natural area. Over time, the straight edges between fairway and sand will naturally soften.
Miss the fairway and you'll find your shot selection gets tricky. Between the hard-packed sand, wiregrass and pine straw, you could find yourself with any number of challenging lies.