The creek in front of the tee box is simply eye candy, and you certainly shouldn't let it affect your strategy on this hole. 17 is a sharp dog leg right, with trees that have been strategically placed on the right side of the tee box, as well as protecting the right side of the fairway. This will prevent you taking a direct route to the green, but you can still carve a lot of yardage off the hole, by aiming to the young trees on the corner, and working the ball from left to right.
Once again, you could choose a conservative style of play with your tee shot, which would leave you in this position at the corner, about 150 yards from the green. The green runs away from the golfer on the left hand side, and a bunker has been well placed to swallow up any approach shots that do not carry all the way to the putting surface.
17 green is also kidney shaped, but it is generously sized in all locations. The short center pin, shown here, is perhaps the toughest pin to attack due to its proximity to the bunker on the front left side. The green slopes towards the fairway, and the breaks are much more dramatic than you would expect. Give your putt a little extra room, and be a little careful if you're above the hole!