Sahara Hole :
There is 'Sahara,' notably the second at National with one of the most confounding drives on the course, a narrow ribbon of fairway backed by a deep basin. Macdonald was fond of saying he 'approved of (the original at Sandwich) Sahara as a hazard, not as a golf hole' More is the pity that Sahara is another dinosaur that was seldom reproduced.
The hole overhead of the 2nd at NGLA. Courtesy of Chris Clouser
Included below are a couple images of the Sahara at the National Golf Links of America ( NGLA ).
The 2nd at NGLA, from the tee.
The large bunker complex and famouse windmill of NGLA's 2nd.
From the fairway of the 2nd at NGLA. Note the 3rd hole Alps in the backround with the " sight flag " visible on top of the hill.
( Webmaster's Note : ) These are just 3 of the images from the more than 350 of the National that are in the webmaster's personal library. Each image seen above was reduced by 1/2 to allow for quicker loading times of these pages. The only Classic hole design missing from this course is the Biarritz, but C.B. MacDonald ( the architectual genius of NGLA ) felt that this property did not have the proper topography to hold the famous Biarritz. Even so, no other course shows all of the various styles of Classic Hole designs better than the National, and in this author's humble opinion, stands as the greatest single course in the world.