12 handicapper perspective
The third in a trilogy of tough closing holes, the 17th demands an accurate tee shot, particularly with the tee at the back of the tee box. The ideal line is between the marker post and the trees on the left, the safer line is just to the right of the post but this leaves a much longer approach to a slightly raised green with run offs on all sides. Miss right and face a difficult shot up the slope, particularly if the pin is right. Miss long or short left and find sand. Par is very acceptable here.
As the green is difficult to find a great short game is needed.