The genius of H.S. Colt and Charles Alison, which was honed on the preeminent seaside links of Great Britian and Ireland, is reflected in its purest form at Seaside's 13th hole. Designed in 1929, the 13th is defined by the salt marshes that must be negotiated in front of the tee and along the entire left side, the strong side, of the dogleg. The three widely flashed fairway bunkers, so faithfully restored by Tom Fazio's reworking of the course in 1999, give the hole depth and definition on the right and signal the way to the windswept green around the corner. Like so many great linksland holes, the 13th is not terribly long, but it demands precision and finesse, particularly when the wind blows.
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