The most difficult hole on the course is also considered by many to be the most beautiful. A little bit on the long side, a tee shot that "clears the hill" is rewarded with a manageable approach shot from a relatively level lie.
It's a little easier to get the distance on the left, but the right side of the fairway is the preference for a good shot to the green. This green is guarded on the right with a sand bunker and a pond directly behind it.
Hit your approach to the left and you're having to come up a steep hill and hitting toward the water. The slope of the green is definitely to the left, so a shot to the right side of the green has a better chance of staying on the green.