The par-three 18th, 211 yards over a lake, is the Forest of Arden's most photographed hole and the ninth, an uphill dogleg par-four, with trouble everywhere, is the most feared.
It wasn't yesterday.
Hole No 6, par-four, was God-help-us corner and the first to tackle it was the Frenchman, Benoit Teilleria. He took eight.
Stuart Manley, the hero of Great Britain & Ireland's last Walker Cup victory, took seven, so did Greg Bourdy and there was a bigger horror story to follow. The Swede Henrik Nystrom's ninth shot was the one that went into the cup.
The first 50 golfers on the scoreboard dropped 50 shots between them on this one hole before Colin Montgomerie became the first man to conquer it.
With meadows on the left, a big tree almost in the middle and a stretch of bunkers on the right, the hole comes in at 466 yards and you play it defensively, or else.
Then you might get a bogey which is never to be sneezed at. It was what Robert Rock settled for.
Unfortunately, though, the Tamworth golfer handed in a card that was sprinkled with bogeys, two to start with and two more in his front nine.
Two birdies had him at 38 at the turn. There much better things to come. Rock electrified his round with a drive and seven-iron eagle on the 12th and he now had his teeth into a tournament to which, as he no longer holds a Tour card, he was a lastminute invitee.
With a fresh wind blowing and the ball bouncing, Rock said that the going was tough and from level par, he slipped with a bogey at the 15th and then redeemed himself with a brilliant five-iron to the 18th which was good enough for a birdie.
His 72 was by no means an insignificant round but Rock is aware that to get his game back to where it was two years ago, he needs to find more consistency.
"I have not been playing well," he confessed. "I need to play my way into a few more tournaments."
But where does the next invite come from?