November 27, 2016 update: It is like my birthday was celebrated again with a visit to Cobb’s Creek this afternoon. The superintendent Eli has really progressed nicely on clearing trees to bring back the original tee on the par 3 17th hole. For those of you scoring at home, Ab Smith added this hole in 1926 and a controversial original par 3 (the 14th) was taken out of play. Links to two photos of the ‘new view’ of the 17th hole (to be put into play sometime during the 2017 season) are below, along with one from 1956.
Original 17 tee view from November 2016:
View from behind the green:
1956 view from the original 17th tee: