Anything less than your best won't get it done on this desert gem.. In Short The layout includes extensive mounding and massive bunkering, as well as shot-making pushed to the edge. It's not for beginners, and even seasoned players will struggle when elements push the Raptor's claws into the attack position. At the same time, it's an awesome stretch of golf from the very first hole to the closer, a par-5 oddity that plays to a par-4 for professionals and par-5 for those who keep track of handicaps. It demands forced carries off the tee and exacting approach shots to well-bunkered greens occasionally guarded by water.