On Monday of this week we removed some hazardous trees on holes #5, #14 and #15. There was too much dead wood in the trees to save them.
Notice the leafless branches on the left side of the tree in front of #15 tees.
What most likely happened is when the cart path was constructed 15 years ago the heavy equipment used cut through the roots of this tree. The damage now is very evident. These dead limbs are now easily broken off and fall to the ground. There is really nothing to do but remove the tree at this point.