The 415 yard 3rd is stroke index 1 and does indeed deserve its status. The driving area is extremely narrow adding to the pressure of the tee-shot.
Once the drive has been positioned you are then faced with an equally demanding 2nd with either a wood or long iron to an elevated green.
Excellent course. Scorching weather for last 2 weeks and the greens were like carpets... birdied 2 par 5’s and a par 4...