Hole 1 – Par 4 (Gents) Par 5 (Ladies)
Good opening hole. 2nd shots are usually blind. The last 100 metres are downhill to the green. Don’t be long or you might be lost.
Hole 2 – Par 3
Par 3 across a valley to an undulating green. Large trees on the left await any stray shots.
Hole 3 – Par 4
A challenging index 2. There is no room for error on the left. There are some spaced trees on the right which might cause problems. 2nd shots are to two tier green. Don’t be short when the flag is at the back, or too long either or the ball might be lost.
Hole 4 – Par 4
Downhill par 4 to a raised green. Water feature will catch mis-hit 2nd shots!
Hole 5 – Par 5
1st par 5. Straight forward hole. Beware of Higgins Grove on the right which is out of bounds. A real birdie chance.
Hole 6 – Par 3
Short but challenging par 3. A par is always very acceptable here.
Hole 7 – Par 4
Index 18 but don’t take it for granted!!
Hole 8 – Par 4
A tough Par 4 index 6 played to a green sloping from back to front. Beware, do not go past the pin
Hole 9 – Par 4
A short Par 4. Tee shot played blind, with a second shot downhill to an undulating green. A fair hole and a good birdie chance for those who judge the second shot correctly down the hill.
Hole 10 – Par 3
A tough Par 3 which generally plays slightly longer than the yardage suggests. Two bunkers guard the front of the green here so be sure to take enough club.
Hole 11 – Par 5
A good Par 5, not many will reach this green in two. It is important to position your second shot so the big tree on the right of the fairway does not block your approach to the green. Index 7.
12 – Par 4
Another tough Par 4. This is index 1 and certainly plays its index! A tight drive to the crest of the fairway leaves a long second shot to a green tilted towards the fairway and sloping from right to left.
Hole 13 – Par 5
A beautiful Par 5. The river Nore runs down the right hand side of the fairway for your drive and will certainly catch your attention. If you hit a long drive and are brave enough to take the green on in two, the Nore will again be in your mind as the landing area narrows the closer you get to the green.
Hole 14 – Par 3
A great Par 3. A long shot to a green guarded by bunkers on both sides. Water runs both left and right and will gather any tee shot hit off line.
Hole 15 – Par 4
Par4. A straight tee shot will leave an uphill second. Anything short left will not make the carry to the green and will leave a difficult up and down for par.
Hole 16 – Par 4 (Gents) Par 5 (Ladies)
This tough Par 4 (Index 3), will either make or break many score cards. A good tee shot down the middle will leave a long second across a valley to a green that sits guarded by bunkers to the left. Any shot not hit far enough will not run up the slope to the green leaving a tough up and down for par.
Hole 17 – Par 4
A dog leg Par 4 from right to left. A tee shot towards the fairway bunker will leave under 100 metres around the corner to a green that slopes from left to right. A genuine birdie chance for anybody who can judge the second shot correctly.
Hole 18 – Par 4
Par 4. A tee shot placed down the left edge of the fairway will leave the ideal angle for your approach. Anything down the right will be blocked out by trees and will make your shot to a green protected on three sides by bunkers almost impossible!