Thursday 22nd Feb Course ❌CLOSED ❌Casual water in most areas, very soft underfoot leaving the course unplayable. Weather : Heavy rain this morning , easing slightly later. Range opens 09.00. Updated: 22nd Feb 2024
With the new back tee coming into play this season, this a monster par 4 for the club golfer - hence from the yellow tees it is played as a par 5.
The scratch golfer these days looks to birdie par fives which makes a par round easier in the mind to achieve, hence this has been kept as a par 4. It is really the only ‘heroic' hole on the course with cutting the corner with the tee shot too much to resist, although the penalty will be a ‘reload' with trees and out-of-bounds all along the left. A successful drive here will leave a mid to short iron into the green. It does play uphill and into the prevailing wind which for the club golfer is best played as a ‘five'.
A feature at the green is another cavernous bunker that puts the ball well below the green; getting the ball out is a priority for the unfortunate.