A gentle enough looking start, but it’s into the prevailing wind, and the out of bounds on the right beckons. Well bunkered approach too, take your par start and move along.Pro's Tip
Pro’s tip: Pay attention to the pin position, and get your tee shot in the right half of the fairway. Don’t automatically reach for the driver, make sure you get a full second shot swing in.
Starting to test you now, especially off the back tees. A dog leg to the right, but if you overdo that off the tee then it’s either the trees or the farmers field for you. A lovely green surrounded and guarded by cunning bunkers.Pro's Tip
Pro’s tip: Aim for the bunker on the left side well up the fairway, which will be straight in front of you when you’re on the tee, but out of reach for most. That’s position A, leaving a nice short shot into the small target.
Relatively newly re-designed, this hole is all about position off the tee to set you up for the sharp right dog-leg. The tee shot kicks way right, and if it does then your second shot is blind.Pro's Tip
Pro’s Tip: Aim left off the marker, let the natural contours help you. High seconds land and stay on the green, but running ones often kick off or stick short.
Tricky left to right dog-leg and a fair carry off the tee, especially from the back tees, with a massive hill and bunker guarding the right side. Second shot is into an inviting, sloping green, but it’s a very narrow approach. Stroke 2, although you wonder why, until you’ve played it.Pro's Tip
Pros Tip: Keep as far left as the fairway allows off the tee, and try not to leave yourself a downhill putt.
Long Par 5, usually a 3-dunter, with railway lines hugging the right side, and bunkers and trees to punish you too. The new green (25 years old now) is tucked into the left at the end, with bunkers front left and all the way up the right side. Still a decent birdie opportunity though.Pro's Tip
Pro’s Tip: Long and right off the tee sets you up with a glimpse of the green, but tempting though it might look, it’s a narrow opening and a sucker punch in the making. The second for position often gets the birdie.
A long Par 3, but at least there is a fairway this time. Looks easy enough, and a lovely, but sloped green, invites you in, but a tight hit off the tee.Pro's Tip
Pro’s Tip: Keep it rifle straight off the tee to have any chance, as the green doesn’t invite heroic saves.
The Clubhouse is in view, and it’s not that long a hole, but new bunkers down the right narrow that landing zone right down, and it’s a tricky double layer green. Heavy rough down the left side too.Pro's Tip
Pro’s Tip: Skirt with danger and those right side bunkers, and then believe the yardage on the approach, as it’s easy to end up short.
A tricky finish, with the tee hard over next to the out of bounds, and the tiger tee actually over that boundary. A tight left to right dog-leg into a closely bunkered green awaits, and it always plays longer than you think.Pro's Tip
Pro’s Tip: Aim for the entrance to the Gentlemen’s changing rooms off the tee, and hit it hard towards that to get as short a second shot as you can manage.