Hole 1

Difficulty Rating

  • Bunkers70%
  • Green40%
  • Distance40%
  • Hazards30%

12 handicapper perspective

The opening tee shot is to a fairway which plays much narrower than it looks. The ideal shot is one of about 200 yards with a gentle draw started over the big Silver Birch and stopping short of the two fairway bunkers on the right. Anything to the right will run down the slope towards or onto the 3rd fairway - not impossible but not ideal.

Anything left gets swallowed up by the trees. From ideal position on the fairway it is a wedge onto a pear-shaped green guarded by bunkers left and right. While birdie is always on the cards, so is bogey. Take a four and move on.

Pro's Tip

With your drive favour finishing on the right side of the fairway short of the two fairway bunkers.

first tee
First Green