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The Holes
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The Holes

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Hole One

A relatively simple tee shot up the valley to start - ideally your drive should finish just right of centre for the best line into the green. The key to this hole is hitting an accurate second to a long green and finishing on the same tier as the pin - when it is at the back take enough club.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 332 351 376
S.I.: 9 9 9

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Hole two

A tough hole where long hitters can bite off the corner - but for mortals the drive should favour the right hand side to get a view of the green - take care with your alignment on the tee. The second is all uphill and you should aim just right of the pin to be safe. This is a long green with a tier in it - if the pin is at the back take at least one more club.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 387 404 434
S.I.: 3 5 5

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Hole three

Play your drive to favour the left side of the fairway to avoid the bunkers on the right side. Check the yardage carefully for your second as ideally your approach shot should finish just short of the pin for an easier uphill putt on this green that slopes steeply from back to front.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 307 334 355
S.I.: 5 13 13

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Hole four

A tough hole that needs a good drive up the right side of the fairway, as finding the bunkers on the left will mean a dropped shot. The approach too should be aimed just right of the pin and remember it is all uphill to a green that slopes from back to front - so take enough club. A par here is always a good score.

       
 
Par: 5 4 4
Yds: 405 418 434
S.I.: 13 3 3

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Hole five

A great short hole where club selection is important as you need to leave your ball just below the hole for an easier uphill putt on this sloping green. Ideally the tee shot should be a fade off the left edge of the green - missing the green on either side will leave a difficult chip to get your par so give this hole the respect it deserves.

       
 
Par: 3 3 3
Yds: 136 147 159
S.I.: 15 15 15

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Hole six

A short par four but one that is best played with head than blast away with a driver. The entrance to the green is very narrow and in dry conditions it is difficult to get near the pin unless you are in the centre of the fairway - so take a club from the tee to get close to the marker post and then you will have a pitch in that is best played short of the pin and let your ball release to the hole.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 255 269 277
S.I.: 17 17 17

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Hole seven

Another tough hole especially into the prevailing wind. Ideally play your drive down the left side of the fairway with a fade - this will avoid the bunkers on the right and hold you on the sloping fairway. With the long approach shot, if you are not able to pitch it all the way, you should aim at the right edge of the green and the natural contours will bring your ball onto the putting surface. If in doubt with your second, lay-up, just left of centre and this line will give you the best chance of getting close to the pin with your third.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 410 439 448
S.I.: 1 1 1

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Hole eight

A testing long par three that is slightly uphill. The key here is a straight shot as anything crooked will mean a difficult chip to get close to the pin. Ideally leave your ball below the hole for an easier uphill putt but more are short than long here. A three is always a good score.

       
 
Par: 3 3 3
Yds: 183 192 202
S.I.: 7 11 11

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Hole nine

A great par four that needs your full concentration. If the pin is on the right of this green then it may be worth taking on the pod of bunkers as you need to be on the left of the fairway for the best line to the pin. Otherwise play more conservatively down the middle right. The second is usually into the prevailing wind and careful club selection is essential if you are going to make a stress free par - as a general rule better a little too long than short here as chipping down onto the green is very testing.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 328 375 383
S.I.: 11 7 7

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Hole ten

Not a long par four but one that needs to be played with the head rather than the heart. You can blast away with the driver but if you are not in the middle of the fairway, or just right of centre, then the approach will be difficult because the green is thoughtfully protected by bunkers and slopes. So take enough from the tee to give you a short iron in but take care with positioning and then you will have a simple pitch into the pin and a chance of a birdie.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 325 350 390
S.I.: 6 6 6

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Hole eleven

Whilst long hitters can get home in two by driving just left of centre and playing the long second to favour the left side of the green, most players should play more strategically by aiming their tee shot at the left side of the fairway. Then the second can be played to finish down the right for the best line into the green for the approach. If the pin is on the back section be sure to be bold enough to get pin high for an easier putt.

       
 
Par: 5 5 5
Yds: 496 514 553
S.I.: 2 4 4

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Hole twelve

It may be short but it demands respect if you are going to make a par or better. When the pin is on the back section this hole is easier as usually the problem is to hold the ball on the green when the prevailing wind is from behind. Choose your club carefully - and if in doubt better to be long than short.

       
 
Par: 3 3 3
Yds: 115 122 131
S.I.: 16 16 16

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Hole thirteen

Do not be greedy and cut off too much of the corner with your tee shot. The uphill second is through a narrow entrance to a green that slopes steeply from back to front. Try and leave your ball below the hole for an easier uphill putt.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 242 274 295
S.I.: 14 14 14

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Hole fourteen

Play your tee shot at the marker post - long hitters can go slightly right of it to avoid running out of fairway. The second, if you are not going for the green, should be played just right of centre and this will leave a pitch to the raised green. The green itself slopes from back to front with a tier in it - if the pin is on the back level you need to be there too for a chance of a birdie.

       
 
Par: 5 5 5
Yds: 452 517 545
S.I.: 8 2 2

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Hole fifteen

Play your tee shot to favour the right side of the fairway to keep away from the bunker down the left that will gather your ball. The approach shot is to a green that slopes away from you - better past with an easier uphill putt back than in the deep gully in front of the green.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 310 330 341
S.I.: 12 10 10

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Hole sixteen

A great short hole where there is trouble both sides of the green - marginally less on the right than the left! Ideally play for just right of the pin as the bank on the right side will help any slightly mis-directed shots onto the green. Take care with your alignment as the tee sends you right of the green. If the pin is on the bank you may need at least one more club.

       
 
Par: 3 3 3
Yds: 159 165 173
S.I.: 10 12 12

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Hole seventeen

Usually into the prevailing wind this is a tough hole that requires a drive on or just right of the marker post. The key shot is the approach which must be played with care - usually you will be playing with the ball above your feet which makes the shot harder especially as you do not want to miss this green left - so aim on the right edge (or even further right) of the green and let the contours give you a hand. If you are not certain, short right if the green is a good consolation from where you will have a chance of a chip and a putt for your par.

       
 
Par: 4 4 4
Yds: 374 383 396
S.I.: 4 8 8

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Hole eighteen

The home hole can be made in two if you are a big hitter and you play your tee shot at the marker post with a draw. A more normal line is to aim at the marker post and play your second to favour the left side of the fairway to avoid the pod of bunkers out of view down the right. This will leave a difficult shot down to the green that may need to be dropped well short in dry conditions because this green is only 25 yards deep.

       
 
Par: 5 5 5
Yds: 461 483 528
S.I.: 18 18 18

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