Hole by Hole
Hole 1 (Poplars) Par 4
A strong opening hole with out of bounds on the right hand side.
Longer hitters may want to hit 3 wood from the tee to avoid fairway bunkers. A good tee shot will leave an uphill second shot into a well bunkered green. A par 4 is a good start to your round.
Hole 2 (Lumbenny) Par 4
A good drive will leave a short second shot into the green. However, if you stray from the tee then there are plenty of trees left and right of the fairway and strategically placed fairway bunkers waiting to punish you! Missing the green will leave a difficult up and down from the greenside bunkers.
Hole 3 (Lethangie) Par 4
A short Par 4, driveable for longer hitters, but beware, two large copses of fir trees either side of the fairway are waiting for an errant drive! A good drive sets up a short second shot to a green guarded by bunkers left and right. Great birdie opportunity!
Hole 4 (Hawthorns) Par 3
An attractive little Par 3. A short iron is required to a generous and gentle sloping green. The three bunkers around the green await a misdirected shot and there is a grassy ditch in front of the green if you under club! A good tee shot will set up a birdie opportunity.
An alternative tee on the back 9 gives a totally different angle of attack to the green.
Hole 5 (Old Mill) Par 4
An elevated tee shot to the fairway beneath, generally plays back into a prevailing westerly wind. Avoid the copses of trees on either side of the fairway at all costs to set up an uphill second shot into a well bunkered green that may play longer than you think! Par is a good score.
Hole 6 (Railway) Par 5
A generous Par 5 running adjacent to the old railway line with alternate greens for the front and back 9. A chance to open your shoulders off the tee and leave an opportunity of hitting the green in 2, but beware, trees await on the left and out of bounds lurks up the right hand side waiting to punish a misdirected tee shot. The second shot is semi blind over the crest of the hill to greens that are protected with bunkers left and right. A good birdie opportunity both times, but watch out playing the 15th as out of bounds is perilously close to the green.
Hole 7 (Spire) Par 4/5
A Par 4 on the front 9 with an alternative tee on the back 9 turning this into a Par 5 for the gents.
Toughest hole on the course requiring a good tee shot over the marker post to set up a long second shot into a small green that is well protected by two devilish bunkers in front of the green. Anyone laying up should avoid the fairway bunker and wayward approaches left or right could find trees. A Par 4 feels like a birdie!
Hole 8 (Castle) Par 3
A long Par 3 with a semi blind tee shot that requires an accurate approach to avoid greenside bunkers left and right. Wayward tee shots may find getting up and down for a par a challenge! Par is always acceptable here.
An alternate green on the back 9 completely changes this hole, but it remains a long diffiult par 3 with obstacles short of and either side of the green. Out of bounds is a danger for those hitting through the green on both holes.
Hole 9 (Green Burn) Par 4
A short uphill Par 4 that is driveable for longer hitters depending on the wind. Once again, strategic bunkering is waiting to gather drives and trees await you on the left hand side if you err off line.
A full width grassy mound protects the approach to the green and out of bounds runs up the right hand side but shouldn't come into play. Avoid these hazards and a good second shot will set up a birdie chance to finish your round in style.