Holes 1 - 4
Hole 1 Par 5, white 505 yards, yellow 487 yards, red 318 yards.
A long opening par 5 hole with out of bounds most of the way up the right hand side. Longest hole on the course. Narrow entrance to the green, makes accuracy important.
Hole 2 Par 4, white 292 yards, yellow 281 yards, red 238 yards.
short par 4 hole, drivable for the better golfer. The green is protected left
and right by green side bunkers.
Hole 3 Par 4, white 296 yards, yellow 266 yards, red 252 yards.
A difficult driving hole with trouble on the right. Avoid the large oak tree on the right or you will be blocked out. No bunkers around the green.
Hole 4 Par 4, white 296 yards, yellow 266 yards, red 252 yards.
A dog leg hole to the left. Best to position yourself to the right of the fairway to give you access to the green. Green protected by oak tree on the left and bunker to the right. A two tiered green.
Holes 5 - 8
Hole 5 Par 4, white 264 yards, yellow 254 yards, red 215 yards.
A short par 4 with fairway bunkers protecting the hole. Do you go for the green or lay up? A very picturesque hole.
Hole 6 Par 3, white 162 yards, yellow 149 yards, red 142 yards.
A straight forward par three with a greenside bunker protecting the green, for
the under hit shot.
Hole 7 Par 5, white 484 yards, yellow 464 yards, red 433 yards.
long drive is required over the valley aiming for the white post. The green is
reachable in two with a blind second shot. Out of bounds all the way down the
right hand side of the fairway. Don’t over hit your shot to the green or you will be in the stream.
Hole 8 Par 4, white 260 yards, yellow 253 yards, red 245 yards.
tight driving hole with a sloping fairway to the right. Trouble to the right
and rear of the green.
Holes 9 - 12
Hole 9 Par 3, white 180 yards, yellow 155 yards, red 138 yards.
The longest par three on the course. The green is protected by a pond to the front and green side bunkers to the left and right side. An undulating green from back to front.
Hole 10 Par 5, white 465 yards, yellow 444 yards, red 429 yards.
A long difficult dog leg hole with accuracy required off the tee. Fairway protected both sides by mature trees. A sloping green makes this hole the fifth hardest on the course.
Hole 11 Par 4, white 329 yards, yellow 316 yards, red 295 yards.
A difficult tee shot down a narrow fairway, including a water filled ditch which can catch you out off the tee. The green is protected with bunkers both sides of the green.
Hole 12 Par 3, white 179 yards, yellow 151 yards, red 140 yards.
A long par three with a large oak tree protecting the right side of the green. Trouble all down the right hand side of the fairway.
Holes 13 - 16
Hole 13 Par 4, white 350 yards, yellow 269 yards, red 266 yards.
A blind tee shot over the brow of the fairway. Trouble on the left side from established trees. Nice flat green to aim at with bunkers left and right of the green.
Hole 14 Par 4, white 355 yards, yellow 338 yards, red 317 yards.
An accurate drive required with trouble down both sides of the fairway from mature trees. The second short requires the green to be reached with a shot over a bunker. There is not much room for error and club selection is important.
Hole 15 Par 4, white 445 yards, yellow 427 yards, red 397 yards.
The hardest hole on the course. Voted one of the best golf holes in municipal golf in the Midlands. A long drive required down hill to a fairly wide fairway. The second shot requires the golfer to carry a pond and stream both 50 yards and 100 yards respectively from the front of the green. Difficult sloping green.
Hole 16 Par 4, white 316 yards, yellow 427 yards, red 317 yards.
A accurate drive required over a stream and valley to a dogleg left fairway. Green in a difficult position on the brow of a hill, club selection critical otherwise your ball will hit the slope and run back down the approach towards you.
Holes 17 - 18
Hole 17 Par 4, white 400 yards, yellow 337 yards, red 317 yards.
A big hit over the valley to land on the fairway, bending slightly to the left. The green is long and narrow and can quite easily be over hit in to trouble at the back of the green.
Hole 18 par 3, white 180 yards, yellow 164 yards, red 138 yards.
A remodelled hole to incorporate a flood alleviation scheme. The hole now has water to the right of the fairway and a out of bounds embankment. The green is also protected by greenside bunkers. A difficult finishing hole off the whites.
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