Make the most of your round with our course map. For a more detailed visual of the 18 holes click on the individual hole numbers below.
Hole 1 – Strangeways
It is important to have a good drive on this hole to generate real birdie chances. Your drive must clear a ditch that runs across the full width of the fairway. The tee itself is tree lined on both sides. Any wayward tee shot is liable to be caught by either our new irrigation reservoir, or out of bounds on the other side of the fairway. The green itself is protected by bunkers on three sides.
Hole 2 – The Nook
Positioning off the tee is not vital but it will make your approach shot into the green easier. Trouble lies along the whole of the right hand side, with a ditch waiting to catch any approach shots that stray off to the left.
Hole 3 – The Moor
A precise length off the tee is beneficial when chasing a par. Leave it too short and your approach shot will be blocked out, too long and you may find yourself in the rough. The two tier green also provides an added feature for any approach shot that finishes on the bottom tier.
Hole 4 – The Long
Most of the danger on this hole lies close to the green. Any approach shot that drifts off to the right will result in a big splash. Hit it left and no doubt you’ll be left with a tricky shot across the green, and that’s if you’ve gone wide enough to avoid the bunker.
Hole 5 – Woodside
Again accuracy off the tee is paramount on this hole. The tee is tree lined on both sides, giving a tunnel view of the fairway. Anything hit to the right can easily be lost in wood. A good long tee shot placed ideally in the middle of the fairway can present the longer hitters with a chance of going for the green in two. Three green side bunkers are however waiting for the off line approach shots.
Hole 6 – The Dike
The first of the par 3’s on the front nine, and one that shouldn’t present too many problems; although any shot that drops short of the green could end up in the grass ditch that runs the full width of hole.
Hole 7 – The Birches
Stroke index 18, and the easiest hole on the course; but if being a right hander you are destined to slice the ball you may find it harder than it should be. Out of bounds runs along the whole length of the right hand side.
Hole 8 – Long Field
A long drive is a vital if you have any thoughts of reaching the green in two. Ditches along the right of the fairway, and across the fairway often act as ball magnets. Try and be over aggressive and you can easily be fishing your ball out of these.
Hole 9 – Devil’s Alley
A simple Par 3, if you can hit the ball straight. Anything off line will leave you searching in amongst the trees on either side of the fairway.
Hole 10 – Outward Bound
With a prevailing back wind this hole is in easy reach of all golfers, although hit it slightly left or right off the tee and you can find yourself in all kinds of trouble. The fairway is flanked on both sides by both mature and young trees alike, so accuracy is the main objective on this hole.
Hole 11 – Hot Plate
From the tee, a large oak tree hides the bunkers that lay waiting for any tee shot that makes it over or around the tree. Hit it too far left of the tree and you could face a blind shot over a bank to the green, with pot bunker waiting just over the bank.
Hole 12 – Spion Kop
An attractive par 3, with mature woodland on two sides, and bunkers all around. Leave it short and you will undoubtebly be in the sand, go too long and you’ll be in the wood.
Hole 13 – Wicksmere
Not the hardest hole on the course for no reason. The dog leg right presents all kinds of trouble along the way. A big drive is required to generate a realistic chance of hitting the green in two. The recently redeveloped pond to the right of the green adds that extra element of doubt into the mind of many a club golfer.
Hole 14 – The Beeches
A relatively easy par 3, as long as you can miss the three greenside bunkers, and be aware of the out of bounds off to the right!
Hole 15 – Lyons Corner
A severe dog leg left which has started the demise of many a good medal card. Hit the ball too long off the tee and you’ll run out of fairway and end up in the rough, or at best in the bunker. Too short and you won’t be able to see the green over the trees. Too far right and you’ll be left with over 200 yards to the green. The green itself is protected by the wood on the left, and a large Hawthorn tree and bunker on the right.
Hole 16 – Plantation
Recently lengthened, this hole has all of its danger of a green variety, namely trees. Setting yourself up for the second shot is the main aim. Leaving the ball up the left hand side will undoubtly mean that you are blocked out by several large poplar trees.
Hole 17 – The Gorse
A long par 4 into the wind, with a well protected green. On either side of the front edge is a ditch, and trees surround all but the front edge. Most club players will be faced with a second shot between 150 and 200yds, and at these distances accuracy can cause a few problems.
Hole 18 – Home
The final hole, and sometimes a welcome sight. Have you got a winning card, or maybe the course has beat you once more. All you need here is a par. Hit it straight of the tee and you could have a chance. The approach shot is a little more tricky with three greenside bunkers and out of bounds on two sides. Oh and there is the possibility of all your opponents looking on.