The Course covers 156 acres of naturally landscaped, undulating countryside. Professionally designed and constructed to the highest specification by J and E Ely who have 30 years experience building courses, it provides an enjoyable and challenging 6527 yard (Par 72) eighteen holes for both the low handicap and less experienced golfer alike. The design layout conveniently allows a nine or eighteen hole game, the start and finish each loop being close to the clubhouse; four lakes and strategically placed bunkers add to the interest of the course.
469yds Par 5 S.I 11
The opening hole is a generous Par 5 which bears to the right from the tee. The bigger hitter can take on the trees on the left to set up a shorter approach and a chance to reach in two shots. When laying up be careful of the two bunkers 80 yards from the green which catch many errant lay ups.
367yds Par 4 SI 7
A blind tee shot awaits you on the second. The ideal line is just left of the marker post or the left edge of the biggest tree on the horizon. The hole turns slightly right to left and runs downhill to the green but a bunker that protects the centre and right side of the green gets your attention. The side slopes from front to back so anything less than a perfect strike will see you chipping back. It may suit you better to play your approach shot left of the bunker and allow your ball to run onto the green.
404yds Par 4 SI 1
A par four that turns from left to right. The ideal tee shot would be just left of the bunker on the right side of the fairway which leaves an approach to a green that slopes a little back to front. A large bunker waits on the left of the green so don’t be afraid to play down the right side as the ball will often kick in.
174yds Par 3 SI 9
The fourth hole is a very tricky Par 3. It plays longer than the yardage as the pond ends very close to the front of the green meaning the yardage is almost all carry. When you get to the green it is has a two-tier slope running from left to right making a two putt a good effort.
492yds Par 5 SI 5
Another Par 5 which rewards a straight tee shot. Not the longest of Par 5’s meaning again the longer hitter can have a go in two shots. Just be careful of the lake and burn which run across the fairway 60 yards from the green. So make sure that you approach is all carry distance to fly over all of the trouble.
182yds Par 3 SI 17
350yds Par 4 SI 13
159yds Par 3 SI 15
502yds Par 5 SI 3
425yds Par 4 SI 2
The pond across the fairway dominates this hole and affects the way you choose to play it. A good tee shot enables you play at the green with you approach but any mishit will lead to you laying up short. It is 135 yards from the tee side of the pond to the middle so there is no need to worry. This green has a big slope from back left to front right so it is best not to go long.
488yds Par 5 SI 16
The eleventh is another Par 5 with a water hazard on the left which must be avoided from the tee. The longest of players may reach the two fairway bunkers at 275 yards. This may set up a chance at reaching in two shots but the approach must be accurate with two greenside bunkers protecting the smallish green.
415yds Par 4 SI 10
This hole is a par four that plays very differently depending on the tee that you play from. From the Whites, the hole moves from left to right and the tee shot is slightly uphill. A much straighter hole is the challenge from the other tees with the left to right slope on the fairway being a much bigger factor, the bunker on the right is to be avoided. The green is quite narrow and slopes from front to back and falls to the right from the middle. A bunker on the left of the green tends to collect any approach that is too far left.
190Yds Par 3 S.I. 18
Another par three that plays a little downhill. The green is protected by bunkers on either side and trees all round. Favour the right side of green as the out of bounds fence is left of the green. The green is reasonable flat but some subtle borrows can catch you out.
561yds Par 5 SI 4
The fourteenth is a long par five that turns to the right in its last third. The fairway tilts right to left so your tee shot should be played up the right side, not too far though as there are two ponds waiting for the pushed tee shot. Your second should be kept left of the bunker as anything to the right will get caught up in some rough and trees. The green falls a little from the front to the back and is protected on either side by bunkers.
373yds Par 4 SI 12
The fairway bunker on the right is to be avoided on this hole. Trees on the left combine to make the tee shot appear tighter than it is. Once you have the ball in play, a nice wide green waits for your approach. Shallow bunkers frame the green but don’t really provide a hazard if your ball finds one of them. The green slopes from back to front and because of the shelter provided by the trees at the back and sides, tends to roll a little slower than the rest.
395yds Par 4 SI 6
Hole 16 provides a very tough Par 4. The first obstacle to avoid is the large tree which is positioned in the middle of the fairway. Some of the longer hitters may carry the tree but if you cant the best line is slightly left. This then sets up a tricky approach to a green which has a big tier running from back to front with a blind bunker also protects the right half of the green. A Par 4 is a very good score.
176yds Par 3 SI 14
The 17th is a nice par 3 which requires a well struck long iron. The bunker on the left is a big hazard which needs to be avoided or you will be left with a very long greenside bunker shot with a lake behind the green. The green is also the shape of an upturned saucer making a two putt tough.
405yds Par 4 SI 8
The Home hole. The 18th is a rare straight hole and if you stay out of the bunker on the right of the fairway and the trees on the left, gives a good chance to finish in style. A wide green with plenty of room between bunkers either side, is waiting to receive your final approach shot. The slopes gather the ball to the centre with the general fall from back to front.