Hole 1/10 SSI 18/17 269 yards par 4
The green is reachable, but flag positions can make this quite tricky.
Trees on either side gobble balls. Best to go with a medium iron and be straight.
Hole 2/11 SSI 9/10 301 yards par 4
Longer hitters can make the well protected green. A ditch will catch the errant drive.
Best to lay up with a 3 wood for a short iron in. OB all left and a plantation on the right.
Hole 3/12 SSI 11/12 159 yards Par 3
Can be anything from a 9 iron to a 5 wood, depending on the breeze.
Three large bunkers all claim their victims and the green has some
Hole 4/13 SSI 5/6 346 yards Par 4
A drive just left of the right hand fairway bunker
is the ideal line, leaving a mid to low iron left.
Rough right and left is punishing and three small
ponds just love a golf ball. Some not so subtle
borrows on this green.
Hole 5/14 SSI 7/8 171 yards Par 3
Make sure you have enough club, the hungry bunkers
grab more than a fair share of balls. Green slopes
back to front, mostly. 3 putts are not uncommon.
Hole 6/15 SSI 15/16 482 yards Par 5
If you are long and straight, no problem.
Stray off line and find OB on the left or long rough
on the right. Fairway bunkers at 220 yards make it a
narrow target. Slightly undulating green protected
by a bunker 20 yards short and two at the side and
back. Layup with the second shot to give an easy chip on.
Hole 7/16 SSI 1/2 382 yards Par 4
The fairway narrows with a ditch and trees just about
the length of a good drive. Better to play short and
leave 160 yards to a well protected green. Front bunkers
are deep and well placed.
Hole 8/17 SSI 3/4 384 yards Par 4
A ditch will grab your ball if you cannot carry 180 yards.
Rough on the right is punishing and a small copse of
silver birches in the middle right of the fairway can spoil
a good drive. Aim at the church spire in the distance.
Subtle green to read.
Hole 9/18 SSI 12/13 301 yards Par 4
Avoid the three fairway bunkers at all cost.
Best to take a mid to long iron off the tee box,
through a narrow avenue to just short of the bunkers.
Mid iron to a tiered green.
This hole can be a card wrecker, so merits extra care.
The course has, over its long history, been reduced from 18 holes to nine, three of which have been modelled and designed to PGA standard.
The course has often been thought of as a beginner’s track and perhaps its relative shortness might give that impression.
However, stray slightly off line and you will quickly see that it isn’t the push over you might think.
The course is managed by MyTime who now manage many courses from Birmingham to Brighton.
We look forward to meeting you and can promise some tough, but fair competition.