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This is the fifth and final dog leg left and the only one with any opportunity to cut the corner, though only by a very competent tee shot, especially if the wind is against you. The direct route to the green is protected by a copse of tall pines that frame the left hand side of the entire hole. The right hand side continues the line of oaks and out of bounds fence started at the ninth. These turn left to form a background to the tee shot and to protect the hole all the way to the green. The safe line for the tee shot is just to avoid the series of four bunkers on the left which demand ever longer carries to fly them, with the last two blind from the tee.

The second shot is to a well set green framed by approach bunkers left and right, with a run off to the left into a green side bunker, and a small bank right which will deflect any pushed shot further away. The green has a slight ridge half way along, and tends to fall slightly from rear right to front left. Fine striking is demanded to hit this green in two, so par is always a good score for the card.

  • Par 4
  • Yards 395
  • Stroke Index 9

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Pro's tip

Do not be too greedy here and cut off the corner. The approach shot is another that players tend to leave short so take an extra club if you are unsure.

Tim ThornleyTim Packham

HEAD PROFESSIONAL

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