12 Nov-Course wet but OPEN. Winter Foursomes is on. (updated 12 November at 07:32)

This third par three in the space of four holes should offer respite but, other than from the water fountain beside the tee, this is not the reality here. The green is beautifully set against a background of trees, and rests perfectly on the top of a natural rise. It is framed by bunkers right and left, and wider still by a large oak to the right and a lone pine standing in heather to the left, with the Downs in the distance.

A long iron or even a wood into wind is required to hit this green, but the entrance appears very tight as the bunkers are close together and demand full carry to escape them long. It is generally a case of "all or nothing" with this tee shot. Once the green is hit, the first third has a slope down to the front, with some tricky putts, but the majority of the green towards the back is relatively flat and can yield a good birdie to a well struck putt.

  • Par 3
  • Yards 185
  • Stroke Index 10

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Pro's tip

Take enough club especially when the pin is on the back. Ideally aim to favour the right side of the green as the bunker guarding the left will collect any ball that does not carry all the way onto the putting surface.

Tim ThornleyTim Packham

HEAD PROFESSIONAL

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