Holes 13-18

Hole 13

This hole is great test of golfing skills and a definite tempter for the big hitters. There are two choices: either draw the ball a little round the line of trees, down the fairway and have a simple pitch to the pin or aim out to the semi on the right and play your approach over two bunkers close to the green.

White Yards White Par Yellow Yards Yellow Par Stroke Index Red Yards Red Par Stroke Index
295 4 290 4 18 285 4 10

Hole 14

Our third and final par 5 demands a drive up the right side of the fairway. From the tee you can clearly see the flag on the skyline and the Longer hitters will fancy this but it plays longer than it looks as it is a gradual upwards slope. Anything left will block your possible shot to the green. Anything short right of the green will bring the two hidden bunkers into play.

White Yards White Par Yellow Yards Yellow Par Stroke Index Red Yards Red Par Stroke Index
512 5 440 5 12 430 5 2

Hole 15

The newest hole on the course. Don’t be fooled by the yardage as there is trouble in all directions. An accurate iron off the tee is a must but beware as anything flirting with the water down the right will be taken by the slope. A short iron to the left half of the green will take out the 4 bunkers short right.

White Yards White Par Yellow Yards Yellow Par Stroke Index Red Yards Red Par Stroke Index
330 4 326 4 8 271 4 12

Hole 16

A challenging par 4 where a good long drive pays a premium off the tee but beware of the hidden pond down the left hand side.  Aim left with your second as it will kick down off the slope onto the green.

White Yards White Par Yellow Yards Yellow Par Stroke Index Red Yards Red Par Stroke Index
435 4 426 4 2 329 4 4

Hole 17

The well protected green is tough to hit as it slopes away on all sides. Take a club extra as it’s more uphill than it first appears. The last and most testing par three because the green, guarded by bunkers front right and back left, is higher than the tee and this makes clubbing more difficult. A copse well to the right, a pretty pond well to the left and a bunker well short are ready to accept the offerings of those who by this time are thinking solely of the nineteenth but they offer no threat to even a moderately well struck shot.

White Yards White Par Yellow Yards Yellow Par Stroke Index Red Yards Red Par Stroke Index
147 3 141 3 14 128 3 16

Hole 18

Take a deep breath, we’re nearly home. A great but daunting finishing hole requires an accurate drive down the right side of the fairway to give you the best possible line into the green. Beware of the silver birch short of the green as many a golfer has fallen foul of its greedy branches.  It is advisable to send the drive down the left hand side of the fairway because this makes it easier to avoid the tree when playing the approach shot. The MacKenzie green offers an excellent final test for your putting touch, especially when the terrace outside the clubhouse is well populated by those who know, or think they know, what line you should take and whose judgements are enhanced by liquid refreshment.

White Yards White Par Yellow Yards Yellow Par Stroke Index Red Yards Red Par Stroke Index
417 4 403 4 4 389 5 14