Hole by Hole Tour
Click on the number below to see details of the hole, including, Par, length, white/yellow/red tees, and hints on how to play the hole.
Hole 1 – Wrights Way, 396/372/371yds
A tricky opening Par 4 demanding a straight drive to avoid the fairway bunkers. Wayward big hitters, with the wind behind and uncommitted second shots run the risks of the pond and rough on the right and possibly the lateral ditch which is 30yds short of the two tier green.
Hole 2 – Swinch Shore, 313/298/283yds
A short Par 4 where a good drive will find the green, providing you thread the gap between the rough at 200yds, but beware with a back wind the rough behind the green may claim your ball. A more prudent approach may be to lay up before the gap, in line with the marker pole, leaving a short iron over the crest of the hill to the green.
Hole 3 – Block House, 158/158/151yds
A difficult, partially blind tee shot, over the rough to an undulating green in a natural hollow surrounded by bunkers and rough on either side and behind the green for the wayward shot.
Hole 4 – Tower Approach, 452/452/417
The longest par 4 on the course which will need two excellent shots to reach the green in regulation play. An undulating green on two levels, with a hollow at the back, and with a down slope at the front which will return your ball if your approach shot falls short of the pin placing on the top level.
Hole 5 – Little Denmark, 379/379/351yds
This Par 4 can be difficult in a strong wind and has rough down the left hand side which will catch the wayward drive. The approach to the green is protected by bunkers on the left and right and the green itself slopes down from back to front which may embarrass the downhill putt.
Hole 6 – Trinity Hole, 141/141/136yds
A straight tee shot with the right club will find the green; otherwise a combination of the rough on three sides of the hole, a bunker to the right, a pond on the left protect the green on this hole.
Hole 7 – Brayle Newk, 372/372/367yds
Your tee shot needs to reach the top of the hill in the centre of the fairway to leave you a comfortable second shot to the green. Your approach shot needs to carry this raised green which is protected by a large bunker on each side towards the front but with sufficient space for any reasonable shot to find the putting surface. The green slopes from back to front and the slope can be used to feed your ball towards the pin however thick rough behind the green leaves an almost impossible chip shot down the slope.
Hole 8 – Tower Cottage, 428/416/411yds
Your challenge on this hole is to find the sloping fairway, sometimes in the wind, which inclines more to the right as you near the bottom of the hollow where there is a ditch on each side of the fairway. A straight approach shot to the pin will take out the bunkers on each side of this mischievous green.
Hole 9 – Ancient Mariner, 367/355/300yds
Your ideal drive will carry the ditch giving you an easier second shot, otherwise lay up short or left for safety. Your need to judge your approach shot into the green, particularly with a back wind, to avoid the bunkers and the fence reasonably close behind the green.
Hole 10 – Signal House, 148/141/141yds
From this elevated tee the two tier green presents a challenge to all, especially in windy conditions, in finding the putting surface thus avoiding the hazards of the bunkers and the rough behind. The real challenge comes when the pin is located on the upper level.
Hole 11 – Silex View, 552/534/505yds
You need a straight drive over the marker post to safely start this first Par 5 hole which has spectacular views over the North Sea. Second or subsequent shots may well find the fairway bunker by the winter green which is a magnet for the unwary. Your approach shot into the green requires accuracy as anything right of the pin will catch the slope and fall into the run off area on the right hand side whilst extension works to the existing greenside bunker on the left now presents more of a hazard for anything left of the pin.
Hole 12 – Mary Annerley, 263/258/258yds
A drivable green, particularly with a back wind, but you run the risk of finding the ponds left and right, or the ditch which is just short of the bunkered green which slopes down from back to front.
Hole 13 – Paul Jones, 345/320/287yds
Your drive from this elevated tee should find the centre of this sloping fairway with the ditch on the left to be regarded as an immovable obstruction. The green will be hidden from those below the top of the rise and it will require the correct distance to the pin be played to avoid the waiting hazards.
Hole 14 – Lighthouse View, 420/420/415yds
Confident straight hitters can go down the left to cut the corner but the out of bounds awaits you if you’re slightly wrong. A new fairway bunker at the bottom of the hollow is a new danger for those cutting the corner. Otherwise over the marker is the safe route on this long hole. Your approach to the green might mean you cannot see the putting surface and have only the pin to aim at. Pick the right club for the length or risk the bunkers, and rough behind the green.
Hole 15 – Robin Lythe, 527/473/428yds
The shortest Par 5 on the course will require a long straight drive to avoid the ditch on the left and the punishing rough on the right. Uphill all the way to the hole will require similar straight shots to find the green. Any approach shot that is long or wide will punish the player.
Hole 16 – North Stile, 283/283/225yds
A short Par 4 easily drivable in the right conditions but over thick rough which is fraught with danger if your shot is not accurate. The green is protected by bunkers left & right at the front and requires a good shot in to find the right level.
Hole 17 – Adam’s Way, 185/139/139yds
This short Par 3 is a challenge in any conditions, but more so with a head wind, and requires a straight shot with the right club to hit this small green which is protected by bunkers, rough and a defensive bank in front of the green. Further rough, a ditch and a pond lie behind this green if your shot is long. Out Of Bounds is all the way down the right hand side.
Hole 18 – Homes Head, 515/495/385yds
The second longest Par 5 needs a very straight tee shot to find the fairway between the Out Of Bounds on the right and the gorse and rough on the left. The Practice area to the right of the fairway, beyond the white markers and to the left of the track, including the tack itself, is Out of Bounds. Second and subsequent shots need only be kept straight to find the three tier green, and away from two new fairway bunkers to the left and the right of the fairway, but you need a very accurate approach shot to find the right level. A long putt with a 4/5 iron may prove safer than a pitch or a wedge shot from just off the green. A wayward putt on any level could end up further away from the pin than when you started.