Hole by Hole Tour
Off the tee the aim is to place yourself into a good position for a 50- 70 yard pitch straight down the green.
The percentage play off the tee is to take a line down the middle right of the fairway with a club around 185 yards which gets you past the bushes which line the 1st half of the left side of the fairway.
Those who are feeling brave even on the 1st tee can try to hit over the trees at the green giving you an early birdie chance!
The line off this tee is down the middle to left side of the fairway as if you manage to get over the first hill of the fairway the ball feeds down to the right due to the gradient of the land.
If you do manage to get yourself over and down the first hill you are left with the typical par 5 decision do you take the 230 yard shot to the green or the percentage play and lay up.
If you are taking on the green in two you will need to make sure you get the full distance to the green with bunkers protecting the front edge left and right.
This dogleg left requires a tee shot up the middle right of the fairway short of the trees at the top of the hill giving you the angle round the corner to the green.
For those feeling brave the Tiger line is to hit a wood or driver up the left side of the fairway into or round the top corner or the dogleg, but make sure you have the distance as you are risking be blocked out from the green on this line!
The ideal line off the tee is the middle left of the fairway as the gradient of the land feeds the ball down hill and to the right, the approach shot into the green is a tough shot into a Mackenzie green, finding the right level of the green is the challenge from the fairway, bunkers guard front left and right of the green.
A dogleg left, middle right of the fairway just right of the pond is the ideal play off this tee, this angle opens up all of the greens pin positions.
For any longer and braver hitters there is a chance to take on the Tiger line over the corner giving you a pitch shot onto the green and chance for a birdie!
As testing as par 3’s can get a 210 yard shot from the tee with bunkers guarding right and left.
Out of bounds left and a severe slope off the right of the green brings even more trouble to this already testing hole.
My tip here is to keep it straight, anything offline can taint your card!
The key on this hole is making sure if you haven’t got the distance to get past the trees which create a slight dogleg right then you must keep to the middle-left of the fairway to give yourself enough angle into the green which is guarded well with bunkers front left and right and heavy rough anywhere beyond the green.
A daunting tee shot for any standard of golfer, a tee shot at or just to the right of the aiming cross is ideal, anything left of that is flirting with trouble, the ideal tee shot leaves you down in the bottom of the valley with a mid iron to the green.
Missing the green left or right leaves very testing short game shots from either side on a sloping green, so keep it straight with your approach!
An extremely testing par 4, long and uphill all the way. Off the tee middle-left is the line giving you full access to all pin positions this green can offer.
The green is a flat green its main danger comes from a steep slope from its front edge, anything not making the full distance feed back down into the fairway leaving a pitch shot to a raised green, a tough shot for any golfer!
The tee shot is key on this hole you want to be as far down the fairway as possible but there is a fine balance as going too far and running down the hill leaves you with a blind uphill shot into a very tricky Mackenzie green.
Stay short of the slope at the end of the fairway to give you the best vision and chance of making par on this hole.
The tee shot on this dogleg left is key, the gradient of the hole is a major factor so aim for the top right corner of the fairway and let the ball filter down slightly.
Don’t be too ambitious with too long a club as the green is protected by two trees close to its front edge so any drive too close to the green leaves a tough and creative punch shot onto this undulating green.
A downhill par 5. Your line off the tee is the church in the distance. For the longer hitters you may be able to reach a flatter section of the fairway.otherwise you will be playing your second from a downhill lie.
If you don’t choose to go for the green in two and you wish to lay up, beware of the strategically placed fairway bunker to catch you out on your lay up shot.
A very aesthetically pleasing par 3, but don’t be fooled by its looks and yardage this hole provides a lot of danger as well.
Bunkers have the green surrounded with 9 in total, trouble continues with long rough right also trees and bushes long of the green.
Not over powering in length however a good tee shot is required!
A strategically placed fairway bunker to the right means the line off the tee is the middle-left side of the fairway.
With the second shot you are playing to a tricky raised green with run off areas front, back, left and right so keeping your ball on the green is the key to make a two putt for par.
The tee shot on this hole is completely blind, the gradient of the hole makes the ball feed left so the ideal line off the tee is the right side of the fairway.
The green is protected by bunkers front left and right although the green is a large target area, anything long is in trouble so make sure you control your distance on your approach.
A stunning par 4 with the line off the tee being the spire of the church behind the green, this allowing the ball to feed down the hill to the flatter right hand side of the fairway.
The green is guarded by bunkers front, left and right, a tough green to hit. The approach to the green is vital for your par with tough short game shots required from all locations if you miss the putting surface.
The perfect line off this tee is the left side of the fairway as there is a strategically placed fairway bunker ready to claim any tee shots leaked to the right.
Although it has to be a good drive with out of bounds running all the way down the left of the hole,this line is crucial to avoid the fairway bunker.
The green is long with plenty of pin options protected all down the right by bunkers and anything missed left on approach is seriously flirting with bouncing out of bounds due to the gradient of the banks.
Hitting the fairway is the key to this hole there are fairway bunkers on both sides to claim any balls leaked either way.
This trend continues at the green, bunkers guard both left and right.
Straight is the key on this hole both with your tee shot and approach, achieve this and you have the best chance of finishing your round in style!