A straight hole (slightly to right off ladies tee) but with sufficient trees to keep you focused. Prevailing wind is from the right. Trees and rough along the left collect many balls driven from the men’s tee, and further trees narrow the approach to the green. Out of bounds to the right.Pro's Tip
A straight drive is required but beware the fairway bunker if you hit long. Avoid the tree to the right. Depending on flag position, beware the slope at the front of the green.
Viewed from the tee, a large oak tree appears to block out the middle of the fairway and a slight dog-leg right leads on to the green. Many choose to drive over the tree but others hit left or right of it, though too far and the trees lining the fairway on both sides come into play.Pro's Tip
Take care not to take on too much and play within your own ability. Left, right, under or over - just choose the right option for you.
Trees on both sides and a fairway bunker again call for an accurate tee shot. A good second shot into the prevailing wind can reach the green, but many golfers require three. Observe carefully the pin placement on the two-level green, with bunkers at both sides.Pro's Tip
Middle to right of fairway will give the clearest approach.
Initially a generous fairway, but lined with trees and with fairway bunkering before a slight dog-leg left. This leads on to a green which is well protected by bunkers. The prevailing Westerly wind can provide assistance here. Out of bounds on right.Pro's Tip
Keep drive in middle if possible. Right of fairway opens up the green but requires a longer second shot.
Mature trees line both sides of this picturesque par 3, with a backdrop of colourful rhododendrons in season, which also serve to catch any over-hit ball. The green is well guarded by bunkers and also a grassy hollow short of the apron. Front to middle of green has a gentle downward slope.Pro's Tip
Don't be too cute when flag is at the front - aim for safety in middle of green for all pin positions.
A tight tee shot through a narrow gap in woodland leads on to a slight dog-leg right. Bunkers at the left of the fairway may trap the long drive and a greenside bunker must be negotiated to reach the hole on the elevated and sloping green.Pro's Tip
A shot to the right can be in trouble - drive middle to left of fairway for the clearest approach.
A long straight shot from the tee is needed here to reach the green in two. The approach to the green is guarded by a trio of bunkers across the front.Pro's Tip
The middle bunker protecting the green is set further forward - so choose to go over that one with your approach shot.
The first obvious hazard seen from this tee is a large tree in the middle of the fairway. Strong players who drive over it need to watch out for the stream that crosses the fairway some 285 yards from the white tee. A right-hand fairway bunker and green side bunkers may come into play once the stream is crossed.Pro's Tip
Hit over tree straight, or fade (for the right-hander) round from left. Stream angles away the further left you go.
This hole is a par 4 from the white (medal) tee but par 5 from both the yellow and red tees. A path crosses the fairway and trees line both sides all the way to the green.Pro's Tip
Keep middle to right down fairway. The shot to the green should be kept short so as to leave an uphill putt.
The easiest hole on the course for the Gents - not so sure! The fairway tips everything right if not careful. An accurate shot is required to miss the deep bunkers at the front left and right sides.Pro's Tip
Aim to drive down left side of fairway. The approach will play longer than you expect.
Try to get your drive over the path that runs along the crest of the slope up from the tee. Avoid the green side bunker on the right.Pro's Tip
The hole rewards straight, rather than long, shots. Watch the roll off at back right of green.
A straight hole but with a few challenges. Avoid the grassy bank to left of fairway. An obscured ditch with stream crosses the fairway in front of the elevated upward sloping green.Pro's Tip
A good straight drive is required, which will bring the green within reach. Be aware that an off-line approach shot may well kick off the banks of this elevated green.
Your tee shot needs to carry over a large pond with ditch in front to reach the elevated sloping green. Out of bounds to the right and watch out for golfers on the 14th tee to the left.Pro's Tip
Take enough club - plays longer than you think.
This hole is a long par 4 from both the white (medal) tee and the yellow tee. A sharp, but relatively short, dog-leg right invites a drive over the Hawkhills Beck, but careful judgement is needed - take too much off and you can be in the ditch or out of bounds. Two fairway bunkers may catch your drive before an approach to the flat green with green-side bunker at front left.Pro's Tip
With the ditch angling further away the more right you go, don't take on too much! The green-side bunker protects more at the front left of green than at first appears.
This long par 3 requires a good straight tee shot to avoid three green-side bunkers. The green is slightly elevated with an upward slope at the front.Pro's Tip
Keep straight but play slightly short. A good chip and putt will ensure a par.
A dog-leg to the right. The trees to the right and a bunker on the bend of the slight dog-leg right should be avoided. A good second shot over a stream can then reach the slightly raised green.Pro's Tip
Plenty of room middle to left of fairway. Beware the run-off at left side of green.
Mature oaks on the left and twin bunkers on the right form a bottleneck as seen from the tee, making for a tight drive. A long second shot is needed to reach the green which tends to tip the ball left to right.Pro's Tip
Easier to approach the green from right of fairway, but you'll need to be accurate.
This superb finishing hole starts with a tight drive over heather to the wooded fairway before a right-hand dog-leg after the track. The strong and brave can cut the corner by playing over the out of bounds to the right. The green is bunkered on both sides. Many a card has been wrecked on this hole!Pro's Tip
The safe second shot is between the two large oaks and over the path. A straightforward wedge and two putts should then be all that's required.