According to the Stroke Index this should be an easy start to the back 9. Beware of straying right or you’ll be out of bounds or struggle with your approach shot.
Fairway bunkers short of the green means you need an accurate tee shot. The green is surrounded by trees so anything wayward is punished with a lost ball. The green slopes back to front, so you will need to stop the ball quickly. Walk away with a par or a bogey and be happy!
A long par 3 to a green that used to be a pond. Don’t be fooled as you stand on the tee, as you see the fairway disappear there is another 20 yards to the green. Many a shot will end up short with the golfer thinking he’s on the green. The green sits in a natural bowl leading back to when it was full with water, so anything slightly off line may still make the putting surface. This green is extremely difficult to read with many humps and hollows that change the direction of you ball.
Our signature hole and an absolute beauty of a hole that has danger written all over it. Laying up at the gulley that makes the dog leg is the only realistic option, and you must be left to have even a slight view of the green. A difficult approach still awaits, the green runs front to back and is difficult to stop the ball on. A par is a good score, mid to high handicappers will be happy with bogey or double bogey.
The nemesis of many a member. On paper this hole should be an easy par but with out of bounds down the right that acts like a magnet to any ball. Downhill, a nice wide fairway, it couldn’t be any easier. The pond on the left at 90yds out shouldn’t come into play. The fairway slopes downhill towards the green that is protected to the right by 2 bunkers, anything long will run down the bank at the rear or worse still end up Out of Bounds.
A dog leg right with Out of Bounds all the way down the right. Your drive will need to go out over the large tree on the left and ideally find the left hand side of the fairway, anything right leaves you with a blind shot up and over a small copse. 2 bunkers sit at the angle of the dog leg and are in driving distance from the tee, a lesser club maybe a better option.You should have an easy approach shot to a picturesque green with bunkers to the left and right. A good opportunity for par.
This hole is understood to be the 5th longest par 3 in Cheshire. Make a decision – do you GAMBLE and go for the green in 1 (230 yds) or lay up short of the ditch for an easy pitch into the green? The large green is protected both sides by bunkers.
This par 3 has a Stroke Index of 7 for a reason. Fortune does not always favour the brave!
Nearly home. This stroke index 1 hole favours a draw – straight you may get away with – a fade/slice and you’re in trouble. A ditch at 155 yds (at its shortest) splits the fairway – laying up may be a safer option and reach the green in 3. Then it’s a turn left up the hill to an elevated green. Be short of the pin for an uphill putt. Past the pin, and good luck with the putt back.
A down hill par 3. Out of Bounds to the left and rear of the green, a bunker front right of the green that gives the green keeper a sadistic option for a pin position. Club selection and accuracy off the tee is essential. Miss the green right and you’re left with a difficult chip to the green which will bring the bunker into play.
The only par 5 on the course, uphill, 521 yards, a difficult finish. From the tee you have to avoid the ditch that separates the 18th and 16th fairways. Then probably 2 (or 3) good shots to make the green – all uphill.Ball position on the green relative to pin position is critical on this putting surface. Anything from the back of the green encounters a cruel slope, and will run your ball past the hole. The green also had many subtle hollows and breaks making 3 putts (or worse) quite common.