Length: 5306
Par: 67
SSS: 65
Style: Undulating parkland course, tight fairways, lots of bunkers round greens
Location: Good views although not exactly a scenic location.
Comment: Real test of short game. Tempting holes for big hitters. Well kept.
Best Hole: 9th - Beeches
280yrd, Par 4

A really good hole especially in summer conditions. From the elevated tee set back into the trees the hole appears to open out before you. However, the green always remains hidden behind an imposing ridge which is framed by large trees on either side. To the good player it can yield eagles but get stuck behind a tree and you could end up with bogey or worse.

Way to play - In good weather flag is reachable with very long, straight drive. Trouble awaits if slightly off target though, and the fence at the back of the green can cause problems if long. Normal to take wood to the bottom of the ridge, making sure to avoid big tree on right. This leaves choice of second: go directly at green or do gentle chip, bouncing on top of the ridge and dribbling down. Whatever shot you choose it is worth a quick walk up to the top of the ridge so you don't end up with 3 putts on the large, subtly contoured green.