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Hole One

Par 4,  Yards 383,  Stroke Index 7

GAP

Par 4, Yards 383, Stroke Index 7
Pro's Tip

“The opening tee shot is testing, as it is usually into the prevailing wind. Particular attention to alignment is necessary as the tee points you left of the centre and ideally you should be up the middle or right of centre about 220/240 yards avoiding the left side mounds. The approach shot too, needs care as the green has a narrow entrance – this is one hole that a shorter accurate drive is much better than a longer wayward drive.”

Hole Description

A big feature of the hole. The original first hole was a short blind hole over the top of the sand dunes to a green in a hollow just to the right hand side of the current practice ground. Following a report proposed by Harry Colt in 1913 to remove all the blind shots and to make the course more challenging by replacing the poor holes. His initial idea was to build a new first hole running north of today’s 1st to a green close to what was the original 3rd tee (Todays 2nd tee). But by 1920 when the new hole was built, the design had changed and required the removal of part of the sand hill which forms the gap up the present fairway.

Hole Green
Yards
Green
White
Yards
White
Yellow
Yards
Yellow
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
Red
Yards
Red
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
1 383 383 372 4 7 374 5 13
2 422 395 387 4 3 369 4 3
3 370 370 354 4 9 333 4 7
4 514 498 489 5 11 423 5 17
5 194 160 147 3 15 136 3 9
6 438 423 396 4 5 345 4 1
7 449 449 443 4 1 414 5 11
8 523 487 457 5 13 427 5 5
9 182 182 158 3 17 124 3 15
10 398 379 364 4 16 324 4 8
11 455 421 412 4 2 378 4 2
12 402 402 388 4 6 333 4 12
13 566 553 538 5 10 476 5 4
14 193 181 168 3 14 120 3 18
15 482 444 438 4 4 342 4 6
16 368 349 341 4 18 320 4 14
17 202 202 182 3 12 142 3 10
18 447 447 443 4 8 388 5 16
In 3513 3378 3274 35 2823 36
Out 3475 3347 3203 36 2945 38
Total 6988 6725 6477 71 5768 74