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Hole One

Par 4,  Yards 381,  Stroke Index 9

GAP

Par 4, Yards 381, Stroke Index 9
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 Burnham Blacks Brassie Spoon Baffy Cleek Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
1 381 381 373 366 360 4 / 5 9
2 422 395 387 381 371 4 / 5 3
3 369 369 354 333 311 4 13
4 515 499 493 482 423 5 7
5 194 157 144 135 122 3 15
6 434 417 396 390 344 4 5
7 451 451 443 438 418 4 / 5 1
8 516 479 451 446 422 5 11
9 182 168 156 141 124 3 17
10 399 379 365 359 324 4 10
11 455 419 410 378 373 4 / 5 4
12 202 202 195 108 108 3 12
13 572 559 544 532 476 5 2
14 192 181 167 154 119 3 16
15 477 443 436 365 341 4 / 5 6
16 390 350 340 330 320 4 18
17 201 201 182 144 142 3 14
18 450 450 442 388 377 4 / 5 8
In 3338 3184 3081 2758 2580 34 / 37
Out 3464 3316 3197 3112 2895 36 / 39
Total 6802 6500 6278 5870 5475 70 / 76