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Hole Ten

Par 4,  Yards 399,  Stroke Index 10

Spion Kop

Par 4, Yards 399, Stroke Index 10
Pro's Tip

“Play your tee shot over or just to the right of the marker post – long hitters may be advised to take less than a driver from the tee to avoid running out of fairway. Your approach is to a green narrow at the front so the safer club selection is too much rather than too little.”

Hole Description

Named after the Battle of Spion Kop near Ladysmith in South Africa in January 1900 in the second Boer War where the British were defeated. Winston Churchill, Mohandas Ghandi and Baden Powell were all involved in the battle.

This will be the third time the name has been used at Burnham & Berrow. The first time was when the course was extended in 1901 for the 9th hole which was approximately 190 yards long and was played directly west-east over high sand dunes to a green close to today’s 11th green. The second time was in the 1910 extension by Herbert Fowler for the new 10th hole which was very similar to the old 9th in that is was an west-east tee shot over the line of forty foot sand dunes. The tee was close to the winter tee on the right hand side of the ditch of the present 9th hole and the green close to today’s 10th green. At 225 yards long the carry for the drive was at least 170 yards.

The current 10th hole was part of Colts’ 1913 proposal and opened for play in 1921.

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