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Hole Fifteen

Par 4,  Yards 477,  Stroke Index 6

The Kitchen

Par 4, Yards 477, Stroke Index 6
Pro's Tip

“The ideal line is just left of the centre, whilst long hitters may try and carry the ‘kitchen’ from the white tee but it demands a long carry. Failure to get past the ‘kitchen’ will mean a blind shot from below the bank. The approach is testing as it is to a sunken green guarded on the left by a large dune, so aim at the right side of the green, selecting more rather than less club. In running conditions balls falling short will get help from the slope down at the green’s entrance but as a rule long is better than short here.”

Hole Description

Named after the steep faced hollow on the right of the 15th fairway called “The Kitchen”. The 15th green is one of only two original greens. It was first played as the 4th green on the original layout from a tee close to today’s 3rd tee. In 1897 when the course was extended it became the 12th green played from a tee which today would be on the Berrow Green. At this time the 5th hole which was a relatively short hole of approximately 220 yards played to a green which would have been close to the “Kitchen”. The 6th hole, 310 yards was played from a tee close the previous 5th green was played over a high sandy ridge to a green which was in the hollow behind today’s 5th tee. In the 1901 extension these two holes were combined to make one long hole of 456 yards. The two holes which were played onto the Common (11th & 12th) were abolished with the 11th tee used for the new 12th which now became another very good hole, 410 yards long to a green guarded on the left by a large sand hill (Basically today’s 15th hole).

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