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Hole Fifteen

Par 4,  Yards 444,  Stroke Index 4

The Kitchen

Par 4, Yards 444, Stroke Index 4
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 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