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Hole Seventeen

Par 3,  Yards 202,  Stroke Index 12

Majuba

Par 3, Yards 202, Stroke Index 12
Pro's Tip

“All “carry” to the front of the green means anything short will roll back leaving a tough up and down – so take enough club and play for the centre of the green which is the percentage approach to playing this hole successfully.”

Hole Description

Named after the most famous sand hill at Burnham “Majuba” which is now used for the tees of the 17th and 3rd holes on today’s course. It derives its name from the battle of Majuba Hill near Volkrust, South Africa on 27th February 1881. It was the main and decisive battle of the first Boer War and the battle is considered one of the most humiliating defeats of British Arms in history. Some notable historians (not all) regard this defeat marked the beginning of the decline of The British Empire.
In 1891 it was twenty feet higher than today and had a steep conical shape. In 1891 the 6th hole although only 160 yards in length was played directly over the top in an east-west direction to a green approximately 30 yards the other side of the sand hill (in the area between todays 2nd green and 3rd tee). When the course was extended to 18 holes in 1897 this became the 14th hole with a run of short holes between there and the 18th into land to the east (to the left)

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