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Hole Seventeen

Par 3,  Yards 201,  Stroke Index 14

Majuba

Par 3, Yards 201, Stroke Index 14
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 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