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Hole Four

Par 5,  Yards 498,  Stroke Index 11

Steep Holm

Par 5, Yards 498, Stroke Index 11
Pro's Tip

“The common mistake from the tree is to try to cut too much off – play left of Steepholm Island in the channel to be safe and make the fairway. Whilst long hitters may make it a two shotter, the safe play is to aim at the left edge of the green and rely on a pitch and putt for a birdie. Caution with your approach – better short of the pin for an easier putt as the green slopes back to front and over the back is a deep swale.”

Hole Description

Named after the Carboniferous Limestone Island which lies in the middle of the Bristol Channel and is often used as a driving line from the tee. The island is protected as a nature reserve and a SSSI. The Island is the only site in the UK on which wild peonies grow.

The hole was originally proposed by Colt in 1913 and again in 1925 by Colt and Alison but did not get completed until 1936 twenty three years after it was first conceived due to the First World War and the large cost in creating a long hole out of the shore line wilderness. The previous hole which had been in existence since 1901 was a long 456 yard hole which ran from beside the 3rd green back up what is now the 15th hole to a green in a hollow behind the current 5th tee.

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