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Hole Seven

Par 4,  Yards 449,  Stroke Index 1

Windmill

Par 4, Yards 449, Stroke Index 1
Pro's Tip

“The tee shot must be played to the right side of the fairway as there is a ridge that gathers many tee shots played down the middle into the bunker. Drive safely negotiated, you will have a long approach to a green which is divided by a clever mound running front to back. In general it is better to be right than left here as missing left leaves a tricky chip or putt to get out of the run-off area. Another hole where a par is a great score.”

Hole Description

Named after the windmill that was erected in 1926 by Plumpton of Cullompton to pump the water away towards the sea in this low lying part of the course. This worked well and larger open ditches were dug in 1928, 1936, 1960 and 1961. Eventually the windmill became obsolete and was dismantled in 1973. The brick foundations remained behind the 7th green beside the path from the left hand tee on the 8th hole until they were removed when the pond behind the 7th green was excavated in 199?

Originally played as the 8th hole on land to the right of the existing hole it was built as part of the 1910 course extension by Herbert Fowler following the Club taking up the option from the lords of the manor offering them the purchase of the lease for the whole Warren. The tee was close to the previous green and the green was to the right of the existing 7th green roughly where the pond is now.

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