Par 5, 479 Yards, SI 6
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).
“A strong Par 4. Like the 4th hole the elevated tee provides excellent views over the channel and on a clear day to the south east you can see Glastonbury Tor. Hit your tee shot over the hill to a blind fairway avoiding a rough hollow on the right called ‘The Kitchen’. The green is set in a hollow so try and establish if the pin is in the front or behind the ridge that runs through the middle of the green to leave an easier putt. A second shot landing short will feed down onto the green, but it is a deceptive shot that usually requires at least one more club than you think.”