Par 3, 182 Yards, SI 17
Named after the wreck of the Norwegian Barque SS Nornen which can be seen from the new back tee. The SS Nornen was wrecked in a gale in March 1867. The Burnham Lifeboat was launched and the ten brave oarsmen managed to heroically save the crew of 10 together with their dog.
The ninth is a classic example of a MacKenzie par 3 hole and was designed in conjunction with Colt. Once again this hole formed part of his 1913 proposal but was completed and opened for play in 1923.
“Another classic par 3 that was designed by Dr Alistair Mackenzie. Surrounded by bunkers you decide how aggressive you want to be if taking on the flag. Everything is there in front of you. One good shot and it could be a potential birdie. If you are indecisive you will probably catch one of the six bunkers that surround the green.”