Before the course was modified, re-measured and
reassessed in 1998 this was the stroke one and is
still every bit a testing par 4 hole. The tee shot has
to be of good length to avoid the waiting hazards;
bunker to the left, a small plantation of trees, and
grass mound to the right. Anywhere short of the markforces a decision; risk a less than perfect second to the
uphill fairway, or play short of the very large cross
fairway bunker and risk a less than accurate pitch to
Either way the green is significantly higher that the
fairway making club choice difficult. The green is
protected by grass mounds right and a front left bunker.
A bank to the rear of the green can make any chip
back more difficult.
Any advantage gained on the third with the prevailing
wind is certainly reversed here.