|Hole By Hole|
Hole No. 1 -- 'The First' :- A 163 yard Par 3. This hole is generally played into the wind and is a tough start to any round. Players coming off with a par should be happy with themselves here. The tee shot requires you to carry the ball all the way to the green over several ditches and hollows. Ideally you should aim to keep the ball left of the flag from the tee shot, this leaves an uphill putt on a green which slopes severely from right to left
Hole No. 2 - 'Cribden' :- A long par four requiring a lot of concentration from the tee shot. The ideal line is up the left hand side of the fairway, as this gives a full view of the green. To the right of the hole is out of bounds. Be aware of the huge bunker front right, many have taken 5 or 6 shots to get out.
Hole No. 3 -'Musbury Tor' :- A tough par 5 generally into the wind. Players must be aware of an open drain (water hazard) which runs the width of the fairway near the average landing area. Many people lay up from the tee. The second shot requires careful positioning as the pin can sometimes be tucked away on this green. Generally the left side of the fairway provides an easier shot into the green.
Hole No. 4 - 'Horncliffe' :- The fourth hole is a reachable par 5 played usually downwind. A tee shot down the right side of the fairway will leave a good view of the green. The green is guarded left and right by two tough bunkers and there is also an open drain to be aware of 70 yards short of the green.
Hole No.5 - 'The Ridge' :- Many feel the toughest hole on the course. A 207 yard par 3 playing a lot longer into the wind. The green is guarded by bunkers short left and right. The small green makes a tough target requiring a long accurate shot to conquer.
Hole No.9 - 'Woodside' :- The shortest hole on the course is not necessarily the easiest. With an elevated green which can't be seen from the tee, club selection is crucial to this narrow green. Two bunkers either side await wayward tee shots.
Hole No.10 - 'Cockham Oak' :- Measuring 363 yards, but playing a lot longer uphill, this hole is often made tougher by the prevailing wind against. A long drive is called for which may leave a good 4 or 5 iron to a green which slopes severely from back to front. Watch out for that front pin position.
Hole No.11 - 'Ravenshore' :- A short par 4 back down the hill. Players going for the big drive should be aware of a large bunker which sticks out into the fairway around the landing area.
Hole No.12 - 'Tipperary' :- The par 5 12th hole doglegs to the left. The tee shot must be placed long up the right hand side of the fairway to allow a good view, and also to avoid the out of bounds on the left. The approach shot must be judged carefully into a two-tier green.
Hole No.13 - 'The Brook' :- With no room short, long, or right, it is essential to hit the green on this 150 yard par 3. Club selection is everything on a hole which is affected by the wind greatly.
Hole No.17 - 'Holcombe' :- An accurate tee shot is required here as there is trouble left and right. Wind will play its part on this hole, and players should look twice to check where the pin is placed on this green.
Hole No.18 - 'Haworths Home' :- Although short, this par 4 does not give you time to relax. With out of bounds right, and mounds and trees left, a solid tee shot should leave an easy wedge into the green. Beware of pin placement though, as this green has teeth.