Course Closed, further course inspection at 12noon (updated 21 November at 09:03)
Course Tour
1

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
371 4 362 4 12 353 4 9

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

The fairway rises gently away from the clubhouse with trees on both sides, doglegs left and then closes down to a small green between two large trees with bunkers left and right.

PRO'S TIP

A solid opening hole.  The line for big hitters is over the tree on the left of the fairway, for mere mortals the line is as tight to the left side as possible. 

A good tee shot on one of those lines will find your ball on in the centre of the fairway which leaves an open approach to the green.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 1 - Overton.
Strokesaver image of Hole 1 - Overton.
The 1st tee View from the 1st tee.
Approach to 1st green Approach to the 1st green.
View from the 1st green. View from the 1st green.

2

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
202 3 192 3 4 170 3 17

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

A challenging par 3 that demands an accurate tee shot to miss the large bunkers that guard both sides of the green.

PRO'S TIP

Take an extra club on the tee for this hole. The extra club will allow you to make a smoother swing, giving you the best chance of hitting the target and avoiding the bunkers / trees.
 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 2 - Whiteshaw.
Strokesaver image of Hole 2 - Whiteshaw.
Hole 2 PLan 3 View from the tee.
Hole 2 PLan 3 View from behind the green.

3

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
490 5 480 4 18 431 5 3

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

The hole requires straight play especially to avoid the trees on the right given the prevailing Westerly wind likely to take the ball out of bounds.

A receptive green in a hollow is guarded by bunkers left and right.

PRO'S TIP

Big hitters may attempt to reach the par 5 in two. Large bunkers guard front left and right of the subtle sloping green.

A three shot strategy needs to find the fairway with both tee and layup shot.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 3 - Whaup's Nest.
Strokesaver image of Hole 3 - Whaup's Nest.
View from the tee View from the gent's tee.
Approach to the green View from the fairway.
Approach to the green Approach to the green.

4

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
162 3 149 3 16 135 3 15

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

This hole can be tough from the back tee set in the trees. Out of bounds along the right can be intimidating, especially in a prevailing wind.

A small rise in the fairway before the green makes the hole seem shorter than it is. The right and left of the green is protected by a bunker and the back of the green is elevated from the surround.

PRO'S TIP

A middle distance par 3. Check wind direction as the tee is sheltered. Be aware of the two pot bunkers left and right.
 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 4 - The Towr
Strokesaver image of Hole 4 - The Towr
View from medal tee View from medal tee
The green View of the green

5

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
341 4 328 4 10 313 4 5

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

A dogleg right with out of bounds down the right hand side and trees on the left.

There are two fairway bunkers on the right and a burn crosses over the fairway in front of the green with a bunker to the front left of the green and a large one protecting the back.

PRO'S TIP

Your tee shot should favour the left side of the fairway on this par 4 to give a full view of the green. A burn guards the front of the green with bunkers to the left and rear.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 5 - The Sheugh
Strokesaver image of Hole 4 - The Towr
Approach from the tee View of the 5th tee
View from left side of fairway View of the approach from the left side of the fairway
Approach from right side of fairway View of the approach from the right side of the fairway
View from left side of fairway View of the approach from the left side of the fairway
View from the green View from the green.

6

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
351 4 351 4 2 343 4 13

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

A dogleg right, rising to the highest part of the course anda plateau green.  Three well placed bunkers and a tree plantation on the right of the fairway protect the approach.

Three greenside bunkers left and right  and a steep slope on the right will catch those off line.


PRO'S TIP

A dog leg from left to right. A tee shot to the left opens up the approach to the green. 

Long hitters can take on the fairway bunkers to leave a short iron shot.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 6 - Maidenburn.
Strokesaver image of Hole 6 - Maidenburn.
Approach to green View from the tee
View from the dogleg View from the dogleg.
View from the fairway bunker View from the dogleg.
Approach to green View of the approach into the green

7

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
389 4 381 4 8 369 4 1

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

The third consecutive dogleg right. Out of bounds runs tightly from the tee down the right hand side and continues beyond the trees.

The left of the fairway is the key to open up the green that lies in a hollow with a single deep bunker to the front left which will gather any weak approach shot.

PRO'S TIP

Another left to right dog leg and all golfers should take the large tree at end of fairway as their line from the tee

On approach, take an extra club to carry over the greens false front.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 7 - Coldstream.
Strokesaver image of Hole 7 - Coldstream.
View from the tee View from the tee
Approach to the green Approach to the green.
View from behind the green View from behind the green.

8

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
505 5 495 5 14 429 5 7

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

Tree lined with out of bounds all the way down the right hand side. A deep burn runs along the after the trees on the left and continues across the front edge of the green.

The green is protected by two bunkers, one on either side and a steep slope to the right. 

PRO'S TIP

This is the signature hole. A par 5 best played with a three shot strategy.

A burn stretches down the left side and cuts across in front of the undulating green and will gather any shots that lack the carry distance.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 8 - Stephen's Challenge
Strokesaver image of Hole 8 - Stephen's Challenge
View from the tee View from the gent's tee.
View from the start of the fairway View from the start of the fairway
View of the approach View of the approach
View from behind the green View from behind the green
View from the greenside View from the greenside

9

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
225 3 217 3 6 210 3 11

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

Concentration on the tee shot is needed to carry the hogsback fairway that falls steeply off to the right.

The green is guarded by a fairway bunker on the left and two greenside bunkers on the same side with a further sand trap on the right front.

PRO'S TIP

A testing par 3 that requires a long and accurate tee shot. Avoid going right from the tee as the slope and trees thereafter make the recovery a difficult one.

Bunkers guard the front right and left sides of the green. Walk away pleased with a par.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 9 - Kype's Rig.
Strokesaver image of Hole 9 - Kype's Rig.
View from the tee View from the tee.
View from the top of the plateau View from the top of the plateau.

10

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
488 5 481 5 17 470 5 10

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

A long, slightly uphill hole with trees on either sides of the fairway.

Once clear of the trees the fairway rises to the green situated in front of large conifers and guarded by bunkers right and left.

PRO'S TIP

A straightaway par 5 that is slightly uphill. The key is to miss the trees left and right from the tee shot.

Avoid the right hand fairway bunkers if you lay up and be aware of the very subtle slopes on the putting surface.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 10 - Churchill
Strokesaver image of Hole 10 - Churchill
View from the tee View from the tee.
View from the fairway View from the fairway.

11

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
419 4 410 4 3 393 4 16

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

A slight dog leg relying on hitting the tree lined fairway.  A generous green offers few problems - although a well placed bunker thirty yards short of the green will catch any stray shots.

The green is guarded by two bunkers on the right side.


PRO'S TIP

A tree lined par 4 that requires two good shots and accuracy to avoid blocking your approach shot.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 11 - Nutberry
Strokesaver image of Hole 11 - Nutberry
View from the tee View from the medal tee.
View from the approach View from the approach.
Backwards view from the left side of the green Backwards view from the left side of the green.

12

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParStroke Index
338 4 331 4 9 324 4 2

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

A tricky par 4 with most playing short to avoid the burn that crosses the fairway in the dip below the green. A  plateau green at the top of a steep bank with a single bunker on the right awaits.

PRO'S TIP

A burn running across the fairway at the end of a steep slope dictates that you play up short.  Bigger hitters need to make sure they club correctly to avoid it from the tee.

Favour the left side of the fairway to open up the approach to an elevated, well protected green.

 

 

Strokesaver image for Hole 12 - Stey Brae
Strokesaver image for Hole 12 - Stey Brae
View from the tee View from the tee.
View from start of the fairway View from the start of the fairway.
View from behind the green View from behind the green.

13

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
324 4 320 4 5 318 4 8

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

What looks like a simple straightforward hole from the tee is far from it: two fairway bunkers on the left, sets of trees on both sides of the fairway, a green protected by a large Oak tree on the right and a burn running across the narrow approach all make for a challenging hole.

The green is guarded by bunkers left and right.

PRO'S TIP

Longer hitters need to be sure to club themselves correctly from the tee: the trees, fairway bunkers, burn and oak tree must all be considered.  Aim for the left middle of the fairway on your tee shot to open up the green. 

If you are going for the right side to attack a rear left pin be sure to leave yourself enough room to get your approach over the oak tree.

 

 

this is the 1st image description.
this is the 1st image description.
View from gent's tee View from gent's tee.
View from fairway View of approach from centre of fairway.
View from left side of burn View from left side of burn.
View from left side of green View from left side of green.

14

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
301 4 293 4 15 268 4 18

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

A short par 4 with an uphill fairway. Trees to the left come into play from the championship tee.

The two fairway bunkers on the right and the bunkers to the left and right of the green are to be avoided at all costs.


PRO'S TIP

Longer hitters can have a go for the green.

Be sure to avoid the fairway bunkers to make your approach to a small undulating and tricky green.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 14 - Hillocks
Strokesaver image of Hole 14 - Hillocks
View from tee View from the tee.
View from behind green View from behind the green.
View from right side of green View from right greenside bunker.

15

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
153 3 144 3 11 128 3 4

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

Although a short hole it is guarded by bunkers on three sides of the two tiered green.

Scores have been ruined here.

PRO'S TIP

Club selection is key for this par 3. The two tiered green is surrounded by bunkers and ensure you carry the large front bunker.

Make sure you get your ball on the same tier as the pin otherwise the putt can be challenging, especially when it's downhill.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 15 - Kittle Neuk
Strokesaver image of Hole 15 - Kittle Neuk
View from the tee View from the tee.
View from the front View from the front of the green.
Alternative view from the front Alternative view from the front of the green.

16

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
442 4 432 4 1 398 5 14

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

An intimidating long par 4. The tree lined slight dog leg is protected by two mature trees extending out on either side of the fairway.

From there it is downhill to the green which has two deep pot front bunkers at either side.

PRO'S TIP

A good tee shot between the two large trees is essential to give you the opportunity of reaching the green in two shots.

Don't go big on your approach shot, there's a steep drop at the back of the green which can make for a difficult return pitch.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 16 - Avendale
Strokesaver image of Hole 16 - Avendale
View from gent's tee View from the gent's tee.
Approach shot to 16th. Approach shot to the 16th
View from behind the green. View from the trees behind the green.
Frosty morning behind the green. Frosty morning view from the putting green onto the 16th,

17

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
396 4 386 4 7 344 4 6

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

An uphill fairway to a green set back in the trees.

A long but straightforward enough hole with trees on the left, a fairway bunker and a green protected by bunkers either side.


PRO'S TIP

A par 4 that requires an accurate tee shot to avoid the tees on either side and the right hand fairway bunker.

Take an extra club on your approach shot, the elevation change between fairway and green is so gradual you won't notice it.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 17 - Lang Gaet
Strokesaver image of Hole 17 - Lang Gaet
View from the 17th tee View from the 17th tee.
View from the fairway View from the fairway
View from the green View from the green

18

 

White YardsParYellow YardsParSIRed YardsParSI
409 4 398 4 13 383 4 12

 

HOLE DESCRIPTION

A dog leg left and, for many, one of the best holes on the course.

The left side is fraught with dangers from the spinney and the right is protected by two fairway bunkers. A  generous green is protected at the front by two well placed bunkers.                     

PRO'S TIP

A stunning finishing par 4.

This is a great driving hole from a raised tee. The right to left dog leg requires a centre to right of centre tee shot. This will open up your approach to a large green.

 

 

Strokesaver image of Hole 18 - Spinney
Strokesaver image of Hole 18 - Spinney
View from the tee View from the gent's tee.
View from start of fairway View from the start of the fairway.
View from behind the green View from behind the green.