Course Details

Hole 1

A long Par 3 to begin with. This hole may not look tough from the tee but can pack a serious punch. Three bunkers surround a two-tiered green, with trees left and right. When the pin is on the top tier, it's best to try running a ball up to it for the best chance of making a par

Hole 2

A Par 4, dogleg from right to left. Don't be put off by the fairway bunker here. A drive to the right should leave you with the best option of going over the trees to the green. However, placement of the ball is important on this hole so choose your clubs wisely.

Hole 3

A long Par 4, this is one of the toughest holes on the course. Teeing off from a tree-lined tee-box, there is trouble left and right off the tee, with a stream and thick rough to the left, and trees and a bunker to the right. The green is very well guarded, with a bunker to the front, stream to the left, lake to the right, and rough to the rear. Accuracy is very important on this hole.

Holes 4

A dogleg Par 4 from left to right, with out-of-bounds down the right hand side, the tee-shot is very important. A good tee-shot will allow a shot to the green, which has bunkers front left and right. The green is long, and slopes from back to front, while also sloping slightly from left to right. A tough putting hole

Hole 5

Trouble off the tee can be found left and right, with trees either side of the fairway. Best to be slightly to the right, as it opens up the green for your second shot. A bunker to the front left of the green can really be in play when the pin is placed behind it, but otherwise a shot to the right from the tee should allow you to run a ball onto the green.

Hole 6

The toughest hole on the course, a straight tee shot is a must. With gorse bushes, a bunker and trees awaiting to the left, and rough and trees to the right, being straight off the tee is the only way to guarantee a second shot to the elevated green. Bunkers left and right flank a green which is very hard to hit and hold a ball on. Anything short could catch the huge slope and pull the ball down towards a stream which marks the start of the slope up to the green.

Hole 7

One of the best driving holes in the midlands, the elevated, tree lined tee box offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. A straight tee shot here offers a great chance to shoot a low score, as it will catch the slope on the fairway and leave a relatively straightforward shot to the green, which slopes from back to front.

Hole 8

The best line off the tee is to go for the gap between the tree to the left of the fairway and the tree in the middle of the fairway. For the brave, a second shot at the green could be attempted, but beware of the bunker hidden behind the trees which guard the passage to the green. Laying up near the large tree just 100 yards short of the green is the best bet. Probably best to be right when shooting at the green, with trouble front and back and to the left.

Hole 9

A short Par 3 downhill, this hole is pretty straightforward most of the time. When the wind is blowing, however, it becomes a much more difficult hole and the green can be very tricky to hit.

Hole 10

This long Par 5 is one of the most demanding holes on the course. The first two shots will generally be taken without the green in sight. A lake runs along to the right of the fairway all the way up to the green. The green is another feature of this hole, as it is long and slopes in many directions. When attacking the green, accuracy is paramount with the lake and bunker to the right, while anything too long will run down a slope to the rear. A Par is a satisfying return on this hole.

Hole 11

Another difficult driving hole, with a lake meandering into the fairway from the right and a stream marking out of bounds to the left. The green is elevated and protected by a pond and trees at the front. Not an easy hole with club selection important especially on your approach to the green.

Hole 12

The feature hole of the course, and one of the best holes in the Midlands. In the height of summer, with the trees in leaf, the gap can be as little as four or five yards. A stream runs through the trees, gobbling up any miss-hit or overly conservative shots. Thick rough to right of the green, which isn't visible from the tee, also offers more problems. A truly excellent hole, and one which can make or break a round.

Hole 13

A stright forward hole. A good tee-shot can lead to an attempt at the green with your second shot, while a bad one will either keep the green hidden or require a chip shot back onto the fairway. Beware the fairway bunker here and another to the right of the green, which may not be visible back down the fairway.

Hole 14

Another tough Par 3, this offers one of the most fearsomely protected greens around. A huge bunker to the front splits two collections of trees, forcing a long, straight shot off the tee. The green slopes severely from back to front and is difficult to chip on to.

Hole 15

The tee shot here can throw up a myriad of options. The safe bet would be to follow the fairway straight down from the elevated tee-box. The next option is to cut some of the corner off by going over the evergreen trees, while the third option is to throw caution to the wind and try to get out over the tall trees which line the route to the green. Whatever you choose, try to get as far away from the trees as possible, as it will open up the green. Don't go too far though, as a river and out of bounds await for over-hit shots.

Hole 16

Another tough Par 3, with bunkers front and rear. A tough green to chip onto, it's best to be left if your not going to be on the green, as it offers the best chance of making par.

Hole 17

A short Par 4, big-hitters will fancy driving the green here, but will have to be wary of the four bunkers which surround the front of the green. If the drive can be kept out of the bunkers, a par or better can be on the cards

Hole 18

A short Par 3 to finish, the key is to be long enough to clear the three bunkers which protect the green to the front. With the green surrounded by a ridge which runs from front left all the way around to front right, chipping in can be tricky.