Hole 14 "The View"
Another par four, still in the area of the original Broadwood, and probably the weakest hole on the course, starts with a tee shot from well beyond the previous green, back in the opposite direction. As a result, a wild shot right can easily find the parallel thirteenth fairway. Yes, it lengthens the hole, the intervening trees have to be carried, but a shot to the green is always possible. Not so from a good drive just off the right hand edge of the narrow fairway: the ball might sit well, none of the trees are particularly large, yet neither room for a full swing, nor a clear route to the green, are guaranteed. The potential injustice can prove even greater down the left: the trees are thicker, pushing more into the fairway, the angle to the green from way out wide more attractive, less cluttered. Of course, the ideal is unarguable: long and straight, leaving the very hardest hitters close to the green, pitching to the largest, flattest putting surface on the course before enjoying a splendid view to the town and beyond.
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