Hole 15 "Long Haul"
The longest par four of the round, justifiably stroke index one and aptly named - only a minority of members ever having reached in two. Frustratingly, the green, nestling in front of a crop of tall conifers, is clearly visible all the way, the fairway climbing gently but steadily - especially in the latter part of its length – towards it. However, unlike the previous hole, nothing is to be gained from going wide with occasional trees running up either side of the fairway, although only merging with bushes and undergrowth on the right, close by the green. For most, before then, a more severe obstacle has to be encountered: a deep bunker, fairway wide, eighty yards from the green. It might make for a relatively short approach but as a third shot. And even then problems remain: the shot has to be part directed towards the out-of-bounds, now only two or three yards from the putting surface, a deep bunker front right always threatens, while the slope of the green has many times hastened a three putt.
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