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Hole One

Par 4, Yards 277, Stroke Index 18

Parkside

Par 4, Yards 277, Stroke Index 18

Description

An enticing opening hole on account of its shortness, its simplicity and the sense it must offer an ideal birdie opportunity because the green can still be in reach even after a poor opening drive. Yet danger lurks throughout. For instance, when the tee position is closest to the river, with only the green’s very front edge visible from the tee, even a leading tour pro would probably opt against a controlled hook directly to the green. Instead the prudent opening drive is straight down the centre of the fairway, to where it turns sharp left, and a short approach between the two front bunkers. A sharp hook and the river beckons, unless one of the line of tall lime trees marking the western boundary of the course intervenes. Anything drifting right risks an awkward lie among trees loitering beyond that edge of the fairway. Most players walk to the second tee satisfied with a par.

Hole White
Yards
White
Yellow
Yards
Yellow
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
Red
Yards
Red
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
1 277 268 4 18 268 4 11
2 381 373 4 8 322 4 7
3 421 402 4 10 390 5 17
4 512 500 5 14 490 5 5
5 403 391 4 6 376 5 15
6 567 506 5 4 486 5 3
7 175 161 3 16 149 3 13
8 394 366 4 12 340 4 9
9 440 423 4 2 374 4 1
10 303 301 4 9 301 4 4
11 336 316 4 17 316 4 12
12 169 155 3 11 160 3 10
13 378 366 4 3 306 4 14
14 363 350 4 15 350 4 8
15 454 445 4 1 438 5 2
16 191 182 3 5 135 3 18
17 375 352 4 7 349 4 6
18 348 329 4 13 323 4 16
In 2917 2796 34 2678 35
Out 3570 3390 37 3195 39
Total 6487 6186 71 5873 74