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Hole Seventeen

Par 4, Yards 375, Stroke Index 9

Riggs

Par 4, Yards 375, Stroke Index 9

Description

The final two holes head directly back towards the clubhouse and are both helped whenever the wind is anywhere near southerly. The first of these is a flat, comparatively straightforward par four; its name relating to a series of regular undulations running at right angles to the direction of play. The undulations, rig & furrow, date back to when the land was farmed. So the length of a drive can be highly dependent on chance, that is where it lands. Even a forward bounce rarely proves long enough to reach the small ditch that eats into the left hand edge of the fairway ninety yards from the green. But that remains the favoured side. There is space, if not fairway, before the undergrowth guarding the practice ground intrudes on the left. In contrast, any shot from out right – even on the edge of the fairway – must contend with strategically positioned Oak trees, with thicker woodland running much of the length of the hole. The shot to the green needs to avoid front bunkers on either side, although the opening is wide enough. But better to aim left for an up-hill putt, away from the river.

Hole White
Yards
White
Yellow
Yards
Yellow
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
Red
Yards
Red
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
1 277 273 4 16 272 4 9
2 381 371 4 6 323 4 5
3 421 401 4 8 385 5 17
4 512 503 5 18 493 5 1
5 403 388 4 2 373 5 15
6 566 506 5 10 487 5 7
7 175 158 3 12 148 3 13
8 394 367 4 14 343 4 11
9 440 427 4 4 381 4 3
10 303 298 4 15 297 4 6
11 336 316 4 17 316 4 18
12 169 160 3 5 155 3 2
13 378 369 4 7 303 4 14
14 363 352 4 11 352 4 8
15 454 444 4 1 437 5 10
16 191 180 3 3 137 3 16
17 375 348 4 9 344 4 4
18 348 330 4 13 324 4 12
In 2917 2797 34 2665 35
Out 3569 3394 37 3205 39
Total 6486 6191 71 5870 74