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Hole Three

Par 4, Yards 421, Stroke Index 8

Spire

Par 4, Yards 421, Stroke Index 8

Description

The reward for the climb up the second fairway is to be returned back from where you have just come, plus a spectacular view of the town and parish church (hence the name of the hole). Yet the two holes are quite separate, only a wild hook on either bothering players ahead or behind. This part of the course, in the original Lumley Park, has centuries old Lime, Ash and Oak trees dominating the landscape, planted long before anyone thought of adding a few golf holes. The positioning of the three tee boxes are quite separate but the longest drivers are advantaged, able to carry the huge trees that advance into either side of the early part of the fairway, however care must be taken to avoid the imposing and punishing fairway bunkers. More modest hitters must thread their tee-shots through to a fairway which, over its last hundred yards, falls steeply to the green, with anything short invariably kicking left. A high approach, landing directly on the raised green is best. The alternative, a low shot running down the right of the slope, can in a dry spell run through the green. Neither outcome is attractive.

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