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Hole Four

Par 5, Yards 512, Stroke Index 18

The Haughs

Par 5, Yards 512, Stroke Index 18

Description

A short walk, with Lumley Beck on the left, soon brings The Haughs into view, the second distinct area of the course. Opened in 1995, the landscape appears remarkably mature with trees and tall bushes replacing farmland which, although it was featureless before the arrival of golf, nevertheless contains some of the richest soil in the country. This is the first of two par fives on the course – the other appears only two holes later. The fourth dog-legs slightly right with the dense woodland of the Lumley estate providing a threatening out-of-bounds throughout the length of the hole. Standing on the tee with the green barely visible over 500 yards away, it is difficult to imagine Bob Stephenson, then 76, holed his second shot during a 2007 seniors tournament for that rarest of birds, an albatross – the only one in the club’s history. Usually the hole requires a drive avoiding three bunkers to the left, a second shot short of the narrow ditch crossing the fairway 80 yards from the green, a third stroke and two putts. Be cautious if the pin is directly behind the deep bunker at the front right of the green.

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