The first of three par threes on the course, and arguably the most pleasant. The fairway trees don’t come into play and the green is easier to hit than on the 12th and the 16th. This green is also more receptive, sloping from back to front. There is not much rough, just a semi cut on both sides and if the ground’s firm, and if you are short but reasonably accurate, the ball will run on to the green. There are three bunkers around the green – one on the right by the river and two on the left – and there is a lot of unseen ground between tee and green where the land falls. The far left bunker, which is very deep, tends to be the most visited hazard on the hole. The lower unforeseen land in front of the green encourages a misjudgement of distance and, with the wind usually right to left, it is tempting to be enticed into aiming too far wide of the river.