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Hole Eight

Par 4, Yards 394, Stroke Index 14

Bridges

Par 4, Yards 394, Stroke Index 14

Description

Probably the most straightforward hole on the outward half, yet still a testing par four. From the medal tee, looking backwards across the river to the park, one reason for the abundance of wildlife on the course is only too obvious with ducks, geese, swans, water-hens and even sea-gulls being fed a never ending supply of stale bread. On the left of the hole, trees border the fairway. Yet from the tee, the gap seems wide enough, a good drive beyond the two left bunkers often helped by a gentle slope towards the green. However everything moves right, bringing a fairway bunker into play from the tee for the longest hitters and, more significantly, a front right greenside bunker, visited far more frequently than its companion on the left. Little compensation that the green entrance is generous, and the mounds surrounding three sides prevent many shots running through to the undergrowth beyond.

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