Hole by Hole Flyover

Hole 1

From the tee shot the fairway slopes left to right with the only danger being the trees on the left. Favour the middle or right hand side; although your ball will end up down towards the path, it will give you a shot to the green for two.

The second shot will ideally favour the left side of the green. This avoids the bunker on the front right and the steep slope which runs along the right of the green. Should you miss the green to the left, your 3rd shot will be much easier than anything from the right.

There are some subtle borrows on this green so don't take anything for granted!

Hole 2

This tee shot needs to be very accurate. Longer hitters will be tempted to try for the green; however, this is guarded by two bunkers, trouble to the right and a steep slope to the left. For those laying up, the ideal shot would be shaping left to right and favour the right hand side as the fairway slopes to the left.

A tee shot in the right position will leave a short pitch to a raised green. Club selection is key here. Anything short will likely find the bunkers and long will be in the bushes.

Good opportunity for a birdie here but it can cause problems!

Hole 3

A tough tee shot. Big hitters going for the green should aim just to the right of the white marker post with a touch of draw to have any chance of staying on the green.

The sensible play is to aim to the left hand side of the fairway to give yourself a mid to short iron to the green.

The green is guarded by a bunker to the right hand side and anything long will end up in the stream or long grass beyond that.

The green has a lot of undulations so a two putt is always good here.

Hole 4

A testing par 3, take an extra club as it's uphill and often plays into the breeze. Miss to the right and you'll be in the bunker, miss left and you'll be faced with a very quick, downhill chip.

The green is large and has three tiers so even if you do manage to hit it, a two putt isn't guaranteed. A par is a good score here.

Hole 5

Off the tee the marker post is a good line. Anything left will tend to end up on the 6th which won't cause too many problems. Avoid going too far right as you'll get caught up in trees and may not have a shot to the green. A drainage ditch runs along much of the right hand side and cuts across the approach to the green

A good tee shot will leave a short iron in to a big, inviting green, avoid going long as there is a steep drop off of the back of the green, but this is a real birdie opportunity.

Hole 6

The 6th plays much longer than the yardage suggests. It is all uphill and usually plays into the wind.

A good line off the tee is over the middle of the Oak tree which stands in the fairway. It is tree lined on both sides.

The green is tiered from left to right, it is important to be on the correct tier otherwise putting will be very tricky! It is stroke index 2 for a reason. A par here would be an excellent score.

Hole 7

This short par 3 should present a birdie chance but the green is well protected. Short or right and you risk hitting the banks and running through, long or left and you'll be running down the banks leaving yourself a tough chip back up.

Hole 8

This is a real birdie chance. Favour the right side of the fairway with your drive as the fairway runs right to left. You don't need to be a big hitter to get close to this short par 4 in one. There is a bank to the right of the green which you can use to feed your ball onto the green with your second shot.

The green is one of the flattest on the course so a great chance to sink a putt on this hole.

Hole 9

A narrow fairway with trees lining both sides requires accuracy above all else from the tee shot.

It is best to aim towards the left of the green for the approach shot as the bank runs onto the green from that side. Any balls to the right of the green will be at the bottom of a steep bank which makes for a tough up and down, too far long of the green and you'll be out of bounds! There are some subtle breaks on this small, flat looking green.

Hole 10

We now come to the only par five on the course and it's not a long one. It is all downhill and doesn't necessarily require a driver off the tee as the fairway narrows further down.

Any second shot short of the green will leave you with a tricky chip down the hill to a green that slopes away. However, too far long and it could be a lost ball in the trees.

The green is shared with the 15th hole so it's big and has a lot of break. Good chance for a birdie here.

Hole 11

A tricky driving hole with trouble all down the right. Favour the left side as everything slopes down to the trees on the right.

The green is small and well protected by banks making it very difficult to hit in regulation but it is stroke index 1 after all!

Once on the green there are some subtle breaks to catch you out. Most players will be happy to escape this hole with a bogey.

Hole 12

Now some fun! Yes, this hole is only 94 yards long, but it can be very deceptive and the West Okement river awaits around the left and behind the green.

Club selection is impossible to say! It might even be possible to hit the green with every club in the bag! Play it as you see it.

Hole 13

Decision time. Are you brave enough to go for the green with the driver? The fairway narrows as you get nearer the green, the West Okement awaits all the way up the left and trees are all the way up the bank on the right.

But it’s only 279 yards long, one good straight hit and it’s eagle putt time!

The sensible option would be a mid iron and a pitch to the green and a birdie putt should still be on the cards.

Hole 14

Another difficult hole if you don’t hit the ball straight! A fairly long par three and again the Ockment awaits any shots hit left.

The green is big and flat, so pace is everything here.

Hole 15

We now face another par three, but totally different to all the previous ones. Not long in yardage, but the green sits at the top of a hill and it it is all trouble between the tee and the green.

Short is not an option here, or left for that matter.

You should remember this green when you played the tenth as it is the double green

Hole 16

The green is out of sight from the tee, the fairway doglegs left. A nice controlled draw is the ideal shot from this tee.

A good drive will leave a short iron into the green. The ground falls away on the left, so aiming right of centre would be the percentage shot.

The green is long and narrow but fairly flat so offers a good opportunity to sink a putt.

Hole 17

You walk back into the trees to find the 17th tee. One hazard is that you drive over the road to the clubhouse, so beware!

There is lots of room both left and right here, but there is a row of trees guarding the 16th fairway on the right.

The second shot from the fairway should be a fairly straighforward affair. A short iron to the green, one putt and bring on the eighteenth!

Hole 18

And finally to the eighteenth hole. It may look easy enough, but it is the last hole and with the clubhouse and bar overlooking the green and the pressure on, only your best will do.

You have to be accurate with the second shot, the green is small and the clubhouse and car park are just over the back.

Please don’t ruin a good round by hitting the Secretary’s car with your last shot!!

And now the main reason for playing golf, the nineteenth hole!