MEN – A tough opening hole of 439 par 4. Normally played into the prevailing wind, a poorly struck tee shot will end up in “Skeletons Hovel” a natural pit on the left side of the fairway. If you manage to avoid this, it still requires an excellent second shot to reach the green, which has a slope from right to left.When played as the 10th Hole, it is slightly easier as the tee is 29 yards closer and measures 410. Still a difficult hole, requiring two well struck shots to find the green.
WOMEN – The 1st hole is a 429 yard par 5 with a tricky tee shot. Avoid “Skeletons Hovel” and the bunkers on the right, and you will then be faced with a shot where the ball is normally below your feet. Favour the left side of the fairway for the easiest 3rd shot. The 10th hole for the ladies is a completely different tee, and the hole becomes a 371 yard par 4. Your tee shot is now directly behind “Skeletons Hovel” and it must be carried to give you any chance of a good score.