Golfmagic tees up on the stunning Championship Course

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Thu, 1 Aug 2013

Favourite Hole: Par-5 4th, 533 yards

This hole is by far the toughest on the course, but at the same time my favourite because it's so tough, if that makes any sense at all!

This par-5 brute, measuring 533 yards from the back tee, is a double edged sword - the most challenging hole you are likely to face on any golf course, but also one of the most picturesque.

Although this isn’t the longest par-5 in the world, to achieve a green in regulation here is no mean feat.

Straight hitting is paramount to success due to the narrow, double dog leg fairway, which first goes right to left and then left to right (as you can see from the image left - the green is top right of the picture hiding behind the bushes).

A well-positioned tee shot played to the first of these dog legs is rewarded with a wider target for the second shot but even with a good tee shot. Better players will be mad to take the green on in two, even with their Sunday best drive. 

Water surrounds the left hand side of the green and an accurate third shot is required to the deep, narrow 2-tier green. This is a great golf hole and has to be seen to be believed.

A par here felt like an eagle, particularly after carding an eight here some 12 months ago. 

 

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