Signature hole

Will this hidden-away Buckinghamshire course provide me with a quality experience?

Ed Greenland's picture
Wed, 11 Sep 2013

Signature hole: 304-yard par-4 11th

This may be a short par 4 but it requires an accurate tee shot otherwise you're in trouble.

My favourite part of this hole has to be the fantastic views across the course as you stand on the tee, while the design of the hole presents a great risk/reward scenario off the tee.

I've played this hole a number of times but it confronts you with the same dilemma whenever hitting your first shot - either boom it over the two fairway bunkers or drop short to leave yourself a longer second.

Being so high up on the tee means the wind can really swirl on a breezy day so a long drive may be risky as there are trees and thick rough either side of the fairway.

I would take a smooth 5-iron 10-20 yards short of the bunkers to leave yourself a wedge in but beware of the front-right greenside bunker which can swallow a stray approach if the pin is back right.



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