A medium iron off the tee (avoiding the bunker in the middle of the fairway) puts you in the ideal position to attack the green with a short iron. Long hitters can go for the green off the tee, but beware of the stream which crosses the fairway at around 220 yards.
Hole 2/ 11 (Down `th` Mill)
A long iron or rescue wood off the tee will see you in an ideal position at the top of the hill for a relatively short approach into the green. However, beware, out of bounds runs the full length of the hole to the left with additional wooded danger to the right. The green slopes gently down from back to front.
Hole 3 / 12 (Clowies Corner)
There is a sharp dog leg right on this hole starting at around 200 yards off the raised tee. The sensible shot is a long iron to the start of the dog leg leaving you a medium length approach into this tricky green. Be aware of the out of bounds down the left hand side of your approach coupled with wooded danger to the right and long. The McKenzie green adds additional difficulty particularly when the flag is on the top level.
Hole 4 / 13 (Freds Folly)
This is a difficult and long par 3 with danger lurking for any under hit tee shots in the form of a pond directly in front and trees to the left. If you don’t hit the green, missing to the right will give you the best chance of saving par.
Hole 13 (Freds Folly)
Played from a lower level than Hole 4 this tee shot is far less intimidating but with the same dangers as Hole 4.
Hole 5 / 14 (Robbos Rumble)
This hole is Stroke 1 and rightly so. Bravery off the tee with a wood is rewarded, but only if you hit it straight! Danger lurks down the left and anything leaked right blocks you out on your second shot. The sideways on McKenzie green makes par at this hole a very satisfying result.
Hole 6 / 15 (Wilsons Wish)
The ability to hit the ball long takes out a lot of the danger on this hole. Anything hit under 220 yards (unless you are very straight) leaves you blocked out for your second shot. A large, inviting and raised green makes birdie a possibility and par realistic.
Hole 7 / 16 (Back o `T` Wood)
Hole 7 is the longest on the course and has a slight dogleg left. Aim to the right of the big tree and the left of the first green avoiding the diagonal stream at about 150 yards. A good drive should leave with a medium iron into the flat green.
Hole 16 is the same as Hole 7 from a slightly easier tee, taking out the dogleg.
Hole 8 / 17 (Boot Hill)
This hole is aptly named as it has been the final resting place of many a good medal card. This has to be one of the hardest Par 3 greens to hit in golf. There are trees to both the left and right of the fairway and a pond to the rear. To make matters worse the postage stamp sized green slopes down from left to right. A par here is a very satisfying result.
Hole 9 (Birdie Chance)
Arguably the easiest hole on the course. The tee is set high above the forgiving fairway which is as wide as it is long. A reasonable drive will leave you a short iron into a relatively flat green.
Hole 18 (To the Club)
This hole has ruined many a good medal card. Aim out to the right off the tee as out of bounds is situated along the tree line to the left of the fairway. A good drive will leave you a mid iron into the green, but danger lurks in the form of scrubland to the right, the clubhouse to the left and out of bounds to the rear. A closing par is always considered a good result on this hole.