The 15th hole is played from slightly elevated tees, driving directly across Sweethaws Lane to a left to right sloping fairway, which was once upon a time made up almost entirely of closely mown heather. Now it’s disappeared it has been replaced by the finest of heathland grasses which invariably results in a very tight lie.
The first bounce from your drive is apt to kick to the right and can end up running sideways into the generous right-hand semi-rough before the gorse bushes, which lie in wait for the badly cut drive. The green is set at the top of a short steep slope which from the bottom of the dip at the end of the fairway often requires you to use an extra club. The ball moving left to right in the air has a tendency to find the bunker, or even worse, as the bank can violently shed the wayward shot into trouble on the right by the 16th tee.
The putting surface offers some testing pin placements so a position on the green below the pin is crucial, as it can be very fast downhill.