As you follow the path through the trees from the 3rd to the 4th, you are greeted with the sight of a challenging looking tee shot, as described by Architect Donald Steel in 1988, “a fine looking hole from the tee where the longer the drive, the straighter it has to be”.
The teeing grounds are many and varied, beginning wide, and, moving further up the hole, narrowing and being tucked against the left hand tree line, this making a pulled shot a non-starter. From the back tees a 193 yard carry awaits, still 156 yards from the red markers, over a combination of punishing rough, gorse and heather.
The fairway is laid out from right to left in comparison to the angle of the tee box, hence Donald Steel suggested a long drive needs to be very accurate. A draw starting down the right would be the perfect shot onto this angled fairway.
The firm approach narrows to a small green protected by bunkers front left and right and shaded by trees all down its left side. Predominantly flat, it should allow for a straight forward two putt.