In 1926, Darwin wrote;- “The 16th brings an opportunity to the long bold driver who can hold his ball well up to the left. It also brings terror to him who tops for there is a gully to carry, and at the bottom of the gully, a stream called Slaughterham Ghyll, the scene of a once famous and bloody fight, so I am told, between the Revenue men and the smugglers.”
The 16th hole is considered by some as the best looking hole on the course, offering an elevated tee with a left hand 20 degree dogleg over a longish carry and Slaughtermans’ Ghyll below the fairway. The fairway will shed your ball to the right, before an uphill approach to a flat green protected by three heather faced, grass bunkers.
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