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  • Hole 13 - 367 Yards - Par 4

    Hole 13 goes westward and so is against the prevailing wind. It is basically flat though the early part and slightly in the player’s favour. The tee is slightly elevated. There are trees both left and right. There is a ditch going across the hole in front of the tee, but it is only 130 yards away, so is no problem. The tee shot must avoid a bunker further on at the left and one still further on the right. The second shot is to a long green, which slopes down slightly to the left. The green is guarded by four bunkers, two run diagonally right to left at the approach to the green. Another is tight into the front left of the green and as a consequence makes an approach from the right somewhat easier. This is because there is a shorter carry and more landing ground for the approach from this side. There is a bunker also to the right of the green at its side. There is relatively little trouble at the back of the green. The tee shot tends to make the player favor the left side, since the bunker on that side is less of a threat. However, this is not the correct strategy, which is to flirt with the right hand bunker, since, as stated earlier, the best line in is from the right. So, what looks initially a penal hole does have an element of strategy.

    Kind thanks to John Beaumont for allowing use of his course description
    a full account of the article can be seen at the link on the Herbert Fowler page

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