Hole 2 - 417 Yards - Par 4
There has been little change to hole 2 since 1922. This is played in the same direction as the 1st, but on a bigger scale. Again there is out of bounds all the way down the right, but not particularly close in. There are also trees periodically on the left, especially for the drive. The tee is on a ridge and the drive is across a valley. Again there are two bunkers threatening the drive, the one on the left being slightly further away. Anything short off the tee leaves a long blind second shot. From the tee it is essential to keep to the right side of the fairway as everything slopes to the left. The drive, then, is relatively demanding. The upslope levels out shortly after the bunkers and it is a great advantage to the player to reach this level ground for the sake of a good stance for the second shot. Even from the first part of the level ground, however, the green cannot be seen. A low ridge has to be cleared with the second shot in order to get onto the green which is in a dip beyond. Past the end of the level ground, there is a slope down to the fairly long green. Both the slope and the green fall away quite sharply to the left. The green is open on the right, although the rough grows well in, and the large bunker on the left of the green catches anything not on target. This is the one hole on the course with a completely blind approach shot.
Kind thanks to John Beaumont for allowing use of his course description
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