Hole 5 - 461 Yards - Par 4
The 5th hole runs east and so the prevailing wind is behind the player. The hole is a dog leg to the right and tall trees obscure the green if the tee shot is only slightly to the right. The rough encroaches further in on the right and there is also a bunker on that side about fifty yards short of the green at one point and threatening the second shot from that side. The safe line from the tee is to the left side of the fairway. This leaves a longer second, but opens up the green. There are also trees on the left menacing the tee shot. The second shot is slightly uphill to ground that slopes against the player. The green is well guarded by bunkers left and right. Again the approach has a tendency to run the ball down to the right. The green is a very tricky one with a distinct slope down from the left and also from the rear. This hole is a demanding “no-nonsense” par 4 even bearing in mind the prevailing wind and the green is frequently the scene of three putts.
Kind thanks to John Beaumont for allowing use of his course description
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