Course Description

Hole 1 Par 4 – 365 yds

Hole 1 - Lee Valley Golf Club
After avoiding a left side bunker, you need to be short of the water on the dogleg right-to-left hole. A mid-iron shot will gain access to a well-guarded green.

Hole 2 Par 4 – 341 yds

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A good drive is needed to avoid well-placed fairway bunkers; yet it’s vital to be on the right side of the fairway to negotiate the green, which slopes from back to front.

Hole 3 Par 3 – 168 yds

Hole 1 - Lee Valley Golf Club
Crossing the “high road”, this first of four par threes calls for shot making skills that avoids two daunting front bunkers and yet not straying beyond the elevated green.

Hole 4 Par 5 – 530 yds

Hole 1 - Lee Valley Golf Club
Well executed golf shots are needed to reach this dogleg par – 5 of some 530 yards, culminating in holding an elevated green whose entrance is protected by front bunkers.

Hole 5 Par 4 – 473 yds

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One of the longer par four’s, avoiding a fairway bunker on the left, another strong golf shot is needed to access the uphill elongated green with dense trees lurking in the background.

Hole 6 Par 3 – 160 yds

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The shortest of the par three’s, yet a gem in its own right – having to clear a belt of trees to hit a green completely surrounded by punishing bunkers leaving no room for error.

Hole 7 Par 4 – 447 yds

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A slight right-to-left dogleg par 4, a second shot of over 200 yards is needed to score on an inviting green.

Hole 8 Par 5 – 508 yds

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The intimidating feature of a long stretch of water tests your nerve. Choosing the “opt-out” version of playing this hole can lead to trouble if you wander too far left; an out-of-bounds to the right and behind the green will punish severely the too-strong third shot.

Hole 9 Par 4 – 317 yds

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The premium here is on a solid drive. Then a good straight iron is needed to conquer this par – 4 on the summit of which is a three-tiered green guarded by trees and severe bunkers.

Hole 10 Par 4 – 342 yds

Hole 1 - Lee Valley Golf Club
From an elevated teeing area this tricky downhill left to right dogleg will demand delicacy in the extreme to tame an elevated green with no margin for error at the back.

Hole 11 Par 5 – 533 yds

Hole 1 - Lee Valley Golf Club
Another of the long Par 5′s with strategically placed fairway bunkers; a shot of extreme accuracy invites you to hold an elevated green.

Hole 12 Par 3 – 179 yds

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You are reduced to one shot to hit this green commanding you to carry all the way over the punishing water with difficulty on the left and the guarding bunkers on the right.

Hole 13 Par 4 – 382 yds

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You will be punished on the left on this testing par – 4 to avoid a right-side bunker and the “ring fort”. Overshoot this green at your peril.

Hole 14 Par 4 – 416 yds

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You may be temped to cut the corner of this extreme left-to-right dogleg – if you try it the “ring fort” may get you, if not, fairway bunkers lie in wait. A long belt of trees to the left requires an accurate iron to score at this hole.

Hole 15 Par 5 – 535 yds

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It’s a daunting enough task to complete the “ring fort” corner but to face the sheer expanse of this par-5 hole is indeed a challenge. Strategically placed water gives the faint-hearted an option of playing well to the right of the well trapped green.

Hole 16 Par 3 – 172 yds

Hole 1 - Lee Valley Golf Club
Dense woodland behind, water to the right and imposing bunkers in front demands perfect execution of this up-slope par-three.

Hole 17 Par 4 – 402 yds

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Position from drive is imperative with out-of-bounds on the left and wooded area on the right. Added to that, there is a destructive presence of the water to the left of the green and not much room behind.

Hole 18 Par 4 – 415 yds

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This sharp right-to-left dogleg par-4 holes requires a testing tee-shot to meet the challenge of the championship finishing hole. The brave who go to cut the corner have to contend with lurking fairways bunkers; you need to execute a good iron to avoid the punishing traps to the sloping green.