A straightforward opening hole, hitting the fairway will leave a medium iron to a green protected by 2 bunkers to the left and one to the right side of the green. Avoid going long as this will leave a very tricky chip!
A short dogleg par 4. Keep the tee shot to the right side of the fairway to avoid the trees which overhang the left hand side of the fairway. This will leave a short iron to a long narrow green. Longer hitters can go for the green, ideally hitting a draw off the marker post but beware of overdoing it.
A long par 4 that bends slightly right to left. A drive to the centre or right side of the fairway leaves a long iron or fairway wood to the green. Often best played as a 3 shot hole with the 2nd shot hit over the grass cross bunkers 100yds short of the green leaving a short pitch to the green still giving the chance of making a par.
Although only 170yds it is a tough target to hit. The tee shot is played through a fairly narrow avenue of trees. The green is protected by 3 bunkers to the left and 2 to the right of the green. Play to the front for a safe par or take on the pin and risk the Out of bounds over the wall, Club selection is key here.
The longest par 4 on the course and stroke index 1 hole. With out of bounds over the wall to the left and trees all the way up the right the tee shot is a test for any golfer. A three shot hole for most players so clearing the cross bunkers with your second shot is the key to setting up your approach. Pro tip – take enough club to make it up the steep slope at the front of the green!
This hole plays downhill with trees on both sides of the fairway. A really inviting tee shot and if played off the back tees gives a fantastic view of the Lakeland fells in the distance. Avoid the fairway bunker on the right of the fairway from the tee and this should leave a medium iron to a green protected by 3 bunkers. Try to avoid missing the green in the swale to the right of the green as this will leave a difficult up and down.
A right to left gentle dog leg. A tee shot to the centre right of the fairway will leave you in the perfect position to play to the green which slopes from front to back. Avoid hitting your approach past the flag as this will leave a lightning quick putt down the green!
A left to right dog leg played from an elevated tee. Avoid the 3 fairway bunkers on the right side of the fairway, ideally the tee shot will be to the left side of the fairway leaving a medium to short iron to the green. The slope to the left hand side can be used to feed balls back onto the green. 3 bunkers short and right protect the green so take enough club to clear them.
The 9th is probably one of the toughest par 3 holes you will play anywhere. At well over 200yds from the back tees the 9th is played downhill to an undulating narrow green. The best place to miss this green is short leaving a chip straight up the green. Any miss to the right or left will leave a tough chip. Make a par on this hole and you will be extremely happy.
The shortest par 3 on the course which can be anywhere in length from 93 yards to 135 yards from the back tees. Select the right club as missing the green will leave a difficult up and down. Avoid the front bunkers as they are the deepest on the course.
A downhill par 4 which slightly doglegs from left to right. A tee shot over or just left of the marker will leave a downhill short 2nd shot, a good birdie chance if the tee shot is on the fairway. Avoid the out of bounds to the left off the tee.
The Club's signature hole. A good tee shot to carry an ancient quarry is a must. The hole dog legs left and the approach to the green is a testing uphill shot. Try to reach the flatter part of the fairway off the tee to avoid a hanging lie which will make hitting the green a challenge! Bunkers left and right await any stray shot. A par 4 is a good result here.
A dogleg right to left with trees and water on the left side and out of bounds on the right. A tee shot to the centre or right side of the fairway (aim at the low spot in the wall) will leave a medium iron to a green protected by bunkers on the front left and right of the green. Use the ridge running through the green to help get your approach close.
A par 3 of just over 150yds from the back tees. Pay careful attention to the flag position and play to the wide part of the green as missing the green and leaving yourself short-sided will leave a tough up and down.
The first par 5 of your round, it is a slight dogleg from right to left. Hit towards the marker post. Longer hitters must beware of the ditch at 275 yards either playing short or taking on the carry. Avoiding the fairway bunker with the 2nd shot will leave a short pitch for your 3rd into a green which slopes away from you. Play it right and you may have a putt for birdie!
The last par 3 of the round. A long iron, hybrid or fairway wood required from the tee to a green which is difficult to hit. With bunkers to the left and a pot bunker to the right, playing for the front of the green is the best option, but beware anything short will be gathered by the slope to the right. Par 3 is always a good score here!
Aim for the marker from the tee, the ball will catch the down slope leaving a medium iron to the green. Aim your 2nd shot for the front and left side of the green to avoid the bunkers to the right. Often played into the wind, a par is a good score here.
The final hole of your round. A short par five with out of bounds to the right and trees to the left. A straight tee shot will give you a choice of laying up short of the bunkers which cross the fairway 50yds short of the green or clearing them and going for the green in 2. A good birdie chance to finish your round.