Returning home, this hole requires a good solid drive down the centre of the fairway if you are to get home in two. Out of Bounds on the right, large trees on the left, a dyke, cross bunkers and a lake on the left all add to the notoriety of this hole and justify its stroke 1 status. A wood or long iron second into a well protected green on all sides needs to be achieved if a four is your aim.
The Pro’s View
Another long par 4, but I tend to take my 3 wood off the tee here, to keep my ball short of the cross-ditch that is in the left and right rough right on my driving length. It does leave me with a slightly longer shot to a difficult green to hit, surounded by bunkers, but its just how I see it. A rescue club or long iron usually gets me to the green. 2 putts and I’m a happy man. Make 4 on the 14th at Hornsea and it feels like a birdie.
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