| Thursday, 22 February 2018
About Hole 1
A drive up the left hand side of the fairway opens up the entrance to the green. Beware of the pot bunker hidden left of the green.
About Hole 2
A shot missing short will be gathered into one of the three bunkers, a narrow front to back green. A little long is better than short. Club Selection is key.
About Hole 3
Uphill drive, best to play left of the marker pole. A narrow and long green. Club selection is important as a 2 putt will be tough on the green which slopes front to back.
About Hole 4
A well-guarded green, strong crosswinds can make club selection difficult. Missing long right will be punished by a large gorse bush!
Ovingdean Hollow - Hole 5
About Hole 5
Short but tricky par 5, two long fairway wood shots should leave a short approach to the large green. All second shots will run from right to left and filter into the fairway bunker.
About Hole 6
A long straight par 5. Be careful of the pond off the White Tee. Second shot should be placed short of the cross bunkers. The big hitters will be able to carry these for their second shot leaving a pitch shot into a green which slopes from back to front. Be short of the hole with your approach to leave an uphill putt.
About Hole 7
A short but challenging par 3. Any shot hit short will gather into a deep bunker short right of the green. A very long green so club selection is important. A tough hole especially with strong crosswinds!
About Hole 8
A tough hole, play to the corner of the dogleg. Avoid the fairway bunker from the tee shot. The approach shot plays uphill so make sure you take one extra club.
About Hole 9
A very demanding par 4, 429 yards all uphill! An accurate drive is required as Out of Bounds is right and deep rough is left. The approach shot plays up hill to a raised green therefore club selection is key.
Carry The Valley - Hole 10
About Hole 10
A long par 3 to begin the back 9, any shot landing just short of the green will bounce onto the putting surface. But be aware of the bunkers guarding the entrance to the green.
About Hole 11
The tee shot should favour the left side of the fairway. The second shot needs to avoid the fairway bunkers to leave an approach shot which needs to be hit onto the correct tier for the best chance of a birdie.
About Hole 12
A dogleg from right to left. Avoid the fairway bunker to give you the easiest approach shot which plays downhill to a green which sits below you, make sure you have the correct club in your hand!
About Hole 13
The tee shot should favour the right hand side of the fairway as the contours will feed the ball to the left. A good birdie chance but beware of the bunkers that guard the green.
About Hole 14
An accurate tee shot is required as gorse bushes are left and Out of Bounds is right. Two greenside bunkers guard the entrance to the green which slopes away from the player.
About Hole 15
A good birdie chance for the long hitter. Hole 15 requires a tee shot favouring the right side of the fairway which slopes from right to left. The second shot needs to avoid the deep grass pit. Once this has been achieved the player will face a short approach shot into a flat green.
Carrera's Carry - Hole 16
About Hole 16
Club selection can be difficult in cross winds. A short hole but beware of the bunkers short of the green.
Bridle Crossing - Hole 17
About Hole 17
A very tough hole into the wind. The tee shot should be hit up the left as the fairway slopes from left to right with Out of Bounds on the Right. A well struck approach shot is required to carry the deep grass pit. Beware, bunkers guard the front of the green and gorse bushes will catch any ball long!
About Hole 18
A great finishing hole. A great opportunity to sign the day off with a birdie! The tee shot should be hit left of the marker pole. The fairway slopes downhill and from left to right. A second shot avoiding the fairway bunkers will leave a short approach shot giving you the best chance of a birdie!