Fairhaven Golf Club Score Card Documents
Fairhaven Golf Club Score Card
|Hole||Blue Yards||White Yards||Yellow Yards||Par||SI||Red Yards||Par||SI|
1st - 518 yds - Par 5
Listed and described in ‘Golf World’ as one of the top ten opening holes in Great Britain & Ireland. In many ways this past Open Championship final qualifying course’s opener is the perfect par 5. The drive must be straight to avoid bunkers on either side of the fairway; the second shot must favour the right to avoid more fairway bunkers on the left, leaving a short pitch into a well protected green.
2nd - 185 yds - par 3
A testing short hole played to a green sloping from back to front and protected by bunkers on both sides.
3rd - 506 yds - par 5
A sporty tee shot either over the left edge of the bushes or around the dog leg sets up the hole for longer hitters to reach in two. The more conservative player will be left with a tricky approach to an awkwardly shaped green.
4th - 445 yds - par 4
A good straight drive is vital at this hole which may well be the hardest par 4 on the course, especially if the wind is blowing.
5th - 185 yds - par 3
An excellent par 3, where club selection is all important. The green and surrounds have some subtle slopes.
6th - 373 yds - par 4
Bunkers make this hole a tough challenge. A bold tee shot between the bunkers will leave a short iron to the green. Alternatively, play short of the bunkers to leave a longer, more difficult, second shot. Cross bunkers short of the green appear to shorten the approach shot.
7th - 351 yds - par 4
Avoid the deep bunkers on the right and this could be a birdie hole, enter them and be thankful of a single putt par.
8th - 393 yds - par 4
A really good par 4, requiring two good straight shots to find the green. A wayward drive will be punished and the bunkers and mounds around the green will attract poor approach shots.
9th - 360 yds - par 4
Risk the bunkers on the right to set up a short second or play safe from the tee leaving a longer iron to the green.
10th - 205 yds - par 3
The most difficult par 3 on the course. Pick the right club, make your best swing and trust that your ball will land on the long narrow green, which if missed either left or right will provide a challenging recovery.
11th - 499 yds - par 5 (Whites Only)
A lovely driving hole, the out of bounds on the right catches those who try to cut too much off the corner of the dog-leg. A straight second is vital to avoid the staggered fairway bunkers. Long hitters can reach in two.
12th - 381 yds - par 4
A re-designed left-to-right shaped hole, be mindful of the left-to-right prevailing wind, the green presenting a good target at which to aim.
13th - 381 yds - par 4
Drive up to the fairway bunkers to leave a straight shot to the green. The longer hitter could risk driving over the bunkers to leave a shorter second shot, either way your second requires great judgement to a green sloping from back to front. One of the more difficult greens to putt on.
14th - 363 yds - par 4
Drive right of the fairway bunker to leave a straight shot down the green. The longer hitter could risk driving over the bunker to leave a shorter second shot, but either way your second shot requires great judgement to a green sloping from front to back. Another challenging green for putting.
15th - 499 yds - par 5
A par 5 with all the trouble visible from the raised teeing ground, be mindful of the small bunkers on the right when driving. The entrance of the green is narrow and well protected by bunkers.
16th - 474 yds - par 4
The most generous looking of the par 5s and should not trouble the long straight hitter who can reach the green in two. However, a wayward drive or second shot can find trouble both left and right.
17th - 158 yds - par 3
A super little par 3, the shortest on the course, with a raised green surrounded by deep bunkers. It is important to take note of the wind direction as the green is more exposed than the tee.
18th - 513 yds - par 5
A classic finishing hole, it can reward the brave and punish the nervous. For long hitters a good line is over the right edge of the left-hand bunkers. This brings the green into range for a second shot, which must be hit straight to avoid trees, bunkers and the out of bounds.