Par 4 / 465 yards
How it played out in 2005:
Eagles: 0 Birdies: 19 Pars: 271 Bogeys: 158 Others: 23
The double green is the largest on the links, and getting there can be a challenge. Any hole with bunkers called Cat’s Trap, Lion’s Mouth and The Coffins should be taken seriously. Both readers were happy with fives.
IAN: 5 NEIL: 5
LUKE SAYS: “A long par 4 with bunkers you need to avoid down the left. Some even go left of them onto the 6th to give a better angle into the green, which has a big slope from the right. Par is a good score.”
PADRAIG SAYS: This is a stern drive which gives you lots of options. You can basically go left or right of the ominously-named Coffin bunkers in the middle of the fairway. Down the right is the bigger target, but your approach is unlikely to get closer than 50 feet from the pin from here because you’ll have a long second. The more aggressive play is to drive it down the left, but if you do that you’re flirting with the bunkers on the right of the 6th fairway. It’s a big, firm green with a lot of slope on it; and you very rarely see approach shots get inside 20 feet here.