A generous fairway welcomes your first shot of the day, keep your drive up on the right side of the fairway and let it feed down into the centre. Your second shot, although with a mid iron, is a visually deceptive one, it appears shorter than it actually plays. It takes a brave player to land the ball on the back shelf of the green. Even when you are on the green it is not a guaranteed two putt.
This hole provides you with an opportunity to get one back on the course as a short par 5. However accuracy is at a premiumwith a fairway bunker to the right. Out of Bounds runs up the left side of the hole and trees will catch you out on the right. Once on the fairway you will be able to lay up to your perfect wedge distance or for the longer hitters an opportunity to go for the green in two. Once on the green this difficult green makes for tough test to take full advantage of your birdy chance.
Hopefully you are now prepared to tackle the tricky 5th tee shot!! A classic risk/reward shot, and one, which if taken on must be committed to. The longer hitter, if they so choose, can hit the tee shot across the trees leaving a short pitch onto into the green, but for the player who has to take the longer route a carefully placed tee shot is required to avoid the trees on the left and the out of bounds on the right. This leaves a second shot of around 200 yards, which has to be threaded between the trees to leave a simple pitch up to the green.
The 6th hole requires an accurate tee shot up the left side which will bounce round to the right. The bigger hitters must be aware of the fairway bunker in the middle of the fairway, and if found will prevent you from hitting this reachable par 5 in two. The second shot must be aimed up the left side as anything right will leave you in heavy rough. The green is also guarded by numerous bunkers.
This picturesque par 3 looks out over the Surrey hills but dont let that take your mind away from your game, as this is a very long and difficult hole that requires a solidly struck long iron or wood but accuracy is vital if you are to find the putting surface. Too long however is where the trouble lies with out of bounds lurking!
This is a good par 5 up the hill with out of bounds all up the left of this hole. Bunkers guard the right side and a bail out tee shot can punish the weak. The line for the second shot is just to the left of the right hand fairway bunker on the hill. This will leave you a simple pitch to a relatively flat green.
The 10th hole will look pretty simple on the tee but be aware of the fairway trap and heavy rough on the left side as this gathers up many golf balls, The second shot is slightly downhill so be careful with your club selection. This green has many undulations and a two putt will be a job well done!!
The 12th hole is not as tranquil as it appears, although set in a quiet part of the course, the pond is there to collect the errant tee shot and not only for beauty. Beware though, an over safe shot played too far to the right from the tee will be caught by one of the bunkers. Now you have a really frightening shot out with the the green running away from you and water waiting to gather your ball. Par is a good score on this hole!!
This requires a good straight tee shot that will automatically bounce to the left, the bunker is also well placed and may stop the longer hitter in his tracks. The second shot is slightly round to the right and very much uphill. For the average golfer this is a three shot par 5 onto a green that is heavily guarded with bunkers waiting to eat up those loose third shots!!
The 16th can be played in two ways, the long and brave take the tee shot over the crest of the hill and leave themselves a tricky downhill lie for their second shot. But the majority will leave a blind second shot, hitting over the hill and down towards the green so a well picked out line is needed to ensure that your ball does not run into any trouble.
Another Par 3, the 17th hole is one of the best holes on the course. Tall trees flank the hole, which creates a natural theatre, but it makes club selection difficult because of the swirling wind. Selecting the right club is crucial because this small green has out of bounds on the left and a water hazard on the right, get out of there with a par and most players would be proud