Course Overview

Our 10 hole course is located in beautiful parkland adjacent to Oakerthorpe Woods and offers not only superb views across local countryside but also a well kept and challenging layout that can be appreciated by all levels of golfer. Our greens are among the best in the county.

Towards the end of 2019 we moved to a new course layout that incorporates a new par 5 as the third and thirteenth holes, adding around 500 yards to the course.

You will now start your round on the ‘old 10th’ tee which is situated behind the Clubhouse and green keepers workshop. Check out the map here for details of the new course route.

New course signage has been installed and new scorecards are also available, see an example below.

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Course Flyover Videos

Hole 1, Outward Bound, Par 4, 398 yards, Stroke 4

Players View

A long start to the round. Aim for the pole at the top of the hill. From there it’s a long shot to a green set across the fairway. Bunkers await the under hit shot to the green. An over hit approach leaves a difficult pitch to a green sloping away from you. You’ll be happy to take a 4 or 5 here.

Professional Views

Driver or 3 wood over the tree on the left hand corner of the fairway should find the fairway but will leave a mid to long iron into the green and if windy even a wood. Small green sloping from right to left, nightmare if its dry, so the bunker left can be a good idea. Watch those putts curve.

Hole 2, Oakerthorpe Way, Par 4, 404 yards, Stroke 6

Players View

A gentle dogleg to the right. Hit to the top of the ridge, or for the bigger hitters drive over the right hand oak tree to find the centre of the fairway. A second shot to a narrow saucer shaped green. Run offs to both left or right demand an accurate approach. The green slopes from back to front.

Professional View

Dog-leg right, Driver over the tree or 3 wood just to the left of it. Find the fairway and a precise second is needed with mid to long irons as there is a run off all around the green. Quite a long green so potentially some long putts, you may have to pivot.

Hole 3, The Road Hole, Par 5, 499 yards, Stroke 10

Players View

This is the first chance to play the par 5. Around 240 yards to reach the trees at the end of the fairway. Then an accurate shot needed to get across the road. Keep to the right hand side of the fairway to get the best approach to the green that slopes from front to back. Aim to the left hand side of the green to avoid the bunker on the front right. A tricky pitch back if you are long.

Professional View

The marker post is the target. If you are long then a fade or shot down the right would be best. Decision time, play short right into the gap or…. go for the green over the trees, the landing area widens. The Green slopes away from you, beware.

Hole 4, The Funnel, Par 3, 226 yards, Stroke 12

Players Views

A long downhill par 3. There’s more space than you can see from the tee. Watch out for the bunker to the front right of the green. The green slopes from left to right.

Professional View

A long iron/rescue, sometimes a 3 wood as the wind can be against. Being long is better than being short, the silver birch is the aim point. Green size can make a two-putt attractive. 3 is a good score and walk on.

Hole 5, Over t' Pond, Par 3, 177 yards, Stroke 14

Players View

This par 3 plays longer than it looks into the prevailing wind. A pond to the front left of the green is to be avoided. The green slopes from right to left. A tricky chip or putt if you are above the hole.

Professional View

Mid to long iron, dependant on the wind and marker position. If you are going to miss, miss left as the green slopes a lot from right to left so a pitch up the green is easier.

Hole 6, Bombhole, Par 4, 420 yards, Stroke 2

Players View

A tough tee shot on this long par 4, usually with wind into your face. Out of bounds to your left and a deep hollow to clear on your right plus a ditch to avoid. The ideal position is left centre of the fairway to give clear sight of the green that is uphill from you. A long shot into a flat green. A four is always a good score here.

Professional View

From the back tees, Driver, from the front tees 3 wood as there is no benefit in being too close to the Rabbit warren if you miss the fairway right. If you are too close you can’t get over the trees. The fairway is hog backed so a good shot can run left into the semi, (Keep Calm) and carry on. The green is small, the miss is slightly right to avoid the bunker left.

Hole 7, Leafy Hollow, Par 3, 105 yards, Stroke 18

Players View

A downhill par 3. The green slopes from right to left off the white and red tees. Make sure you take enough club to clear the bunker in front of you. A birdie chance for the accurate iron player.

Professional View

Walk forward to pick a tree to aim at, as you can’t see the green and there are bunkers left and right. Dependant on the wind and tee markers, wedge to an 8 iron. Pitch the green and it will stop as the descent angle is so steep. Possible birdie hole.

Hole 8, Round the Corner, Par 4, 266 yards, Stroke 16

Players View

A risk and reward hole. Longer hitters can consider cutting the corner over the out of bounds of to reach the green. The conventional route on this dogleg is a drive up the hill to the top of the fairway, avoiding the hollow on the left hand corner. From there its only 100 yards to a green that slopes from front to back. Watch out for the bunkers that guard each side of the green.

Professional View

You can drive this green but only if you can clear all the trees on the left as you will be aiming on the Edge of the O/B from a tee which is very low compared to the green and would probably need a three wood to get enough height. A rescue or long iron to the top of the hill leaves you with a wedge or sand iron in. Good birdie chance.

Hole 9, Bluebell Wood, Par 4, 398 yards, Stroke 8

Players View

A longer downhill hole that favours a draw for the right hander. The fairway slopes from left to right. Alternatively you hit over the woods to reach the fairway. A well placed bunker will catch those on the right hand side. Cross bunkers are also in play for the longer hitters off the tee. There is out of bounds to the left of the fairway nearer the green. Tricky bunkering on the left is also a no go area. The green slopes slightly from front to back.

Professional Views

To hit this fairway you have to either draw the ball or hit it over the corner of the trees at almost their highest point, 3 wood is good. Fairway runs away from you and to the right. A solid drive will leave you with a mid- iron into the green which also runs away so unless you are confident to carry the ball to the green a little short often runs on. New green, subtle borrows.

Hole 10, Mac's Bridge, Par 4, 263 yards, Stroke 15

Players View

A birdie chance for the long hitter who can reach this green. A ditch across the fairway is a hazard for the shorter drive. Trees on the right attract a ball not hit far enough left off the tee. A well hit drive leaves a wedge to the green that is uphill and deeper than it appears to be. A tricky sloping green awaits you.

Professional View
Only 266yds driver or 3 wood at the green bunkers don’t really matter, great birdie chance.

Hole 11, Another Chance, Par 4, 411 yards, Stroke 1

Players View

Aim for the pole at the top of the hill. From there it’s a long shot to a green set across the fairway. Bunkers await the under hit shot to the green. An over hit approach leaves a difficult pitch to a green sloping away from you. You’ll be happy to take a 4 or 5 here.

Professional Views

Driver or 3 wood over the tree on the left hand corner of the fairway should find the fairway but will leave a mid to long iron into the green and if windy even a wood. Small green sloping from right to left, nightmare if its dry, so the bunker left can be a good idea. Watch those putts curve.

Hole 12, Swallows Reach, Par 4, 396 yards, Stroke 5

Players View

A gentle dogleg to the right. Hit to the top of the ridge, or for the bigger hitters drive over the right hand oak tree to find the centre of the fairway. A second shot to a narrow saucer shaped green. Run offs to both left or right demand an accurate approach. The green slopes from back to front.

Professional View

Dog-leg right, Driver over the tree or 3 wood just to the left of it. Find the fairway and a precise second is needed with mid to long irons as there is a run off all around the green. Quite a long green so potentially some long putts, you may have to pivot.

Hole 13, Cottage Garden, Par 5, 508 yards, Stroke 9

Players View

This is another chance to play the par 5. Around 240 yards to reach the trees at the end of the fairway. Then an accurate shot needed to get across the road. Keep to the right hand side of the fairway for the the best approach to the green that slopes from front to back. Aim to the left hand side of the green to avoid the bunker on the front right. A tricky pitch back if you are long.

Hole 14, Tree Line, Par 3, 224 yards, Stroke 11

Players View

A long downhill par 3. More space than you can see from the tee. Watch out for the bunker to the front right of the green. The green slopes from left to right.

Hole 15, Pond Reach, Par 3, 166 yards, Stroke 13

Players View

The tee shot here restricts your view to the right part of the green. There is more space that you can see. The green slopes from right to left. It’s a tricky chip or putt if you are above the hole.

Hole 16, Buzzards, Par 4, 411 yards, Stroke 3

Players View

A shorter drive than on the sixth hole, but it still presents the same problems. Out of bounds to your left and a deep hollow to clear on your right plus a ditch to avoid. The ideal position is left centre of the fairway to give clear sight of the green that is uphill from you. A long shot into a flat green. A four is always a good score here.

Hole 17, Woodpecker Way, Par 4, 389 yards, Stroke 7

Players View

A positive drive needed as you approach the end of your round. The fairway slopes from left to right. You can hit over the woods to reach the fairway. A well placed bunker will catch those on the right hand side. Cross bunkers are also in play for the longer hitters off the tee. There is out of bounds to the left of the fairway nearer the green. Tricky bunkering on the left is also a no go area. The green slopes slightly from front to back.

Hole 18, The Clubhouse, Par 4, 263 yards, Stroke 17

Players View

A final chance to improve your score for the long hitter who can reach this green. A ditch across the fairway is a hazard for the shorter drive. Trees on the right attract a ball not hit far enough left off the tee. From the fairway it’s a wedge to the green that is uphill and deeper than it appears to be. A tricky sloping green awaits you.