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Hole 1 is a challenging opening hole that dog legs to the right requiring a good drive off the tee. Aim at the post in the fairway for a clear view into the green for the second shot.
The second is a reachable Par 5 for the longer hitters, but most will want to aim for the post in the fairway for a clear view into the green. Watch out for the green, it slopes heavily from right to left.
The third hole is a long par 4 that will require a good drive. Aim just left off the tree in the middle of the fairway. The green is well protected by bunkers, one of which is 6ft deep!
The first par 3 on the golf course requires accuracy. It’s slightly uphill and will require an extra club off the tee. Avoid going right as the steep bank will take the ball down the slope.
Hole 5 is the most picturesque hole on the golf course. The tee is the most elevated tee position in Hampshire giving some fantastic views. The fairway slopes from right to left so favour the right hand side with the drive. Don’t forget to take you photo and tag us @oldthorns!
This is a challenging Par 5 with out of bounds hugging the left side of the hole and water running down the right. There is a ditch across the fairway, so the ideal landing zone is just before the ditch.
Hole 7 is our second par 3. A relatively short hole with water protecting it. Be careful not to be drawn in by a front pin position and hit enough club to carry the water.
Hole 8 is a narrow par 4 with water down the right hand side. Ideal shot off the tee is just right of the tree. Venture too far left and you’ll be blocked out by trees and venture too far right and you’ll make a splash.
Hole 9 is a risk reward hole because it is a reachable par 4 if your brave enough to go for it. The green is protected by bunkers which makes it a challenging shot. If not, a good layup is just short of the first bunker for a full wedge shot in.
Hole 10 is the hardest par 3 on the golf course. Its a long and intimidating carry of the white tees with water short of the green. Plenty of club will be required to carry the water.
For a good score on hole 11 a good position off the tee is crucial. In the middle of the fairway short of the lake is the perfect shot and will leave a short shot into the green.
Hole 12 dog legs slightly to the right. Favour the left side of the fairway for the better view into the green on the second shot.
Hole 13 is a slight dog leg to the left. Favour the right hand side with the drive for a clear view into the green. Avoid the deep green side bunker at all costs.
Hole 14 is a picturesque tee shot through the trees to the narrow fairway. The green slopes heavily from back to front so avoid hitting it past the pin
Hole 15 at just 264yds off the back tees is a reachable par 4 for longer hitters. The uphill slope and dog leg left makes the drive not for the faint hearted. The safe shot here would be layup to the fairway and have a short shot up to the green. Watch out for the 2 tiered green which can make for a very tricky putt.
Hole 16 is a tough par 3. Hitting the green is crucial and favouring the right side is ideal as the green slopes heavily from right to left.
Hole 17 is a Par 5 at 489yds, a good shot off the tee will give an opportunity to hit the green in two. The ideal drive lands to the right hand side of the bunkers.
Hole 18 is stoke index 1 and the hardest hole on the golf course. It dog legs slightly to the left, so favour the right hand side of the fairway for a clear shot into the green