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Course Guide
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Hole 1

Hole 1

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 360 4 9
Yellow 360 4 9
Red 353 4 9
Hole Plan 1

About Hole 1

A drive down the left centre of the fairway keeps you away from the two bunkers and the trees which encroach on the right hand side of the fairway. There is a false front to this green, so take a little more club with your approach shot to get the ball nicely onto the middle of the green. The putting green is one of the more contoured greens on the course.

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Hole 2

Hole 2

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 167 3 17
Yellow 167 3 17
Red 151 3 15
Hole Plan 2

About Hole 2

The first of 5 excellent par 3 holes at Stratford on Avon golf club, the yardage at 167 yards belies the difficulty of this hole. With the prevailing wind off the right, be careful as the trees on the right often prevent the wind from moving the ball. The greenside bunker on the right will catch plenty of shots on this hole. Aim inside the bunker and with enough club to reach the back third of the green. This is where the green is at its widest.

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Hole 3

Hole 3

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 393 4 13
Yellow 381 4 13
Red 373 4 3
Hole 3 Plan

About Hole 3

The start of 3 tough par 4 holes, the 3rd is a very straight and quite often downwind. A drive towards the right of centre is ideal and the second shot will feed in from the left of the green. The real feature here is the tier in the green which runs diagonally from middle left to back right. This makes the challenge of the approach shot and the putting, particularly challenging. Making sure you are on the correct level is paramount if you are to walk away with just two putts, or better.

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Hole 4

Hole 4

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 418 4 1
Yellow 404 4 1
Red 342 4 13
Hole 4 Plan

About Hole 4

Probably the hardest hole on the course. The tee shot is without doubt the key here. Bunkers guard the left side of the fairway and out of bounds is on the right. Add to that the right to left shape of the hole and the prevailing wind coming from the left and this is one to watch. The ideal tee shot should be struck just to the right of the bunkers on the left. Once you have done this, the second shot is a little bit more straightforward and the green is one of the widest and flattest on the course, giving you an easier finish than the start of the hole.

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Hole 5

Hole 5

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 400 4 5
Yellow 392 4 5
Red 388 4 1
Hole 5 Plan

About Hole 5

The third of three superb par 4 holes, the drive needs to be aimed for the far left fairway bunker. Only the very longest drivers can reach this hazard, so if you fall into this category, a 3 wood or hybrid is the choice off the tee. The second shot presents the difficulty here as the green has a water feature to its left. A well struck approach to the right/centre of the green is required to reach the green safely. Miss the green on the right and you face a treacherous downhill pitch towards the water.

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Hole 6

Hole 6

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 185 3 15
Yellow 178 3 15
Red 133 3 17
Hole 6 Plan

About Hole 6

The 2nd of 5 par 3 holes, the 6th hole usually plays into the wind, making it play significantly longer than the yardage on the card. The green is narrow and exceptionally long. From front to back there could be as much as 3 clubs difference. This hole is a great challenge and if you score a 3 or better here, you are really making up ground on your competitors.

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Hole 7

Hole 7

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 483 5 7
Yellow 477 5 7
Red 399 5 7
Hole 7 Plan

About Hole 7

The first par 5 on the course and it’s a beauty. The hole curves round from left to right. Choosing your strategy is important here as you need to be in the right place to play your approach shot. Ideally for most players, this should be from the right/centre of the fairway, which opens up all the pin positions. There is a swale which runs around the back half of this green so care must be taken to avoid that because of the extremely difficult up and down it leaves.

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Hole 8

Hole 8

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 362 4 3
Yellow 359 4 3
Red 334 4 5
Hole 8 Plan

About Hole 8

Quite simply, a beautiful par 4. The hole is a left to right dog-leg and the place to aim off the tee is the left/ centre of the fairway. There is a marker post you can use for a line which will help. If you get this right the line to the green is one of the most attractive on the golf course. The green is then quite heavily contoured, especially towards the rear of the green which makes putting more difficult but fun. Altogether, a great hole.

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Hole 9

Hole 9

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 378 4 11
Yellow 360 4 11
Red 340 4 11
Hole 9 Plan

About Hole 9

This is another superb par 4 and the tightest drive on the whole course. Our flagpole makes a superb aiming point, but you really need to commit to your drive here as the trees on both sides really do encroach. The approach shot towards the clubhouse is a very nice view and it’s a great place to hole a putt as you are in full view of everyone inside the clubhouse.

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Hole 10

Hole 10

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 152 3 18
Yellow 150 3 18
Red 149 3 12
Hole 10 Plan

About Hole 10

A super Par 3 with a daunting carry over a big dip, once excavated for gravel. This hole usually plays into the wind, so be sure to take an extra club or even two.

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Hole 11

Hole 11

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 367 4 12
Yellow 354 4 12
Red 336 4 8
Hole 11 Plan

About Hole 11

A dogleg par 4 with no bunkers from the tee, care needs to taken in order to place your ball left of centre on the fairway. There is a solitary tree on the corner of the dogleg which the long hitters either need to lay up from, or try and hit past. The green is best approached from the left as a bunker guards the front and right of the green. Once you are on the green there is a good chance of making a putt as it is one of our flatter greens, here at Stratford.

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Hole 12

Hole 12

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 479 5 2
Yellow 470 5 2
Red 436 5 2
Hole 12 Plan

About Hole 12

The unique part of this par 5 hole is that it is a double dogleg. The first part is left to right band the second is right to left. Therefore, strategy is all important. Out of bounds flanks the right side of the fairway and particularly thick trees guard the left. Up by the green there is a water feature on the right and overhanging trees on the left, meaning that the best approach is from the right of the fairway. Get through this hole without error and you’ve done extremely well.

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Hole 13

Hole 13

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 350 4 8
Yellow 341 4 8
Red 326 4 14
Hole 13 Plan

About Hole 13

Another superb par 4 which doglegs almost 90 degrees to the right. A risk and reward hole. Do you play left off the tee, leaving a longer approach shot, or do you take the trees on down the right and give yourself a much shorter approach. The green itself has a huge tier in the middle which separates the higher right half and the lower left half. Being on the right level is critical if you want to make a decent score here.

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Hole 14

Hole 14

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 213 3 14
Yellow 195 3 14
Red 168 3 16
Hole 14 Plan

About Hole 14

A long testing par 3, this hole would test the best players in the world. A long iron or wood is needed to hit this small target and then the green is very subtly sloped. Walk off with a par and you should be delighted.

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Hole 15

Hole 15

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 470 5 4
Yellow 459 5 4
Red 448 5 4

Hole 15 Plan

About Hole 15

A lovely par 5 hole which is very well guarded by tree and bunkers. Cross bunkers are placed in the fairway and it is often a difficult decision whether to attempt to carry them, or lay up with your second shot. Risk and reward is what is on offer here. If you do get over the bunkers, then you have an opportunity to attack the pin, but be careful as this is a heavily contoured green. Being on the correct side of the pin is critical to having a reasonable putt.

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Hole 16

Hole 16

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 150 3 16
Yellow 143 3 16
Red 115 3 18
Hole 16 Plan

About Hole 16

Quite simply, a beautiful par 3 and one with teeth. Only a well struck shot will find the surface here and with bunkers and steep slopes waiting for an errant tee shot, if you miss the green par is virtually impossible. This hole usually plays into the wind and the green is twice as wide at the back, as it is at the front. Try to take more club to reach this back portion and to combat the wind.

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Hole 17

Hole 17

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 475 5 6
Yellow 470 5 6
Red 417 5 6
Hole 17 Plan

About Hole 17

One of two par 5’s to finish and what a beauty. This is a left to right dogleg and the drive must be down the left. Once this has been achieved cross bunkers once again make us decide whether we want to attempt to carry them or lay up. The approach is to a two tier green and the back portion is like an upturned saucer. A great hole to look at and to play.

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Hole 18

Hole 18

Scorecard

Tee Yards Par S.I.
White 472 5 10
Yellow 464 5 10
Red 430 5 10
Hole 18 Plan

About Hole 18

A closing par 5 and one of the more difficult tee shots here at Stratford. With the wind coming off the left, but a heavily wooded area left of the fairway, the line is difficult. Any tee shot finishing on the fairway is a good shot. Out of bounds as well as cross bunkers play a pivotal role in the next shot and the approach to the green should ideally be played from the left as the green slopes right to left.

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