A short but tricky par 4 to start your round, with trouble either side of the fairway and a stream running through the middle. The green is raised and protected by well placed bunkers and there is nothing for going long.Pro's Tip
Risk and reward strategy. Bigger hitters can carry the stream but due to the slight dog leg in the fairway bring a bunker into play but does leave a much easier second shot if successful. The safe approach is to lay up before the stream leaving roughly a 150 yard approach shot into the green. Ignore the flag position and always aim for the large landing zone to the left of the green.
A long par 4 that is the hardest hole on the course with a very daunting tee shot from the championship tees. The hole shapes left to right with the green hidden from sight from the tee by the tree line down the right hand side. The green slopes front to back and is guarded by two bunkers, one being the biggest bunker on the course. Behind the green is out of boundsPro's Tip
Left hand side of the fairway is pivotal on this tee shot to open up the green There is more room than you think to the left, only trees and a chip out await you if you go right. The green runs from the front right to the back left, most approach shots will run down so try and land on the front of the green to allow for the slope
First of the par 3's and a lovely feature hole of the course with a pond located just short of the green to the right hand side. A generous green awaits that slopes back to front, so slippery putts await if you go past the pinPro's Tip
An accurate tee shot is required with the pond to your right and trees to the left of the hole.
A short, narrow par 4 that runs slightly right to left with a thick tree line both left and right of the fairway. The small green that is a horseshoe shape, wrapped around a bunker to the front and another bunker running parallel behind.Pro's Tip
The pin placement can dictate your approach to this hole. If the pin is on the right hand side of the green a good drive will leave a smooth wedge into the widest part of the green, or a flick for the bigger hitters, or maybe even drive the green. If the pin is located to the left or behind the pin the landing area is very small and your approach shot may have to come in over the bunker at the front. Laying back off the tee and leaving a longer full shot is probably the best approach. Moreover, taking away the trouble left and right off the tee
The first of only two par 5's on the course and the longest hole on the course measuring nearly 500 yards of the tee. A wide fairway awaits you on the tee and the hole does play downhill for your second shots so is reachable in two with two solid blows. There are well placed fairway bunkers meaning lay ups need to be accurate and a large bunker protecting the green to the left. The green is narrow but wide and runs left to rightPro's Tip
Birdie time!!! A generous fairway from the tee gives you the confidence to grip it and rip it from the tee. From a good drive the green is reachable in two for the bigger hitters, but if you lay up make sure you are short of the fairway bunkers to the right.
A long par 4 awaits you on the 6th with a narrow fairway guarded by out of bounds right and trees to the left. There are also two well placed fairway bunkers, one to the right of the fairway and a large one running across the middle of the fairway for the bigger hitters. The green is guarded, not that it needs it by two deep bunkers to the right and a large single bunker to the left. The hardest green on the course.Pro's Tip
Hitting the fairway is a must for this hole. With out-of-bounds right, plus thick tree line both left and right, if you don't you will be blocked out for your second. The green is this holes biggest defense, a viscous slope back to front, and left to right. Try and leave yourself under the hole with your approach shot. A 4 is birdie on this hole
The longest of the par 3's and hardest. The hole has a large green that is on two levels, guarded by a deep bunker to right. The back of the green is lower than the front and has a small trench around the edgePro's Tip
A solid tee shot is required for this long par 3. The hole plays much easier when the pin is located at the front. Missing the green left leaves a very delicate downhill chip, missing right leaves an easier chip shot up hill but out-of-bounds then comes into play.
A long, straight par 4 awaits. The hole is tree lined both left and right and has some well placed dry bunkers located up the right hand side all the way to the green. The green is a two tiered green sloping back to front with bunkers located left and rightPro's Tip
A good drive down the left hand side of the fairway will avoid the dry bunkers down the right and the tree line between the 8th and the 9th fairways. The green slopes back to front to try to land your approach shot under the hole, do not short side yourself by missing left or right
The 9th hole tends to reward the shorter hitters, as the hole gets tighter towards the top of the hill. The approach shot his down the hill towards a tricky green that is shaped like an upside down saucer.Pro's Tip
Although this is a long par 4, especially from the championship tees, an accurate drive, rather than a long drive is key. Trouble awaits both left and right of this hole so keep the ball in play.
The last of the par 3 holes and the course and the most picturesque of the three. From a guarded tee the hole opens up to a green surrounded by bunkers and ditches.Pro's Tip
An accurate mid/long iron into the heart of the green is needed, bunkers and a ditch await the errant shot. Check the wind direction when leaving the 9th green as the tee is set back and guarded so the wind is often stronger than you think
One of the hardest holes on the course. The hole has a 90 degree dog leg to the right from the tee, if that wasn't difficult enough there is out of bounds to the right, a water hazard and greenside bunkers to deal with. A tricky raised green awaits with plenty of subtle slopes awaits.Pro's Tip
This can be played the easy way or the hard way. The longer hitters may be drawn into cutting the corner. Whilst the sensible play is to play the hole as it was meant to be played. It is a bigger hit than you think!
The 12th hole is a slight dog leg to the left, once over the hill it is downhill towards a smallish green surrounded by bunkers.Pro's Tip
The further left you go off the tee the shorter the hole, but brings a lot of trouble and out of bounds into play. There is more room to the right than you think and will open up the green for your approach shot.
One of the signature holes on the course, and one of the hardest, the 13th isn't the longest of par 4's but with a narrow green set back in the trees accuracy is needed from the tee. From the set back tee a sweeping fairway, guarded by thick trees left and right awaits. Strategically placed bunkers up the right hand side of the fairway await the bigger hittersPro's Tip
This hole rarely rewards the brave. Keep you tee shot down the left centre of the fairway and trust your distances with the approach.
The 14th hole is the only hole on the course that does not have any sand bunkers to catch you out. That being said this is a long par 4 with out of bounds right so there is still enough to contend with. The green is slightly set back to the right hand side and guarded by trees, and like the majority of the greens at Sandhill the pin can be put in some very tricky placesPro's Tip
Don't be scared by the out of bounds right, there is plenty of room to the left, and this will also improve your line towards the green.
The 15th plays longer than it actual yardage as it is uphill. Strategically placed fairway bunkers await an errant tee shot. One of the hardest and quickest greens awaits your approach shot. The greens severely slopes back to front, so try and leave yourself under the hole.Pro's Tip
Short of the green with your approach is always better than long.
The 16th has a straight but narrow fairway. Three bunkers up the right hand side of the fairway await the longer and more daring players, along with trees left and right of the fairway to catch an errant tee shot.Pro's Tip
Keeping the ball in play is key on this hole, especially from the championship tee. A little fade up the left hand side of the fairway is perfect, don't be afraid to leave yourself a longer second shot to make sure you are playing from the short stuff.
Easiest hole on the course and a birdie awaits. A driveable par4 at 240 yards, but although there is a good chance of a birdie, there is also the chance of a big number. The hole has several well placed bunkers, and thick rough and trees are just beyond the hole if you go long.Pro's Tip
Grip it and rip it! You could choose to lay up from the tee, but with all of the fairway bunkers why not have a crack. Just make sure the green is clear first
A birdie, birdie finish could be on the cards with the short par 4 17th and the par 5 18th to finish. The hole dog legs to the left back towards the clubhouse, but the fairway also slopes right to left. There is out of bounds down the left hand side and a reachable fairway bunker up the right for the bigger hitters, so again an accurate tee shot is needed. The hole plays uphill from the tee, but then downhill towards the green. The green itself is large and is guarded by a bunker to the left.Pro's Tip
The fairway slopes right to left, so aim up the right hand side and let the ball roll down into the middle. If you are going for the hole in two or laying up the ball for your second shot is more than likely going to be above your feet so aim right.