Hole 4

Along with the stunning water views at Mornington, are a number of holes that are memorable for their difficulty – such as the 4th, which many find to be the hardest hole on the course to par.

From the tee, the challenge is a tree-lined fairway that is narrow and angled severely to the left. Hitting the fairway with your tee shot is one thing, keeping your ball on the short grass is another.

Whether in the fairway or enjoying a decent lie in the rough, the second shot is even harder than the first. Not only is the approach shot uphill from a sidehill lie, the green is small and set beyond a nasty bunker on the left.

Whatever you do, don’t get too greedy on the approach – and take plenty of club.

Unusually for a hole like this, being long and right is actually a decent play as it leaves you with a relatively straightforward chip shot.

Even with the wind at your back, a par on the 4th hole is a great score – indeed, a green in regulation here is basically as good as a birdie.

Hole 4 Details

Mens Ladies
Par: 4 4
Distance: 380m 350m