Unless there is a strong southerly wind blowing, the 8th hole provides long hitters with a great chance at birdie. You’ll need two well struck shots however, and to take care around what is a fairly tricky green site.
From the tee the fairway leans toward trees running down the left hand side, so a fade is favoured, or a drive played accurately up the right side. The second half of the fairway is also angled from right to left, and dominated by tall trees that guard the inside corner of the dogleg. Drawing your ball around these trees and feeding onto the green from distance is a great feeling, and provides your best opportunity at a sub-par score.
Don’t leave your approach shot dangling high and right, however, as the small, circular putting surface is angled noticeably to the left, and lightning quick when chipping or pitching from above.
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