Par 4, stroke index 3 for men.
Par 5, stroke index 7 for ladies.
Blue tee 462, White tee 460, Yellow tee 456, Red tee 455.
1st tee is situated in front of the Clubhouse between the 18th and the 2nd greens. Narrow tree lined fairway with two bunkers half way up the fairway. Within the line of trees on the left running the full length of the fairway is a watercourse, which is a lateral hazard. Medium size green is protected by four bunkers and out of bounds over the bunker beyond the green and there is also a lateral hazard to the right of the green. A nervous tee shot for the fainthearted, as spectators in the clubhouse will be watching you.
Par 4, stroke index 15.
Blue tee 380, White tee 344, Yellow tee 330, Red tee 273.
Straight tee shot is a must from the elevated tee on this dogleg right hole to be in the ideal position for your approach shot to the green, as it has to carry over the public highway, over the lateral hazard, over the 11th fairway and over the public footpath. Trouble doesn’t stop there, as there are tall trees to the right over the lateral hazard and beyond the trees is yet another lateral hazard and to the right of this hazard is out of bounds all the way to the green. Slightly raised green is protected by three bunkers, one in front and two on the left of the green. Not as easy as the stroke index suggest.
Par 4, stroke index 11.
Blue tee 434, White tee 422, Yellow tee 410, Red tee 406.
Elevated tee where the tee shot has to carry 150 yard over the 8th green and the lateral hazard on to the shared fairway for this dogleg left hole. A bunker is placed in the middle of the fairway about 100 yards from the green. Either side of the fairway for your approach shot is tree lined. Green is protected by two bunkers, one on the left and one on the right. If you miss the green on the left, right or beyond by more than two yards your next shot may well be very difficult.
Par 4, stroke index 16.
Blue tee 262, White tee 257, Yellow tee 247, Red tee 236.
Elevated tee is backing on to St. Andrews hotel. Shortest par 4 on the course. Tee shot over the public highway and undergrowth with a carry of about 80yards to reach the wide and generous fairway. Left of the fairway is a line of bushes and beyond these bushes is out of bounds. Green, which slopes to the front is over a water hazard and situated by yet another public highway with out of bounds to the left and over the green. The green itself is protected by two bunkers one the left and one on the right. Many long hitters have found themselves in difficulties by attempting to go for the green in one.
Par 3, Stroke index 12.
Blue tee 230, White tee 192, Yellow tee 156, Red tee 111.
Tee shot must carry over undergrowth and a deep ravine almost up to this elevated green protected by four bunkers, two on each side of the green. The large green slopes to the front and putts from the back may easily go through the green. Tall trees on the left from tee to green may cause a hindrance to the left to right player. A tough par 3 in every sense of the word.
Par 4, Stroke index 6.
Blue tee 405, White tee 397, Yellow tee 392, Red tee 364.
From tee to the generously wide fairway is tree lined on both sides on this hole. Tee shot must clear a water hazard and the nursery from which there is relief without penalty. There is a public footpath crossing the fairway about 200 yards ahead from the tee. Approach shot is again along a fairway tree lined on both sides to a green protected by two bunkers, one on the front left and one on the front right. On this hole an average golfer may need a good chip and a putt to come away with a par.
Par 5, stroke index 7 for men.
Par 5, stroke index 5 for ladies.
Blue tee 450, White tee 443, Yellow tee 440, Red tee 420.
Once again a tree lined fairway with a bunker on the left about 220 yards from the tee. Carry from the tee over rough ground to reach the fairway is approximately 120 yards. Lateral hazard is up to the fairway on the right. Elevated green which slopes to the front, which is protected by four bunkers and the high handicapper will find it difficult to stop the ball on the green with the approach shot from 80 yards and beyond. This is a birdie hole for long hitting low handicappers.
Par 4 for men .
Par 5 for ladies, Stroke index 9.
Blue tee 403, White tee 400, Yellow tee 396, Red tee 382.
Elevated tee above the 4th green and backing on to the busy high street with curious onlookers who, perhaps, knows nothing about golf will stop and watch your every move from three yards away. Wide fairway with out of bounds on the right all the way to the green, and a bunker on the left about 200 yards from the tee. Approach shot is over a water hazard to a green protected by 3 bunkers, one on the left and two on the right. The green has a heavy slope from the back to the front. Wayward approach shot may find the trees on the left or finish out of bounds on the right.
Par 5, stroke index 5.
Blue tee 458, White tee 438, Yellow tee 434, Red tee 408.
New green opened in 2014 making the course into a par 71 golf course. Tee shot needs to be about 160 yards carry over rough ground and lateral hazard to reach the fairway. Inaccurate tee shot to the left may finish up in long grass under the tall trees leaving, perhaps, a chip back on to the fairway. Bunker is placed on the right hand side of the fairway about 220 yards from the tee. From the fairway next shot will be over a water hazard and over a tall solitary tree in the middle of the fairway. Lateral hazard on the left and a lateral hazard and out of bounds on the right demands accuracy. Green is protected by two bunkers, one on the front right and one beyond the green. Possibly a birdie hole for long and accurate hitters.
Par 4, Stroke index 10.
Blue tee 360, White tee 331, Yellow tee 310, Red tee 290.
Blue tee is on to the left of the 5th green and all other tees are on the right of it. Tee shot should carry over a water hazard and rough ground for about 80 yards on to the generous tree lined fairway. Approach shot on to this narrow but long green is over a lateral hazard and a public footpath. Green has one bunker to the right and any over hit shot to the right or over the green may find the player in out of bounds. Control and accuracy is of great importance when playing this hole.
Stroke index 2 for men,
Stroke index 4 for ladies.
Blue tee 441, White tee 438, Yellow tee 371, Red tee 368.
Last of the three Switzerland holes. This is the signature hole of the course. Daunting tee shot from an elevated tee over trees and undergrowth with a carry of about 120 yards to a narrow, undulating landing area of the fairway lined with tall trees on both sides. To clear the trees on the right and land on the ideal position on the shared fairway is a carry of about 250 yards from the tee. To the average golfer the tee shot must be placed on the right hand side of the fairway in order to avoid the jutting tree line on the left for the second shot. Generous green is protected by two bunkers, one on each side and any shot through the green and over the bank may end up in rough ground. A par on this hole for an average golfer would be a fine score.
Par 3. Stroke index 18.
Blue tee 175, White tee 168, Yellow tee 150, Red tee 117.
This hole is not as easy as the stroke index suggest. A wayward tee shot might find the trees on one side or the other. A shot to the right of this narrow green landing in the undergrowth may cause untold problems to the average golfer. The green which slopes from back to front and from right to left is protected by 4 bunkers, two on the left and two on the right. Putting downhill from the back or from the right of the green could be quite tricky for any golfer.
Par 3, stroke index 13.
Blue tee 229, White tee 221, Yellow tee 210, Red tee 184.
A long par 3, with trees on left and two bunkers on either sides of the green, slopes from right to left. Over the fence around the clubhouse is out of bounds. Water hazard on the left, half way down the fairway. Beyond the green may cause many problems to the average player but one penalty drop zone provided may be used in such situations. Not many birdies on this hole.
Par 5, stroke index 1.
Blue tee 544, White tee 539, Yellow tee 530, Red tee 485.
Dogleg left with a wide, tree lined fairway with no bunkers until the green and part of the fairway is shared with the 7th. Ideal tee shot should be long and straight to avoid the tree line on the left at the turn of the dogleg for your second shot. Approach shot is over a water hazard to the green protected by three bunkers, one on the left and two on the right. Beyond the green over the fence is out of bounds. Accuracy is of paramount importance to come away with a reasonable score on this tough par 5.
Par 3, stroke index 17.
Blue tee 129, White tee 121, Yellow tee 107, Red tee 99.
Tee to green is lined with tall trees and there is a 20 feet drop from the front of the green towards a lateral hazard below. Small green is protected by five bunkers, three narrow ones on the left, one on the right and one narrow bunker beyond the green. Finding the green with the tee shot is a must to avoid all the other difficulties surrounding this short par 3 green. Possibly more difficult than the stroke index 17 suggest.
Stroke index 4 for men,
Stroke index 2 for ladies.
Blue tee 375, White tee 367, Yellow tee 362, Red tee 314.
First of the three holes affectionately known as Switzerland by the members due to the hilly formation over a number of valleys. May be not as high as the Alps but high enough for the ‘not so young’ golfer. The tee shot must be perfectly played to the centre right of this tree lined, wide but shared fairway which slopes to the right to be able to see the elevated green. Approach shot over a valley must be accurate to this green protected by one bunker to the front right and a deep drop to the left. Any wild stroke further to the left and over the fence will, well and truly, be out of bounds as it will finish up in the garden of The Prime Minister’s holiday residence. For any standard of golfer coming away with a par on this hole would be excellent.
Par 3, Stroke index 14.
Blue tee 204, White tee 202, Yellow tee 171, Red tee 155.
This too is a long par 3 with line of trees and out of bounds on both sides. Tee shot to the green must clear a lateral hazard and a bunker placed about 150 yards from the tee. Small green is protected by 5 bunkers, three on the left and two on the right. Even high handicappers must look to come away with a par on this hole.
Par 5, Stroke index 8.
Blue tee 458, White tee 436, Yellow tee 408, Red tee 366.
All tees are adjacent to the very busy public highway on the right. An accurate tee shot is required through the narrow tunnel created by the very tall line of trees on both sides to reach the generous fairway ahead. A wayward tee shot to the right may finish up out of bounds on the road. A similar shot to the left may end up in the trees or in the lateral hazard within the tree line. A bunker is placed on the right hand side of the fairway about 240 yards from the tee. Fairway is tree lined with tall trees on both sides and a public footpath crosses the fairway at about 50 yards from the raised green, which is protected by six bunkers, three on each side. Long hitting low handicappers will search for birdies on this final hole.