The Warwickshire (Kings Course)
The 17th is also another great short hole with a two-tiered green, where birdies (and even holes in one) are achievable with the right swing of a wedge. However, bogeys and worse could easily occur should you mistake distance and come up short (sandy or wet!), or go long (good luck trying to keep your ball on the green when chipping on!) As well as the short par 3s, there are also longer options for those wanting to test their mid to long irons. The signature 8th, which requires a carry of 160-190 yards (depending on the tee position), over a lake into another two-tiered green, and the 12th (below), measures well over 200 yards with the green perched on top of a mound adding to the difficulties in making the green in regulation. The highlight is the finishing stretch from the 14th onwards. Get the tough SI 1 13th out the way and you're met with a really enjoyable flow of holes with a great mixture of short par 4s mixed in with a couple of par 5s and the picturesque 17th. The 16th, a double dog-legged par 5, sweeps down from a high point on the course to a green surrounded by bunkers and with water ready to catch out those bold enough to try for the green in two.
- Karl Litten