From this tee box the views to the south are of Walberswick Church and up the Blyth river valley. Not being able to see the green, your approach needs to be planned thoroughly. Good distance on the tee shot, finding the fairway high up allows you to see the green. But if you are short or to left and cannot see the green, a 6 iron played to the middle of the fairway will do nicely. Now it is only a 9 iron or even a wedge to get onto the green and followed by two putts would give you a very nice net par.
Hole Seventeen ~ Pro Tips
420 yards par 4 stroke index 3
“card wrecker 3” you would not believe the amount of double figures and no returns in medals. Only 25 yards longer than the 8th first time round drive needs to go if possible 245 – 250 at middle of the fairway, “don’t try to chop off the corner left” drawn dead shot, play safe! A good long iron or fairway wood to the right half of the fairway or green. Watch the pitch or putt third as the front of the green is downhill, with a good first pace putt a net par is a good score a (si3) is very good.
Another birdie opportunity with a good 5 or 6 iron landing softly at the front of this green will give you a real net birdie chance and who knows even a net eagle!! If you do happen to find yourself in the bunkers be sure to pay into the Captain’s Charity in the Clubhouse.
I sincerely do hope you enjoyed your round of golf at Southwold and look forward to playing the course even better next time. Don’t forget the Nineteenth Hole is now waiting for you for lunch with a nice pint of Adnams bitter from Southwolds own brewery.
Hole Eighteen ~ Pro Tips
143 yards par 3 stroke index 18
The 18th hole has a big green, but at 143 yards the pin is tricky when tucked back left bringing in the large bunker and bushes long which get regular use. A back right flag brings into play the clubhouse patio, not 12 yards from the pin. Out of bounds over the back, with a downwind tee shot can also be a problem treat this little par 3 with respect as it is the last hole.