HOLE BY HOLE TOUR OF BOURN GOLF COURSE
If you have never played at Bourn Golf & Leisure Club before you are in for a treat. Make the most of your trip by learning about some of the pitfalls that lie in wait and how to avoid them as you follow our hole-by-hole tour.
Hole 1 - Par 3 - 167 Yards A very demanding opening par three with a brook guarding the front and right side of the green, which catches any slightly miss hit tee shot. A par can feel like a birdie.
Hole 2 - Par 5 - 509 Yards A deceptive par five requiring a well struck drive down the right hand side of the fairway. The longer hitter may attempt to hit the green in two by taking on the hazard short right of the green.
Hole 3 - Par 4 - 427 Yards A tough par four with an uphill blind tee shot, with out of bounds just left of the fairway, requiring two good hits to reach the green. The green is well guarded by a deep bunker front right.
Hole 4 - Par 3 - 154 Yards A picturesque and stunning par three that requires an accurately struck tee shot to a well guarded putting surface. Any tee shot slightly left or long of the green can find the water hazard.
Hole 5 - Par 5 - 474 Yards A short par five playing a lot longer. Tee shot needs to be just short of the brook favouring the right hand side of the fairway. Second shot to be laid up to leave a pitch into a small green.
Hole 6 - Par 4 - 445 Yards The hardest hole, the perfect tee shot is just left of the church spire in the distance. Beware of hazards on right hand side. The two-tiered green can make judging speed difficult.
Hole 7 - Par 4 - 368 Yards This par four requires a well struck tee shot down the right if the pin is on the left & down the left if the pin is on the right. The water that guards the green can catch any miss hit approach.
Hole 8 - Par 4 - 363 Yards A risk or reward drivable par four that requires you to either lay up in front of the cross bunker or go for the green. The pitfalls of trying to drive the green are the hazards guarding the target.
Hole 9 - Par 4 - 317 Yards A short downhill par four with bunkers down both sides of the fairway. The bank guarding the front of the green can hide the bottom of the flag, making this approach shot difficult to judge.
Hole 10 - Par 4 - 326 Yards An accurate tee shot down the left is needed to ensure your approach shot is not blocked out by the trees on the right. Distance control is a must for your approach to this sloping green.
Hole 11 - Par 3 - 163 Yards Another great par three with the putting surface guarded left by a large tree. The putting surface is very deceptive in its undulation and usually can make two putting very tricky.
Hole 12 - Par 4 - 372 Yards A sharp dog leg left requiring you to move the ball round the corner or hug the left hand side. The approach shot is uphill & requires an extra club whilst keeping the ball below the hole.
Hole 13 - Par 5 - 500 Yards Downhill blind tee shot. The perfect line is left of the marker post to catch the down slope. The second shot requires accuracy over a brook to a narrow lay up area.
Hole 14 - Par 4 - 394 Yards A long hazardous hole with two bunkers down the right side ready to catch any stray tee shot. The green slopes from left to right so any approach shot must be kept under the hole.
Hole 15 - Par 3 - 193 Yards Accuracy is needed for this narrow downhill par three. Any shot that misses the green leaves a tricky chip shot with no green to work with. Making a par is a great score.
Hole 16 - Par 5 - 505 Yards The perfect drive is down the right using the slope to kick back into the centre of the fairway. The longer hitter may take on the green but faces a blind second shot over the trees.
Hole 17 - Par 4 - 391 Yards A great looking par four that plays harder than it appears. The well-struck tee shot must be down the left to the widest part of the fairway leaving a tricky approach to a two-tiered green.
Hole 18 - Par 4 - 461 Yards Looking for an easy finish - no chance. A strong par four that challenges the best golfers. The tee shot must be well-struck to reach the top of the brow to see the green. Take a four.