Howard’s Way

8th Hole: Par 4 363 Yards SI 3 for Men; 320 Yards SI 5 for women

 

 

 

 

A view from just in front of the Ladies’ Tee

 

 

 

 

 

The ground rises sharply to this two-tier green.

 

 

 

 

To read the scorecard, it seems odd that this short hole has such a low stroke index.  But that is only part of the story.  The fairway slopes severely left to right, and there are precious few nice lies available in the tree plantation that awaits.  Meanwhile the hole dog-legs left at about 250 yards, turning sharply uphill to a green protected by a pair of birch trees that obstruct all but the longest and straightest drives.

 

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