Hole 9, 358 yards, Par 4
It would pay the golfer to look at the pin position before starting the round, as again, the hole being strategic in nature, the position of the pin determines for the scratch golfer the best line to take for the drive.
With trees and a bunker at the 220 yard mark obscuring the right hand side of the green, should the pin be placed on this side of the green, the drive needs to go down the left side of the fairway to open up the approach to the green.
The more difficult drive is when the pin is cut to the back left of the green; to get a full view of the pin the drive needs to go as tight to the right as possible over the 220 yard bunker and trees. The prevailing head wind does increase the challenge to the hole.
Hole 18, 367 yards, Par 4
Slightly longer than the 9th hole, a more open view of the fairway can be seen from the tee. Again, depending on where the pin is cut, the correct line for the tee shot is a must if the golfer wants to avoid a tricky pitch into the green, especially if the pin is cut front left, then there are two bunkers to fly to a tight landing zone. In this case the best line for the tee shot is as tight to the right hand side of the fairway as the golfer can get, leaving a wide open green with a great chance of a birdie.
The opposite is true if the pin is cut front right; this brings into play the bunker at the front right of the green. This time a drive up the left hand side of the fairway is required, however watch out for the trees all the way up the left hand side - easy to score a bogey if caught up in those.