The 1st hole is a tougher introduction to the Cromwell course than it first appears. The green is long and narrow with run offs to the bunkers which protect it on both sides and off the back of the green. A really accurate shot to the heart of the green is essential to achieve a good start.
Traditionally the easiest hole on the course, Rhodies Bank has been through a major redevelopment. Now with water protecting a short approach and the stream on the left side posing an extra danger, any mistakes will not go unpunished. The position of the pin will also have a major impact on this picturesque hole.
The most spectacular hole on the course following a major redevelopment and named after the first Masters Champion to play in the British Par 3 Championship here at Nailcote Hall. It has been lengthened to 133 yards and players have to clear the edge of the pond at 125 yards running across the full width of the green. The two bunkers at the back of the green could make for nervy recovery shots towards the water for anything struck even a little off line and long.
Renamed Shrimp’s Isle in tribute to our first ever ladies major winner, Alison Nicholas MBE, Hole 4 has been stretched to 95 yards with a new tee position. The joint shortest hole on the course presents a tiny target surrounded by bunkers and out fo bounds to the left and back of the green. Never a hole to be underestimated, this can be a real card wrecker!
Sharing the title of shortest hole on the Cromwell Course, Needles’s Eye is one of the most exciting holes to play. A very accurate shot through the dramatic oak trees which are only 10 yards apart leaves no room for error. The bunker at the front has now been matched with two new “Augusta” style bunkers at the back of the green so short or long shots off the tee can expect to find big trouble.