Possibly the most attractive hole on the course, the elevated tee is set under the trees with a fabulous view of the lake which threatens on the right for any sliced attempt. The green is a dish and the pin position can change the complexion and difficulty of the tee shot dramatically. A back pin adds the risk of out of bounds just a few yards away. Named in honour of Tony Jacklin CBE, the lake is now named “Lake Laoretti” after his great friend and US Seniors Open Champion, Larry Laoretti.
The longest and strongest hole on the Cromwell Course,the rivetted bunker in true St. Andrews style presents a daunting view from the tee and nothing but a perfect shot will do. The water runs the full length of the hole on the left side of the fairway to within 10 yards of the green.
The last three holes are always testing and the 8th is always capable of wrecking a good scorecard. The green is a highly elevated small and relatively flat target, but any over hit shot runs the risk of water at the back or another deep bunker like the 7th. The two oak trees near to the green add to a dramatic hole.
Nailcote Falls is one of the hardest holes on the course and the last of three succesive holes which can make or break any scorecard: “Rick’s Trap!” a heavily contoured green demands accuracy off the tee to avoid potential 3 putts and the ponds at the front and back with feature Oak tree on the right give it a ‘Sawgrass’ feel - but tougher!