This 369 metre straight par 4 hole (342 from the Members tee and 304 from the Ladies tee), with a generous landing area makes an ideal starting hole. A fairway bunker on the LHS, at 240 metres from the Championship tee, creates a risk for the longer hitters, as they have to try and thread their shots between it and the RHS rough. The design is for percentage play, where players should lay up short with their tee shots, on the RHS of the fairway to give a better angle into the green.
A large bunker on the RHS, positioned some 25 metres short of the green, gives a false sense of distance, and a deep greenside bunker on LHS protects the elevated green. Second shots that finish short will find a swale left and short of the greenside bunker. A variety of pin positions are available, with the more difficult on the LHS of the green behind the bunker. The more conservative play would be to aim for the centre of the green, to get off to a good start to the round.