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Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club

The course

Hole 1: PAR 4 of 362 metres

The ideal position for this tee shot is to the right of the Fairway which slopes into deep rough on the left. Aim for the centre of the green with a midsize iron.

Try not to be too ambitious at this hole

Pay close attention to the greent.

Hole 2: PAR 3 of 198 metres

This long downhill par 3 has two possible approaches :

Either play a long iron or a small wood to pitch onto the green

Or use a midsize iron on the downhill stretch to encourage the ball to roll down onto the green (recommended for average players).

Leave yourself with an uphill putt.

 

Hole 33: PAR 4 of 398 metres

This year, the back tee has been placed on a line with the hole, which makes the tee shot more difficult. It is harder to aim up the left of the fairway without rolling towards the rough. You need a perfect shot with a long iron if you’re going to reach this elevated green. A very difficult hole. Average players should not be too ambitious and be happy with a bogey.

 

Hole 4: PAR 3 of 155 metres

A superb PAR 3 well protected on all sides. Always play slightly to the left of the flag.

Pay attention to the wind which is always gusty at this part of the course.

 

Hole 5: PAR 4 of 297 metres

Tricky right dog leg. Long hitters should use an iron or a small wood to get to the end of the Fairway (slightly to the left to give you room for a good second shot). A small iron to aim for the flag and you might get a birdie.

The ideal position for this tee shot is to the left of the Fairway.

 

Hole 6: PAR 4 of 347 metres

The new back tee prevents you from cutting over the bunkers which run along the dog leg on the right. The tee shot should, therefore, be down the middle of the fairway. Use a small iron for the downhill shot to the green. Watch out for the hors limite behind the green.

Hole 7: PAR 5 of 526 metres

Superb PAR 5 with a slight left dog leg. The Hors Limite on the left means that you need a confident tee shot in order to be able to tackle the water hazard beside the green with ease.Carefully measure the distance for the 3rd shot (an optical illusion might lead you astray)

Hole 8: PAR 4 of 356 metres

Play safe by driving down the right of the Fairway to follow the natural incline of the land to the left. Aim slightly to the right of the flag. Don’t forget to shorten your grip a little and to swing through the body for your second shot with the ball above your feet.

Hole 9: PAR 5 of 457 metres

Drive a draw shot for this left dog leg aiming slightly to the right at the outset. Always aim for the hole to avoid the Hors Limite on the left. Watch out for the bunker on the left green (wall side) of this double green.

Hole 10: PAR 4 of 386 metres

Here the tee shot must be long enough to take the ball over a small ravine and sufficiently straight to avoid a penalty Rough about 200 metres from the Tee. Use a small iron for the uphill shot onto the green. This is a shallow green and it takes some skill to chip down from the rear of the green.

 

Hole 11: PAR 3 of 181 metres

Downhill hole. Any shot overly to the left will end up in the water and often results in a double Bogey. It’s safer to aim for the right of the green.

Hole 12: PAR 4 of 317 metres

Make a long drive to the left to leave yourself room and to avoid the Hors Limite on the right. The second shot with the ball beneath your feet should be a slight fade.

Take a higher number club to play for the green as the ascent and the upward slope mean you lose a lot of distance.

Hole 13: PAR 4 of 401 metres

A long PAR 4 with a left dog leg and a second shot downhill. A very difficult hole. Drive to the left to reduce the distance to the hole. Support yourself well on your left leg to manage the second shot on the slope (have your left foot lower).

The Green is very steep: don’t be upset if you only get a bogey.

Hole 14: PAR 5 of 486 metres

Aim down the left of the Fairway with your driver. A superb tree in the middle of the Fairway should pose a few problems for the second shot (either go over it or round it depending on your tee shot). The approach to the green presents no problems. Aim to the left of the Fairway with the driver.

Be prudent: it is often better to play well-thought-out, well-placed shots.

 

Hole 15: PAR 4 of 435 metres

A straight and relatively long hole. Hit as long a drive as you can to get past the trees.

The fact that the flag for this hole can be in lots of different positions makes it very difficult.Watch out because a new bunker has been added to the right of this hole, making it a little trickier.

 

Hole 16: PAR 4 of 381 metres

There is a new back tee. It makes the hole 26 metres longer and makes the approach to the green trickier. Aim to the right of the fairway with your driver as the natural slope of the land means that the balls tend to run off into the rough to the left.

Watch out for the very steep double green.

There is a new bunker falling away from the drive zone.

 

Hole 17: PAR 3 of 175 metres

A very difficult hole especially if the flag is perched at the back of the green. Take a long shot with an iron over the bunker to the left and you’ll see your ball swing naturally onto the green. Allow for plenty of slope to the green.

 

Hole 18: PAR 4 of 401 metres

How successful you are at this last hole will depend on your energy levels. Hit the ball with 100% of your energy to get it right up the Fairway, or even the fairway of the 10th.

There is a double green with two bunkers.

Practical Informations

Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club

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