An opening par 3 with the green visible but for a small hump on the left hand side and a bunker situated to the right of the approach.Pro's Tip
A mid to long iron shot is the perfect play, aiming just right of the hump before the green. With the land sloping from right to left, the landing area will be short of the green to let the ball run out. A par is a great start to the round.
A tough par 4 with an accurate drive needed to allow an easier approach through a tight neck in the dunes to a raised greenPro's Tip
A long drive off the tee aiming at the left edge of the fairway to avoid the sand dune that runs down the right hand side. A difficult second shot to a raised green with steep drop offs behind. Out of reach, play a shot to the bottle neck part of the fairway to give an uphill pitch. A generous green and beautiful views over St Ives await. A 5 is never a bad score on this hole.
A short par 4 but with a dune hugging the right hand side accuracy is needed again off the tee, using an iron to allow for an approach into a tricky green.Pro's Tip
A long iron/fairway wood down the left side of the fairway leaves a mid/short iron to the green. The green is surrounded by trouble with humps and a pot bunker short left to be avoided. Long is to be avoided on this hole.
A blind tee shot over a footpath, with the church and graveyard to the right. Again, the best play could be an iron to leave an approach into a green that runs away from you and has bunkers at the back.Pro's Tip
A blind tee shot with the church and graveyard out of bounds on the right. A decent drive/fairway wood will again leave a mid/short iron to the green but this again is a blind shot. The green is guarded by bunkers so accuracy is paramount.
The second of three par 3's on the course and the start of the holes known as 'the Triangle'. This area has been known to wreck many cards and this hole needs an accurate shot to a blind green with the estuary behind.Pro's Tip
'The Triangle' (Holes 5, 6 & 7) starts with this par 3. Out of Bounds runs down the left with a pot bunker short right and another bunker on the right hand side of the green. Long and right will test your short game. The play is a mid/long iron to the left side of the green.
A classic short par 4 hole with an accurate tee shot necessary to leave a short second into a green that sits below the fairway with the estuary close behind. Beware the wind on your approach shot as it can be deceptive herePro's Tip
A long iron/fairway wood off the tee avoiding out of bounds down the left side will leave a mid/short iron shot to the green. The fairway slopes right to left so take aim just right of the first marker post. The green is generous with out of bounds behind and left. A good risk and reward hole.
The final par 3 on the front 9 is an uphill target with the railway line fenced off behind the green. Usually, more club is needed than first thought.Pro's Tip
A tricky par 3 with no bunkers requiring a long iron/fairway wood up the hill. Short left is the best miss, leaving an uphill chip/putt.
Another short par 4 with a blind tee shot. With a bunker to the left of the green, which runs away, the approach needs to be considered to give a good chance of a birdie.Pro's Tip
A driver or long iron aimed left of the marker post as the fairway slopes left to right will leave a short/mid iron approach. Land short of the green to allow the ball to roll out. A bunker guards the left hand side and with trouble around the green, missing it will test your short game.
A tough finish to the front 9 with another uphill tee shot and approach to a raised green. Great views over Godrevy to the right.Pro's Tip
An uphill par 4 requiring a long drive off the tee. The approach shot to an elevated green needs to come in from the left hand side. Missing right leaves a difficult uphill, blind approach shot.
Another blind tee shot over a large dune but accomplish that and it leaves a short iron into the green, which is surrounded by bunkersPro's Tip
The line for this shot is over the marker, with out of bounds to the right and a no play zone left the key is to hit the fairway. If you are a long hitter, a fairway wood or long iron is sufficient off the tee. From the fairway, you'll be left with a straightforward short iron to an inviting two-tiered green guarded by many pot bunkers.
A difficult hole with another accurate tee shot necessary to set up a second shot over a small dune to a blind green. Not one for the faint hearted.Pro's Tip
A demanding drive or long iron is required off the tee. Some 230 yards from the tee, the fairway drops down to a lower level, which will leave you with a blind second shot over the dune to reach the green. Leaving the tee shot in a position before the fairway drops is ideal but does leave a longer shot in. Beware the bunker 40 yards short of the green and aim left rather than straight at the pin.
Take a while to take in the view from the highest point on the course. Overlooking Godrevy, the Towans and St Ives the views are spectacular. A good drive can bring the green into play for 2 but beware the greenside bunker.Pro's Tip
The first of the two par 5's with spectacular views from the tee. The marker is the perfect line and for longer hitters, the plateau at the end is reachable, setting up a great second shot into the green with a long iron. 2 greenside bunkers defend the hole so a sensible lay up may be appropriate.
This short par 4 is drivable for the longer hitters but the green is tricky and a bunker short right is best avoided.Pro's Tip
The shortest par 4 on the course which the long hitters can have a crack at but there is a dangerous bunker at the front right of the green. The green is one of the hardest to read with various slopes so missing it will test your short game.
A great hole with a semi-blind tee shot over a dune and a tough approach. The green has a bunker left and the hole runs towards that.Pro's Tip
A long straight drive over the marker is required to leave another long second into an undulating green. Avoid the bunker at the front left of the green. A par is a god score on this hole.
A great short par 3 surrounded by bunkers and in front of the clubhouse. Don't be deceived by its length. Often more club is needed than you might think.Pro's Tip
This is the shortest par 3 but accuracy is required as 12 pot bunkers surround the generous green. An accurate tee shot with a short to mid iron will give a great birdie opportunity.
A long par 5 where 3 good shots are needed to get to the green. There are 3 fairway bunkers some 100 yards short of the green. The largest green on the course slopes from left to right so beware the 3-putt!Pro's Tip
From the shortest hole to the longest. The second par 5 requires a straight tee shot between the dunes. With fairway bunkers further up, the second shot is a risk and reward shot. The sensible play is to lay up and leave a longer third shot into the green.
The final par 3 where the putting surface is not visible. Can be a card wrecker at the end of a round so make sure you have enough club to get to the green.Pro's Tip
This is the longest par 3 on the course. An innocent looking hole playing uphill with no bunker protection. However, miss the green and you will be left with a difficult up and down.
Despite playing downhill, with out of bounds on both sides the tee shot needs to favour the left and an approach to the green is then made easier. Again, bunkering is tight to the green and care needs to be taken to avoid the run-offs into these.Pro's Tip
The par 4 finishing hole demands a lot of accuracy off the tee with out of bounds left and right. The green has a narrow approach guarded by bunkers on both sides. A great finishing hole.