Hole 17 – The Plateau
The original green of the Plateau was built up from the fairway to height of one metre. A reachable par 5 for the long hitters, particularly when the prevailing sea breeze is blowing. Aim to draw your tee shot between the fairway bunkers to gain maximum distance up the hill. A strong fade will skirt the fairway bunker over the hill on the right and run up the steep bank onto the plateau green. A more conservative second will leave either a delicate pitch or a bump and run shot that must negotiate the swale cut into the front of the green. Take care when putting – the relatively flat green produces more breaks than appearances would suggest.