Sandy Lodge Golf Club

Hole 1

Outward Bound

The remodelled 1st has been enhanced with the addition of mounding and bunkers, as well as the removal of tons of earth from the centre of the fairway. The massive bunker which ran across the entire front of the green has been removed, and smaller bunkers were added to the front left of the green, allowing for a safe approach in two. However, due to the wide green, your approach shot is critical if you plan to get down in two. An apparently flat smooth green has fooled many a player before you, so a 2-putt is not guaranteed.
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470   5
480   5
488   5
470   4

Member’S Tip:

The first hole is a nice opening par five but has many traps. A nice straight drive that avoids the bunkers left and right will leave a five iron layup, but you need to favour the right side of the fairway to ovoid the two pot bunkers. This will leave something around an eight or nine iron to the green which as it is a large green can leave a long putt if not hit close.
Stephen Parris - Handicap 12