Coxmoor Golf Club - Score Card
A good drive is required down the left hand side of the fairway avoiding the bunkers on the right to leave a short iron into the green - anything from a wedge to an 8-iron. The green is a fairly large target, but with two putts you are always happy to walk off with a par four.
A long iron to a deep green You have to make sure you get up to the pin, otherwise you could face a long uphill putt. Once again, you are happy to make par here.
Wallop your driver and aim to get on in two with two putts for a birdie. Usually the wind is behind you on the tee. Unless it is completely against, this is a genuine birdie opportunity.
A longish iron for position and then a half-wedge should get you close to the pin. This is another good birdie chance but you have to watch for a tricky cross wind. The green is narrow and missable.
Driver into a narrowing fairway and then an iron into a fairly large green. If you are positioned correctly off the tee, it is fairly easy to hit. However, it is usually into the wind. With the rough giving you little chance if you are off line, it justifies its index two status.
This looks a big target off the tee but the wind is usually from the left. Also the lie of the land pushes the ball to the right so an accurate tee shot is required. On a good day, you can get up in two for a good birdie chance. However, you are never unhappy with a par as the shot into the green can be difficult to judge for distance.
A short iron aimed at the heart of the green. Too far right and with the wind off the left, you can be in trouble. Definitely not as easy as it looks but you are looking to make birdie.
This is a tough tee shot with the prevailing wind from the left. The second shot has to be placed just right - pitch short it stops, too long and you're through the back. Par is most acceptable here.
A relatively easy hole to finish the front nine. The fairway gathers the ball leaving a medium to short iron to the green depending on where the pin is placed. It can be tricky if it is placed at the front but this is a good birdie chance.
An eight iron to the middle of the green avoiding the trap on the left. If you are in between clubs, always go for one less as you don't want to be long. You are happy with a par here.
A long iron or three wood. You need to carry the copse on the left. too far right and you are in deep rough. A good tee shot sets up a basic chip to a green surrounded by trees. You do not want to miss on the right.
A bit of fade on the drive to keep it on the fairway. This is a long hole usually into the wind. It can take two drivers to get to a tiered green with danger lurking on either side but particularly on the left where the land slopes away to deep trouble. Certain pin positions can make it even tougher.
Big birdie chance, perhaps the best on the course. It relies on a good drive. The green provides a big target and if you miss on the left, there is still a chance of making a four.
A good hole off the back tee. Three iron off the tee to avoid the danger of running into the ditch across the fairway. Nine iron to the green which can be difficult to judge. Once on the green, it is a tricky putt because of the slope. Take par every time!
Big birdie chance. Two ways to play the hole, (a) a four iron to the right of the fairway bunkers followed by a short pitch or (b) drive for the green aiming at the tall tree with a slight draw. Be warned - go too far right and you could be in big trouble.
Good par five. Drive as far to the right as you dare. Second shot is usually off a downhill lie. You must not miss the green on the left. In summer it is a birdie chance but the drive is the key.
Uphill, a good hole when the pin is at the back. A lot of amateurs struggle to clear the large bunker which protects the front of the green. It is a result if they get up in one.
Like the other par fives, this is a birdie chance. Drive up the left away from the bunkers and then hit a driver or three wood onto a huge green (once the largest in the country). Still a great finishing hole.