Course Guide (Yardages from the White (Back) Tees)
Hole 1 (306 yards) Quite an easy par 4 to start your round, possibly leaving the driver in your bag. There are bunkers on the right side of the fairway and the green is protected by ponds and two bunkers. Out of bounds to the left. A long iron to the centre of the fairway then a chip to the green.
Hole 2 (375 yards) A reasonable long par 4 with out of bounds to the left. Fairway bunkers on both sides of the fairway. A drive to the centre of the fairway leaves a mid iron shot to the green which is protect by 2 bunkers. Beware hitting long as there is a ditch behind the green.
Hole 3 (141 yards) Probably the signature hole at Backworth. A nice par 3 to a green protected by 3 bunkers.
Hole 4 (399 yards) A par 4 played into a prevailing head wind. A long straight drive will avoid the fairway bunkers. One of the larger greens with bunkers on the right, the left and the back of the green
Hole 5 (481 yards) A par 5 on the front nine. A drive through a narrow gap, landing between the two "mounds", leaves a long iron or a fairway wood to a narrow entrance green. A birdie opportunity for long hitters.
Hole 6 (126 yards) A Par 3 and the shortest hole on the course. There is a bunker short of the green and a further 4 greenside.
Hole 7 (505 yards) A par 5 and the longest hole on the course. A straight drive will be rewarded. Care should be taken with the second shot to avoid the 3 bunkers short of the green to the right and the pond to the left.
Hole 8 (286 yards) A short par 4 with big hitters able to go for the green. Two fairways bunkers to the right and the sloping green is protected on the left and right by bunkers plus a further two at the rear. Beware though that this is a risk and reward hole. Any wayward drive could result in a bogey.
Hole 9 (369 yards) A difficult Par 4 closing hole. A tight drive to the centre of the fairway avoiding the bunker on the left followed by an uphill second shot to a well protected green.
Hole 10 (309 yards) A dog legged par 4. A long iron to the centre of the fairway then a chip to a sloping green with bunkers to the left and right.