Hole Flyovers for : Western Gailes Golf Club in IRVINE, Scotland in KA11 5AE
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1Favouring the right side of the fairway off the tee will leave an easier approach to the green – the road bridge is a good line.2You must avoid the rough to the left of the fairway – hookers could run out of ammo! Avoid the fairway bunkers at all costs.3The longer you go off the tee, the narrower the hole. Staying left of centre will avoid a blind second to a green that slopes from front to back, and help avoid a vicious bunker fr4The fairway looks level, but it gathers right towards the bunkers. The ideal line is over the right edge of the hump on the left, leaving an open shot to a generous green5Into wind the green will take 3 straight shots to reach for most. Take enough club on the approach, as the entrance to the green is narrow, rounded and guarded by deep bunkers.6The only links par 5 in the world that is all carry on the direct line! There is less room right than you think off the tee.The second demands precision accuracy, whether you lay up on a line just right of the 'barber's pole' which marks the back right of the green, or attempt to fly it all the way7One of the great links par 3s, this hole demands the straightest of tee shots with anything long and left dead. Miss the green anywhere else and a 4 remains most likely. 8The ideal line off the tee is just to the right of the red marker cross in the distance. Anything left risks a fairway bunker, while slipping a little right still leaves a decent aCarry it all the way to avoid the burn. The green is generous and slopes steeply back to front.9Its possible to run out of fairway off the tee, so pick your club carefully. There is a bit more space down the right than you think, but the left side leaves an easier approach to10Dont go right! If necessary give up length to hit the fairway to leave a delicate shot to a well contoured green that is again guarded by a burn.Beware, go too far past the hole and you face a fast putt back towards the burn. 11The ideal line off the tee is on the railway signal box in the far distance. The fairway is angled left to right, so pay heed to pick the right line for the carry off the tee.The approach shot will kick left if landed too short. 12Pick a line off the tee on the gable end of the last house. The approach shot will run on nicely if landed just short and on the left edge of the green. 1314Youve just completed 9 holes in the other direction and should now be playing with the prevailing wind. But FOCUS, this is a difficult tee shot! Staying left of centre is the easieBut this leaves a more difficult second. The third is always tricky into a long narrow green. 1516You must miss the fairway bunkers at all costs. There is dead ground over the burn to the front of the green, but it can still be a long hit to carry, so weigh your options careful17The railway right is again a challenge off the tee, but the fairway bunker virtually guarantees a double. The ideal line is on the left edge of the clubhouse.The approach always plays long so take plenty of club. Short right is dead! 18Home is on the Starters Hut which will ensure you stay clear of the right fairway bunkers. The bunker front left is well short of the green, which always plays longer than it looks.