Panshanger Golf Complex: Golf Course Guide
A Guide to the Front 9 at Panshanger Golf Course:
Hole 1: White: 387 Yards, Yellow: 377 Yards, Red: 324 Yards
A difficult start as the tee shot is key. Aim down the left side of the fairway as the ground slopes to the right towards two fairway bunkers. If you hit the right shot, a mid to low iron approach will be your reward.
Hole 2: White: 310 Yards, Yellow: 300 Yards, Red: 287 Yards
Aim your tee shot at the target board on the tall pine tree but beware two bunkers that will collect any shots that drift to the left. Pitch in to a partially hidden green.
Hole 3: White: 488 Yards, Yellow: 478 Yards, Red: 419 Yards
Dogleg to the right. Two good, straight shots will give you a great chance to get on to the green in two with a putt for eagle. The green does have protection with 3 bunkers so laying up may be the way to play this hole if you don't fancy the sand.
Hole 4: White: 186 Yards, Yellow: 176 Yards, Red: 157 Yards
Play over a small pond at the end of the tee box to a green protected by 3 bunkers. Often played into the wind, this hole is longer than it looks.
Hole 5: White: 495 Yards, Yellow: 485 Yards, Red: 433 Yards
Avoid the pine tree in the centre of the fairway with your drive. This will leave two shots to a green in a slight hollow and protected by two bunkers. Reachable in two for the big hitters, especially in the summer!
Hole 6: White: 385 Yards, Yellow: 375 Yards, Red: 325 Yards
A tee shot to the right side of the fairway is required to create a better angle into a partially hidden green. However bunkers will catch any drive that strays from the fairway, and make the approach that much harder.
Hole 7: White: 357 Yards, Yellow: 347 Yards, Red: 308 Yards
Out of Bounds awaits drives that head right and bunkers catch drives to the left on this relatively short par 4. Your ability to read the line of a putt will be tested as it's one of the most undulating greens on the course.
Hole 8: White: 326 Yards, Yellow: 316 Yards, Red: 279 Yards
Tee shots funnel down into the centre of the fairway for a short second into a receptive green. There is a ditch to catch players that try to drive the green but this hole should provide a real opportunity for a birdie.
Hole 9: White: 161 Yards, Yellow: 151 Yards, Red: 142 Yards
Although the shortest hole on the course, the tee shot requires accuracy through trees and the elevation will leave many players short of the green which slopes severly from left to right. Many three putts have been had on this green!