Our main 18 holes "The West Course" was designed by Sandy Burrell with Ken Moodie of Creative Golf Design and is a par 72 measuring 6808 yards from the black tees (slope rating of 135) , 6574 for the white medal tees (slope rating of 131) and 6189 from the yellow tees (slope rating of 126). The ladies course is a par 73 measuring 5635 yards (slope rating of 131).
The West Course is formed by the upgraded front nine holes which originally opened in 1997 and the previous front nine holes which opened in 2016.
The downland style course, located on an attractive undulating landscape with magnificent external views, features open grassland interspersed by newly planted clumps of indigenous woodland. Although a dry, fast running course, water will be a significant feature on The West Course with a series of four lakes located in natural valleys built into the course layout. The lakes are linked by a natural looking chalk stream which meanders through a valley, crossing the 14th fairway twice, before running into the small lake which wraps around the left-hand side and rear of the green.
Seven of the holes on The West Course will have water features directly in play. A feature of particular note is the new 8th green and the lake as inspired by the iconic 10th hole at The Belfry, which should provide a risk and reward challenge for members and visitors alike.
Slope Rating and Handicap Tables Open or Close
A USGA Course Rating is the evaluation of the playing difficulty of a course for scratch golfers under normal course and weather conditions. It is expressed as strokes taken to one decimal place, and is based on yardage and other obstacles to the extent that they affect the scoring ability of a scratch golfer.
A Slope Rating evaluates the relative playing difficulty of a course for players who are not scratch golfers. The lowest Slope Rating is 55 and the highest is 155. A golf course of standard playing difficulty has a Slope Rating of 113.
Course ratings are determined, by permission of the USGA, in accordance with the USGA Course Rating System™ for the purpose of providing a uniform basis of which to issue a Handicap Index.
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Certificate Number: 1018797
West Course Handicap Tables