Northenden Golf Club

Hole 1 -  427 yds Par 4 SI 3

Pro’s Tip: Don’t be afraid to lay up to the bunkers if you are not certain you can carry your approach to the green.

At stroke index 3 this is a tough starting hole from the yellow tee. From the white tee the River Mersey comes into focus and the view down the fairway is daunting.

However, find the fairway and par is possible. A long second shot is required for most but a large green awaits the accurate hitter.

Beware the bunkers guarding the green, they can be deceptive and give the impression that your approach is shorter than it is. The savvy player will consider laying up in front of the bunkers if not certain of reaching the green.  

Par here may feel like a birdie!

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