Par 4 / 458 Yards / Avg. score tbc
Top of the hill...
by Tony Sheaff (HGC Professional since 1991)
“The 2nd is a favourite because I birdied it first time around when I shot a 63 for the course record. My approach kicked off the right-hand bank that day stopping 2ft from the pin – so you often need a bit of luck on this hole. It’s probably the toughest in many ways. The top of the hill is a great place to land a drive because you have a flat stance for the approach, then it’s a question of what to hit to a green that’s designed for a wedge not a mid-iron. Big hitters will drive closer, but do you want a downhill lie to a green that runs so sharply back-to-front? Classic Hampstead risk-or-reward.”