Astbury Golf Club

Astbury Golf Club

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AGC Hole 12

Carry

Men Par 5

Ladies Par 4

Seniors Par 4

Men SI 6

Ladies SI 4

White

490

Yellow

476

Red

312

Blue

316

 

The 12th, The Pro's view.

The last par 5 and perhaps what most would see as the signature hole of Astbury. The ladies and seniors get the bonus here of playing from the "safe" side of the ravine. It is most daunting from the men's tee in having to make the opening shot over the ravine with a carry of 150 yards for the men; but the challenge is between your ears far more than from absolute distance. With a strong southerly wind into your face this can make even the best player's knees knock. Many a good card has come to grief on this hole and concentrating on making a good tee shot is the key as out of bounds lies to the right side of the fairway once you have carried the ravine. With two bunkers at 100 yards from the green the longer hitters may have to decide whether or not to lay up with their second shot and leave a short iron to a flat green but most mortals will lay up short and play a short/medium iron to the green. 

There are a further two bunkers that can be seen short of the green which are 46 yards from the centre. Note that the Canal Towpath hedge on the left is the boundary of the course and there is also an internal Out of Bounds line on the 3rd fairway. Pat yourself on the back if you get a PAR here. It is now back over the bridge to play the final 6 holes.

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