Hole 1 is a 367 yards Par 4. A tough opening tee shot with out of bounds down the right hand side. Players should try to get the ball to the left to allow a clear shot to the green. Anything right will be blocked out by the large oak tree. A medium iron to a green that slopes away from you so try to land the ball short of the flag.
Hole 2 is a 410 yards Par 4. A straight drive is required to avoid the small pond on the right hand side. This will leave a long iron to a fairly open green that slopes towards you. A 4 on this hole is always good start to your round.
Hole 3 is a 347 Yards Par 4 dogleg to the left. Club selection is key off the Tee. Players are looking to finish between 190 – 230 yards to have a clear shot at the green. Try to avoid the pond on the right hand side off the fairway. Take too much club and the river awaits at the end of the fairway. The approach shot requires accuracy. With a 2 tier green and the Great Ouse river on the right, anything wayward can add up to a big score on this hole.
Hole 4 is a 166 Yards Par 3. The green slopes hard from back to front so getting it to the flag can be difficult. The hole is fairly open so the wind makes club selection tricky. There is a bunker short left and a small pond to the right catches anything drifting on the wind.
Hole 5 is a 528 Yards Par 5. A very demanding tee shot with trees both left and right. Try to favour the right side of the fairway to make the second easier. A lay up should leave a nice easy wedge for the 3rd. The green is protected by bunkers left and right. A good chance to score here.
Hole 6 is a 361 Yards Par 4. A sharp dogleg hole from left to right means club selection is key. Tee shots finishing on the left hand side will open up a second shot to the green. A fairly long green with bunkers left and right for the approach shot. Out of bounds is lurking a few yards left of the green.
Hole 7 is 429 Yards Par 4 and the toughest on the course. Not only long but trees both left and right all the way down the hole. Even after a good tee shot on the right half of the fairway leaves a lengthy approach to a large green that has bunkers guarding the entrance both left and right. A 4 here is a great score.
Hole 8 is a 140 Yards Par 3. This is the signature hole at St Neots Golf Club. A demanding short Par 3 that’s plays across the River Kym. The wind always swirls here making club selection very difficult. The green has a tier at the front and has 2 large bunkers on the left. Anything left is very hard to get up and down. Make a Par here and move on.
Hole 9 is a 304 Yards Par 4. Although short this Par 4 plays longer than its yardage due to a fairly steep hill. A very tight tee shot so players should drop down to a fairway wood for accuracy. Avoid the 2 fairway bunkers up the left hand side and a good birdie chance with a short approach shot. The green slopes hard from back to front so anything long will require a good 2 putt. Know your wedges.
Hole 10 is a 352 Yards Par 4. This fairly gentle hole drifts round to the left, so Tee Shots are better on the right hand side. Not a long hole so a medium iron to a very flat green. Bunkers left and right but a good chance to improve your score here.
Hole 11 is a 365 Yards Par 4. Again accuracy is key on this hole. Tall poplar trees line the right side of the fairway, so players need to keep left. Once on the fairway the approach to the green needs to be straight as the green is very narrow. Anything right will kick away from the green.
Hole 12 is a 310 Yards Par 4. A tricky short Par 4 with a blind tee shot. An iron off the tee is required here to make sure you hit the fairway. The line off the tee is the last tall poplar tree in the distance. Only a short iron to a green that slopes from right to left. A good chance here if played sensibly.
Hole 13th is a 213 Yards Par 3. The longest Par 3 on the course which normally requires a wood for most players. There is Out of bounds left which will catch anything pulled on this hole. The green has a bunker on the right side and is fairly flat at the front but anything past the middle will catch a slope and will probably go off the back.
Hole 14th is a 476 Yards Par 5. The second of only 2 Par 5’s on the course. A good chance to improve your score here. Players should feel they can open their shoulders with the tee shot. The 2 mounds in the distance are the line off the tee. Just be carefully anything really wayward left of the tee is the practice ground which is out of bounds. A fairway wood second shot should leave a wedge to the green. The green slopes left to right so try and land the approach shot left of the flag.
Hole 15 is a 418 Yards Par 4. A tough hole that requires a long tee shot that favours the right hand side of the fairway. Only the long hitters will get to the corner and be able to see the green. The approach will be a long iron or wood to a very undulating green that slopes away with 3 large contours which means getting close to the flag can prove very difficult.
Hole 16 is a 196 Yards Par 3. A tough hole where Par is a good score. The green is large and slopes right to left guarded by many bunkers. Miss the green left and the ball will kick down into the Great River Ouse.
Hole 17 is a 330 Yards Par 4. A short Par 4 that plays uphill but hit the fairway and a real birdie chance. The approach shot should only require a short iron meaning a great chance to improve your score. The green is fairly flat but is guarded by 5 bunkers.
Hole 18 is 359 Yards Par 4. An accurate tee shot is required as there are trees right and left of the fairway. Miss the fairway and you will find it hard to reach the green. Players should use the clubhouse as a good line off the tee. Long hitters need to be aware that there is a ditch 260 yards from the tee so recommend that they use an iron or fairway wood. A large bunker protects the green which has many undulations. With out of bound down the left of the hole, this could make or ruin your round.