Elevated Par 3's
Who likes an Elevated par 3? I love em.
A few of my favs.
7th Austin Lodge. 220yards, about 150ft above the green.
17th Redlibbets. 151 yards, a good 70 ft above the green.
My Facourite is the 6th Badgers Set, Cleobury Mortimer golf course, 142 yards, 100ft above the green, with a horseshoe of water behind the green.
Reply : Tue 26th Feb 2008 20:16
Not sure of the elevation but barnhoom Broom has a cracker about 120 to the hole over trees and you are higher than the very tall conifers in front.
Reply : Tue 26th Feb 2008 20:58
That looks stunning Graham.
Reply : Tue 26th Feb 2008 21:05
Reply : Tue 26th Feb 2008 21:29
wow thats amazing, feel sorry for anyone topping the ball from off the tee there......lol
Reply : Tue 26th Feb 2008 21:43
Gets my vote that look awesome
Reply : Tue 26th Feb 2008 22:24
There are 2 crackers abroad. One on Torrequabrada (Spain ) and one on Villamoura Old Course (Portugal )
Reply : Fri 29th Feb 2008 14:16
A real tester, Paul.
Reply : Fri 29th Feb 2008 18:57
Is that the 7th at pebble beach?
Reply : Fri 29th Feb 2008 19:20
No, Danny, here is a picture of the 7th at Pebble Beach.
Reply : Fri 29th Feb 2008 20:04
I like playing Cleobury Mortimer & that hole is also my favourite, depending on the weather you can use a PW all the way up to a 5 iron. You never now if youv'e hit it long until it either hits the green or the water!!
Reply : Sat 22nd Mar 2008 16:31
I've played Austin Lodge many times (although not since a good friend of mine died in 2006 - he was a member there). The 7th is quite a test whichever way the wind is blowing.
There are a couple I've played before in Phoenix/Scottsdale, and if they're on the list of courses I'm playing in November, I'll try to remember to take pictures!
Anyone who has played the Pestana courses in Portugal might remember the 6th at Silves, although at 192 metres from the yellow tees; you don't really look down on the green, but it is a very elevated tee position. The only picture I have is from the previous tee, but I'm going back there in 3 weeks, so maybe I'll remember to take more pics!
EDIT - I just checked the pictures taken at the Golfshake tournament in February, and pics 39 and 40 are taken from the 6th tee at Silves.
Last edit : Sat 22nd Mar 2008 16:49
Reply : Sat 22nd Mar 2008 18:40
Is this the one?
Last edit : Sat 22nd Mar 2008 18:40
Reply : Sun 23rd Mar 2008 08:09
That looks tough too.
The 13th at high elms has always been a card recker for me. And this is a course I twice shot 80 at, many moons ago.
White 224 yards Par 3 - stroke index 2
Yellow 213 yards Par 3
Red 206 yards Par 3 - stroke index 2
The thirteenth, unlucky for some, many a good card has come to ruin here. Out of bounds left and right, three large bunkers in front of the green 224 yard from the white tee and all up hill! Known as one of the top 10 ten most difficult par 3's in Kent, members would not disagree with that. Play short, chip up, 2 putts, take 4 and walk off happy.
3 hail Mary's, quick sip of Dutch courage and a prayer, if not play it as a par 4.
Reply : Sun 23rd Mar 2008 08:15
Or the 16th at you guessed it, Pedham. Now thats a tough hole.
SI 5, 210 yards from the whites, and uphill all the way.
Reply : Sun 23rd Mar 2008 10:26
Hi Danny, I have played that one at High Elms and you are right, a card wrecker.
Reply : Sun 23rd Mar 2008 14:32
I used to play there all the time years ago. Probably played there 30+ times, and I can only remember hitting that green twice.
Last edit : Sun 23rd Mar 2008 14:54
Reply : Sun 23rd Mar 2008 16:43
Yep - that's the one Danny.
I'm due to play at High Elms on Wednesday (with a friend from Bromley). I remember hitting the 13th green with a one iron the first time I ever played there, but I think I've only ever hit it once since then (3 wood), and I've probably played the course 30 or 40 times - best round there was an 81 in 2006 - 2 over H/c.
Just thought of another - 16th at Sudbury. It's a course I play every July, and the 16th is usually the "nearest the pin" hole. I won it last year - less than a foot away. It's around 160 yards, but the tee is so much above the green that I hit a 9 iron last year (that's usually 120 yards for me)!
Last edit : Sun 23rd Mar 2008 16:52
Reply : Sun 23rd Mar 2008 17:07
The 17th at Penrhos in mid Wales is a cracker. 160yds. Tee must be 200ft above the green with gorse and bushes between tee and green. A cracker of a hole.