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For some reason I don't seem to have photos of 6 or 7; perhaps the two best holes on the course. Temptingly short, yet a form of fool's gold, the short three-shotter 6th is a dead certain five if the golfer follows the visual clues. Even after a good drive, trying to hit the blind semi-punchbowl green in two is a form of the game requiring more pounds per square inch than nearly all golfers possess...even Seve would have eyed up the space right of the marker pole. After two good shots the green poses more problems in that it runs away from play....quite a remarkable hole.A mid-length par three with a seemingly under-sized green located in a holler follows. Forget where the hole is located and play to the centre of the green. Very much following a theme of trying to hang onto to any part of the fairway while being bashed by a right crossing wind is the loud and clear message first bellowed on the 5th.
Thanks for taking the time to do this, Sean. WG has always been a course that I wanted to learn more about. Mr. Huntley has always spoken very highly of it, and it has always looked solid to my eyes.
Who designed Western Gailes? I have seen credit given to Willie Park Jr., Willie Fernie and Fred Morris...