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The 2nd: Perhaps this is the one weakness of the par 4s in general, many were driver wedge to eight iron.
The 11th: The hole turns hard right in a similar fashion to Wallasey's 8th and for the first time in the round requires something more than an 8 iron approach.
On the par five 5th: Yes, I hit a huge drive and an all time 8 iron on 5. Piece of piss that hole.
Yes, Silloth has terrific greensites, but average greens. Rye's are far more interesting once on them
I think the variety of 4s at Silloth is lacking a bit because there isn't a killer par 4 or two in the bunch. There are a ton of shorties
#14 is just a whack it over the hill jobbie and there is an very good chance for birdie. #17 is a feeder hole to the green making it fairly easy to reach in two without any real risk of penalty.
I wasn't striking the ball well and the front still played short
I like Silloth's 6th, but it too doesn't pose a real problem in having a very good chance at an up n' down so long as one stays left.
I wrote many of the par 4s played to similar short irons on the front nine and that there isn't a killer par 4 in the bunch.
"Middle tees" is a bit misleading. Traditionally, there are championship tees, medal tees and daily tees if a course has three sets of men's tees. The yellows are the daily tees no?
You write its purely an issue of tee choice. I say a course which hopes to claim distinction needs better yardage distribution from the daily tees (the main tees of the course).
So you weren't forced to play the front trees, you chose to?The 13th and 14th are 450 and 462 from the yellows, but they call them par fives. There's your "killer fours from the front tees", if you'd only disregard par and just appraise the holes for what they present and not what's written on the scorecard.
James,If your mates thought the fairways were too narrow they could do with some lessons with the driver. In a decent wind Silloth is as hard as nails but I don't think any reasonable player who has played much links golf would criticise the width of its fairways. Good Lord, not even Sean and Tony have criticised that!
I absolutely loved the golf course. It is certainly among my favourite I have ever played and I think a candidate for world top 100. While it doesnít have the history of Prestwick, I think it the better course.
Sean, have you returned to Silloth since 2011? If so, has your opinion changed at all? I absolutely loved the golf course. It is certainly among my favourite I have ever played and I think a candidate for world top 100. While it doesnít have the history of Prestwick, I think it the better course.
Sean,When youíre planning that return visit, be sure to call ahead and make sure theyíll let you play the menís tees this time! 😁
It seems a big call, and probably is, but not that far-fetched when so many people on this site happily proclaim St Enodoc as World Top 100 without much opposition to the claim.