Hole 5 - Cumbrae - Par 4

” Standing on the tee you get a wonderful view of the island of Cumbrae out to the south west. “

A par 4 with plenty of space for the tee shot.  Like the first, not a particularly long hole and big hitters will find the green in range and a reasonable option.  A large double green is shared with the 18th hole.   Care should be taken on the tee to avoid being too close to the few lone trees to the left of the 5th fairway.  Some grass mounds also protect the front of the green.

Players often favour the left hand side with their drive on this hole due to the slope from left to right and balls played to the left can reach the adjoining 18th  fairway which will still leave a straightforward approach shot to the green. For this reason, it is important to remain vigilant for players who may be playing the 18th hole.


Pro’s Tip

A short uphill par 4 that should be very straight forward unless the pin is in an awkward position, if so aim for the middle of the green with your approach shot.

Graham Ross  Golf Professional