Charnwood Forest

Hole 8 - Herrick's Ride

PAR 4 S.I. 11 368 YDS
PAR 4 S.I. 5 400 YDS
PAR 4 S.I. 18 298 YDS
PAR 4 S.I. 13 315 YDS

The 17th hole, played off the back tees presents a fantastic challenge to men players.  The hole is not long, but you will need to get the corner of the dog-leg to have a decent shot to the green.  The fairway runs right to left, so anything short and central will run towards to birch and fir trees on the corner, blocking out your second shot. There is much more room on the right than you might think from the tee.

Pro tip:  Off the back 17th tee, aim your drive over the centre of the holly tree to leave a second shot of about 150 yards.  Your approach shot should carry the ball all the way to the flag, but be aware that excessive backspin will cause the ball to run off the front of the green.  This is the most difficult green on the course, with steep slopes; give yourself an uphill putt and certainly avoid leaving your ball above the hole.

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