A par 71 (SS70) and par 72 (SS72) for ladies, High Elms Golf Course, features many tree-lined fairways and strategically placed greenside bunkers, which call for accurate driving and well placed iron shots. With its large variety of mature trees and excellent layout, High Elms is a public course of outstanding character and quality.
The 13th hole, unlucky for many regular players was voted one of Britain's most difficult par 3s. It may only be a 224 yard par 3 from the white tees, but out of bounds left and right, uphill and over 3 bunkers to the green, means that it is stroke index 2 on the mens card. Do not be put off though, play it as a par 4 and walk away happy.
The 17th from the white tees is also a very challenging hole, drive through a tunnel of trees that only looks a few yards wide, if you get through an open green awaits.
Of the easier holes, the 2nd, 3rd and 11th should all be par 4’s for the taking but stray from the straight and narrow and a bogey 5 or worse will be waiting.
Please visit the High Elms Golf Club YouTube channel for an aerial flyover of each hole on the course.