Huntercombe Golf Club

COURSE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW AND CLUBHOUSE REMAINS OPEN. (updated 11 December at 12:09)
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Hole 1

Hole 1

Scorecard - Hole 1

Tee Yards Par
White 146 3
Yellow 139 3
Red 122 3

Pro's Tip

Unusually – a par 3 at the 1st.  Do not be deceived by the length of the hole. The hog's back running through the centre of this long green from front to back makes the accuracy of the tee shot vital. The pin position can make a huge difference on this green!  And beware the grass pot that lies in wait for those who fall short.

 

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Hole 2

Hole 2

Scorecard - Hole 2

Tee Yards Par
White 429 4
Yellow 402 4
Red 392 4

Pro's Tip

A chance to open the shoulders and attack this panoramic par 4 - the outlook over to Wittenham Clumps is the best view at Huntercombe. Not too much to worry about off the tee, other than the out-of-bounds on the left!  Big, open fairway with a large slope right to left so the right half of the fairway is the better line.  Beware the bank running across the front of the green. Some drop their approach 10-yards short centre/right and run down. Others come in quietly through the front left of the green.  Don't miss the green left, as the steep bank takes no prisoners.

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Hole 3

Hole 3

Scorecard - Hole 3

Tee Yards Par
White 367 4
Yellow 361 4
Red 325 4

Pro's Tip

There should be a Keep Right sign on this crafty par 4. Trouble awaits those who stray left – so keep the tee shot well right of centre. For the long hitter, consider a rescue club or long iron off the tee. It’s a difficult, rumpled green on a left-leaning downhill slope, so most choose to play the approach shot high and right - and use the contours to bring the ball down to the pin.  Beware the out-of-bounds to the left of the green.

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Hole 4

Hole 4

Scorecard - Hole 4

Tee Yards Par
White 332 4
Yellow 328 4
Red 317 4

Pro's Tip

This short par 4 looks deceptively simple, but the two-tier green can cause problems. For long hitters it’s a driveable hole with a favourable wind – for most a drive and a short iron to the green. But beware the bank at the front of the green as this can kick an approach shot through the green.  Whether you play a running approach shot or fly the ball all the way, a precise shot is required.

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Hole 5

Hole 5

Scorecard - Hole 5

Tee Yards Par
White 396 4
Yellow 391 4
Red 354 4

Pro's Tip

A fantastic golf hole, this long par 4 dog-legs away to the right and up to the Clubhouse. The Tiger line is close to the right hand tree line. But it is tight and could land you in trouble out right. There is plenty of room down the left, but mind you aren’t stymied by the tree in the centre. Long hitters can reach the grass pots in the fairway.  For the uphill approach shot, make sure you take enough club to clear the bunker and get the ball up to the pin.

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Hole 6

Hole 6

Scorecard - Hole 6

Tee Yards Par
White 522 5
Yellow 517 5
Red 480 5

Pro's Tip

The first of Huntercombe's two par 5's. You get what you see off the tee, and a lovely even green at the end. Big hitters can get on in two, but the grass pots along the hole need to be considered by all. The left half of the fairway is generally the best line.

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Hole 7

Hole 7

Scorecard - Hole 7

Tee Yards Par
White 213 3
Yellow 203 3
Red 159 3

Pro's Tip

A great par 3 with a narrow entrance and trouble on every side - hillocks to the left, bunkers to the right and woodland behind. Aim for the back of the green or lay up well short if your accuracy is in question.

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Hole 8

Hole 8

Scorecard - Hole 8

Tee Yards Par
White 427 4
Yellow 421 4
Red 404 4

Pro's Tip

It's the toughest hole on the course - stroke index 1 - a tight par 4 with a very slippery two-tier green and trouble beyond. The tee-shot is relatively straightforward but when the pin is on the top tier, there is a choice to be made - a running approach shot or fly it all the way to a shallow top tier.

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Hole 9

Hole 9

Scorecard - Hole 9

Tee Yards Par
White 380 4
Yellow 370 4
Red 349 4

Pro's Tip

A gentle dog-leg left, this par 4 has the only water hazard on the course - in a deep depression about 100 yards short of the green. For the longer hitter think about a long iron off the tee and left centre of the fairway is the best line from the tee for all.  Watch for the gentle dip just short of the green if you are running it on. All the trouble is through the green and a good approach shot will hold.

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Hole 10

Hole 10

Scorecard - Hole 10

Tee Yards Par
White 181 3
Yellow 176 3
Red 166 3

Pro's Tip

With a deep bunker front right and a green that runs away to the back, this par 3 is more deceptive than it looks from the tee. If the pin is behind the bunker, play safe to the centre of the green. Downhill putts are tough to control and nobody gives you a putt on this green, however short!

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Hole 11

Hole 11

Scorecard - Hole 11

Tee Yards Par
White 335 4
Yellow 328 4
Red 310 4

Pro's Tip

This par 4 has a large gorse pot front left of the tee waiting to catch any wayward drives, and two sand bunkers fronting the green, so positioning is the key off the tee. The big basin green means you can be bold with your approach shot but beware of the slopes on the green.

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Hole 12

Hole 12

Scorecard - Hole 12

Tee Yards Par
White 435 4
Yellow 408 4
Red 386 4

Pro's Tip

A long par 4, this starts with a straightforward tee shot. But take care with your approach. The cleverly-placed bunker just short of the green can be deceiving. And a touch too much will see your ball run away to the bottom of the green or into the short rough. So correct club selection for approach shot is vital. And the putt is tricker than it looks as the slope of the green can be hard to read.

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Hole 13

Hole 13

Scorecard - Hole 13

Tee Yards Par
White 401 4
Yellow 394 4
Red 325 4

Pro's Tip

Another long par 4 with the practice ground out of bounds on the right, thick woodland down the left, and grass pots along the hole to trap the unwary. Big hitters must be careful of running out of fairway. The approach shot will test your skill. A Hog's back runs diagonally across the green and this is another tricky putt.ing surface

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Hole 14

Hole 14

Scorecard - Hole 14

Tee Yards Par
White 427 4
Yellow 421 4
Red 409 4

Pro's Tip

Originally the first hole on the course when the big house in the trees across the road was the clubhouse. The drive should be a careful balance between distance and accuracy. Get up the fairway as far as you can - avoiding the out of bounds to the right and the grass bunkers to the left. Once past the garden, this is a lovely open par 4 with a generous green framed by a stand of tall trees. But be careful with your approach, as there is a sand bunker front right of the green and a lot of dead ground between there and the start of the putting surface.

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Hole 15

Hole 15

Scorecard - Hole 15

Tee Yards Par
White 185 3
Yellow 175 3
Red 154 3

Pro's Tip

A challenging par 3 with a generous basin green. You must have enough club to carry the two grass pots short of the green. Get over them and the ball is green bound, whether you drop short and run on or find the back and have to putt down to the pin. Either way, it can be a tricky putt.

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Hole 16

Hole 16

Scorecard - Hole 16

Tee Yards Par
White 468 5
Yellow 450 5
Red 441 5

Pro's Tip

The second par five, this hole is more difficult than it looks off the tee. The tiger line is over the last tree to the left of the green keepers shed. There is plenty of room out left, but a gorse clump will claim your ball if you stray too far left. Really long hitters will make the green with two fine shots. But many will prefer to lay up or play left to avoid a very deep - and almost invisible - pot just short of the green that lies in wait for the unwary. Watch out on the approach for the sand bunker right of the green.

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Hole 17

Hole 17

Scorecard - Hole 17

Tee Yards Par
White 272 4
Yellow 266 4
Red 224 4

Pro's Tip

Just when you thought the worst was over and you could look forward to an easy run in to the 19th, comes this treacherous par 4 with grass pots everywhere and a raised two-tier green guarded by three sand bunkers across the front and big grass bunkers on either side. So respect is the order of the day. You must hit the fairway, ideal line just right of centre. Many a good score has come undone on this hole.

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Hole 18

Hole 18

Scorecard - Hole 18

Tee Yards Par
White 403 4
Yellow 360 4
Red 313 4

Pro's Tip

As the Clubhouse comes into view, an attractive par 4 to finish. Keep the tee shot centre left. But if you do stray right, a sand bunker and some low-hanging trees could hamper your second. Your approach should carry the large gorse pot that guards the green. Landing a ball into the front of the green and a successful putt will make that first drink taste just right..

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