Hole 3

Pro Guide Hole 3 : AUCHENGATE : Par 4 : 425 Yards

This hole has over the years probably been responsible for the early wrecking of many a scorecard. Out of bounds is tight on the right although there is a fairly open target on the left. A shot too far left however will lose distance and close down the green. From the back tee a mighty drive and excellent second is normally required to get home in regulation. Often playing short of the burn is the only option for the less brave.

The green slopes to the right and two bunkers await and although on the left the slope from the tee above can often provide a welcome kick into the green the heavy gorse provides a heavy risk. On the traditional course this hole was justifiably Stroke Index One. It is a cracking Par Four.