The 9th at Brokenhurst is a Par 5 for ladies and a tough Par 4 for men to finish the front nine. Playing slightly up hill and often into the wind you need to be on your game. https://videopress.com/v/YmjP5U4r?preloadContent=metadata One of the delights of playing the course is the wildlife you will see on your … Continue reading 9th @BrokenhurstGC – No Play Zone
8th Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Two Identical Balls
A long par 4, seemingly always into the wind and the first of 3 very testing holes in a row. Escape from the 8th, 9th, and 10th level to your handicap and you are most likely playing well. Even a good drive will probably leave a semi-blind second over the fairway bunker to a green … Continue reading 8th Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Two Identical Balls
7th Hole @Brokenhurst – Unplayable Lie
The start of the middle loop of 6 - the most difficult loop and level to handicap through these holes is normally a good result. The 7th at 376 yds from the white tees and 344 from the reds is possibly the easiest of the six. https://videopress.com/v/zcBMtuPe?preloadContent=metadata Driving over the road, the only trouble is … Continue reading 7th Hole @Brokenhurst – Unplayable Lie
6th Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Animal Holes
The 6th marks the end of the first, and easiest loop, at Brokenhurst and brings you back close to the clubhouse. A shortish Par 4 which could well give a birdie chance although a new back tee will restore a bit of the challenge for the longer hitters. You will hopefully be ahead of the … Continue reading 6th Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Animal Holes
5th Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Ball moves on the putting green
The fifth is the second par 3 at Brokenhurst and while very pleasing on the eye it does come with a good degree of challenge. Anything between 140 and 175 in length it is at right angles to the 3rd (the first par 3) so you will have to contend with a different wind. The … Continue reading 5th Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Ball moves on the putting green
4th Hole @Brokenhurst – Out of Bounds or Red Penalty Area?
The 4th is another tactical hole but perhaps its main feature is the green - hit it onto the left half with the hole on the right (or vice versa) and a 3 putt might be a good result. As driving distances have grown with modern technology you need to hit a fade or hug … Continue reading 4th Hole @Brokenhurst – Out of Bounds or Red Penalty Area?
3rd Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Too many clubs
The first Par 3 on the course and it can vary in length from 140 to 200 yards or so depending on where they put the tees. Normally played into the prevailing wind. The pond short of the green shouldn't be in play and with a just a single bunker on the right you should … Continue reading 3rd Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Too many clubs
2nd Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Staked Trees
The second at Brokenhurst is a well designed risk and reward Par 5. A drive down the right might allow you to go for the green in two by going over or around the stand on pine trees. Beware however as there is a ditch short and left while thick rough and out of bounds … Continue reading 2nd Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Staked Trees
1st Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Abnormal Course Condition on the line of my putt
A short par 4 with a generous fairway to get us underway. Long hitters may be having a go for the green in pursuit of a birdie to start with. Be wary of the firm green however as you need to strike the ball precisely to get it to stop. Over the back is a … Continue reading 1st Hole @BrokenhurstGC – Abnormal Course Condition on the line of my putt
Before you Start
The first in a series showcasing Brokenhurst Manor Golf Course and with a rules issue at each hole. Here we have a look at what to do, and what can go wrong, even before you've started.