9 Hole ‘Valley’ Course Journey
We invite you on a journey around the 9 Hole ‘Valley’ Course at Down Royal Park Golf Course.
Hole 1 – Tregon Wells – Par 4 (274 yds)
An accurate and well struck tee shot is required to carry an open drain running across the fairway which will allow the player to come in with sufficient loft to a small green surrounded with undulating banks.
Hole 2 – Whitefoot – Par 4 (233 yds)
Although short in length, this Par 4 requires an accurate and well placed tee shot to a meandering fairway. The green is protected by bunkers before and out of bounds beyond. For the big hitters, this green is driveable but will require a favourable bounce to avoid the out of bounds.
Hole 3 – Massey – Par 4 – (244 yds)
A gentle dog leg left requires a drive allowing for the right to left sloping of the fairway, not too far left as there is a gulley running down just off the fairway which makes the second shot difficult into a wide undulating green.
Hole 4 – Vintner – Par 3 – (154 yds)
The first of the Par 3’s requires good club selection and direction to avoid steep protective banking around the green. There is a delicate landing area which will require a high accurate shot to help to hold a firm green.
Hole 5 – Oldfield – Par 3 (96 yds)
This Par 3 requires a precise club selection to an upturned saucer green falling away on each side, if you play this hole on a Race Day you will have a fantastic view of the majestic horses that can only be found at Down Royal.
Hole 6 – Grey Why Not – Par 4 (312 yds)
One of the more challenging Par 4’s on the ‘Valley’ course. Requires an accurate tee shot, preferably hit with a right to left ball flight to match its shape and the racecourse to your right! There is also an open drain short of the green so be careful not to land the ball too short!
Hole 7 – Old Bald Peg – Par 3 (105 yds)
This short, yet tricky Par 3 requires an accurate tee shot played with loft. If you fail to land it in the right place your ball will end up in the thick and clingy rough that surrounds the green.
Hole 8 – Natural – Par 4 (298 yds)
A perfect example of a hole that demands shot placement, both from the tee and for your approach to the green. Through the back of this green is lost ball territory which makes club selection extremely important!
Hole 9 – Latton Violet – Par 4 (303 yds)
Heading for home, this hole requires smart thinking. With an open drain to drive over from an elevated teeing position and a slight right-to-left shape to aim for, it is far from straight forward. Pair that with a bunker short left of the green for your approach and you have a tricky hole demanding concentration.