- The Par 72 Duchy Course was opened in 1995 and has matured into a beautifully conditioned variety of parkland and lakeland golf holes. Measuring 6700 yards from the white tees, 6300 from the yellow tees, 6000 from the green tees and 5600 from the red tees, the course can be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. The undulating U.S.G.A. specification greens will test even the best putters and the excellent drainage guarantees all year round golf.
Downloads: Download our Duchy Scorecard, Download our Duchy Course Local Rules
Hole 1 Par 4
This hole’s bark is worse than its bite! From the tee the longer hitters can take on the corner and get close to the green. For most mortals, lay up to the left and it’s a short iron down the hill. A shot that is hit slightly short can catch the down slope and kick through the green, sometimes catching the drop back right.
Hole 2 Par 4
This picturesque hole is at the lowest point of the course. A right to left drive from the tee starting over the large oak that guards the fairway is the ideal shot. Play it 20 yards short of the fairway which bottlenecks at about 150 yards from the green. From there it should be a mid to long iron to a stepped green.
Hole 3 Par 4
Don’t let the wide fairway fool you. This tight tree lined hole means you have to hit your tee shot exactly at the top of the step in the left to right fairway. Failure to do so will mean you will be drawing or fading your approach to the green around some large oak trees. A shot missed to the right of the green will be kicked off the steep bank.
Hole 4 Par 4
This hole favours the longer hitters. The further down the fairway you go the wider it gets. At about 90 yards from the green the ground starts to slope from right to left so keep your drive to the right. For the shorter hitters play enough club to get past the 150 yard marker. The long green slopes away from you so an accurate iron shot is required.
Hole 5 Par 3
Don’t go right! If you don’t catch the long bunker guarding the right hand side of this narrow green, the ball will be thrown 40 yards down into the 4th fairway. Much better to stay slightly left and use the bank to the left. Beware of the tricky back pin position. The upturned saucer green makes for tricky putting.
Hole 6 Par 4
As stroke index 1, this hole plays into the prevailing wind making it play longer than its yardage. Aim at the marker post on the tee shot. Think twice on the second shot as there is a large bunker guarding the left hand side of the green. The green slopes severely from back to front so try and stay below the hole on this one. Par is a good score here!
Hole 7 Par 5
Water, water everywhere! This hole will test your decision making skills. On the tee shot you can either lay up short of the pond or go for the big drive. Players taking on the drive will be able to reach the green in two. With out of bounds all down the right and water all down the left, this hole can be a real card wrecker.
Hole 8 Par 3
The prevailing wind will try to push your golf ball towards the water on the right. Aim for the left hand side of the green as anything right of the flag will end up wet. With a very undulating green, take care on your approach putt.
Hole 9 Par 5
Aim at the left hand corner of the house to hit this narrow fairway. Go for the green in two if you think you can avoid the large bunker guarding the right hand side of the green. If you lay up short, stay to the right of the fairway to leave an easier pitch shot. A definite birdie chance.
Hole 11 Par 5
On this gentle right to left dogleg stay to the right of the large tree on the tee shot. A well struck drive will leave a chance for going for the green in two. If you get out of position, stay left on the lay up shot as the narrow green is angled well from left to right. Beware of the small hidden pot bunker guarding the right hand side of the green.
Hole 12 Par 4
Our signature hole. This beautiful drop hole falls 100 feet to the green. It gives the perfect example of risk and reward. Choose to hit the ball next to the 100 yard marker leaving a tricky wedge shot over water. Or, for the daring golfer, have a go for the green. Be wary, however, that a pond short left and out of bounds just to the right means that the tee shot has to be perfect!
Hole 13 Par 5
The longest of the four par 5s on the Duchy Course. From the tee play your drive through the middle of the two heather beds. From there you can decide to play the risky shot by cutting the corner of the dogleg or playing straight at the marker to leave a short iron into the green. If the flag is on the left, watch out for the two greenside bunkers lurking to catch anything left of the pin.
Hole 14 Par 4
This short par 4 is another birdie chance. Keep your tee shot down the left hand side of the fairway avoiding the bordering row of trees. This will open up the green and leave a much easier wedge shot to this left to right angled green. Anything to the right will leave an extremely difficult approach.
Hole 15 Par 3
The tee shot definitely favours a right to left shot as a large tree overhangs the left hand side of the hole. Two bunkers left and right of the green await errand shots. A fairly level putting surface makes it one of the easiest to putt. This is a favourite for ‘nearest the pin’ in golf days and competitions.
Hole 16 Par 4
A right to left dogleg hole follows the contour of StonEastonPark. Out of bounds down the left and a large tree guarding the right hand side of the fairway make it a very tight tee shot. The brave players will keep the ball close to the out of bounds on the left leaving an easier second shot. Playing to the right off the tee will be safer but will leave a tighter second. The undulating bowl shaped green can leave some big breaking putts.
Hole 17 Par 4
Toughest hole on the course. Choose to leave you tee shot short of the two lakes left and right of the fairway and you will be left with a 200 yard shot over water to an extremely narrow green. Drive further up into the narrow part of the fairway between the lakes and leave yourself a mid iron approach. Better to aim at the left hand side of the green as the right hand side is only 12 yards deep at its widest point. Make a par here and you will be happy!
Hole 18 Par 4
The closing hole is the longest par 4 on the course. It plays shorter as the prevailing wind is usually down. Play it into the wind every now and again and it’s a brute. Get a good drive away avoiding the out of bounds to the right and leave a long but straight forward second shot. Try to avoid the 2 large bunkers to the left of the green and the huge oak guarding the right hand side and you’ll hit the large left to right sloping putting surface.
- 9 hole Par 27
- 80 yards to 230 yards
- Challenging USGA specification greens
- Ideal for players and juniors of all abilities
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Call the golf shop on 01761 451596 ext 117 for more details.
Farrington Park also boasts some of the best practice facilities in the area. With a large putting green, extensive chipping green with practice bunkers, 16 bay covered floodlit driving range with power tees and a 300 yard long practice ground, it is no surprise players come from miles around to use them.
The well-stocked professional’s shop offers friendly advice from PGA qualified professionals as well as a state of the art indoor club fitting and coaching studio.
(Please note during winter months, range balls may be hand collected. This means the range is closed for approximately one hour per day (usually 11.15am-12.15pm) while staff collect balls. Please call 01761 451596 ext 110 to check before you leave.)
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