Chestfield Golf Club

White: 414 Yds Par 4
Yellow: 400 Yds Par 4
Red: 360 Yds Par 4


Hole 5

I need to do two reviews for the 5th because of our 'permanent' temporary in the winter. This green means we need to stay right on the fairway which is not easy due to the sloping fairway. Although it is around 30 yards shorter, the hole pretty much plays the same as in the summer distance-wise and with such a small green it is definitely not easy!! My one main tip regarding the winter green is that I watch lots of players getting in trouble by hitting the ball right of the green and leaving themselves almost no shot into a slopey, and quite hard green. Ideally, if you can't reach in two you want to leave the ball as close to the trees on the left as you can so you can hit straight along the green for your third. I assure you that by doing that you will score consistently better than bailing out right!
The summer hole is one of the best on the course. Once you have found the fairway, which again is not easy as it slopes left, you have the prettiest second shot on the course into a lovely green tucked into the trees. Now I'm going to throw you - don't go long!! After telling you all to club up on previous holes you now have to be careful. All the trouble is long, left and right of the green here so it is not a bad play to be deliberately short and leave yourself a chip up the green. It is still not the easiest as the green has a step in it and a lovely false front but most of you will score better by playing the hole with this in mind. If you can run it up the green with your second, or pitch it all the way then great but it has to be a good shot. My aim, and I'm pretty straight generally, is always to find the middle of the green and to definitely be short of the back flag. A great hole but one to respect again.

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