Rowallan Castle: Key Holes

Rowallan Castle: Key Holes

July 30th, 2012

Rowallan Castle Golf Club makes its debut on the PGA EuroPro Tour this week when the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters tees off at the Ayrshire venue.

Ahead of the event the course’s head professional Ross Aitken has picked out five holes he believes could be crucial during the week.

Second – ‘Ross’ Quarry’
Par: 3; Yards: 166
“This is a hole where you could make a good three or potentially a five. It is a hole where you could see somebody early on in the round coming a cropper. It is not a long hole but it has the makings of a five on there if you strike an errant tee shot.”

Seventh – ‘Hedge Your Bets’
Par: 4; Yards: 349
“The seventh is a short-ish par four which is a risk and reward hole where, if you are willing to have a go, you can drive onto the green. But failing to hit the green could leave you facing up to a double bogey if you don’t make it over the hedge we have guarding the green.”

Ninth – ‘Mary’s Ruin’
Par: 5; Yards: 596
“A very good drive is required from the back tee at nine. You have out of bounds on the right, a big tree on the left and it is very well bunkered. I think somebody who plays that hole well would be somebody who does well during the week.”

Sixteenth – ‘Laird’s Ride’
Par: 5; Yards: 609
“Sixteen is a long hole that people chasing a result on the last day might want to have a go at. We have a pond on the right and quite a small green. This hole could make or break some scores for those looking to attack.”

Eighteenth – ‘Lorimer’
Par: 4; Yards: 492
“If you’re needing a par to win this is a tough par four; 492 yards and uphill towards the end. Once again this is a very well bunkered hole and it is a great finishing hole with the castle in the background. As a four to finish it is a very tough hole so doing well at 18 could be key at the end.”

Information on how each hole was named can be found on Rowallan Castle’s website:

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