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Hole 12

Heathery (In), 348 yards, par four

BBC golf commentator Ken Brown
By Ken Brown
BBC TV golf commentator

The 11th hole on the Old Course

This hole was lengthened by 34 yards for 2005 but it's still a driveable par four in the right conditions.

There are pot bunkers all the way up the hole but in recent years, due to equipment advances, most players have had a bash at the green.

There's one demon pot bunker right in front of the putting surface that gathers many a shot just when a player thinks they've hit a perfect one.

The second shot is superb. The green is an upturned saucer and the pin is on a little shelf, and there's so many different ways you can approach it - with a pitch, chip-and-run up the bank or a long putt.

It's a brilliant green and a superb short par four.

Heathery (In): The name derives from the green's original condition - heathery.

Stroke bunker (at 175 yards): So called because, once in it, you lose at least one stroke.



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