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A 5 Star caravan park with a golf course.

Golf in Hereford on the doorstep of your holiday home, touring caravan or self-catering cottage.
Pearl Lake in Herefordshire offers beautiful surroundings for your holiday and it’s wonderful golf course.

**2017 Course Update**

Recent modifications to the course have continued this year with new some greens being constructed and a change to the order of the holes. We hope this will not impair your enjoyment of this wonderful course as it is still playable and a very good test for golfers of any level. Allon-going course alterations are marked *

A fully fledged short course with four par 4’s – the longest at 396 yards – and five par 3’s – the longest at 241 yards – the 2200 yard suits the beginner and experienced golfer alike. The course has encouraged some of the holiday home owners to take up golf for the first time, others are happy to play in the competitions organised by both ladies and gents golf societies.
For the holiday home owners the golf is free, it comes with the package, for the touring customers and overnight customers day rate green fees are applicable.

Don’t be fooled by the fact it is ‘only’ 9 holes, this course will test the best of golfers not with its length but with the need for accuracy.

A course suited for beginners and competent golfers alike, a great course to learn on as it is not intimidating and a course that grows with you as you try to reduce your handicap.

Straight hitters will benefit from keeping the ball in play, as opposed to long hitters that are wayward off the tee, but it’s the short game that will give the greatest return. Some narrow greens and water hazards, deep bunkers and tree-lined fairways all make this a little course that leaves a big impression.


9 Holes
Par: 30*
SSS: 33
Course length: 2159 yds.


Hole 1
178 yds – Par 3
A testing opening hole. A sheltered tee offers a sneak view of the green beyond the old oak tree. Over the tree or round the tree? but beware it is out-of-bounds on the right for those who go for the green!

Hole 2
151 yds – Par 3
The shortest hole on the course and deceptively difficult. Trying to hold a green that slopes away from the tee is hard and with a deep bunker to the left sometimes the smart money is placed on a safe shot. Short game skills are almost always called in to action here to make par.

Hole 3
185 yds – Par 3
A long uphill par 3 that reduces the carry of your tee shot. The new bunker front left of the green stops many going for the flag but if you miss the green or end up too far from the hole, the tiered putting surface makes putting for par nerve-wracking.

Hole 4*
259 yds – Par 4 (to temporary green)
On paper this hole looks straightforward but the tee shot threatens out-of-bounds left and right and the best place to land the ball with any chance of reaching the green in two is after the dog-leg left, this means hitting over the out-of-bounds area on the left and over the big tree. Get it wrong and this hole has wrecked many a good start, get it right and regale the clubhouse with heroic tales of long drives and unlikely pars. Due to be lengthened again once the new green is established this is still a formidable short hole!

Hole 5*
129 yds – Par 3 (to temporary green)
Dramatically shortened for this year while the new green is established this now plays as a tricky downhill par 3. Hitting the green is a lesson in target golf that we only have to accommodate for this season. ‘Up and down’ skills will definitely be called upon to make par! Good luck for now. Once the new green is established then sensible golf should give a much easier par, should such a thing exist.

Hole 6
185 yds – Par 3
A hole to grace any golf course!
Teeing off over the water, always a bit nervy, there is out-of-bounds left and tall conifers on the right. The green is narrow with two tiers, A tricky ‘up and down’ if you miss the green and even if you hit the green from the tee it is a difficult read for a par. What a great hole this is.

Hole 7*
247 yds – Par 4 (to temporary green)
This hole looks like a ‘straight away’ par on paper but you have to play it smart. To go for the green you must, if you can, clear the trees to leave a nice chip into the temporary green. Go right off the tee and the green is hidden from view. Once the new green is established this will be a testing hole.

Hole 8*
271 yds – Par 4
Long and straight off the tee gives you every chance of making a good return here, although there is no indication of the possible dangers at play. Indeed there should not be any danger if you are straight off the tee (don’t go right as there is no shot to the green other than a Ballesteros style magical mystery shot), but the raised green is blind at the foot of the flag and judging distance is never easy. Don’t hit the second shot long or you could be in the cabbage, smart money on playing short to run-on. You know what to do, they do it on the telly!

Hole 9
279 yds – Par 4
A simple straight away par 4 (honestly, it shouldn’t be so tricky yet appear so simple!) and if you have got thus far relatively unscathed you can relax on the the home straight from this tee. As ever at Pearl Lake a straight drive is essential (but to drive the ditch or not??) and this should leave a simple pitch onto a broad green. The bunkers guarding the front need not deter but it is very easy to over read the gently sloping green. A par should be in your pocket here!

 

Always enjoyable to play, always eventful, always sociable. A great course to practice on, to play on and to sharpen those skills.

Golf course layout at Pearl Lake
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