Pro's Tips on how to play Halifax Bradley Hall Golf Club
Tips before play include warm up on our putting green as our greens are renowned for their speed and undulations. May be spend lots of money in my shop.
Landing area off the tee is right hand side of fairway approx 230yards. Leaving a simple wedge up the green. Don't go left as this chip is like my wife. Scary!
Good uphill par 3 with a wide but shallow green. Wedge not too hard as the better players tends to spin it back off the green leaving a difficult chip up the Mackenzie.
Aim just left of marker post to land approx 220 yards from tee as fairway slopes off to right and gets really tight with a longer tee shot. Again this leaves a wedge which you want to try land on left hand side of the green. Anything missed right of this green is going to be best friends with a double bogey.
Great par 3 with narrow but long green. Always plays longer than what it looks. Anywhere but right unless your Phil Mickelson.
Driver from the tee right hand side of fairway. For me this leaves a gap wedge. Plays as it looks. A good birdie opportunity.
A long Par 4 this one. Drive up right hand side of fairway leaving a long iron in. Play to right hand side of the green as it kicks in from there. A fantastic golf hole with great visuals.
Toughest par 4 in world! Hit two of your longest shots of your life and you should be somewhere near halfway! Don't go long of the pin as it's treacherous coming back down this green. Getting a par here is like winning the lottery.
A good par 5 but anything less than a birdie for a good player feels like a missed opportunity. Keep it tight right off the tee leaving a long iron. Try to keep your second shot right as it all kicks in from here.
A good par 3 with anything landing short right of green stands a good chance of rolling down onto the green. Beware missing this green on the left as there is generally a group on the 10th tee stood over your shoulder almost whispering in your ear to duff it. At least that's what happened to me.
Half way hut is a welcome break. If you have a half decent score up to here you fancy yourself to do even better on the back nine. If your doing really bad don't worry it's only 50 yards from the bar!
A hybrid for me as the ditch across this fairway at 240 yards catches Drives not quite struck correctly. This leaves a wedge to a small undulating green. Keep below the hole.
Off the tee aim 30 yards left of the green where it all bounces down to middle of fairway. A simple pitch onto this green is another good birdie opportunity.
Drivable par 4. Left is very tricky so risk and reward up the right side of the fairway which gambles with the lateral water hazard. However it is playable out of there to rescue your par if need be. Anywhere 30 yards within the green on the left leaves a difficult chip.
240 yards from the tee is perfect position here(beware all down hill so approx 220 yard shot required). This leaves the perfect 8 Iron over the ravine. Right side of the green is the smart play here.
Right side of the fairway here is the play as it's out of bounds left onto the Driving Range. This leaves me a flick with the wedge. A good opportunity again to keep your score going.
This hole reminds me of my wife. The FPO aka Fun Prevention Officer. This is a long uphill par 4 with a green not much bigger than a butterflies foot. A four here and you've done good. Long straight drive leaving a long iron. Try get the ball below the hole as this green is like A mens downhill.
For me arguably the best hole on the course. A great par 5 where you have to plot all 3 shots to avoid all the hazards. A good drive for me leaves a hybrid aiming towards right side of green.
A tough tee shot up the right leaves a mid iron generally into the wind. Again like 15th hole try to leave this shot below the hole.
A great Par 3 to finish with. A tricky MacKenzie that runs across the green. Getting on the correct level is crucial. For me a 9 Iron with no wind should be perfect. A nice cool drink awaits in our clubhouse. Try to avoid our club Captain as he tends to send people to sleep talking you through his round. He picks on visitors as the members know too well not to get involved.