A blind tee shot over the marker stone leads to a sweeping dogleg right, with the fairway running off to the left.
The ideal tee shot is a fade, keeping the ball on the fairway and setting up your second shot. The bale-out from the tee, if there is such a thing at Royal County Down, is to the left where semi-rough can provide an opportunity to reach the green. The majority of fairway bunkers do not come into play for the strong player, but great care must be taken in selecting the right club for the second shot.
There is dead ground short of this green and the front is protected by two greenside bunkers as well as by two humps on the front quarter.