Royal County Down Golf Club

Championship Links Course

Hole 8

A world-class hole, where a par 4 always gives great satisfaction.
The tee shot, if into the wind, needs to be sweetly struck to reach the undulating fairway beyond the heather clad dunes whilst avoiding the deep bunker protecting the right side. The longer hitter will choose the distant cross bunkers as a line and allow the contours to take the ball over to the left centre of the fairway.
The second shot can vary from a driver to a wedge depending on wind and ground conditions, but to hit the target with any club is no easy matter, new bunkers have been added to this hole.
The long narrow green is very fast, with a slope from front to back and from right to left, and is protected by large drop off areas on both sides. One of the highest points on the course, it is exposed to any wind.

Championship: 430 yards
Medal: 430 yards
Stableford: 415 yards
Ladies: 403 yards
Men's par: 4 Stroke Index: 1
Ladies par: 5 Stroke Index: 5

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