Rugby Golf Club

Rugby Golf Course Overview

Hole 1 - Pimples

Par
4

White
292

Yellow
280

S/I
18

Red
271

S/I
17

Hole Overview

A pleasant start to your round, big hitters may attempt the green but a well positioned 3 wood leaves a short pitch into a green that is below you.

Pro Tip

Avoid left off the tee as you may be blocked out by the tree lined left side.

David Quinn

Hole 2 - Embankment

Par
3

White
130

Yellow
123

S/I
13

Red
101

S/I
12

Hole Overview

The shortest par 3 here at rugby has a elevated green position, with a two tier green, is no means a straight forward par 3.

Pro Tip

Whatever you do, don't finish short! Apart from the awkward slope and blind second shot the two small pot bunkers might get you!

David Quinn

Hole 3 - Pond

Par
4

White
327

Yellow
309

S/I
17

Red
299

S/I
7

Hole Overview

A short but demanding par 4 dogleg left. The elevated tee position helps to visualize the shape of the hole where the slope can help bound the ball to the bottom leaving you with a pitch into the green.

Pro Tip

Avoid the left side again as the trees will block out your second shot into the green (have a peek to the right and check out the pin placement for hole No 8).

David Quinn

Hole 4 - Clifton Brook

Par
5

White
545

Yellow
510

S/I
1

Red
494

S/I
2

Hole Overview

The first of 3 par fives here at Rugby golf club, a reasonably long and straight hole which for many will take three shots to reach the green.

Pro Tip

Your second shot needs to be positioned to the right side to allow an easy approach into the green.

David Quinn

Hole 5 - Kent

Par
3

White
174

Yellow
169

S/I
10

Red
129

S/I
15

Hole Overview

The prevailing winds can made this a good length par 3 early into your round. The green has a narrow entrance and guarded by three bunkers.

Pro Tip

Avoid left off the tee as the brook meanders left of the fairway, try to carry your iron shot all the way onto the green.

David Quinn

Hole 6 - Poplars

Par
5

White
494

Yellow
482

S/I
6

Red
414

S/I
4

Hole Overview

The narrow exit from the tee shot opens up onto an undulating fairway, with a long narrow green nestling into the slope.

Pro Tip

This early birdie opportunity requires a solid tee shot up the left side with the big hitters able to reach in two. Luck of the draw with your sloping lie though!

David Quinn

Hole 7 - Spectacles

Par
3

White
150

Yellow
134

S/I
14

Red
112

S/I
16

Hole Overview

One of Rugby golf club's smaller greens, the relatively small target is well guarded and again nestles into the slope.

Pro Tip

You need to be accurate but avoid missing left as the slope can kick the ball a long way down away from the green.

David Quinn

Hole 8 - Railway

Par
4

White
287

Yellow
263

S/I
9

Red
237

S/I
9

Hole Overview

The player needs to use their golfing brain. A longer tee shot requires a tricky pitch from a sloping lie to an elevated green.

Pro Tip

As the name suggests avoid a tee shot left onto the railway, a good mid iron lays you up onto the flat allowing a straight forward pitch onto the green.

David Quinn

Hole 9 - Braids

Par
3

White
235

Yellow
223

S/I
4

Red
215

S/I
18

Hole Overview

A very difficult par 3 to finish off the front nine. The length is its main feature with a green protected front and rear with bunkers.

Pro Tip

This hole needs a solid long iron / fairway wood / driver to reach. You don't want to be long and may need to accept it will need a pitch and putt for your par.

David Quinn

Hole 10 - Butlers Leap

Par
4

White
336

Yellow
328

S/I
16

Red
323

S/I
5

Hole Overview

Another elevated tee shot that requires a mid iron to set you up for a second shot to a sloping green.

Pro Tip

Left is out of bounds so another guided tee shot is required. avoid missing this green big as the severe slope back to front makes your chip very difficult indeed.

David Quinn

Hole 11 - Paddock

Par
3

White
166

Yellow
162

S/I
15

Red
160

S/I
14

Hole Overview

A mid length par 3 with a very narrow green protected either side by green side bunkers.

Pro Tip

An accurate tee shot is needed again to a small green short here is no problem.

David Quinn

Hole 12 - Viaduct

Par
3

White
198

Yellow
185

S/I
8

Red
143

S/I
10

Hole Overview

A good par three to finish a run of tough holes, the brook which dissects the hole can often catch a miss hit tee shot and another green running away from you.

Pro Tip

You must avoid missing this green long and to the right as you will be left with an almost impossible chip to get the ball close on a heavy contoured green.

David Quinn

Hole 13 - Ridge and Furrow

Par
4

White
386

Yellow
362

S/I
2

Red
352

S/I
1

Hole Overview

A dog leg left with another difficult fairway to play from. The green is surrounded by a raised bank with a very narrow entrance.

Pro Tip

The important tee shot must be out towards the right. The second shot difficulty varies on your lie but a high approach will land softly on the green within the surround.

David Quinn

Hole 14 - Ashes

Par
3

White
185

Yellow
176

S/I
12

Red
168

S/I
13

Hole Overview

A straight forward par 3 as you see it. A small cluster of trees guards the right side with a feature pond on the left.

Pro Tip

Attempt to fly the ball all the way into this green as again the opening is a narrow one.

David Quinn

Hole 15 - Double Cross

Par
5

White
492

Yellow
484

S/I
5

Red
388

S/I
6

Hole Overview

A great par 5 which crosses the river twice, a very tempting second shot awaits if you hit a good tee shot with the brook running just in front of the green.

Pro Tip

Either be sensible and lay up for two or go for it and have a putt for an eagle! Another great decision hole late in the round.

David Quinn

Hole 16 - Canal Turn

Par
4

White
341

Yellow
331

S/I
11

Red
320

S/I
8

Hole Overview

A tricky par 4 to start the home stretch, tight tee shot with strategic bunkers into a relatively receptive sloped green.

Pro Tip

Avoid right off the tee and you will be rewarded with a short iron into the green. Be careful not to overshoot as the slope will run away from you for your next shot.

David Quinn

Hole 17 - Brindleys

Par
4

White
395

Yellow
385

S/I
7

Red
307

S/I
11

Hole Overview

Long straight par 4 lined with popular's down the left side. Long narrow green protected by bunkers on the left side.

Pro Tip

Tee shot here is all important to allow a mid iron into the green, avoid up the right as you can be blocked out by the trees.

David Quinn

Hole 18 - Wrecker

Par
4

White
433

Yellow
423

S/I
3

Red
410

S/I
3

Hole Overview

Very tough finishing hole which firstly requires a good carry off the tee to a dog leg right. A long blind second shot uphill to a narrow green guarded by two bunkers at the front.

Pro Tip

This hole should be played like a par 5! The second shot is completely blind and long is out of bounds. A 4 feels like a birdie on this hole.

David Quinn





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