The eleventh - Penny Red

The 11th – Penny Red

A par 3 which is shorter than the outward 2nd but no easier than the first time around due to the size of the green. Short it may be but the Postage Stamp sized green is still not visible.  A high lob has to be very accurate – a low ugly runner might be a more effective if less elegant alternative.

Men’s Par 3 – Stroke Index 13

Ladies Par 3 – Stroke Index 18

89 yards White – 85 yards Yellow – 85 yards Red

Penny Red (and Penny Black on the front nine) prove, if proof were needed, that long holes and large multi-layered greens are not the be all and end all of golf.  Matt Osborne is an architect with Harradine Golf in Dubai and explains it succinctly: “So with the plethora of new championship courses hitting the market, the question remains, what happened to the regular golf course?  The fun golf course that was not too long so that even the punter had a chance to make par or maybe even a birdie?  The joy of playing a few holes well is surely greater than playing a course simply because of its name or stature.  More courses need to be built with the idea to entertain golfers, definitely not to punish them”.

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