Hole 5 - The Hagg

The 5th – The Hagg

A 251 yard hole, this is a relatively straightforward par 4 with a birdie opportunity. Considering how wide the fairway is, it is surprising how easy it is to lose balls left and right.  Play short of the hole and an uphill putt keeps life simple, above the hole and it becomes a lottery.  Make any mistake or run out of breath on the climb up the fairway and throughout the summer months there is invariably the lonesome call of a curlew offering sympathy.

Men’s Par 4 – Stroke Index 12

Ladies Par 4 – Stroke Index 15

236 yards White – 232 yards Yellow – 214 yards Red

The Hagg is named after a former farmstead located due west from the fifth and fourteenth tee box.  The earliest reference to The Hagg appears to be a 1608 Survey of the manor and Regality of Hexham, where under ‘Eastalwentdale Greavship’, a Richard Renwick is listed as holding ‘a tenement called the Hagge’.   The farmhouse has a date stone of 1691.  It ceased to be used as a farm in the early 1990s.

The fifth - The Hagg