Castle Stuart Golf Links – Hole 14 – Par 4 – 386 Yards

 Mon, 27-Jun-2016

Under normal conditions this is a drive and a short iron. The landing area from off the tee is wider than it appears but the addition of a new fairway bunker positioned at 280 yards will catch players out when the wind gets up. There are also two other points to take into consideration: first, the rightside of the landing area is fraught with uneven lies due to the small hillocks and hollows that we call ‘rumple’; and second, from the rightside angle the green is shallow and there is no fronting ground on which to play a forward release anywhere close to reliability. The leftside of the fairway allows playing down the lengthy axis of the green and the fronting ground is flattish and reliable – and helpful.