Royal St. George`s

The Course - Hole 5


Par 4

Yards 416

Stroke Index 8

The first sight of the sea.  Three bunkers guard the left of the fairway, which is divided by a band of dune-flanked rough dotted with more sand. 

Originally the sixth tee, a small plateau known as Campbellā€™s Table, after a perfect drive into a gale by the American Walker Cupper Bill Campbell in the 1967 match, is the target, leaving a clear line to the green, but it is elusive and shrugs off many tee shots to a lower level on the right. It was from the right hand rough, his ball having come to rest inside a broken bottle, that Harry Bradshaw attempted to play without taking relief, a decision that lost him the 1949 Open to Bobby Locke.

The second shot can range from a short iron to a wood over or between the dunes to a long bunkerless green that slopes from the right. Although the furthest mound is 320 yards from the tee, many Open competitors take on the carry; but thanks to recently created moguls down the right hand side of the second part of the fairway, more birdies are made by those playing short of the sand ridge.





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