Lobden Golf Club
Lobden Moor
Whitworth
OL12 8XJ
Tel: 01706 343228
Lobden Golf Club

 

  Founded 17th May 1888

Holes 4 & 13

Hole 4th & 11th

This hole is one of only two which are bunkered at Lobden.



The strong winds mean that sand quickly disappears from traps. However it is not the two greenside bunkers which are the main feature of this hole, rather it is the daunting tee shot.



The tee shot is a challenge for all levels of player. The modest length hitters have to focus upon clearing the 125 yards of rough to reach the raised fairway at the lower level, particularly if into a stiff south-westerly. The players of intermediate length off the tee will aim to run the ball all the way up the slope from the lower to the upper level of fairway, not an easy task if the direct line is taken. The big hitters will look to carry all the way to the top of the slope, in a direct line to the hole, while avoiding the rough which cuts in from the left hand side, to get within pitching wedge distance.



The green is typical of Lobden, at once both sloping and undulating. Providing the pin has not been cut behind the left hand sand trap, a favourite position for Captains Day, the golden rule is leave yourself an uphill putt. Down hillers and cross slope putts can be treacherous. The green lies near the top of King Hill which stands at 308m (1010ft).

 

About The Course

The Course Map

Holes1 & 10

Holes 2 & 11

Holes 3 & 12

Holes 5 & 14

Holes 6 & 15

Holes 7 & 16

Holes 8 & 17

Holes 9 & 18

The Card

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Gents Competition Tees
White - Front Nine
Yellow - Back Nine
 
Ladies Tees
Red - Front Nine
Orange - Back Nine
 
Gents Practice Tee
Blue - Front and Back Nine