Westport Golf Course Review

Par 73, 7,015 yards, parkland/links

The 1st hole measures just 348 yards and is a gentle opener, with a second shot played downhill to a large green protected by three bunkers. 

The 4th, a par 5, is called the Road Hole, but is not to be confused with the 17th at St Andrews - this one has a road running the entire length of the hole, on the left hand side. It is, of course, out of bounds. The fairway is lined by trees on both sides.  

The 7th is a 520-yard par 5, where an accurate drive is vital. The driving range on the right is out of bounds and the ideal drive is to the left of the fairway. The green is protected by a pond and a solitary bunker.  

The 12th is a 231-yard, par 3 but it is downhill so doesn't play that long - it is fairly tight, with trees on the right and three greenside bunkers.  

The 15th is a fearsome par 5. It is 586 yards long, with a drive that has to be hit over a huge lake, but how much water do you bite off? Three deep bunkers protect the green, and the water will catch anything pulled left.  

The 18th is yet another par 5, 566 yards this time. There is more water, running along the right side of the fairway, so the last thing you can afford to do is slice your drive. Two bunkers on the left are located exactly where you would want to hit your drive. A tall hawthorn tree is to be avoided with your second shot.

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Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a golf journalist - he has covered many Open Championships and European Tour events, as well as The Masters. Born in Glasgow, he writes for The Sunday Times and Golfshake, and has also written for Today's Golfer, the Daily Mail, Swing by Swing and many other golf websites, magazines and newspapers. He has played golf all over the world and numbers Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Aldeburgh as his three favourite golf courses in the United Kingdom. He lives in Suffolk, is a member of Waldringfield Golf Club and has a handicap of nine. He had lessons from the late Bob Torrance and has worked with Jean-Jacques Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanists.