FORE KING GOLF

Whitley Course Planner

Steve

Whitley Course Planner will help you saves shots on your round and help you know when to be more conservative and when to attack.

A Friendly Family Run Business

The course opened in 1993 after converting some of the farmland on the family dairy farm with the objective of getting people into golf.

It is now a thriving pay as you play Golf Club which also has memberships available. 

Whitley Golf Course

Whitley Course Overview

The nature of the course means that on several of the holes there are different ways of playing them and your course management will be tested to the maximum – the way we believe golf should be!

Having two sets of tees on each hole means that you can play 18 holes and have a degree of variety from the front nine to the back.

The 9 hole par 35 course is short enough for beginners to enjoy but also provides a stern test for established golfers with three par 3’s, four par 4’s and two par 5s.

Internal out-of-bounds, ditches, bunkers and other well placed hazards mean this course gives a true test of golf, designed in the traditional sense – accuracy is rewarded rather than distance, as is common with modern day courses.

Whitley Course Scorecard

Whitley Golf Course Scorecard

Whitley Course Rating and Slope Rating

TeesParRatingSlope
White (Men)7066.1116
Red (Ladies)7068.7118
Back (Men)7066.0115
Back (Ladies)7070.7122
Forward (Men)7063.1101
Forward (Ladies)7067.3112
Winter7065.3114

Whitley Course Planner: Individual Hole Analysis

Hole 1 Par 5
STROKE INDEX 6

BLUE 530 YARDS | RED 442 YARDS

A long opening hole, needing a long straight drive which avoids the Out of bounds (OB) all up the left before the fairway turns slightly left to a green that is angled behind a large bunker.


Hole 2 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 4

BLUE 355 YARDS | RED 332 YARDS

Accuracy is paramount here, making sure you leave yourself a good angle into the green, our view of the green is slightly obscured by trees. Club selection has to be right and can be difficult if the wind is blowing.


Hole 3 Par 3
STROKE INDEX 16

BLUE 166 YARDS | RED 144 YARDS

Either a mid or short iron depending whether playing it the first or second time.

Can be really tough if the flag is placed behind a bunker at the front of the green


Hole 4 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 8

BLUE 320 YARDS | RED 284 YARDS

The sensible approach is a short iron to in front of the hedge, then another onto a large, flat green.

The brave might try a thrash with a wood, but OB all down the right –hand side could change your mind.


Hole 5 Par 3
STROKE INDEX 14

BLUE 166 YARDS | RED 137 YARDS

Straightforward approach with a mid to short iron, but anything right faces a watery grave in the brook or the moat alongside the green.


Hole 6 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 12

BLUE 261 YARDS | RED 236 YARDS

A severe dogleg left. Take enough club to reach the corner, or you will be playing a blind short iron or wedge to a tucked-away green.


Hole 7 Par 3
STROKE INDEX 18

BLUE 144 YARDS | RED 131 YARDS

If you have the right club, this short hole with a large putting surface won’t cause too much distress


Hole 8 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 15

BLUE 290 YARDS | RED 256 YARDS

An excellent hole to test your course management.

Hit straight over the corner of this right-to-lefter and shorten your approach to a shot iron.

Play safe and you could run out of fairway.


Hole 9 Par 5
STROKE INDEX 2

BLUE 448 YARDS | RED 414 YARDS

OB all up the right and a lateral water hazard and OB all up the left of this super finishing hole.

The brook also meanders across the fairway, making the placement off the tee crucial.