Drone view of Hillside Golf Club – Home of the 2019 British Masters

Here is your bird’s eye view of Hillside Golf Club, arguably one of the greatest British Courses not to stage an Open Championship.

HOLE 1. 396 YARDS. Par 4. The railway dominates the left-hand side of the hole and the well bunkered fairway requires an accurate drive. If you manage to stay on the fairway, the approach to the green should be relatively straightforward.
HOLE 2. 526 YARDS. PAR 5. A substantial par 5 requiring a drive over an open ditch. Once again, the railway dominates the entire left side of the hazole, where you reach a severely sloped green from back to front.

 

Hole 3. 397 YARDS. PAR 4. Not the longest par 4 on the course but it always plays as one of the toughest. The drive needs to avoid fairway bunkers and an open ditch, leaving a tricky short iron to a well-protected green – note the pond to the right of the green!
HOLE 4. 195 YARDS. PAR 3. Into a prevailing wind this becomes a tough par 3. A long green requires careful club selection and there are bunkers waiting for errant shots!

 

HOLE 5. 562 YARDS. PAR 5. From the back tee there is a 230-yard carry to the fairway, with punishing bunkers lying in wait. A long carry is required to make the green in 2 or an accurate lay up is needed to avoid the dunes and bunkers.