18 Hole Golf Course
In 2018 the course had a partial makeover adding additional out of bounds as well as new bunkers and filling in old ones as well as reshaping fairways. this is now nearing completion and already makes the course a more testing one.
With the addition of the new pro and teaching bay Outlane golf club now stands as one of the club’s to join in the area. Guaranteed a warm welcome how can you refuse?
Hole 1 – “Motorway”
Tee shot down the right hand side of the fairway will lead to a good birdie chance. Be careful of the right hand bunker however. Huge front left bunker will attract all but the straightest of approaches. Left all the way down the 1st is out of bounds so accuracy from the tee is paramount
Testing long dog-leg left to well guarded green. Stay away from the trees on the left and the fairway bunker on the right. Subtle undulations on the green make it hard to read. Beware of out of bounds to the back of the green.
Deceptively long hole, gently uphill and usually into a strong wind. Avoid the bunkers and trees off the tee. Usually plays at least 1 club more. Can easily be a card wrecker with Out Of Bounds on the right.
1 of the 3 signature holes at Outlane
Daunting tee shot over the ravine, especially into the wind. Trouble short, trouble right including Out of Bounds but a solid mid iron in to the middle of the fairway will give a great birdie chance leaving only a short iron to the green. Beware the OB behind the green and the St Andrews style bunker front right. It’s a walk across the bridge to the red/blue tee to a long par 3 with trouble all down the right hand side
Out of bounds down the right to green, well guarded by bunkers on the left. Two tier green. Pin usually hidden by the Holly Bush. Good to come off with par but hit the green and its a birdie chance. Right and its a card destroyer.
Simple looking hole. Everything falls to the left. Big hitters may be tempted to go for it, but beware the greenside bunkers if you do. Lateral hazard in front of the green makes it a more of a risk than reward hole. Watch for golfers teeing off on the 15th above right.
90 degree dog leg right, sharing fairway with the 13th. Use the watchtower to check for other players and then walk down the right to speed up play. Inviting tee shot leaving blind 2nd shot. If following others wait for bell sounding before playing up. McKenzie green is protected with trouble to the right and long. Good birdie chance. Although the fairway is wide wayward tee shots can easily go OOB on both the right and the left.
2nd signature hole. The best remembered hole and the longest par 3 in Yorkshire off the white tees. Nothing for right or long, danger to the left. If your opponent offers you a half in four, take it! Lovely views across Huddersfield to Emley Moor Mast and Castle Hill. Target line is the mound front left to allow the ball to feed down to the green.
Hole 9 – “Lamb Hall”
Semi-blind tee shot over marker post and trees leaves mid to short iron to very large three tier green. 10th tee is to the left where the OB is now in play. Pond to the right hand side of the third tier is an additional hazard in play.
*Do NOT tee off if players are on the fairway shared with the 11th – they have the right of way.
With OB on the left a shot from elevated tee towards marker post leaves semi-blind approach shot to small green with bunker front right.
Usually lightening fast green from top to bottom. Don’t be long, left or short with your approach as trouble awaits.
Simple looking hole. Inviting tee shot, but tricky to get close in two and with variable slopes the hardest green to read on the course. Look out for players on 9th tee, especially if playing 2nd shot from behind the right hand side “humps”. Hardest green on the course especially if red flag. Beware the left hand greenside bunker. OB beyond the green makes this hole deceptively difficult.
Intimidating tee shot through funnel of trees from the medal tee. Aim at the marker post and two good shots leave a short iron into an innocent looking green, but beware the wind and the out of bounds to the right. 2 pot bunkers and OB right of the green makes this hole another potential card wrecker.
A very tough uphill hole usually played into a strong prevailing wind. Difficult tee shot off the whites Shared fairway with the 7th but is currently being narrowed. Walk up right hand side to speed up play. OB all down the right hand side. Green side humps make it a tough up and down if missing the green to the right. Reach in 2 and you will be a happy golfer.
TEE HUT TIME AND A COFFEE AND A PIECE OF CAKE AWAITS!!!!
After your refreshments
Dangerous uphill tee shot to a small green, guarded by bilberries long and left and 3 pot bunkers short. Lightning fast green in summer where the upturned saucer shape adds to the difficulty if the pin is near the edge. Good chance of birdie but has claimed many 6s and more. From the red tee the tee shot is over holly bushes with a deep pot bunkers awaiting those who don’t quite make the green.
Wonderful view from the highest part of the course. Inviting birdie opportunity. Get it wrong and you need a bucket and spade or a ball scoop from the ditch. 2 huge bunkers left and 1 right along with trees left and right. 2 tier green gives added difficulty. Play safe or take a chance – the choice is yours .
Going for green? please wait for 16th tee to clear.
Deceptively simple looking hole. Beware bunkers to the right, mounds to the left and the water channel in front as well as OB long It’s not long but pinpoint accuracy is required.
3rd signature hole and a a trip back across the ravine. Driver hit to the left of the fairway is going to leave a mid-iron into the 2 tier green. Right off the tee is reload time. Fairway slopes to the right. Please ring the bell to tell people on the tee it is safe to tee off. Take a 4 on here any-day. Its a walk across the bridge to the red/blue tees for a much shorter carry over the ravine.
Just short of 500 yards off the whites. Wonderful long finishing hole. Straight and as long as you want from the yellow tees leaves long iron to a protected green with OB behind and to the right of the green. All uphill so add a club. Out of bounds to the left recently added catches poor 2nd shot. 2 fairway bunkers and additional bunker front left Solid finishing hole predominantly into a strong prevailing wind.
Well played. Now join the members for a very friendly pint and some food. You deserve it. Let us know if you have enjoyed the tough test. More importantly let us know if you haven’t!!!