Hole 14 – “Spectacles”

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476 Yards – Par 5 – Stroke Index 1

Gary Player struck the finest shot of his life here in 1968 to make an eagle 3 which enabled him to go on to win the Open Championship. The drive is tough enough with out of bounds left and bunkers well in play. However the hole is made by the 2nd shot, where the player must decide whether he is going to carry the massive Spectacle bunkers or not. If a player goes for the green and lands in the Spectacles he can expect to be there for some time as these bunkers are huge and intimidating. Further bunkers closer to the green provide further protection and any player making 4 can feel justifiably proud of that score.

Caddie’s Tip

“Another hole where getting on the green in three is not a disappointment. An accurate drive is paramount and remember this is the second part of our only double green, you play to the red flag on this nine.”