Hole 18 – Home
444 Yards – Par 4 – Stroke Index 11
No more difficult finishing hole will be found anywhere. The burn is in play for the drive to the right and left of the hole and also short. Fairway bunkers edge in to the right hand side and it was here that Johnny Miller lost the 1975 Championship when he took 2 to get out of the bunker. The Barry Burn crosses right in front of the green and it poses a huge obstacle for the 2nd shot. It was here that the hopes of Jean Van De Velde sunk in 1999 when Paul Lawrie went on to take the title.
“The clock on the Hotel is the line off the tee. Remember the Barry Burn at the front of the green “and if you better a seven – reward yourself with a drink!”