The seventh hole at West Bradford is a par 4, 411 yards from the White Tees, 407 yard from the Yellow Tees. The fairway on the seventh is on two levels, most players will aim for the landing area on the lower level, a large area sloping from right to left. Longer hitters will aim for the second, higher level.
The seventh green slopes from front to back with bunkers on the left and right.
Pro’s Tips for Hole 7
“Attention should be paid to your club selection for your 2nd shot here on the seventh hole at West Bradford. You will face an uphill shot, generally with the wind in your face, and most golfers fall short of their target. Take my advice and club up for your second shot.”
The eighth hole at West Bradford is a par 4, 427 yards from the White Tees, 411 yards from the Yellow Tees. The fairway on the eighth hole narrows significantly with a grouping of trees guarding the right hand side of the landing area. The fast, narrow green on the eighth slopes from left to right.
Pro’s Tips for Hole 8
“Two tips for players facing the eighth hole at West Bradford – which can be deceptively tricky. Firstly a tip for longer hitters – leave your driver in the bag on this hole, instead use your hybrid or a long iron from the tee. The trees narrowing the fairway can cause serious problems for errant drives. Shorter hitters will be fine if they manage to stay left, as their tee shots should fall short of the trees.”
“Secondly, stay left of the flag for your second shot – or you could find your approach shot rolling off this green and down a sharp bank that slopes away on the right hand side.”
The ninth hole is the third par 3 that you will encounter at West Bradford, and the longest par 3 on the course – at 200 yards from the White Tees and 180 yards off the Yellow Tees.
The ninth involves a tee shot from an elevated tee box on to a small kidney shaped green below. The green is well protected with bunkers left and right.
Pro’s Tips for Hole 9
“The elevated tee position adds an element of risk for most visitors to West Bradford playing this hole for the first time. The elevation will make this hole play much shorter than the given yardage, club down for your tee shot on the ninth.”
The tenth hole at West Bradford is a short, uphill, 248 yard Par 4. Longer hitters will be tempted to go for the green from the tee on this hole, but beware the overhanging Fir trees on the right which can catch errant tee shots.
The 10th green slopes from left to right and from back to front – it is protected by bunkers left and right.
Pro’s Tips for Hole 10
“The best advice I can give any golfer for playing the 10th at West Bradford is to leave your approach shot short of the flag. This is one of the quickest greens on the course – with a wicked, back-to-front slope – and a downhill putt should be avoided at all costs”
“Another good piece of advice for the 10th is to approach the green from the left if possible. The right hand side of the fairway has overhanging fir trees that can cause problems, as well as a hidden bunker.”
The eleventh hole at West Bradford is a Par 4, measuring 442 yards from the White Tees and 402 yards from the Yellow Tees. Your tee shot will be from an elevated position, hitting onto a sloping, tree lined fairway. The 11th green is relatively flat, and has bunkers to the left and to the right.
Pro’s Tips for Hole 11
“The tee shot from the White Tees on 11 can be intimidating one from its raised position, looking down onto the stretch of fairway in the distance. Your tee shot on 11 needs to be aimed left, avoiding overhanging trees on the right. A shot aimed left will also account for the sloping fairway – which will generally make tee shots kick further to the right.”
The twelfth hole at West Bradford is an uphill Par 3, 169 yards from the White Tees, 159 yards from the Yellow Tees. You will be hitting on to a long, narrow green – avoiding a bunker placed directly in front of the green, and one running down the entire length of the right hand side of the green.
Pro’s Tips for Hole 12
“Hole 12 at West Bradford is a deceptive one for golfers who have not played it before. Despite the reputation of Hole 14, it is actually 12 that is the most difficult Par 3 on the course.”
“The hole plays longer than you would imagine, given that your tee shot is both uphill and generally into a breeze – so club up. Also the front bunker is deceivingly short of the green, some 30 yards short of the middle in fact, so make sure your tee shot has enough to make it over this cunningly placed hazard. Due to the narrow width of the 11th green, missing left or right can leave you in all kinds of difficulties – there is no room for error on chips back on to the green from either side, and shots from the right hand bunker are particularly challenging.”