The Front 9
Men: 463 metre, Par 5;
Women: 422 metre, Par 5
A good length par 5 dogleg running left to right. A well positioned drive down the right hand side will give the big hitters a chance to go for the green in two.
Men: 326 metre, Par 4;
Women: 224 metre, Par 4
Lovely undulating par 4 over the hill to an elevated, fast green; bunkers right front of green and left back.
Men: 304 metre, Par 4;
Women: 232 metre, Par 4
A short but difficult par four with lots of danger down the left and a couple of well placed bunkers guarding the green.
Men: 167 metre, Par 3;
Women: 144 metre, Par 3
Good to mid-range, testing, well bunkered par three.If you miss it to the right the ball should feed back onto the green.
Men: 448 metre, Par 5;
Women: 404 metre, Par 5
A first class par five with a beautiful undulating fairway, wide enough to make it strategically interesting.
There are dangers on both sides of the tee, then sweeping right uphill to a perfectly placed fast sloping green.
Men: 327 metre, Par 4;
Women: 269 metre, Par 4
Danger to the right off this tee characterised by the heavily banked dune so keep to the left. The second shot is to a relatively small green with very subtle slopes.
Men: 369 metre, Par 4;
Women: 322 metre, Par 4
Challenging par 4 with sand to the right of the fairway. Nice approach with stunning views of Belfast Lough.
Men: 122 metre, Par 3;
Women: 119 metre, Par 3
Downhill par three with a devilishly fast steep green surrounded by deep bunkers. Wind strength and direction can make this hole a significantly daunting prospect
Men: 355 metre, Par 4;
Women: 346 metre, Par 4
The most difficult hole on the front nine. This is a very good par four moving from left to right back to the Clubhouse.