Wycombe Heights Course Guide
Our aim is to provide you with the best golfing experience you could possibly wish for. That's why we have created a definitive course guide for you to study before your round of golf. Located on top of the chalky slopes of the Chiltern hills, Wycombe Heights Golf Centre offers you a challenging yet rewarding test of your skills. Whether you are looking to shoot a low score in a competition, or just enjoying a relaxing game with friends, the Wycombe Heights Golf Centre course guide can help you.
Hole 1: Straight & True
At just over 360 yards in length, 'Straight & True' certainly isn't the longest Par 4 on the golf course, but this stunning hole provides you with a tricky start to your round. A gentle up-slope all the way to the green seems to extend the hole beyond its official yardage, and with bunkers lining both the fairway and the green ready to swallow up any wayward strikes you need to play the hole as the name would suggest.
Hole 2: The Sweet Spot
The Par 3 second features one of the more open greens to attack on the main course. At all costs you want to avoid the left side of the green, this area is covered with thick trees which take no prisoners. To the right is a green side bunker which will catch any shorter strikes. The best line of attack on the second hole is to aim for the centre of the green.
Hole 3: Outward bound
A blind tee shot awaits you on the third after playing the first two holes. The key to playing this hole well is keeping your tee shot central to the fairway or to favour the right side slightly. This line will give you a clear sight at a green flanked by a steep bank to its right, and a dramatic drop to the left.
Hole 4: Reprieve
hole at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre. A wide open fairway invites you to hit a long drive down the middle or play it safe with a long iron. Once on the crest of the hill you get a scenic view of the green and the 1st hole beyond. Trouble left and right forces you to pitch either onto the front of the green.
Hole 5: The Long Stretch
The first Par 5 at Wycombe Heights offers you the chance to really unleash your long woods. Another wide, relatively flat fairway allows you to gain maximum distance with minimal effort. The accessible green is framed with a delightful row of trees which can help shelter the green from prevailing winds. Watch out for bunkers either side of this beautifully maintained green.
Hole 6: The Pear Tree
" The Pear Tree" is deceptively tricky to navigate. Although not usually in play, the pear tree to the right of the fairway can be a distraction. This can force you to play down the left of the hole where unfavourable out of bounds posts lie in wait. Deep sand traps litter the green so the smart decision is to play up to the fringe of the green and roll on from there.
Hole 7: Bunker Alley
Many see Bunker Alley as the hardest hole at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre. Unable to see the green from the tee, you're faced with an up sloping fairway boasting multiple bunkers to the left, and trees lining the right. Your second shot will normally be a long iron or fairway wood into a large green flanked by bunkers to the front right and left.
Hole 8: Hill Top
The shortest hole on the course can often be subjected to the strongest winds. If the wind is coming from the right you will need to take this into account with your tee shot. A high bank behind the green will stop any low strike but in careful of two bunkers positioned either side of the green which will swallow up a poorly timed shot. Ideal for 'nearest the pin' competitions.
Hole 9: The Gamble
The ninth at Wycombe Heights can be a testing par 4 which features a slight dog-leg to the right after a cluster of bunkers. The 9th hole affords you a wide amount of margin for error due to its central location on the golf course. A slightly downhill green allows you to attack the flag and card a good score. Trees to the back of the green are best avoided.
Hole 10: The Catch
The back nine begins with 'The Catch'. An elevated green doesn't allow you to actually see the hole, but by hitting the heart of the green, you can't go far wrong. Bunkers front right, front left, and back left surround a green which is larger than you would believe from the tee. The 10th hole can also be a favourite for nearest the pin competitions.
Hole 11: Dingly Dell
A reachable par 4 hole from the tee, the 11th is a hole that can have massive rewards if you decide to go for it. You can either play it safe with a mid to long iron aiming for the heart of the fairway, or attempt to reach the green with a driver. Once near the green you will notice bunkers located front right and to the left hand-side with a gentle bank towards the back.
Hole 12: The Cauldron
The up and down nature of this hole lends itself to the longer hitter. Most golfers can clear the 'cauldron' which is found 160 yards from the tee. After your tee shot you are greeted by an incline up to the green which is supported by bunkers to the front. This is potentially the toughest green on the golf course to play due to the undulating characteristics it provides.
Hole 13: Won & Lost
Regarded as the second toughest hole on the golf course, the 13th at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre pits you against a fairway which slopes from left to right and features some well positioned bunkers ready to catch any stray tee shots. Play up to the left of this hole to give yourself a mid to long approach shot up to a well guarded green.
Hole 14: Nice 'n' Easy
With a strong wind behind the tee you can attempt to reach the green at the 14th hole. Danger lies to the left hand-side of this relatively open fairway. Deep scrubs and sand traps await any ball struck in this direction. The safest route is straight down the middle, leaving a mid iron shot into a big green. The putting surface is flat and true so par or better can be attained here.
Hole 15: Pin Point
If you attempt to drive this hole you must strike the ball incredibly straight. Out of bounds to the left and thick trees to the right will certainly ruin your scorecard if you go for it and fail. A safe long iron will find an undulating fairway, leaving you with a short approach into a difficult green. Accuracy is the key to playing 'Pin Point' well.
Hole 16: The Ledge
Viewed by many as the signature hole at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre, the 16th is a truly exciting cliff-top hole of golf. Perched high above the inviting green is the elevated tee which beckons you to attack the undulating green. The smart play is to favour the left side to let the ball naturally filter down to the hole.
Hole 17: Homeward Bound
Distance is the key to playing the 17th well. A long tee shot will set you up to attack an elevated green which dog-legs to the right. A wide, expansive fairway lends itself to 'Longest Drive Competitions' which keeps a fun element for the end of your round. Deep pot bunkers accompany the green, but an accurate approach will leave you in good shape for birdie.
Hole 18: All The Way
'All the Way' has stunning views of the valley and offers you the chance to reach the green from the tee. A straight hole which barrels its way downhill towards the clubhouse, the 18th can give you the opportunity to end your round of golf on a high. Pure strikes will be rewarded with extra distance due to the contours of the fairway, but don't over shoot the green!