The first hole of our ‘Amen Corner’! You may need a prayer to help you achieve your goal. The green is reachable by long hitters, but is not without risk with OOB along the right side of the hole and trees on both sides of the fairway. A well struck tee shot to the left of the big tree on the right hand side of the fairway is followed by a short approach to the elevated green with a steep slope on the RHS, leading down to the River Tyne (and more OOB). Again there are bunkers to avoid to the front left and right of the green. The base of the pin is generally out of sight, making the distance to the flag difficult to judge.