Carne Golf Course Review

Par 72, 6,691 yards, park 72, links

The 1st hole measures 400 yards and is a dogleg, with a green that slopes from left to right. There is a hill on the right of the fairway - during the summer it is covered in roses.  

The 5th is 431 yards, with bunkers that can be reached from the tee, and a green surrounded by a bank that can divert the ball towards the hole, or swallow it up.  

The 8th is 400 yards and the main feature is the narrow, two-tiered green protected by a deep bunker on the front left.  

The 12th is only 328 yards and has a wide fairway. Sounds easy enough, but the approach is played to an elevated green; get it wrong and the ball will end up back at your feet.  

The 16th, a 179-yard par 3, is a delight, played from an elevated tee to a green nestled in a hollow, with a huge sand dune to the right and wild orchids growing in the rough.  

The final hole runs to 541 yards and is a terrific par 5 with spectacular views of the Atlantic from the tee. A valley in front of the green could easily cost a shot. 

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Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a golf journalist - he has covered many Open Championships and European Tour events, as well as The Masters. Born in Glasgow, he writes for The Sunday Times and Golfshake, and has also written for Today's Golfer, the Daily Mail, Swing by Swing and many other golf websites, magazines and newspapers. He has played golf all over the world and numbers Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Aldeburgh as his three favourite golf courses in the United Kingdom. He lives in Suffolk, is a member of Waldringfield Golf Club and has a handicap of nine. He had lessons from the late Bob Torrance and has worked with Jean-Jacques Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanists.