Hole 16 - Cottons
What a magnificent golf hole. Visually this hole can be both very beautiful and quite intimidating at the same time. It is another short par 4 which asks a question. The 16th dog legs quite severely from left to right, playing around a bend in the river Tame and to a green surrounded by water on three sides at the end of a small peninsula.
To view the green from the tee, just look directly along the river and there is the flag. If you love golf, and enjoy standing on a tee which makes you smile and shake your head at the same time, you need to play this one.
The more you cut off the dog leg by aiming further to the right, the narrower the fairway becomes. This hole demands an accurate tee shot. Unless you aim way left off the tee, you must play over the out of bounds so take enough club to clear it. The safest shot is down the left side to leave a mid to short pitch on.
Named after Henry Cotton who described the 16th hole as ‘the best looking, most fair and at the same time probably the most difficult hole I have ever played’.