The course, which was primarily designed by Sandy Herd, the 1902 Open Champion, is a challenging whilst enjoyable test of eighteen tree lined holes. Renowned as one of the finest layouts in the North of England, it has attracted the plaudits of golf writers as well as the discerning visitor. Each hole offers a variety of options in tee positions and length with strategic bunkering.
Hole 1: Described as one of the most demanding opening holes in Cheshire.
Hole 2: On paper a relatively easy par 4, though beware the subtle slope on the green.
Hole 3: Bunkers positioned around the green, will catch any shot short or offline.
Hole 4: Deceptivly difficult, one of the hardest holes on the course.
Hole 5: Playing slightly down-hill to the green, often with the prevailing wind, a clear chance for a birdie.
Hole: 6 A genuine eagle or birdie hole with fairway bunkers 90 yards short of the green splitting the fairway.
Hole 7: Commit to a driver but beware of out of bounds all the way down the right and at the back of this hole.
Hole 8: Arguably Stockport’s signature hole and one of the finest par 3’s in Cheshire.
Hole 9: The only hole on the front nine without a fairway bunker to snare your tee-shot.
Hole 10: The view from the tee is deceptive, for it is not immediately apparent just how narrow the fairway is at the range of a good drive.
Hole 11: A re-designed hole in recent years, your tee-shot will be thread through two trees positioned right and left to the entrance of the green.
Hole 12: The longest hole and last par 5 on the course. A great ‘risk/reward’ hole.
Hole 13: From the visitors tee a well struck drive may clear the fairway bunker set into a mound right of the fairway.
Hole 14: If not for the 8th, this could be described as Stockport’s signature hole.
Hole 15: Steer clear of the hollow on the right to ensure an opportunity to reach the green in two.
Hole 16: If you have a good score to here, making three pars on the final three holes will ensure a good score card.
Hole 17: One of the most picturesque holes on the course.
Hole 18: The last hole and no push over. The longer hitters should be aware of “Champs-Alley”.