The Course

Whitefields Golf Course, in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, is as spectacular as it is challenging. It is a testing 6,289 yards and has a par of 71. It can be played as a championship 18 hole course or as a diverting 9 hole course, and provides excellent entertainment for all abilities.

Whitefields Golf Club and Golf Course in partnership with Draycote Hotel was opened in 1992 and has hosted many championships over the years. Despite the heavy rainfall, Whitefields’ course with its fantastic drainage withstood the elements and was open all winter last year without having to close.

 

 

There’s a sense of anticipation among the players from the off, with the first hole being a generous opening one with a good drive, leaving just a short iron to the green. Two greenside bunkers lie in wait for any wayward approaches. After this there are 17 more holes to master.

We have detailed the holes below and added some extra special tips that we hope will help you.

If you would like to discuss the course in more detail, then do call us on 01788 521800

Hole 1 - FLY-OVER

Hole Description

A generous opening hole with a good drive leaving just a short iron to the green. Two greenside bunkers lie in wait for any wayward approaches.

Pro Tip

3 wood off the tee aimed at the right hand side of the fairway pole will put you in perfect position for a medium to short iron into the green.

Hole 2 - RAMBLERS' WAY

Hole Description

Big dogleg to the right, a fairway bunker is there to catch out anybody that tries to cut the corner. Sloping green from front to back makes this a tricky par 4. Two putts on here and you will be delighted.

Pro Tip

Long iron off the tee aimed between the bushes to leave you a medium iron into the green. Watch this green as it can cause problems because of the severity of it.

Hole 3 - MOUSE HILL

Hole Description

Short par 4 up the hill, a good drive gives a great birdie chance.

Pro Tip

A good driver here will only leave you a short pitch in to the green. A good birdie chance.

Hole 4 - GAP AND TRAP

Hole Description

A good drive through the gap will leave a short iron. A good birdie chance but a drive too long will catch the fairway bunker.

Pro Tip

A nice tee shot with either a driver or a 3 wood aimed at the left hand fairway bunker with a slight fade will only leave you a short iron in to this green. A nice easy first four holes if played sensibly.

Hole 5 - LITTLE SNIP

Hole Description

First par 3 on the course. Measuring 194 yards off the white tees, a par on here is a great result.

Pro Tip

A long par 3 that will need a good long iron or may be even fairway metal to hit this green. Watch out for the ever inviting bunkers that surround this hole.

Hole 6 - ELBOW

Hole Description

Some might say the toughest hole on the course, a drive up to the marker post will still leave a mid to long iron to a heavily protected green. Out of bounds on the right will make you think about your tee shot.

Pro Tip

In my opinion the hardest hole on the course. This needs a very accurate tee shot followed by a long iron or even a wood. Even tour pros would be happy with a par here.

Hole 7 - WHITE'S WALK

Hole Description

This long par 4 is stroke index one for good reason. A fairway bunker on the right will catch any wayward tee shots, and make your approach blind. Two big bunkers protect this flat green.

Pro Tip

Another long par 4. A solid driver with a draw will put you in good position. This will leave you with a long to medium iron in to this narrow green.

Hole 8 - WALTERS' DEN

Hole Description

A relatively wide open tee shot, lets you really grip it and rip it. A good drive will have you reaching for the fairway wood, but bunkers around the green make a lay up the sensible play.

Pro Tip

Par 5 with a good tee shot may even give you a chance of hitting this par 5 in two. If not a sensible second will only give you a short pitch in.

Hole 9 - BIGGIN EDGE

Hole Description

Dogleg to the left, a good drive will leave a mid to short iron to the green. Be warned, anything left on this hole and the ball might not be seen again.

Pro Tip

 A challenging par 4. A slightly drawn tee shot with a fairway wood will put you in perfect position for a medium iron to the green.

Hole 10 - MUDDLER

Hole Description

Another long par 3, a long iron to the middle of the green is ideal. A tricky start to the back nine.

Pro Tip

Another long par 3 guarded by bunkers takes an accurate long iron to the green.

Hole 11 - THE LIMES

Hole Description

A short par 4 that doglegs to the right, out of bounds to the right will make you think about cutting the corner.

Pro Tip

A faded tee shot with a driver will give you a medium iron in. Watch out for the three lime trees though.

Hole 12 - GOOSE GREEN

Hole Description

Two fairway bunkers make this a tough tee shot. Your approach will make or break this hole. Too long and a tricky chip back up the hill is needed. A big sloping green makes two putts very difficult.

Pro Tip

A nice draw off the tee will leave you a short iron in but don’t underestimate this green.

Hole 13 - DRAYCOTE

Hole Description

The further right on the fairway you go the better. Anything left could leave a blind shot to a big sloping right to left green.

Pro Tip

A tricky par 4 with beautiful views one of my favourites.

A good drive followed by a mid iron second to a very undulating green. Not for the faint hearted.

Hole 14 - ALF'S WALK

Hole Description

A nice par 5 which is not too long but not easy either.
A good driver will leave you a good view of the well guarded green.

Pro Tip

A nice par 5 not too long but not easy.
Good drive off the tee will leave you a good view of the well graded green. My choice is to lay up and then pitch on.

Hole 15 - TEMPTATION

Hole Description

It is called ‘Temptation’ for a reason. A short par 4 with the green surrounded by water, a short iron off the tee makes this hole much easier, but where is the fun in that? A great matchplay hole.

Pro Tip

Temptation is my favourite.
I always go for the green as it is a well drivable par 4, but many lay up to have a short iron left in. Watch the ponds.

Hole 16 - CURLIE'S CORNER

Hole Description

The shortest par three on the course, but certainly not the easiest! The tee shot from an elevated tee on island green makes this the signature hole at Whitefields. Many good scores have been ruined here.

Pro Tip

A very nice looking par 3 surrounded by water. But don’t underestimate – a long iron is needed to reach it.

Hole 17 - COLEMAN'S FOLLY

Hole Description

A short par 4 with water in front of the tees, a good drive to the left of the big tree will leave a short iron to the green. Be careful not to go too far left though as out of bounds will come into play.

Pro Tip

A long iron off the tee aimed just left of the oak tree will leave a mid iron in to the green.

Hole 18 - MASON'S MANOR

Hole Description

A tricky finishing hole with out of bounds left and trees on the right, a straight tee shot will leave a mid to short iron to the green but the Captain’s bunker to the left of the green could leave you out of pocket.

Pro Tip

A driver off the tee to a big fairway will leave you a mid iron to this well guarded green.