32 Hillside

Architect: F Hawtree
Stats: 6,558 yds, par 72, SSS 73
GF: £60-£95
Visitor information: Visitors can play every day except Saturday from blue social tees
W: hillside-golfclub.co.uk
2008 Ranking: 32 (No Move)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: Limited bunker changes
Clubhouse: Work starts in October on patio and ladies locker room

Hillside is a unique layout that blends traditional links holes with others framed by pinewoods. Two glorious par 5s, the 11th and 17th, played through dune-lined valleys, are exceptional golf holes. In 2011, the Amateur Championship will return to Hillside for the first time since 1979 – a fitting way to celebrate the club’s Centenary year.

Panellists’ comments: “Heaving dunes frame a host of extraordinary holes”; “A very solid front nine, but lacks back-nine wow factor”

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