Sedbergh Golf Course Hole 10 - Par 4 - 303yds - S.I 17

1st/10th green at Sedbergh Golf Course in Cumbria
Hole 10 - Par 4 - 303yds - S.I 17

The 10th is moved some 60 yards from the first tee, presenting a totally different challenge.

The change of angle makes the dog-leg more severe and the fairway tougher to find. You'll have to flirt with the O.B if you want to leave yourself a short iron in.

Many choose to take the green on by flying over the Oak tree on top of the hill. Make sure you strike it well, you'll need to carry the ball at least 230yards to carry the OB!

Sedbergh Golf Course Hole 11 - Par 3 - 143yds - S.I 14

2nd/11th hole at Sedbergh Golf Course in Cumbria, with the mountain ash tree in the background
Hole 11 - Par 3 - 143yds - S.I 14

This hole plays at least two club longer than the first time, with 25 yards added to the hole.

A slight change of angle means that the green is completely hidden behind the tree.

You will have to take aim over the top of the tree if you want to get close here.

Sedbergh Golf Course Hole 12 - Par 5 - 495yds - S.I 8

A view of the 3rd/12th green at Sedbergh Golf Course in Cumbria, from the old railway bridge over the river Rawthey
Hole 12 - Par 5 - 495yds - S.I 8

The 12th Tee is a lot less intimidating than the 3rd hole. There is a tree to avoid in the middle of the fairway which shouldn't prove a problem. The fairway is wide which will tempt you to open your shoulders, though you should still be aware of the out of bounds left and deep rough to the right.

This isn't a green you can take on in two, so make sure you give yourself a good yardage for your approach shot.

Sedbergh Golf Course Hole 13 - Par 4 - 369yds - S.I 4

4th/13th hole at Sedbergh Golf Course in Cumbria showing the two greenside bunkers which must be avoided
Hole 13 - Par 4 - 369yds - S.I 4

The 4th/13th is about the only hole which plays the same on both the front and back nine. A dog-leg par 4 which provides a stern test from the back tees. Keep your tee shot down the left half of the fairway, opening up the green for the approach, although be wary of the out of bounds on the left side of the hole.

Don't go chasing the pin when it is in the back-right position as the bunkers will swallow anything slightly miss-hit.

Sedbergh Golf Course Hole 14 - Par 3 - 154yds - S.I 17

14th hole at Sedbergh Golf Course in Cumbria
Hole 14 - Par 3 - 154yds - S.I 17

The 14th hole is a par 3, played slightly uphill to a MacKenzie green.

In total five bunkers guard the green, three of which are deep pot bunkers.

The green is wide at the front, but is very narrow at the back, so a solid strike to the centre of the green is always the play here.

Sedbergh Golf Course Hole 15 - Par 4 - 340yds - S.I 10

The 5th/15th hole at Sedbergh Golf Course in Cumbria,  with plenty of water to be avoided.
Hole 15 - Par 4 - 340yds - S.I 10

Hole 15 is over 80 yards shorter than the 5th on the front nine, making it significantly easier.

It isn't all plain sailing however, as the river still has to be carried at 180 yards and there is out of bound on both sides. You must find the green with your second, otherwise it could be very costly.

Sedbergh Golf Course Hole 6 - Par 3 - 164yds - S.I 11

6th/16th hole at Sedbergh Golf Course in Cumbria, a tough par 3 to an elevated green
Hole 6 - Par 3 - 164yds - S.I 11

You need half a club more on the 16th (than the 6th on the front nine) as the 16th tee is slightly lower making the hole play slightly longer.

Just like the front nine the hole requires a solid strike to the centre of the green.

Don't be short!

Sedbergh Golf Course Hole 17 - Par 5 - 514yds - S.I 6

The 7th/17th hole at Sedbergh Golf Course in Cumbria
Hole 17 - Par 5 - 514yds - S.I 6

The par 5, 17th is an energy sapping brute, so late in the round.

This hole plays longer than the front 9, but the tee shot is more straight forward allowing most golfers to hit driver.

Don't forget to keep the ball to the right hand side to allow for the sloping fairway.

Sedbergh Golf Course Hole 18 - Par 4 - 427yds - S.I 3

a view of the Howgill fells from the 8th/18th fairway at Sedbergh Golf Club in Cumbria
Hole 18 - Par 4 - 427yds - S.I 3

Stand on the 18th tee and take time to admire the views over Sedbergh and the local fells before tackling the final hole.

The fairway is the most generous on the course, so open your shoulders and try to give yourself a view of the green for your approach shot.

Two really good strikes will give you an opportunity for par, which would be an ideal finish to this beautiful and challenging course.