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Hole

Hole Name

Mens Yards

Par

Stroke Index

Ladies Yards

Par

Stroke Index

Hole: 1

Hole Name: St Ola

Mens Yards: 345

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 9

Ladies Yards: 345

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 7

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The 1st Hole ( St Ola ) is a 345yds. Par 4. The opening hole requires a straight shot from the raised tee as the out of bounds is to the left, play to the right side of the fairway, but beware, there is a large bunker at approx 170 yds from the tee, further on there is a cross ditch at 245 yds. The green slopes right to left, with a large deep bunker to catch a ball on the lower side.
Tee marker sponsored by Williamsons. Butcher. Kirkwall.
Ball washer sponsored by Highland Fuels. Kirkwall.

Hole: 2

Hole Name: Walliwall

Mens Yards: 464

Mens Par: 5

Stroke Index: 13

Ladies Yards: 464

Ladies Par: 5

Stroke Index: 5

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The 2nd Hole (Walliwall ) is a 464yds. Par 5. A long blind tee short, aim for the fairway marker, it is at 180yds and is the start of the dogleg to the left. From the marker you can see the fairway run downhill to the green, which is guarded on the left with a large bunker.
Tee marker sponsored by Lows Orkney, Solicitors. Kirkwall.

Hole: 3

Hole Name: Grainbank

Mens Yards: 380

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 3

Ladies Yards: 325

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 9

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The 3rd Hole ( Grainbank ) is a Gents 380yds. and Ladies 325yds Par 4. This hole plays uphill. On the skyline, at 185yds from the gents medal tee, begins a slight dogleg to the right. The green has a severe slope from left to right, with a bunker on the front right corner to catch a short shot, banking on the lower edge may help hold a rolling ball.
Tee marker sponsors ..Gents by Gorns Menswear, Kirkwall.. Ladies by The Ayre Hotel. Kirkwall.
Ball washer sponsored by R.S. Stanger Joiner. Dounby.

Hole: 4

Hole Name: Helliar Holm

Mens Yards: 153

Mens Par: 3

Stroke Index: 5

Ladies Yards: 153

Ladies Par: 3

Stroke Index: 15

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The 4th Hole ( Helliar Holm ) is a 153yds. Par 3. The hole plays downhill. The green is guarded by a deep bunker on the left side and two bunkers at the front, a ball going to the right may catch the ditch beside the boundary wall.
Tee marker sponsored by Orcadia. Chartered Accountants. Kirkwall.
Ball washer sponsored by

Hole: 5

Hole Name: Muddisdale

Mens Yards: 302

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 15

Ladies Yards: 302

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 11

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The 5th Hole ( Muddisdale ) is a 302yds. Par 4. A blind tee shot with the out of bounds along the left. The fairway and approach to the green all slope to the left. The green also has a gentle slope, with a bunker guarding the front and a grassy banking round the top side.
Tee marker sponsored by Sutherlands Chemist. Kirkwall.

Hole: 6

Hole Name: The Burn

Mens Yards: 323

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 1

Ladies Yards: 323

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 1

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The 6th Hole ( The Burn ) is a 323yds. Par 4. The fairway is slightly downhill for 180yds, where bunkers encroach at each side, the top of the downhill slope is 140yds from the green. There is a ditch across the front of the green to catch the shot landing short, with the wall at the rear being the out of bounds.
Tee markers sponsored by A. Flett. Builder. Holm.

Hole: 7

Hole Name: The Whins

Mens Yards: 151

Mens Par: 3

Stroke Index: 7

Ladies Yards: 131

Ladies Par: 3

Stroke Index: 17

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The 7th Hole ( The Whins ) is Gents 151yds. and Ladies 131yds. Par 3. In front of the tees are whins, and in front of the green is a wide deep bunker. Old-fashioned horseshoe mounds guard each side of the green all must be avoided before you tackle the sloping green.
Tee markers both Gents and Ladies sponsored by Sheila Fleet Jewellery.
Ball washers sponsored by Gents. W.R. Tullock Garage. Kirkwall Ladies. Munro's Garage. Kirkwall.

Hole: 8

Hole Name: The Bridge

Mens Yards: 270

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 17

Ladies Yards: 270

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 13

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The 8th Hole ( The Bridge ) is a 270yds. Par 4. Again, whins are directly in front of the medal tee. Out of bounds runs along the whin covered bank on the left, the two-level green has grass banking round the front left corner and a bunker on the front right side. Behind the green is a grassy hollow.
Tee marker sponsored by Orkney Builders Ltd. Kirkwall.
Ball washer sponsored by Orkney Aggregates Ltd. Kirkwall.

Hole: 9

Hole Name: Green Holms

Mens Yards: 536

Mens Par: 5

Stroke Index: 11

Ladies Yards: 424

Ladies Par: 5

Stroke Index: 3

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The 9th Hole ( Green Holm ) is a Gents 536yds. and Ladies 424yds. Par 5. A blind tee shot, but the landing area from the tee is wide. An off line drive of 180yds down the left rough, or 190yds down the right rough, may catch the open ditch, which is also not visible from the tee. Further down the gently sloping fairway, at 100yds short of the green, there is a large bunker, and yet another at 50yds. To the right of the fairway, on the approach to the green, are trees, and a over hit shot may run into the ditch behind the green.
Tee marker sponsors.. Gents by Pit Stop Garage. Kirkwall.. Ladies by Robertsons Agricultural Engineers. Kirkwall.

Hole: 10

Hole Name: Caldale

Mens Yards: 220

Mens Par: 3

Stroke Index: 10

Ladies Yards: 220

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 16

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The 10th Hole ( Caldale ) is a 220yds. Gents Par 3. and Ladies Par 4. This longest of the course's par 3's, bushes run along the right side of the fairway, and behind these is an internal out of bounds. The green has a gentle back to front slope.
Tee marker sponsored by R.S. Rendall. Builders. Kirkwall.
Ball washer sponsored by Kairds, Kirkwall.

Hole: 11

Hole Name: Sunnybank

Mens Yards: 304

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 14

Ladies Yards: 258

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 8

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The 11th Hole ( Sunnybank ) is a Gents 304yds. and Ladies 258yds. Par 4. The green is not visible from the tee, so hit over the marker to find the fairway. The green is flat, with a steep grassy bank on the left edge and a sloping bunker on the right, an over-hit shot will be caught in a grassy hollow behind the green.
Tee marker sponsors, Gents by MLM Engineering. Agricultural Engineers. .. Ladies by Casey Construction. Builders. Kirkwall.

Hole: 12

Hole Name: Scargun

Mens Yards: 505

Mens Par: 5

Stroke Index: 4

Ladies Yards: 356

Ladies Par: 5

Stroke Index: 4

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The 12th Hole ( Scargun ) is a Gents 505yds (from the raised medal tee), 480yds (from the front tee). and Ladies 356yds. Par 5. The out of bounds on the left runs the entire length of this hole. A tee shot hit to the right may catch the ditch in the rough at 240yds, the green is level, and has steep grassy banking at the rear to catch the over-hit shot.
Tee markers both Gents and Ladies sponsored by Heat Orkney.
Ball washer sponsored by Pipedream Plumbing. Kirkwall.

Hole: 13

Hole Name: The Cassie

Mens Yards: 145

Mens Par: 3

Stroke Index: 16

Ladies Yards: 97

Ladies Par: 3

Stroke Index: 6

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The 13th Hole ( The Cassie ) is a Gents 145yds. and Ladies 97yds. Par 3. You are playing up to a raised green guarded by four bunkers, no room for error out of these, as two of them have the out of bounds on the other side of the green.
Tee marker sponsors .. Gents by Orkney PC. Kirkwall.. Ladies by Findlay's Photo Shop. Kirkwall.
Ball washer sponsored by Orkney PC. Kirkwall.

Hole: 14

Hole Name: Craigiefield

Mens Yards: 218

Mens Par: 3

Stroke Index: 2

Ladies Yards: 208

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 18

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The 14th Hole ( Craigiefield ) is a Gents 218yds. Par 3. and Ladies 208yds Par 4. The tee is raised, and gives an excellent view of the hole, Kirkwall Bay and the Northern Isles. There are two bunkers on the right side of the approach to the green and one on the left side.
Tee marker sponsors, Gents by George Bain. Paint & Wallpaper. Kirkwall. ..Ladies by Scottish Fuels. Kirkwall.
Ball washer sponsored by Alfred Flett. Builder Holm.

Hole: 15

Hole Name: Auld Kirk

Mens Yards: 287

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 18

Ladies Yards: 287

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 14

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The 15th Hole ( Auld Kirk ) is a 287yds. Par 4. This fairway runs parallel with dyke along the main road (in the interests of safety be aware of passing vehicles). The green is level, but has a grassy mound on the front left and a bunker on the right front.
Tee marker sponsored by R. Clouston Ltd. Builder. Kirkwall.
Ball washer sponsored by R Clouston Ltd. Builder. Kirkwall.

Hole: 16

Hole Name: Wideford

Mens Yards: 283

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 8

Ladies Yards: 272

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 2

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The 16th Hole ( Wideford ) is a gents 283yds. and Ladies 272yds Par 4. The fairway has the quarry to the left, which is hidden from the tee, and an open cross ditch, both at 240yds. There is a bunker on the front top side, and another on the lower side of the quite sloped green.
Tee marker sponsors Gents by Streamline Shipping. Kirkwall. .. Ladies by The Orcadian Bookshop. Kirkwall.
Ball washer sponsored by J.W. Gray. Wholesalers Kirkwall.

Hole: 17

Hole Name: Quarry Hole

Mens Yards: 358

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 6

Ladies Yards: 307

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 10

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The 17th Hole ( Quarry Hole ) is a Gents 358yds. and Ladies 307yds. Par 4. The medal tee is raised, and is set back about 120 yds behind the old quarry and the large growth of whins; the forward tee is on the edge of the quarry. Both the quarry and whins have to be cleared to find the wide fairway. The green has mounds on the left side and a meandering ditch up in the rough on the right side.
Tee marker sponsors Gents by A. Sinclair. Contractor. Kirkwall. .. Ladies by J.W. Gray. Wholesalers. Kirkwall.

Hole: 18

Hole Name: Mackeson's Corner

Mens Yards: 290

Mens Par: 4

Stroke Index: 12

Ladies Yards: 290

Ladies Par: 4

Stroke Index: 12

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The 18th Hole ( Mackieson's Corner ) is a 290yds. Par 4. This final hole has a right-angled dogleg, with out of bounds all along the right. A shot of almost 200 yds will pass the large corner bunker and give a straight-on approach to the banked green. A gambler may attempt a longer tee shot and cut off the corner to land at the front of the green. There are bunkers on either side of this green, which is placed directly below the clubhouse windows.
Tee marker sponsored by Ticketyboo. Kirkwall.

Out

Mens Yards Out: 2924

Mens Par Out: 36

Ladies Yards Out: 2737

Ladies Par Out:36

In

Mens Yards In: 2610

Mens Par In: 34

Ladies Yards In: 2295

Ladies Par In: 36

Total

Mens Yards Total: 5534

Mens Par Total: 70

Ladies Yards Total: 5032

Ladies Par Total: 72

Local rules:

Out of bounds:

Outside boundary dykes and fences, marked by white posts, including to the left of the 1st fairway, from the 1st tee to and around the course maintenance shed area, posts to the left of the 6th green, and posts running from the 8th tee along the 8th and 12th fairways.

The line of the fence behind the 13th green and the fence to the left of the 14th fairway.

The dyke on the left of the 15th fairway and the fence behind the 15th green.

The line of white posts to the right of the 10th hole up to the 18th medal tee and across  the 17th fairway to the white post.

The line of white posts to the right of the 18th hole, including the line of the ditch to the right of the 18th fairway, continuing to the marker post at the 1st tee.

The line of fence extending down the car park, to the clubhouse and anywhere behind the wall at the entry and the patio.

A free lift is given for:

A plugged ball on any closely mown area through the green, from all implement marks, and from old hole marks which interfere with the line of putt.

Daisies on greens may be repaired in the same way as pitch marks.

Recognised hazards:

Bunkers, water (except casual water) and water hazards, drains and burns, ditches at the 4th and 6th, whether dry or otherwise.

Recognised obstructions:

Flagpoles, direction posts, protection round young trees, and other obstacles as defined in the Rules of Golf.

Boundary dykes, or fences and dykes within the course, are NOT obstructions.

Loose stones in bunkers may be lifted and removed without penalty.

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Accidental Movement of a ball on a putting green:

Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.

This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.