Puttenham’s signature hole is a relatively short par 4, but by no means easy! A 150 yard plus carry over the pit, up a hill and, if necessary, over the emblem Oak tree is quite daunting for the first tee-shot of the day. And if you happen to open with a big [right-hand] slice, the Puttenham cemetery to the right of the slope can become a graveyard for your ball, as it’s out-of-bounds!
If you manage to overcome these obstacles, the second shot is much easier into a very large green. However, the green itself is not easy with deceptive undulations and a ridge towards the back of the green. On medal days, the pin is usually placed at the back of the green and any short approach shot will leave a tricky putt up the ridge.