The River Course fuses both length and difficulty with water coming into play on many holes. The course has 3 par 5s, the 2nd being rather special. The Par 4 7th is a great test, having a narrow landing area and extensive bunkering close to the green. The short Par 4 8th can yield a birdie or indeed a double bogey if one is too ambitious. The Par 3 9th with water lurking short, front and left of the green is a most beautiful and difficult finishing hole.