The Orchard Course takes its name from the old apple orchard of Corrstown House through which you approach the 1st tee box. This, the first nine holes built, was constructed on rolling pastureland and makes clever use of the natural terrain. The Orchard has matured beautifully and is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown. The short Par 4 1st sets the tone on a course that places a premium on club selection and accuracy. Uniquely shaped bunkers, waiting to punish the slightest flaw, surround some of the greens. The 2nd, 5th and 9th are both beautiful and a superb test of distance and accuracy
Mens 298m Par 4 Index 16/15.
Ladies 278m Par 4 Index 16/15.
This is a very short par 4 but it should not be under-estimated. There is Out of Bounds on the left, a river running down the right, and a row of trees obscuring the right side of the fairway.
The fairway narrows as you reach the green, so taking out the driver may not be the best option. A long iron to the centre of the fairway will set up a short iron approach to a small green that slopes from back to front.
Mens 356m Par 4 Index 2/1.
Ladies 326m Par 4 Index 2/1.
A great golf hole that is full of character. The drive is the key as the fairway narrows sharply at 150m. A good fade will set up a mid iron approach. The green is protected on the right side by a large bunker.
Generally, only the top of the flag is visible for the approach shot so remember that most of the trouble is to the front.
Mens 125m Par 3 Index 18/17
Ladies 105m Par 3 Index 18/17.
This should be an easy par. Pick the correct club and avoid the bunkers, particularly the one on the left which is not obvious from the tee.
The hole normally plays an 8/9 iron to a small gently sloping green.
Mens 323m Par 4 Index 12/11
Ladies 300m Par 4 Index 6/5.
This beautiful par 4 begins with a blind drive over a large hill. A low iron shot to a large severely sloping green awaits you if you carry the hill.
There is a water hazard on the right from tee to green with out of bounds on the left.
Watch out also for two small pot bunkers to the left side of the fairway that are not visible from the tee box.
Mens 387m Par 4 Index 4/3.
Ladies 365m Par 5 Index 4/3.
In my opinion this is the best golf hole in Corrstown.
The fairway slopes quite dramatically from left to right which suits the shape of the hole.
There is a fairway bunker and a large tree on the right to catch any inaccurate drives. There is also heavy rough to the left side of the fairway.
A good drive will still leave a long iron approach to a big two tiered green with extensive bunkers. A hidden river sweeps to the right and behind the green.
Accuracy is the key here particularly with the approach shot. Choose your iron carefully, normally a 5/6 iron, and look to fade the shot in from the left green side bunker.
Mens 140m Par 3 Index 8/7.
Ladies 130m Par 3 Index 14/13.
The bottom of the flag is not visible from the tee box on this par 3, so choose your iron wisely. The hole normally plays a mid-iron to the elevated green which has bunkers in front, left side and back right.
Once again, the green slopes towards the player and can be treacherous, so take care when putting.
Mens 448m Par 5 Index 10/9.
Ladies 400m Par 5 Index 10/9.
This Par 5 provides a great birdie chance for most golfers. Aim at the large tree to the left of the fairway to avail of the members bounce to the middle right.
A good drive leaves approximately 200m to the green. I recommend that you aim for the left side of the green with a fairway wood to avoid the many trees located on the right and the bunker in front waiting to devour any under-clubbed shots.
Mens 332m Par 4 Index 14/13.
Ladies 310m Par 4 Index 12/11.
This hole can offer birdies, but it has also cost many people tournaments. You must be attentive to your drive here, as there are large trees both left and right of the fairway and you can easily be stymied behind them
A good straight drive leaves approximately 100m to a large green that slopes from back to front.
It may be better, particularly if you suffer off the tee-box to sacrifice distance for accuracy by preferring a fairway wood to set up a mid iron approach.
Mens 383m Par 4 Index 6/5.
Ladies 318m Par 4 Index 8/7.
This is a tough par 4 that has destroyed many good scores. It is a tight driving hole with trees to the left and a hazard to the right. Assuming you avoid the trouble off the tee, you face a blind fairway wood or long iron to a well protected green.
There is an orange marker in the distance as a guide, but you really should walk to the top of the hill and observe the pin placement on this large green to get a proper feel for the shot facing you. Pay particular attention to the large bunker guarding the left of the green and the pot bunkers to the right.
Avoid the sand at all costs as putting is tricky particularly if you are beyond the pin.