Search the site:

Course Tour

1
5505m
par M70 W75
2
5365m
par M70 W74
3
5275m
par M70 W72
4
5085m
par M69 W73
5
4796m
par M68 W70
6
4630m
par M68 W70

Hole 12 – Thumbprint

1
170m
par 3
2
170m
par 3
3
140m
par 3
4
165m
par 3
5
150m
par 3
6
140m
par 3

A green with a large indent in its centre, shaped almost as if a thumb had been pressed deeply into its middle. Such thumbprint greens were a common feature of the ‘short’ template hole commonly used by Macdonald and Raynor in the early 20th century, with the best examples found at Sleepy Hollow (New York), 10th at Chicago GC and the 6th at the National Golf Links of America. Three distinct pin positions here, left, centre or right with the centre in the middle of the thumbprint probably being the easiest. Any shot running off the back is punished so the play is to be short.