Hole 9 - 'Pure'
Par 4 (416, 398, 380, 315 Metres, Stroke 1)
The defining word for St Franics Links is Pure and this pure par 4 calls for distance and decision making. Take par and run.
How to Play this Hole
After playing (and surviving) the tee shot on the eighth, you now see the biggest landing area so far and a sign of whats to come. You need the driver here as this is also the longest par 4 on the front nine. The well-bunkered green runs away from you, from left to right. If a long club is required for your approach to the green, rather lay up (and well back, to allow for a shot that you can apply some spin). Go in for three. Mr. Nicklaus has created a wide second landing area for the shorter hitter.