The Cut : The Cut - Spring 2016
140 THE CUT HOLE 7 Par-4, 302m – Thracian Cliffs, Bulgaria The spectacular 4th at this Gary Player design is one of the most stunning holes in European golf. The men’s regular tee is a small island in the Black Sea and a carry of nearly 170m is needed to reach the fairway. The best approach is to aim at the fairway bunker on the left-hand side of the fairway, but be careful: short or slightly to the right and you are in the water; too far long and left and you will be in the cliffside bushes. Once safely on the fairway, a precise short iron second is required to the elevated green. www.thraciancliffs.com HOLE 8 Par-4, 290m – Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus This is the shortest par-4 on the front nine of Aphrodite Hills and the hole closest to the sea. The vista from the elevated tee out over the water is magnificent. The green, slightly raised above the two-tiered fairway, is clean- backed so as not to mar the view. Westerly breezes, not so noticeable in the protected fairway, will tend to push approach shots into trouble down on the left – and a knockdown short iron may be the safest approach shot to this medium-sized green. www.aphroditehills.com HOLE 9 Par-4, 308m – Brollsta Golf Club, Sweden This is one of the classic holes in Stockholm golf and most local golfers who’ve played in that country will know about it. With water all the way to the green, it’s driveable if you hit it like Bubba Watson, but most people take the shorter, safer route to the fairway on the right, leaving a tricky chip to the green. www.brollstagolf.se PHOTOKaiaMeans ABOVE: Thracian Cliffs, Bulgaria.
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