Friday 20 January, 7.42:32am
The Old Course, originally designed by C.K Cotton and remodeled in 2008 by Ross McMurray, has played host to a succession of international tournaments. This much revered golf course was the venue for the Curtis Cup in 1980 and the Solheim Cup in 1996. The course has also hosted many European Tour events including the Epson Grand Prix of Europe and the British Masters. Past Champions at St. Pierre include no less than six Ryder Cup Captains including Seve Ballesteros, Jose Marie Olazabal and Bernhard Langer. Designed around an 11 acre lake and lined with century old trees, the Par 72 course measuring 7028 yards will test every club in your bag while providing an enjoyable round of golf. The 15th and 17th holes utilise the natural peril of the lake, with both greens being surrounded by water on three sides. The signature 18th is one of the finest finishing holes you are likely to play; measuring a daunting 235 yards across the edge of the lake with an 11th century church as a backdrop. A long precise shot is required to reach the putting surface, where the undulating green presents one final challenge before the sanctuary of the 19th hole which awaits you just yards away from the grand finale for a much deserved drink.