This hole is played from the highest point on the course. The views from the tee encompass the distant hills of Staffordshire and Derbyshire as well as the Pennines and the tall buildings of Manchester. Strategically placed bunkers can easily catch a tee shot straying to the left side of the fairway; with a copse of trees down the right an accurate tee shot is required. The entrance to the green is closed off, surrounded by cavernous bunkers and escape from here can often be hazardous. The green although large, slopes noticeably from front to back presenting many opportunities to three putt.
Steer clear of the bunkers on the left of this magnificent driving hole; the second shot should be to the front of the green as it is difficult to stop the ball on this green.