Hole by Hole Tour


Plan ahead for your visit to Shanklin & Sandown and make the most of your round with our course map. For a more detailed visual of the 18 holes, click on the map or the individual hole images below. You can also read the helpful tips from our resident professional, Peter Hammond.

The information will hopefully prove invaluable as you plot your way to a good score. We do hope you get satisfaction and fun playing this, the Island's premier course.


Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 1

A tough opening tee shot played into the prevailing wind. once on the fairway the second shot requires a medium to long iron avoiding a well positioned bunker guarding the right side of this flat green.

 A par is a good start to your round.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 2

The green on this short par 3 is well above the tee and generally requires an extra club, to this well bunkered slopping green.

This hole usually plays straight into the prevailing wind.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 3

Rated the second hardest hole on the course, position from the tee is a premium. the second shot here should favour the left, avoiding the deep right side bunker. Par here keeps the round on track!

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 4

An accurate tee shot at the marker post, or slightly left, will find the down slope on this short par 4, leaving a short pitch to a relatively flat green.

The green is driveable for long hitters but it is well protected to the right of the green.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 5

This hole is regarded as one of the most difficult on the course. Although only short, miss the green to the left and you will have an extremely difficult recovery shot. Miss the green right and if you find your ball you may have an unplayable lie.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 6

The marker post or slightly right is the ideal line for this blind tee shot. A fairway wood will leave a short iron to a green that is well below you.

The approach requires caution as an unplayable lie awaits you beyond the green.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 7

Hitting back up the hill a driver or fairway wood for the long hitters will leave a semi blind second shot.

There are bunkers to avoid on the right of this fairway which are not visible from the tee. If the flag is not in view, there is a marker post at the back of the green. Always remember to take at least one more club to one of the trickiest greens on the course.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 8

A great chance to let rip with the driver! Although the fairway slopes severely from left to right, this hole is downhill and after a good drive there will be a chance to get home in two.

This hole offers one of the best birdie opportunities on the front nine.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 9

The shortest hole on the course, but not necessarily the easiest. This well guarded 3 tiered green in front of the clubhouse requires a well struck shot.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 10

Ranked the third most difficult hole on the course. A well positioned tee shot here is crucial to have a clear line to the well guarded green. Stay up the left hand side and you will be able to hit your approach without having to carry any of the three greenside bunkers.

A par here is a good score

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 11

The second toughest par 3 on the course. This hole is always a test, hitting a long iron to a green that slopes away from you. Once on the green a testing 2 putt awaits on this tricky green.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 12

The 12th runs parallel with the 7th but at 44 yards longer plays much harder and, like the 7th being uphill, it requires more club (golfers are rarely seen through the back of this green) and the main hazard is a greenside left sand trap.

Once on the green putting is fairly straightforward.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 13

Ranked the hardest hole on the course, the tee shot is the key to a par or better. Aim your tee to the left half of the fairway and the slope will feed the ball right.

The left side of the green is the safe line to this green and, like the tee shot, the ball will feed to the centre of the green.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 14

A short par 4 with all the trouble down the right side of the fairway, keeping to the left is a must.

A chance to make par or birdie will be the reward for good course management.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 15

A well struck shot down the left side of the fairway will leave a clear sight of the green. This hole generally plays longer than its yardage so club selection for the second shot is important to this long green.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 16

Place your drive down the left side of the fairway to maximise length as your ball will kick on. The left hand fairway bunker, 64 yards from the green, is the main hazard to avoid on this long par 5.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 17

The toughest par 3 on the course with a lateral water hazard and OOB to the right. With the green sloping from front to back, landing the ball short right will leave you nicely on the putting surface.

Shanklin & Sandown – Hole 18

Although short by modern standards, this par 5 is a tough finishing hole. The tee shot is guarded by a ditch and OOB to the right.

Also be careful if your drive is too straight as you can run out of fairway. A carefully played second shot will leave an easy approach to a green that slopes severely from left to right.