The Ruffet Course

Course designed by Adrian Stiff. Opened in May 1997.

The Ruffet Course

Holes 10-18. Opened 1997, designed by Adrian Stiff.

The Ruffet Course at The Kendleshire

Course designed by Adrian Stiff. Opened in May 1997.

Total yardage:

  • White tees 3347yds.
  • Yellow tees 3130yds.
  • Red tees 2795yds.
  • Blue tees 2170yds.

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Course Map

10th.

W=409yds, par 4.
Y=406yds, par 4.
R=359yds, par 4.
B=273yds, par 4.

A blind tee shot but very important that you get your line right on this tough par4. The left-hand edge of the Halfway House roof is your line off of the tee and for the 250+ drivers perhaps a 3wood is your best option. A green not to miss, which lies slightly above you and run-off areas to all sides.

11th.

W=163yds, par 3.
Y=131yds, par 3.
R=108yds, par 3.
B=93yds, par 3.

One of our signature holes, based on the famous 17th at Sawgrass. An acre of land to hit with anything from a wedge to a wood in your hands. Don’t miss the target or a visit to the drop zone is inevitable. Wind always plays a huge factor here. Not for the faint-hearted!

12th.

W=440yds, par 4.
Y=393yds, par 4.
R=393yds, par 5.
B=306yds, par 5.

Another great driving hole. A right-to-left shot if you can but be careful about hitting your driver from the forward tees if you are a big hitter. The very narrow, long green takes some finding – especially as it is an uphill approach.

13th.

W=484yds, par 5.
Y=437yds, par 4.
R=346yds, par 4.
B=281yds, par 4.

A par4 from the front tees for both the men and ladies but a par5 from the back tees, and unless you can carry it 250yds a frightening prospect. I know players who hit a six iron off the tee and play this as a proper 3-shotter. From experience, not a bad idea! Avoid the two large pot bunkers that guard the green at all costs.

14th.

W=452yds, par 4.
Y=438yds, par 4.
R=419yds, par 5.
B=318yds, par 5.

Keeping up the left-hand side of this hole is always a good idea. A visit to the fairway bunkers on either side of the fairway means it is very difficult to find the green in two. A very helpful bank on the left-hand side of the green should be your target with your approach shot. Be careful on the green as the borrows are very tricky. Not a good idea to be above the hole.

15th.

W=455yds, par 4.
Y=436yds, par 4.
R=370yds, par 4.
B=292yds, par 4.

A tricky cambered fairway that is always hard to find. From the forward tees a long iron or fairway wood is more sensible and the approach to the green from the right rough is not the worst option. Don’t go through the green unless you have “Phil’s” short game.

16th.

W=368yds, par 4.
Y=358yds, par 4.
R=323yds, par 4.
B=241yds, par 4.

A card-wrecker if ever there was one! You need a well-positioned tee shot, preferably down the right-hand side of the fairway, an approach that cannot be short or long, and should be made with plenty of bottle. The large bunker to the left of the green is a safe-haven to think about. An absolutely great par4 that people go away talking about!

17th.

W=198yds, par 3.
Y=171yds, par 3.
R=150yds, par 3.
B= 147yds, par 3.

A straightforward-looking par3, however getting the ball to the right part of the green is important on this big green. A tricky green to read with many subtle borrows, but nonetheless a breather after the rigours of the 16th!

18th.

W=378yds, par 4.
Y=360yds, par 4.
R=327yds, par 3.
B=219yds, par 3.

A fantastic finishing hole with the undulating water-guarded green sat right in front of the clubhouse. As with all great courses the round is never over until you get past the final hole. Out of bounds down the left, plenty of sand on the right and an expectant crowd always watching on the terrace. “Doesn’t get any better than this” as an old friend once said to me.