How to play The Mere

If you’re new to The Mere, or visiting for further afield, you may decide to enjoy a round of golf on our Championship course.

So we’ve put together a few pointers on how to get the very best from your Mere experience, with 18 holes of challenging play beside the Mere Lake.

1st hole
Par-5, 590 yards

A dog-leg right with Lake Mere in play. Favour the left hand side from the tee.

2nd hole
Par-4, 409 yards

Slight dog-leg right, with a two-tiered green, well protected by bunkers. Left is your friend on this one.

3rd hole
Par-3, 174 yards

Club selection is the key to negotiate a small water hazard to the right.

4th hole
Par-4, 370 yards

Position off the tee is vital. Two large bunkers protect the green.

5th hole
Par-4, 428 yards

Another testing dog-leg right. This hole features a long approach into a small green.

6th hole
Par-4, 437 yards

A draw is favoured off the tee. A tough hole where par is a very good score.

7th hole
Par-4, 404 yards

The second hole in a tough stretch, where low scores are at a premium. Eight fairway bunkers await your tee shot, so whether you’re long or short off the tee you must be accurate. If you find the sand, then a lay-up is advised with water lurking in front of the green. Find the fairway and you’ll be left with a mid to short iron into a back to front sloping green. Water is ready to collect any miss hits.

8th hole
Par- 198 yards

A demanding tee shot over a large pond. Club selection is vital here.

9th hole
Par-5, 531 yards

Slightly uphill but a good birdie chance going into the back 9.

10th hole
Par-4, 427 yards

Fairway bunkers must be avoided to leave mid-long iron in.

11th hole
Par-4, 401 yards

Long, uphill dog-leg left. If you’re in need of a quick refreshment, stop off at the 11th green bar for a drink or light bite.

12th hole
Par-3, 188 yards

Four large bunkers protect  a tricky green. Par here is a good score.

13th hole
Par-4, 484 yards

Stroke Index 1. A long, demanding hole with out-of-bounds all down the right.

14th hole
Par-3, 169 yards

The last of the par-3. The green is well guarded by four bunkers.

15th hole
Par-4, 393 yards

Stunning downhill tee shot over a ditch which does come into play. An uphill approach into two-tiered green.

16th hole
Par-4, 441 yards

A very sharp dog-leg left with the fairway running out around 230 yards from the back tee. An accurate tee shot is needed to find the fairway so think about leaving the driver in your bag. A long iron second shot is downhill to a raised two-tiered green, well protected by bunkers.

17th hole
Par-4, 371 yards

A round wrecker. A tight tee shot over a natural area will leave a short iron in. The green is very undulating.

18th hole
Par -5, 497 yards

The Signature hole brings the lake back into play. A split fairway requires a decision off the tee as to where to position yourself and if the green is reachable in two.

The approach into the green is downhill and sloping towards the lake so to get on in two is a very good hit. A well position tree blocks site of the green if you make it a genuine three-shot hole. The receptive green slopes back to front. A true risk and reward finishing hole.

19th hole /  AKA The Club Lounge

After a challenging game, relax and unwind in the Club Lounge, with a selection of refreshing beverages, delicious bites and fine wines.