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.
Par-5, 590 yards
A dog-leg right with Lake Mere in play. Favour the left hand side from the tee.
Par-4, 409 yards
Slight dog-leg right, with a two-tiered green, well protected by bunkers. Left is your friend on this one.
Par-3, 174 yards
Club selection is the key to negotiate a small water hazard to the right.
Par-4, 370 yards
Position off the tee is vital. Two large bunkers protect the green.
Par-4, 428 yards
Another testing dog-leg right. This hole features a long approach into a small green.
Par-4, 437 yards
A draw is favoured off the tee. A tough hole where par is a very good score.
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.
Par- 198 yards
A demanding tee shot over a large pond. Club selection is vital here.
Par-5, 531 yards
Slightly uphill but a good birdie chance going into the back 9.
Par-4, 427 yards
Fairway bunkers must be avoided to leave mid-long iron in.
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.
Par-3, 188 yards
Four large bunkers protect a tricky green. Par here is a good score.
Par-4, 484 yards
Stroke Index 1. A long, demanding hole with out-of-bounds all down the right.
Par-3, 169 yards
The last of the par-3. The green is well guarded by four bunkers.
Par-4, 393 yards
Stunning downhill tee shot over a ditch which does come into play. An uphill approach into two-tiered green.
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.
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.
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.