Hole by Hole Guide
Our Professional recommends a mid iron to this well protected green.
The ridge running across the hole is the well preserved remains of an Iron Age fort; fail to make it over and you may ask yourself if a roughly-hewn 2,000 year old axe may have been a wiser club selection.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 180 3 9 Yellow 166 3 9 Red 133 3 17
A good drive between the fairway bunkers leaves a straightforward shot to a green designed by Bush Hill's long time and much respected professional George Low. This is our Oldest Member's favourite green with its subtle contours and interesting pin positions but, like PG Wodehouse, it must be read carefully or you will fail to see the funny side.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 390 4 5 Yellow 380 4 5 Red 366 4 4
Left is best off the tee. Those with good eyesight will notice a lone tree in the distance which is the ideal line. The cross bunker guarding the front of the green hides plenty of room behind it.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 366 4 13 Yellow 356 4 13 Red 343 4 6
A short risk and reward par 4. The risk is the trees down the left and the out of bounds to the left of the two tiered green.
The day after a north London derby the flag may be at the front (red for an Arsenal win), or on the top tier (white for a Spurs victory). A yellow flag in the middle indicates a draw.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 286 4 17 Yellow 286 4 17 Red 266 4 14
Reputed to be the hardest par 3 in Middlesex. You'll need plenty of club to carry the cross bunkers.
Anything right is gone, anything left is trouble and anything long is a problem.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 213 3 3 Yellow 181 3 3 Red 145 3 16
The first par 5 and the hardest hole on the course.
Find the left of the fairway and then, on the off chance you have actually hit it where you meant to, aim left of the cross bunker before leaving a short pitch shot next to the pin and walking away with a birdie.
Good luck with that.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 538 5 1 Yellow 521 5 1 Red 447 5 8
This is actually the hardest par 3 in Middlesex.
Our Professional takes an extra club as this uphill hole plays MUCH longer than the yardage.
The members have a name for holes 5, 6 and 7 which cannot be repeated but if you survive without losing a ball and/or your sense of humour you are in good shape.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 178 3 11 Yellow 174 3 11 Red 140 3 12
Time to unleash your power fade.
The dead oak is the line. There is trouble both left and right of a raised green.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 387 4 7 Yellow 377 4 7 Red 363 4 2
A short par 4 with all the risk but very little reward.
Sure, Rory McIlroy will clear the dogleg right but you probably won't so aim left.
He also has the short game to deal with an always firm green.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 350 4 15 Yellow 332 4 15 Red 315 4 10
Our Professional describes this as a long par 5 that can be reached in two but he lives in a parallel universe of straight drives, crisp irons and reliable putting.
Down the right from the tee sets up the hole. There is a ditch 100 yards from the green.
The bumps in the fairway are an anti-glider legacy of WWII.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 530 5 5 Yellow 521 5 5 Red 477 5 3
Only when the wind is in the right direction can you occasionally hear Enfield's national anthem.
Ignore the distant sirens and aim to the right of this short, blind par 4.
A short pitch to the green gives you another opportunity to three putt.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 322 4 14 Yellow 313 4 14 Red 303 4 9
Our Professional's drive hugs the Poplar trees on the right and holds the sloping fairway.
We are all happy for him.
Bunkers on both sides of the green lie in wait for all of us one day.
The walk from 12th green to the 13th tee is a moment for quiet reflection (aka silent fury) but it must pass quickly because the next has water and wind plus all the hazards Harry and James could think of.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 516 5 2 Yellow 511 5 2 Red 501 5 1
The feature hole with the 19th century clubhouse as the back drop for a tee shot over a pond. Club up to stay dry.
The breeze is usually from the south west (off the left).
Our carp prefer premium balls...
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 174 3 8 Yellow 162 3 8 Red 95 3 18
A blind and short driveable par 4. Just left of the oak tree is the line for those of us with marbles.
The green doesn't so much slope as accelerate away so your second shot is either a sensible bump and run or a Mickelson-esque high back spinning pitch with enough munch to leave it next to the pin.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 286 4 16 Yellow 261 4 16 Red 255 4 13
A tight par 3 which opens up the other side of the pit of doom.
Bunkers left and right guard a green reckoned to be the trickiest on the course.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 183 3 6 Yellow 174 3 6 Red 157 3 11
A classic postage stamp hole with a deceptive yardage.
Supposedly the easiest hole on the course but members know it as a card wrecker.
If, in the summer, the aroma of pine and flowers reminds you of a Mediterranean beach holiday you are in the front right bunker.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 126 3 18 Yellow 115 3 18 Red 106 3 15
A blind par 4 that reveals a stunning vista. Our Professional recommends a tee shot of around 180 yards.
The Tiger line is left of the white marker but it will probably end in a car crash.
Your second shot is downhill over water to a green that slopes from back to front.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 300 4 12 Yellow 293 4 12 Red 266 4 7
The longer your tee shot the narrower the fairway becomes but a long drive sets up a birdie opportunity.
The walk uphill towards the clubhouse is a reminder to invest in gym membership or an electric trolley.
It is all you need, when over the brow of the hill, you clap eyes on a well protected two tiered green.
Tee Yards Par S.I. White 471 5 10 Yellow 463 5 10 Red 432 5 5
Choose between the spike bar with a balcony overlooking the 1st or the lounge with its deep inviting sofas.
Either way it is usually, as we all know, a case of what might have been.