The Ryder Cup-Hole No.1-Bracken Brae

426 yards, Par 4

The Ryder Cup 2014 starts at the 1st  hole at Gleneagles. It is gentley downhill with a slight dogleg to the right. There’s a midway bunker on the right side of the fairway which should not present a  problem for most of the players  in The Ryder Cup. However, if you hit the ball in the rough, the green is a relatively narrow, and  protected by a bunker in the front and a grass hollow behind the green.

Most of the  players at The Ryder Cup will take a driver and hit past the fairway bunker on the right. This leaves a slight downhill approach to the green. The safe approach is to the left centre of the green, even when the pin is positioned back right (on last day).