This nine has recently had a major upgrade with extensive improvements by Mackenzie & Ebert. The 2nd hole has been joined with the 3rd to produce a comprehensive 620 yard par 5 around wetlands to the original par 3 green. A new signature 143 yard par 3 known as 'Bloody Point' has been created at the far end of the course. Set against the backdrop of the sea it needs an accurate tee shot to the raised green.. The 4th and 8th share of one of the few Championship double greens outside the Old course at St. Andrews. The 6th is a 609 yard par 5 with a new marshland water feature. From the elevated tee of the par 3, 7th the wind dictates club selection to find the elevated un-bunkered green.. The closing tee shot from the highest tee on the course is similarly affected by the wind and the green, positioned almost underneath the Clubhouse balcony is protected by the Sarazen bunker that collects any overdrawn shot.