11. Dardanelles - Par 5 S.I. 2
A 551 yard par 5 that has been rightly described as one of the most difficult par 5 holes in Europe. The drive must be hit accurately across a shallow valley to a rising fairway that narrows and curves to the left, between woods over the brow of a hill. If the fairway is found off the tee, the second shot will be played through the gap between the woods, often using the distant war memorial as the line, otherwise a lay up between the woods may be the only option. Having negotiated the shot between the woods the approach will be taken from a sloping fairway some 150 yards or so from the green. The green, guarded by front bunkers, has some subtle borrows to keep the player wary.
Stornoway Golf Club gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of the 11th hole "Dardanelles" this year by: