This hole marks the beginning of a tough stretch of finishing marks, which were laid out by Hugh Allison and Harry Colt in 1921, and the fourteenth is one of the best on the course. It needs a long, accurate drive over a ridge which crosses the fairway about 240 yards from the back tee. Anything short of this leaves a long, difficult shot to an elevated green which runs away from the player at the back. If the ridge is cleared, one is left with a short or medium iron which should ideally land on the bank in front of the green with enough momentum to roll up and stop. A precise and well-struck shot is essential in order to achieve par.