A tee shot of around 220 yards from the back tee is ideal for the widest part of the fairway as well as staying short of the bunkers. The fairway narrows considerably and has a run-off area on the left which can kick you ball into the rough so the right side is favourable. When walking down the 17th you will see the ruins of Howley Hall on the left. The shot into the green is hampered by bunkers short of the green but the largest part of the green is unguarded towards the back. The 17th is one of Howley’s flattest greens and offers a good chance to hole a putt.