The seventh starts a run of three holes at Stratford Oaks with a feel of a links course. All three are exposed to the elements and if you are hitting into the wind they are a very tough proposition whilst downwind they offer a couple of good birdie chances. Being very open it is very easy to lose your bearings on the seventh tee and lining up to a specific point on the fairway is important. The shorter line down the left side is tempting, but beware the waiting bunkers and hillocks. Middle-right of the fairway is the sensible line. The big problem with the second shot is the bunkers on the left. The answer is to aim to the right of them. Never attempt the impossible carry for there is plenty of room to the right, leaving an easy 3rd shot in to the green angled at 45 degrees to the fairway. There can be as much as 3 clubs difference between the front and back of the green, but if in doubt a safe shot to the left is the ploy.