Hole 17 – Wishing Well

The seventeenth hole is a short par 3 of 172 yards and is rightly the most memorable hole on the course for many visitors with a view down and across the Union Canal and over the town to Linlithgow Palace. Played down a steep slope to a green which is cut into the bank, the decision is to either go for a full shot onto the green or play short and right and let the ball run down to the green. Missing the green to either side leaves a tricky pitch up onto the green whilst the fringes of the canal beckon any overshoots.