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The 2014 Open started on the member's 17th hole 'Royal' and finished on the 16th hole 'Dun'. The course will revert to the normal Members tees from 1st November 2014
The green on 'Royal' was redesigned in 2010 and is 40 yards long with tricky run-off areas either side
Since 2006 14 bunkers have been removed leaving 82 in total
Seven holes have new swales around the greens to punish errant shots with more varied hazards
On 'Road', 'Dee', 'Hilbre', 'Royal' & 'Stand', broken ground has been created in the rough to create tougher escape shots