The first of the quartet of short holes, the "Wall" owes its name to the stone wall on the left side and rear of the green. It pays homage to the stone wall’s of Scotland which are conserved as relics of ancient boundaries and often contribute to the strategy and character of the course.
Famous examples include St. Andrews Old, North Berwick, Prestwick and more recently The Dukes at St. Andrews. The opening hole at Prestwick has a stone wall which separates the fairway from the railway. The story is told of the lady who sliced her teeshot, hit a railway engine and the ball bounced back over the wall onto the fairway. Leaning out of his cab, the engine driver called out to the lady, "If it will be of any help to you, I’ll be here the same time tomorrow!". At Sandhurst the wall protects the green in contrast to the other short holes where bunkers, trees and other obstacles provide the hazards of play. It will also be the first time for golfers to experience the grandeur of Sandhurst's River Red Gums which form the backdrop. The Third may well become the subject of many a "how I hit the wall" golfing tale.