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Whittaker Woods Golf Club

Whittaker Woods Golf Club

12578 Wilson Rd New Buffalo, MI 49117-9274 URL:   Course Website

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Carved from woods and wetlands, Whittaker Woods offers both spectacular golf and immersion in nature, nurturing your love of the game and delighting all your senses. Whittaker Woods is located in southwest Michigan's charming Harbor Country and is a "must play" on your pure Michigan golf adventure. Yet Whittaker Woods is definitely part of the Chicagoland golf scene at just 90 short minutes from downtown Chicago and literally steps from the Indiana state line.

An 18-hole championship course that plays to 7,072 yards from the tips, Whittaker Woods was designed by the late Ken Killian, the legendary architect behind Kemper Lakes. Like many elite tracks of the modern era, Whittaker Woods, with a slope rating of 144 from the back tees, is formidable enough to challenge the most competitive golfers, yet features multiple tee placements allowing golfers of all abilities to partake and have fun. Indeed, the course plays under 5,000 yards from the front tees and has been cited by Michigan Golf as offering “great, playable golf for everyone.” The course gets its name from Captain Wessel Whittaker, one of the region’s original settlers. Captain Whittaker ran his ship aground on the Lake Michigan coastline near what is now New Buffalo in 1834 and fell in love with the landscape, which he described as “a natural harbor surrounded by dunes and tall trees where a river flowed from the surrounding woodlands into Lake Michigan.” The region’s natural beauty that so captivated Captain Whittaker is on full display at Whittaker Woods.

Remarkably, fabulous golf is only part of the draw at Whittaker Woods. The stunning clubhouse is worth the trip in and of itself. It has the woodwork and stonework one might expect from its origins as a 1920s farmhouse and an amazing and eclectic assortment of memorabilia and sculpture displayed inside and out. Golfers and visitors alike may enjoy a full bar and a terrific dining atmosphere with delicious fare and friendly hospitality. A separate and stunning banquet facility, Fairway Hall, can accommodate groups up to 500.

Course Information for Whittaker Woods Golf Club

Facility Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
1 golf course(s)

Whittaker Woods Golf Club Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
Daily Fee golf course
Designed by Ken Killian, ASGCA
72 par, 7,072 yards
74.3 rating, 144 slope
Real Estate Development facility

Green Fees: Weekend: $89.00 *
* includes golf cart where available

Staff: Contact: Steve Dell, General Manager


Amenities:
Putting Green
Chipping Area
Practice Bunker
Food & Beverage Available
Rental Clubs
Lessons Available
Driving Range
Banquet Facilities
Conference Facilities
Showers
Lockers
Bar
Golf Lessons & Clinics


Rules/Notes:
Softspike Facility
PGA Facility
Family friendly

Scorecard:
Front Nine
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Black 418 520 387 187 532 450 464 164 389 3511
Green 395 496 361 166 501 422 445 145 374 3305
White 361 471 331 129 489 376 404 126 330 3017
Burgundy 295 406 245 102 368 338 329 97 248 2428
Handicap 7 9 11 15 3 5 1 17 13  
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36
Back Nine
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Black 523 455 199 428 360 233 556 403 404 3561
Green 504 423 183 394 334 194 533 387 367 3319
White 492 399 154 362 307 155 509 336 331 3045
Burgundy 410 334 114 302 210 125 432 280 270 2477
Handicap 14 4 8 2 18 10 12 6 16  
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36


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Whittaker Woods Golf Club 4.6 5 56 56
Beautiful challenging course Excellent condition; beautiful natural setting; challenging and interesting course! September 18, 2014
nice for value of 39$ golf now price Wet conditions that day, cart path only. Great greens. Nice fairways. Lay out, ok. Good club house. August 14, 2014
Great course, not for beginners Tight front 9 and opens up a bit on the back. Played as a couple with another gentleman. Nice people all around. August 10, 2014
Bring your A game! Great track, challenging and tight. Course is well maintained. Many forced carries with ungelating greens. August 8, 2014
A bit overprices The course is fun and challenging, but I would never pay the full rpice to play here. If you can get the HOT Deal at Golf Now, it is worth it. Fairway conditions were pristine, greens were mostly OK, but a few bare and bumpy spots were out there. July 30, 2014
Marty Price was right and speed of play was good . The front nine is tight but fair. Did not eat there this year but I have in the past and would recommend highly. July 18, 2014
Hit 'em straight We decided to play Whittaker Woods while visiting New Buffalo. We found the staff to be very friendly, and they gave us good advice about the course. The front nine is very tight. If you don't hit the ball straight, into the woods it goes and you will never find it. The water hazards are somewhat long and you definitely need to connect to carry them. The back nine is much more forgiving. July 17, 2014
Michigan Golf Get-Away! Went with a golf buddy, needed a new course to play. We heard good things about Michigan. So we played two courses. This was the second. It rained the night before heavy, so in the morning the course was very wet, but by midway through the front nine fairways had dried up a little, greens were drying out. Over all design is a good design, tight fairways and challenging drives on front 9 back 9 is easier, due to wider fairways. Overall great round for the price. Staff was super friendly. Would play this again. July 15, 2014
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