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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

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

Softspike Facility
PGA Facility
Family friendly

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 62 62
Can't wait to play in good weather Played course twice both HOT DEALS- incredible values. First time was a couple weeks earlier with my father on a misty 55 deg day. Second was with a friend on a blustery 60 deg day. Lots of leaves the 2nd time , hard to find ball even in fairway and the greens were aerated & sanded. The fall scenery was beautiful though. Good variety to holes, elevation change, and difficulty, four sets of tees. GPS was off both times and i had trouble determining distances due to visual deceptions and some sprinklers that had to be mismarked. All the personnel were very friendly and accommadating. The first time was on a Monday or Tuesday and we pretty much had the course to ourselves,played two balls on some holes. The 2nd was a Saturday with plenty of groups ahead and we finished in 4hrs 5min. Beverage cart came around plenty, didn't get chance to sample clubhouse food. November 20, 2014
Great November golf Course in good condition for season, fairways and greens were blown clean and course is in great condition, cart path only as most of the season this year due to rain, no rating for food and beverage as no food this late season November 4, 2014
The course is always great to play A good friend and I played 18 holes in beautiful weather. The course is one of the best in the area and always maintained well. It's a full length course and very challenging, especially the greens. October 28, 2014
Great layout and views Course has challenging holes and excellent views. Great fall golf with all the colors. Pure Michigan for sure.. October 27, 2014
Beautiful Course Gorgeous views, Ridiculously "fun" greens, large with undulations and multi levels. Wide, pristine fairways, but miss the mark and you'll pay the price with lost balls and/or tough lies in the rough. I'm surprised they didn't have a starter or a ranger on the course the day we played. I played as a twosome. There were s-l-o-w groups in front of us. Waited and waited, until finally 2 groups let us play through, but then caught a threesome on 16. Took almost 1 hour to play 17 and 18!!!! REALLY???? I have no problem with "beginner" players, but I do have a problem with NO golf etiquette and no course monitoring. October 14, 2014
Tough course greens were pretty quick and I ended up losing a few balls on decent shots. Lots of forced carries without much room between ob and greens either in front or some holes behind (just over green) . Playing to center of greens is very much advised instead of going after pins. Would like to play the course again after gaining some knowledge of it. September 26, 2014
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
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