Course Details

 

Whittaker Woods Golf Club

12578 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: 7072 yards Slope: 144 Rating: 74.3


Course Information

Whittaker Woods Golf Club Details

  • Year built: 1996
  • Architect(s): Ken Killian
  • Season: High Season: 5/01 Closed: 9/31

Whittaker Woods Golf Club Details

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.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7072 yards 74.3 144
Green 72 6624 yards 71.9 138
White 72 6024 yards 68.8 127
Red (W) 72 4905 yards 68.6 121

Policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
  • Dress Code: Appropriate golf attire.

Rentals/Services

  • Carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Clubs: Yes
  • Pro shop available: Yes

Practice/Instruction

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Pitching/chipping area: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes
  • Teaching pro: Yes

Weather for Whittaker Woods Golf Club

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Date

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Mon

Aug 29

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85°F

68°F

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Today

Aug 30

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80°F

68°F

Sct Thunderstorms

50%

WSW 2 mph

Wed

Aug 31

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73°F

60°F

AM Thunderstorms

80%

N 10 mph

Thu

Sep 01

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70°F

56°F

Mostly Sunny

10%

N 11 mph

Fri

Sep 02

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74°F

55°F

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10%

NE 4 mph

 

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