The course at Tedesco Country Club is a 1920s design by Skip Wogan and it’s laid out as two contrasting nines: the outward half is routed across what was once flat farmland with the inward half carved through hilly, forested terrain.
Ron Forse, ably assisted by member Tom Peckham and superintendent Peter Hasak has made some lovely renovations to the course. The most obvious improvement is in bunkering. Most have been rebuilt and the fescue at the top makes them quite attractive. One of Peckham’s contributions to the bunkering is nomenclature. He’s dubbed a pot bunker Ron added to the landing zone of the short par four 6th “Forse’s Orifice”. More substantive improvements suggested by Peckham and Hasak are expansions of the greens on the 5th and 10th holes, creating new challenging hole locations on the right side of each. And new bunkers around the 2nd green were the result of an old postard Hasak discovered at a flea market.
New bunkers have also added more strategic elements to the course, as has the substantial tree removal that was part of Forse’s work. Though with more opportunities to play a variety of approach shots (nearly half require an aerial approach) and a bit more contoured greens, Tedesco could be a 6 ball course. But these are small issues. The course is great fun….and much more so than before this renovation.