Wasioto Winds Golf Course at Pine Mountain State Resort Park is a Dr Michael Hurdzan layout which flirts with water on a number of occasions as fairways weave their way around a lake, three creeks and several wetland areas.
Opened for play in 2001, this relatively flat course features four sets of tees which stretch from 5,346 yards from the forward tees to a testing 7.037 yards from the tips.
Unusually configured with a quintet of par threes and par fives, you won’t play a consecutive hole with the same par until you reach the back nine.
Golf Digest has given Wasioto Winds some national recognition in the past, and I can see why. I think this course can be separated in a real easy way: water holes versus non-water holes. Just about all the holes with water on them are gems. Both strategically and for the views. #6 is the prime example; a decent length Par 3 that demands you to hit a precise shot, but if you mess up, you can enjoy the scenery and not feel quite so bad about the haywire shot. The non-water holes aren't bad, but I feel like most of them run together and don't really stand out. The only one that does is the 12th, which has an elevated tee with a steep drop towards the fairway. A tough hole with some great views of the rolling hills in the area. That and the aforementioned 6th were my favorite holes. The 16th gets a tip of the hat as well, which is a good risk/reward Par 4.
I'd classify Wasioto as a modest, quiet, sneaky good course. The clubhouse doesn't overwhelm you at all, and the range is fairly dull, but once you hit the meat of the golf course you realize it's got a lot of good attributes.