Situated less than ten miles from the Canadian border, the appropriately named Wilderness Club offers members of an upmarket residential development a number of sporting options, from fishing and water sports to basketball and beach volleyball. There’s also a championship-standard golf course designed by Nick Faldo.
Originally opened as a private club, it’s now available for the general golfing public to enjoy. The surrounding mountains provide a fabulous backdrop on a layout that exhibits several significant changes in elevation during the course of a round, where bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens are largely bordered by swathes of fescue.
All the noteworthy holes occur on the back nine,
starting with the downhill short par four 10th, played to a pond-protected
green that’s also defended by a lone tree on the right of the fairway. The 12th
is a dramatic par five, sweeping downhill and left to an offset green that sits
on the edge of a large pond and this hole is replicated somewhat at the
593-yard 18th, where both the fairway and the home green are set on the west
bank of Grob Lake.