The Colorado River skirts the east flank of the Arthur Hills-designed course at Wolfdancer Golf Club and, indeed, stray shots down the right of the closing holes might just end up in the water.
The story with Wolfdancer is quite simple -- half of the course is mainly forgettable and the other half goes full stride to deliver a quality presentation.
The opening nine is situated on fairly ordinary terrain that really isn't especially noteworthy. It's basic architecture -- nowhere near compelling.
The inward half is quite different and provides a top tier combination of holes. The varying lengths have clearly much more terrain movement providing for varied shotmaking challenges. I especially liked the short par-11 and the equally tantalizing short par-3 12th with its elusive elevated putting surface.
The combination of accuracy, finesse and appropriate power when called upon is all present on the back nine.
Wolfdancer would gain immeasurably with an updating of the outward side. The possibilities could very well propel the course to an even higher standing than what's present now.
M. James Ward