Designed by local professional Alex Cleghorn, the course at Woll Golf Club started out as a 9-hole affair when it first opened for play in 1993. New owners took over eight years later and they immediately resolved to expand the course to a full 18-hole layout. By 2004, the additional nine was in use, with the old holes at 3 to 9 re-sequenced as the new 12 to 18.
The reconfigured course now measures just over 6,000 yards from the back tees, playing to a par of 70, with three par fives – two of them played back-to-back at the 12th and 13th – and five par threes on the scorecard. The club decided to upgrade its greens to USGA standard in 2014 and began this process on six of the original holes.The par threes are all feature holes, with ponds in play at the 133-yard 5th and 166-yard 17th. “Hare’s Back” at the 8th and “Roman Cundy,” the downhill 11th, are both pleasing on the eye but the best of the short holes is the 155-yard 15th (“Saddle”), playing to an elevated green that’s protected by a couple of bunkers to the front of the putting surface.