Developed by Empire Communities, the homebuilders, and managed by ClubLink, the ubiquitous golf facility operator, the layout at Wyndance was Greg Norman’s first Canadian course design, opening for play in 2007.
Located on the site of an old quarry, the generously proportioned holes are routed around a reclaimed gravel pit, with many of the fairways flanked by huge sandy waste areas and punctuated by deep, intimidating bunkers.
Apart from the water-threatened par three 8th, all the standout holes at Wyndance Golf Club are played on the back nine, beginning with the short par four 11th. The 16th is ranked as the toughest two-shot hole on the card, whilst the tee shot at the spectacular par five closing hole calls for a forced carry across the quarry.
The club hosted the 93rd edition of the PGA Championship of
Canada in 2014, with No. 3 seed Dave Levesque beating No. 1 seed Billy Walsh
2-up in the final of the match play competition.
Played Wyndance this past weekend, course conditions were very good. Among the par 3's I found #8 was intimidating but not hard, and the shot on #12 has no room to miss to the right - there's a quarry cliff there. Tee shots on par 4s and 5s have lots of room, this is a course that challenges your approach shot game.
Played this course several times over the years 2005 & 2006 being one of the Platinum ClubLink courses at the time, it was very popular, and expensive to join. After the recession, the course membership declined. The course is a challenge with shaved aprons around the greens. If you can not get your ball to “sit and stay” you will find yourself playing off the putting surface.
The fescue is varied from brush,& forested glens, to dense coarse growth on the moguls that is found on 80% of the golf course.. Put your ball in there and you might as well take a lost ball stroke and keep the game moving.