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12578 Wilson Rd
New Buffalo, MI  49117-9274
United States
P: (269) 469-3400
F: (269) 469-6320
Whittaker Woods Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,071 yards | 144 slope

74.3 rating | Bent grass

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Whittaker Woods Golf Course

The 18-hole "Whittaker Woods" course at the The Woodlands Course At Whittaker facility in New Buffalo, Michigan features 7,071 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.3 and it has a slope rating of 144 on Bent grass. Designed by Ken Killian, ASGCA, the Whittaker Woods golf course opened in 1996. GolfVisions Management, Inc. manages this facility, with Steve Dell as the General Manager.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed June 20, 2015

A nice course with a good variety of holes. The course was in very good condition despite heavy rain in the week beforehand. Some challenging greens and intimidating bunkers due to lots of undulations.

Reviewed December 20, 2014

Course has lowered it's green fees in recent years.
New generation of owners do best letting our company do the managing.
Course is well maintained by Scott.

Reviewed July 13, 2009

This is definitely not a 4 star golf course anymore. I heard nice things about the course over the years and since I was in the area I decided to throw down $89 (at least $40 more than I need to pay anywhere in the Chicago area) to play mid-morning on Sunday.
None of the sand traps are groomed...they are pretty much hard pan (think Forest Preserve National prior to Billy Casper getting in there to manage it)and most have puddles/ponds in them and some are swarming with mosquitos. The rest of the course is fine (some poa anna on the greens) and yes it's a good challenge and a overall quality track.
150 yard posts in the middle of the fairways would really help...especially for 1st timers. No beverage cart and the half way house wasn't open either even though the course was fairly busy. Also no rangers in sight and it was a solid 5 1/2 hour round with a least 3 foursomes who had no business playing a course of this difficulty (the slope is definitely dead on).
The staff was friendly and accomodating....but I won't ever go back unless they fix the sand traps. Why have them at all if you don't even attempt to maintain them? Not worth the money...go to Lake Michigan Hills in Coloma for less then half the money.

Reviewed June 06, 2006

Bruce Engel

Great golf course. Front nine very difficult. Very well managed. New staff members Dennis and Scott have improved the facility greatly. Great it if you get the chance.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Bill F. 8 79 71 08/19/08
2 Kyle H. 18 93 75 07/27/09
3 Bruce J. 17 92 75 07/17/08
4 Robert H. 34 109 75 06/19/11
5 Mark T. 28 104 76 07/09/13
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About The Woodlands Course At Whittaker, Whittaker Woods

The Woodlands Course At Whittaker

Community facility

Managed by GolfVisions Management, Inc.

25 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Steve Dell, General Manager
Matt Shafer, Superintendent
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