Greens have been doubling in size, ponds added, and fairways reshaped. In truth, the Woll Golf Course at New Woll Estate has been completely transformed.
Based in the Scottish Borders, the Woll Golf Course redesign sees the opening of one of the most exciting and expensive golf developments in the region for over 10 years.
'better than Augusta' - Woll Golf Course member.
A member, who recently returned from the Masters, claimed some of the holes are 'better than Augusta'. This mate be a little farfeched, but with a course which now meets USGA specifications, Woll Golf Course is hoping to draw attention from all over the golfing world.
The course is due to be re-measured and it is expected to come in at over 6051-yards. Golfers will play to a par-70, with standard scratch of 71.
The club already has a large membership, but with the improvements made it hopes to attract visitors from all over Scotland.
Woll Golf Course signature holes
1st Hole – Par-4
The first hole has been lengthened, raised, and pushed right up next to the river which runs through the course. Golfers now you have to cross it on their second shot and avoid it at the back of the green too.
It is a dog-leg par-4 over the water that very few can reach with a drive. With two new bunkers protecting the front of the green, it is a testing start to your first experience of Woll Golf Course.
13th hole – Par 4 / 5
Also lengthened due to the increase in the size of the green the 13th is a long par-4 with a new aspect rising from front to back encircled by new mounds and swales.
It has a route to the green that draws players past the fairway bunkers and provides a new backdrop to the green. The new bunkers now visible from the tee are there to focus the eye and intimidate.
15th Hole – Par-3
Possibly the signature hole on Woll Golf Course, this uphill par-3 has an amazing setting and new design. With a huge catch basins surrounded by mature trees, it’s picturesque yet one of the hardest holes on the course.
16th Hole - Par-4
With a massive elevated tee and row of Huge mature trees over 100 years old lining the right side of the hole, and with the Estate drive and young woodland to the left, it is a spectacular sight.
The new green complex is with shapes incorporating the ground conditions. The largest bunker on the course protects the right hand side of the entrance to the green.
17th Hole – Par-3
With water running in front of the tee and the full length of the hole down the right, it’s tricky. Now a newly developed pond encircles the front of the green and forms an island.
18th Hole – Par-4
The new green complex and bunkers that surround the 18th make it stand out. With the old stone dykes and mounding to the rear as a back drop and reshaping of the entrance to include new bunkers the hole looks almost inaccessible from further down the fairway.
For more information on the changes to Woll Golf Course log-on to www.wollgolf.co.uk