The Golf Course
It’s not every day that you can play a scenic mountain course, built in the 1920’s, that hosted a major tournament played by so many legendary golfers. That’s what you get at Water Gap Country Club, the historic course, located in the town of Delaware Water Gap, and the site of the Eastern Open in 1926-1928.
Rich in scenery and tradition, the links style course, designed by Robert White, the first president of the PGA, is extremely hilly. While not long by today’s standards, the hills produce many uphill shots that add at least 500 yards to the actual measured distance. The historic Wolf Hollow course is a shot-makers course. You’ll have the opportunity for some big drives, with clean approach shots to the undulating greens. Mishit shot have severe penalties that make a golfers aim away from some flags at the center of the green. The poa/bent grass greens are fast, but true and typically run at about a 10.
The par 72 course plays 6,237 yards from the tips, with only two par fives and seven short par fours, less than 350 yards. There are three shorter tee areas, so the course is accessible to all levels of play.
The signature hole is #4; a 120 yard par-3 nicknamed Hagen’s Folly, after thein-famous 11 Walter Hagen scored in the Eastern Open back in the 1920’s. The 120 yard par three, which plays from an elevated tee to an elevated green, is only a pitch shot away. If you overshoot the green, you’re liable to drop 45′ down the hill, producing a recovery shot that even Walter Hagen couldn’t handle. You can avoid Hagen’s demise by playing a safe tee shot to the middle of the green. The longs holes are #6, a 418 yard par-4 that is uphill, so it plays 50 yards longer. You’ll need driver and a fairway wood to reach the undulating green. The 10th is a 568 par-5 with a sloping fairway that demands length and accuracy to keep your ball in play.
The Pro Shop
Our golf shop at Wolf Hollow is stocked with top brand merchandise from companies such as Titleist, Foot Joy, Taylor Made, Callaway and many others. Our golf shop staff stands ready to assist you in satisfying any of your golfing needs. Come in and check out our weekly specials and promotions that will be running throughout the year. Our staff is looking forward to seeing everyone and helping you have a great season.
For more information call 570-476-GOLF (4653) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Lee PGA A-1, Head Golf Professional