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History of Golf At Whippoorwill
The heritage and tradition of the Whippoorwill Club dates back to the mid 1920’s when Donald Ross, a leading golf course architect, designed the course, which lay entirely on the east side of Whippoorwill Road. At that time Ross was at the pinnacle of his career and was certainly the most recognized architect of the day.

Everything changed in 1928, when Fred Ruth, developer of the Mid Ocean Club hired Charles Banks, with whom he had worked at Mid Ocean, to redesign the Ross Course.

Whippoorwill took on its most unique characteristics when holes 4 through 9 were built on the west side of Whippoorwill Road. Steep terrain, tree lined fairways, and no parallel holes characterized this section of the course. The five most difficult holes on the course are 5, 7, 9, 12 and 14.

Banks is credited with the design and remodeling of more than thirty golf courses from 1921 until his death in 1931. It is said that he believed Whippoorwill to be his masterpiece.

Today, Whippoorwill stands as a testament to Charles Banks. Magnificent in its beauty and design, Whippoorwill is truly one of the great golf courses in the Northeast.

HOLE1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 INTOTALS
Blue 72.7/142374347477157455538425196379334840619341932044036855115443732886636
White 71.1/139369325456138390516416188362316037618240431343235453914742031676327
Green 70.4/13436932545613837348398180332306936017037931339333052714739830176086
Yellow 66.4/122324312433119352446323129262270035011932320538530146912838226625362
Red (Ladies) 73.1/140328318440128357453365175267283135513933129139030647514139828265657
                      
PAR445345434364344445343571
Men's Handicap111513175719310164142128186  
Women's Handicap7155173911113 81641461021812  


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