The eight-month wait is over for Wichita Falls (Texas) Country Club golfers, as a $3.5 million course renovation has been completed.
“We have taken every golf hole and the practice facility and tied them together in one consistent theme and concept. Every golf hole has the same look and feel to it,” said Steve Wolfard, the lead golf course architect and partner, who did the enhancement and renovation of the course, according to an article in the Wichita Falls Times Record.
The project included a complete makeover of all 18 greens and tees and the installation of a new irrigation system. The layout of the holes is basically the same, but one big change is the routing of four holes on the front nine. The old ninth hole now becomes 6; the old eighth becomes 7; the old seventh becomes 8 and the old sixth becomes 9. That was mainly done to eliminate having back-to-back par-5s at 9 and 10.
Another change is on No. 18, where the green has been moved back 25 to 30 yards and slightly to the right. The lake at the 16th green now comes into play to the left of the green on 18.
One of the biggest differences golfers will notice, Wolfard pointed out, is the removal of a couple of small lakes in front of the tee at the old No. 9 (now 6) and on No. 14. “They will also notice the bunkering we have done,” he said.
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