Point O'Woods Country Club first opened for play 0n June 14, 1958. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
The course opened on what only 14 months earlier had been rugged wooded land. It was recognized from the start that the course was a great one. That reputation continues to grow. Golf Week magazine consistently rates the Point O' Woods among the top 100 in the nation, and it is one of the only courses in Michigan to make the select list.
Point O Woods was routed across 350 acres of rolling terrain and the club is home to one of the country's most important amateur tournaments, the Western Amateur Championship. The Western Amateur dates back to 1899 and has been hosted by Point O' Woods Golf and Country Club annually since 1971. Former winners of the Western include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ben Crenshaw.
Point O Woods is relatively flat and easy to walk, but it's an extremely challenging layout with narrow fairways framed by trees, deep bunkers and a number of scenic, ponds, which regularly come into play. Water hazards can effect nerves and the spectacular par three 9th over water from the back tee, is such a hole. To make matters even more challenging, the shallow green slopes wickedly towards the water and is ringed with bunkers.
The closing hole is at Point O Woods is also a Trent Jones classic. It's a wonderful par four which requires a bold tee shot favouring the right side of the fairway leaving a tricky approach to a green well protected by sand and water.
Blue tees: par-72, 7,014 yards, 76.0 / 144
White tees: par-72, 6,514 yards, 73.6 / 139
Red tees: par-74, 5,841 yards, 75.8 / 136
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