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Whipporwhill Golf Course

2920 County Hwy 14, Altoona, Alabama, 35952
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(205) 466-7003
Architect: Terry Williams (1)
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Detailed description of Whipporwhill Golf Course

Whipporwhill Golf Course is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Altoona, Alabama.

Whipporwhill Golf Course first opened for play in 1999. The course was designed by Terry Williams.

Whippoorwill is a a family-owned and run rural golf course routed in and around the existing hills and trees.

Whippoorwill Golf Course is a short par-72 layout playing to only 4,525 yards. Re-calculate the pars based on yardage and it might be a par-65. But the yardages only tell part of the story. There are a lot of short par-4s (210 to 250 yards) that could be par3s if not for trees blocking your tee shot. And there are a couple of par-5s that should really be par-4s - one is 380 yards and the second is 400 yards. Still, the holes can be plenty tough given the tightness of the fairways and an unforgiving terrain that takes pleasure in sending errant shots into the woods or a creek.

#15 - one of the short par-4s at 215 yards - features a small island green and trees next to the tee that take any kind of a right-to-left shot out of the equation. While it's fun to stand on the tee and bomb 5-woods or long irons toward the green, the smart play is a 9-iron or 8-iron to a small landing area and a wedge to the green.

The par-3s are interestings. #5 plays 70 yards, while the longest #16 is 160 yards long. #11 is the best of the five, playing about 80 yards from an elevated tee, through a cutout in the trees to a green protected on three sides by a creek - and by a beaver or two.

Yardages are marked with plates in the fairways at 100 and birdhouses at 150 yards. There isn't a single bunker on the course, but the small greens, tight fairways and a few water hazards (coming into play on about eight holes) help make the course just tough enough to be fun.

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