Knollwood Country Club golf course first opened for play in 1894. The course was designed by Lawrence Van Etten. A. W. Tillinghast (1925), Charles Banks (1927) and Stephen Kay (1984) have each done redesigns to this course.
The Knollwood Country Club golf course course has fast, undulating greens. Most of the fairways are straightaway with no blind shots. The tree-lined fairways are hilly and have some sand bunkers coming into play. The greens are generally well bunkered, and there are ponds that come into play on two holes. This club has been listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S.
Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 6,516 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,714 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 17, a par-5 that plays to 541 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 3, a par-3 that plays to 128 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 6, a 437 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Knollwood Country Club is # 3, a 128 yard par-3. Hole #19 is an extra hole for settling ties. It is a par 3, requiring a shot over water to an undulating green.
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