Golf

The golf course, nestled in the Blue Hills, plays through 6,889 yards of tall pines and a few ponds on the front nine.

 In contrast, the back has a more open feel to it and concludes with an uphill 435 yard par 4. This closing hole plays longer than the yardage on the card due to a severe uphill approach shot to an undulated green complex.

Designed by golf architects George and Tom Fazio, our course has played host to a number of championships over the years. One of the most recent was the 1992 U.S. Junior Championship which was the second of three that Tiger Woods won.

Wollaston Golf Club continues to offer numerous playing opportunities for our membership. Whether your appetite calls for a weekend game among fellow members, some competitive tournament play, or maybe just a casual nine holes of golf with friends, we have many different levels of playing opportunities and ways for you to engage with other members. To supplement your game in any season, we have recently added two Full Swing Golf simulators to our new golf facility.


 

Golf Shop


The Professional Shop at Wollaston Golf Club is a full-service shop open to members and their guests. We carry an extensive selection of Wollaston Golf Club branded merchandise from various vendors and a diverse range of golf equipment to suit your needs.

Our Golf Professional services include private instruction, video swing analysis, personalized club fittings and more. Full fitting carts are on site for Titleist, Ping, Taylor Made & Callaway Golf.


Course Tour

Hole #1

Par: 4 Handicap: 9/11

393 365 345 330

The 1st Hole is a 393 yard dog leg left, par 4. This is one of the most demanding opening holes in Massachusetts. The tee is elevated, which really brings the landscape into view. The treeline and rocks on the left are very intimidating from the tee box, but will reward the aggressive shot around the corner. It is all about risk and reward coming out of the gate; you can hit a 200 yard shot down the middle. This leaves you with a very tough elevated second shot of about 185 yards to a demanding green, which is protected by an engulfing bunker short left of the green.

Hole #2

Par: 4 Handicap: 1/7

414 394 354 320

The 2nd Hole is a straight-forward par 4. This is the second longest par 4 on the golf course, which plays even longer due to a severe uphill approach. The intimidating tee shot over the water to your left, is made even more treacherous by a pond to the right of your landing area, which is out of view when standing in the tee box. Even on the driest day, this fairway does not produce much roll on your drive. The green is protected by a very deep bunker short and right of the green.

Hole #3

Par: 3 Handicap: 13/15

205 173 153 145

The 3rd Hole is a tricky 205 yard par 3. This par 3 plays much more uphill than it appears, with the trees and out-of-bounds on the left. The green is protected by deep bunkers to the left and right of the green. You want to be sure of where the pin is located, because it is not that wide of a green, but it is very deep. If you judge the distance incorrectly, you could have a very difficult two putt for par.

Hole #4

Par: 4 Handicap: 15/13

349 319 315 310

The 4th Hole is a troublesome little 349 yard par 4. From the top gold tees this par 4 gives you a very tight driving area. The fairway is lined by trees down each side, but with out-of-bounds lining the entire left side of this hole, you'll want to be cautious of how aggressive you are off the tee. A well placed tee shot will give you a slightly uphill, but clear, view of the green. This green is protected by bunkers both short left and short right just prior. Be careful with your approach shot, as you cannot go long on this tricky par 4.

Hole #5

Par: 5 Handicap: 11/3

477 451 426 406

The 5th Hole is a dog-leg left par 5. This hole is all about risk and reward. The elevated tee shot is pretty straight forward with trees lining the entire left side. The fairway bunker is in your landing area, but is best used as your target in order to give yourself the best angle to the green. Depending on your drive and where your match might stand, both will determine your next shot. If you hit a good drive with a draw, you might be able to get there in two, but beware this very undulating green with a bunker guarding the front. The very tricky approach shot, with water behind and to the right of the green, demands very good distance control.

Hole #6

Par: 3 Handicap: 17/17

188 144 130 120

The 6th Hole is a 188 yard par 3. All four par threes are very difficult in their own way. This hole has a very distinctive “back-stop”, with the back portion of the green giving you a sort of natural “wall”. However this green also has protection on all four sides. If you don’t hit enough club, there is a little mound short of the green that can deflect a good tee shot. If you miss your shot short or left of this green, beware of both deep bunkers that stand guard.

Hole #7

Par: 4 Handicap: 7/5

394 359 355 350

This par 4 of 394/359/350 from the respective tees demands a straight drive with some length to reach the top of the hill in order to have a clear shot to the green. Players may try and cut the corner to overpower the hole with some length off the tee, but beware how aggressive your line is, as you don’t want to end up with a precarious side-hill lie. The best target to use for aiming is the towering pine directly in the middle of the fairway. This severely sloping green is guarded by bunkers on the front right and entire left side of the green. The approach shot played from the top of the hill can often times play 10 less yards than the actual measurement due to the downhill.

Hole #8

Par: 5 Handicap: 3/1

526 501 458 450

The most risk/reward tee shot of all comes on hole #8. Hole #8 is a demanding par 5 that plays 526/501/450 from the respective tees. This hole plays much longer than the yardage indicates and it starts with a severe uphill tee shot. Depending on your line (one to the top of the hill or a very aggressive one to the left of the lone pine on the left) a very narrow chute requires accuracy on whichever you choose. The remainder of the hole is framed by tall pines and requires you to play down a narrow corridor on your next shot. Once you have successfully played your shot to the top or bottom of the hill, your approach shot into the green requires very good distance control due to a severely back-to-front sloping green.

Hole #9

Par: 4 Handicap: 5/9

398 377 350 330

Hole #9 plays to 398/377/330 from the respective tees and is the 5th stroke hole for men and the 9th for ladies. This newly updated hole plays longer than the yardage on the card due to a severe slope on the left side of the fairway. This slope will often times will rob many good tee shots of added roll. The safe play is to the left side of the fairway. For those who want to challenge the bunker on the right hand side and can stay left of it, they will be rewarded with a little added roll. The approach shot into this green will be played most often from a sloping fairway with the ball below your feet. With additional room to the right side of the fairway, most approach shots will need to be taken over the front right bunker that guards this right-to-left sloping green. With much more space for spectators to view your incoming approach from the new clubhouse, don’t let your nerves get the best of you.

Hole #10

Par: 4 Handicap: 10/14

374 347 337 305

This downhill par 4 plays to 374/347/305 from the respective tees and is the 10th handicap hole for men and 14th for ladies. The hole is framed by a grove of trees down the right hand side and a lateral hazard and out of bounds on the left. The prudent play is to aim for the fairway bunker at the end of the fairway straight away. Once you have driven successfully down the fairway, you will be left with an approach shot ranging from 150-125 yards. This green is heavily guarded by two greenside bunkers on both sides. Make sure not to go long over this green, as the green slopes from back to front and you will be left with a most difficult recovery shot.

Hole #11

Par: 4 Handicap: 4/10

419 355 341 280

Hole #11 is a short par 4 that demands a long and straight tee shot. The safer play is to challenge the bunker on the left side of the fairway, but be sure to avoid the trees protecting out of bounds on the entire left side. With water lining the entire right side of this generous fairway, you will want as short an approach as possible as a flat but long (from left to right) and narrow green awaits. The green complex is well guarded short and left with a large bunker and the green wraps around the pond on the right hand side. Your approach shot will need to be well judged with the distance to allow for that birdie putt as there is not much depth to this green.

Hole #12

Par: 3 Handicap: 18/18

212 160 150 140

This par 3 of 212/160/140 from the respective tee is the 18th stroke hole for both men and ladies. Don't let that fool you, even though this hole is rated the easiest on the golf course, it plays tough. The tee shot is usually into a little breeze which is difficult to feel because the tee box is surrounded by the large trees. I always take notice of the flag on the 11th green and I always look at the water on the pond to see if it is pushing towards the tee box, it usually is. If the wind is up, be sure to add up to a full club and adjust your yardage into this two-tiered green.

Hole #13

Par: 4 Handicap: 12/16

407 357 334 284

The 13th Hole at Wollaston is a dog leg left par 4, which measures 407/357/284 yards off the respective tees. This hole plays much longer than the yardage due to a sloping fairway from left to right. Players are forced to play to the right of the large fairway bunker that guards the left side, and if done properly, can add a good amount of extra yards to a well struck tee shot. The proper play off the tee is a shot that is positioned down the right side of the fairway and one that avoids the fairway bunker. With one of the more receptive greens awaiting your approach shot, be wary of the pin position as you cannot go long over the green.

Hole #14

Par: 5 Handicap: 16/8

511 464 454 410

This par 5 of 511/464/410 from the respective tees plays as the 16th stroke hole for men and 8th for ladies. This hole is one of the easier tee shots as you are want to avoid the fairway bunkers on the right and a large grove of maple trees on the left. This plateau fairway is a little firmer if you can drive it over the hill off the tee, but your second shot should be either strategically placed to your desired yardage, or grab your longest fairway wood and attempt to go for the green in two depending on your yardage. This left-to-right sloping green is well guarded by two deep bunkers in front of and right of the green. Always give yourself an advantage by utilizing the slope in the back to get close to a pin located in the front portion of the green.

Hole #15

Par: 4 Handicap: 6/6

445 396 360 356

Hole #15 is a Par 4 measuring 445/396/356 from the respective tees. This demanding par 4 requires a long and accurate tee shot to a narrow landing area with a fairway bunker on the left and a tall pine tree guarding the right side. If you need to bail out on the tee shot it is much better to be on the right side over near the pine tree. If your tee shot lands in the fairway bunker, it will be a most difficult shot of almost 200 plus yards into the green. The approach shot into this green from the top of the hill has a great look. This two tiered green is framed by a bunker short and right and also one on the left side.

Hole #16

Par: 5 Handicap: 8/2

527 487 457 437

Hole #16 is a Par 5 of 527/487/437 from the respective tees. This hole can play extremely difficult for anyone who isn't disciplined and does not have a plan of attack. Most par 5's can be overpowered by the longer hitters, but not the dangerous 16th at Wollaston Golf Club. The correct strategy in playing this hole is to plot your way from tee to green and leave yourself with a comfortable yardage for the 3rd shot. The tee shot can be played with a driver, fairway wood, hybrid or even a long iron for some. The correct play is to favor the left side and avoid the ponds and fairway bunker on the right hand side. This heavily bunker-guarded green is larger than most with a slight back-to-front slope that will help most approach shots.

Hole #17

Par: 3 Handicap: 14/12

215 180 150 150

Hole 17 is the most difficult par 3, as it plays longer than the yardage due to the prevailing winds. This green is well guarded by a pond and a deep front bunker on the right side, and a deep bunker fronting the left side. The prudent play is a shot into the center of the green, but that does not leave you a great deal of space to hit to. This green is not very large and has some good slope to it on the right side. People often aim for the front collar (opening in front on the left side) or fringe area in order to have a simpler up-and-down to try and save your par.

Hole #18

Par: 4 Handicap: 2/4

435 381 379 351

The 18th hole at Wollaston Golf Club plays 435/381/351 from the respective tees and is the 2nd stoke hole for men and 4th for ladies. This demanding finishing hole plays uphill all the way and seems to always play much longer than the yardage on the scorecard. The tee shot is now slightly less intimidating with some trees removed down the right side of the hole. The trees on the left still come in to play as you can carry it too far for your next shot. Whether driver or one club less is used, take dead aim at one of the three pine trees straight from the tee and favor the right side of the fairway. Longer hitters may try and cut the corner or shape a fade around the right corner to leave themselves a shorter approach. Beware of the pin location on this green, as any miss to the right is dead and long and makes for a very difficult recovery.