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Woodway Country Club: Woodway

Darien, CT Private


Woodway is a 1916 Willie Park, Jr., design, who was an elite British player and architect who designed dozens of courses in the U.S., notably Maidstone on Long Island and the North Course at Olympia Fields outside Chicago, host of several major championships. His design at Woodway is highlighted by a seamless routing that fits the site's rolling wooded hills like a glove. Interestingly, each nine plays out the same way through the first eight holes with pars of 4-4-3-4-5-4-4-4, breaking only where the first nine culminates with par 3 over water and the second with a finishing par 4 playing back up toward the clubhouse. Bruce Hepner's recent renovation work thinning trees and reestablishing playing corridors and green sizes has helped accentuate the original ideas Park first laid out.


Holes 18
Length 6688
Slope 142
Facility Type Private
Designer Willie Park, Jr.


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Best in State: Ranked seventh, 2015-'16.

Current ranking: 11th.


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