Round 30: Wayland CC is a Place to Learn the Game


Second round of my day brought me down the road from Sandy Burr to Wayland CC. It’s the 30th new course since June 16. Firstly, try the hot dog. It’s a good one. The course is a small one. Short holes and a 6000 yard par 70. I played with a half set, which I recommend to everyone. Makes you think differently from tee to green. Nothing like trying to finesse a 5iron because you don’t have a 6 iron. The land the course sits on is staggeringly flat. With no leaves on the trees, it felt like you could see for miles. The third hole is probably the best on the course. A little dogleg with a good green complex that is the highest point on the property. The 8th is a solid par 3 over a small pond. The back nine is fine. No real standout holes. If I had to chose one, the 17th is a tough par 3 with a tiny green sitting on the marshland. Very pretty and peaceful at the end of the day as the sun sets. I have never played in a sunlight and leaf setting like I did at Wayland. It was like playing in the dark, golf balls were nearly impossible to find, even on the fairways. It spoiled some of the round, to no fault of the course. Wayland CC is a perfect place to bring beginners. It’s low key and easy to play. I was paired with a married couple and their son who was in his mid-20s. They were lovely people out for a walk and some fresh air and time together. Sneaky bright side of Wayland is the 12th hole and 15th hole return to the clubhouse.

THE FACTS

Date: November 7, 2020

Playing Partners: Debbie, Dave, Nick

Tees: Blue (6000 yards)

Game: No Game

Score: 75

Birdie Count: 2 (36 total)

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