Northland Signature Holes --- Whitewater GC

By KBJR News 1

July 2, 2014 Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 10:08 PM CDT

Thunder Bay, Ontario (NNCNOW.com) --- NNCNOW.com is conducting a summer-long tour of some of the area's best golf courses and introducing you to the signature hole at these courses --- up this week is Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay, Ont.


It might take the average group a little longer to play the fourth at Whitewater. It's only a par 3 at 176 yards from the furthest tees, but the view certainly demands a second, sometimes even a third or a fourth, look.

"Nice drop down to the green with the beautiful Kaministiquia River right in behind flowing," director of golf Matt Simmons said. "So often you see the bald eagles flying above it as well. It's really quite nice."

And you don't have to take Simmons' word for it, although he is the head professional at Whitewater. If you don't believe him, you can try perhaps a more well-known endorsement.

"One visitor who has played Whitewater who absolutely loves the golf course is Alice Cooper, and he was blown away of the course purely because of that hole," he said. "When he stood on it, seeing all the features that are there, and the bald eagles flying above him, it just doesn't get any better than this."

After you get done with the view, though, this is still a golf course -- and the fourth won't do you any favors based on its beauty.

"Even though it's played downhill, I tend to play to the yardage," Simmons advised. "Don't take the elevation into account, and always play a club that will find the middle of the green. You're better off being a little short. Long, you're done."

Posted by Zach Schneider
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