Wyckoff Country Club was originally established in the 1930’s at the Mount Tom Golf Club of Holyoke, Massachusetts. The eighteen hole par 71 Championship golf course was designed by famed architect Donald Ross. Legend has it that Mr. Ross settled in Holyoke for a time and married a girl with the last name Wyckoff. The course was built on a rolling property at the base of Mt. Tom.
In the mid 1960’s Interstate 91 was built and ran right through the middle of the golf course. So the course was redesigned to fit all on the west side of interstate 91. In 1966 -1967, the course became know as Wyckoff Park County Club and eventually just Wyckoff Country Club.
The course is an eighteen hole, privately-owned country club. It is a par 69, 6100 yard little monster. It has approximately five original Ross holes and seven original Ross greens (rerouted). There are two par fives, five par threes, eleven par fours. Do not let the yardage fool you! Tight fairways and small target greens require precision shot making, but the real test comes once you get to the greens. The greens are severely sloped and are usually very fast. If you miss the greens you will have a very difficult up and down.
The signature hole is number 16. A par three, original Donald Ross hole, 175 yards white tee, 220 yards blue tee, uphill to a small two-tiered green. If your tee shot is left, right or especially long, you will do well to make bogey.
All in all, Wyckoff Country Club is a fun course to play as some of the shortest holes can reward with an eagle or birdie, but can also bit back with a double bogey or worse!