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Located only 4 miles from Raleigh’s city limits Wil~Mar’s spacious front nine and tree lined back nine offer a challenge to all levels of golfers. Along with the beauty of the course itself, the natural beauty of the surrounding wetlands and forest lends itself to abundant wildlife. Tees and fairways are Bermuda and newly installed greens are Sunday Ultra Dwarf Bermuda.

Wil~Mar’s layout challenges both the low and high handicappers. Beautiful par fives and six difficult par threes make Wil~Mar’s par 71 layout fun and unique.

Wil-Mar Golf Club – Yardages

Tees Yardage Rating Slope Par
Blue 6071 69.6 125 71
White 5661 M – 66.3
L – 73.7
M – 121
L – 131
71
Gold 5410 M – 67.8
L – 71.6
M – 116
L – 126
71
Red 4680 67.5 117 71

Holes 1-9

Front Nine

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Blue 331 163 469 356 196 355 491 184 396 2941
White 314 145 447 336 179 340 472 166 374 2723
Gold 283 112 435 318 157 327 452 155 362 2601
Handicap 8 16 14 6 10 18 12 4 2
Men’s Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 35
Red 270 101 371 267 142 302 372 124 312 2261
Handicap 12 16 10 14 8 4 5 18 2
Ladies’ Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 35

Hole 1

Par 4

331 314 283 270

Men’s Handicap 8
Ladies’ Handicap 12

What a great hole to start your round. This hole offers a soft dog-leg to the left that can start with your driver or a lesser club. The green is well protected by sand bunkers on both sides. The kidney shaped green is well sloped and tough to read. The back right pin placement requires a good shot to get close.

Hole 2

Par 3

163 145 112 101

Men’s Handicap 16
Ladies’ Handicap 16

Wil-Mar’s signature hole is such a challenge. The water hazard that IS the fairway has to be cleared and going left of the green leaves you with the toughest shortgame shot on the course. Correct club selection and accuracy is a must.

Hole 3

Par 5

469 447 435 371

Men’s Handicap 14
Ladies’ Handicap 10

This fairly short par 5 offers a generous fairway and is easily reached in 2 by big hitters. Playing the slope prior to the green is important if your 2nd shot is short of the green. The lateral water hazard to the right comes into play for left to right shots.

Hole 4

Par 4

356 336 318 267

Men’s Handicap 6
Ladies’ Handicap 14

This hole is one of the toughest short par 4s you will ever play. From the main teeing area, the hole doglegs left with the landing area that slopes from left to right. Being able to shape your shot from right to left is a must for ideal placement of your tee shot. The good news, drivers are not usually needed for this shot.

Hole 5

Par 3

196 179 157 142

Men’s Handicap 10
Ladies’ Handicap 8

This nice long par 3 is all about accuracy, Overhanging trees lining the fairway make a straight ball flight necessary. The waste bunker along the left side will catch your shot if you hit an overhanging limb. All balls landing around the green will get a generous “kick” to the left so aim accordingly.

Hole 6

Par 4

355 340 327 302

Men’s Handicap 4
Ladies’ Handicap 4

Risk or reward… This short par 4 is pretty easy to negotiate with a 220 to 240yd straight shot to the corner of the dogleg leaving a short iron to the green. If you feel like you can “go for it” off the tee, a shot over the trees can leave you with a chip to the green. Be careful, those trees are tall!

Hole 7

Par 5

491 472 452 372

Men’s Handicap 12
Ladies’ Handicap 5

This par 5 starts with a dogleg off the tee and a tree in the middle of the fairway so once again accuracy is the key. The approach to the green is narrow and well protected by bunkers on the right and left.

Hole 8

Par 3

184 166 155 124

Men’s Handicap 4
Ladies’ Handicap 18

This hole is pretty straight forward but watch the wind closely. This west facing hole is tough to hit if the wind is blowing. It can make a 2 to 4 club difference.

Hole 9

Par 4

396 374 362 312

Men’s Handicap 2
Ladies’ Handicap 2

This difficult par 4 has a soft dogleg to the right off the tee and an elevated green. If your approach shot is not hit crisply and you come up short, it will roll back leaving you with a long pitch shot. Out of bounds to the left and a bunker complex to the right protect this difficult sloping green.

Holes 10-18

Back Nine

Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Out
Blue 403 207 574 330 301 181 565 165 453 3138 6071
White 381 182 536 310 284 162 527 155 435 2723 5661
Gold 348 157 522 293 263 146 505 147 428 2809 5410
Handicap 7 5 3 15 9 11 1 17 13
Men’s Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 3 5 36 71
Red 294 118 447 260 229 103 467 120 381 2419 4680
Handicap 15 9 3 13 5 7 1 17 11
Ladies’  Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 3 5 36 71

Hole 10

Par 4

403 381 348 294

Men’s Handicap 7
Ladies’ Handicap 15

This good par 4 bends to the right slightly from the tee and once again requires accuracy. A mistake to the left will find the woods or the out of bounds.

Hole 11

Par 3

207 182 157 118

Men’s Handicap 5
Ladies’ Handicap 9

This long downhill par 3 has a generous sized green with bunkers on both sides. The difficulty here is the length and the pushing wind that can prevail.

Hole 12

Par 5

574 536 522 447

Men’s Handicap 3
Ladies’ Handicap 3

With a lateral water hazard that runs in the woods to the right of the fairway off the tee, this par 5’s drive needs to be played left of center. The second shot requires the opposite since the lateral water hazard switches to the left side halfway down the hole. The fairway is generously wide but can get some “kicks’ due to the sloping.

Hole 13

Par 4

330 310 293 260

Men’s Handicap 15
Ladies’ Handicap 13

This fairly short par 4 with a slight dogleg left is protected by a lateral hazard tht runs the entire length of the hole on the left side. The green is generous in size.

Hole 14

Par 4

301 284 263 229

Men’s Handicap 9
Ladies’ Handicap 5

Risk reward again… For the big hitters, this par 4 is reachable from the tee but the green is small and well protected by a large sand bunker in front. Going long off the back of the green leaves a very difficult pitch to a green that slopes away from you. The “safe” play is to lay up in the fairway short of the large waste bunker and have a short iron into the green.

Hole 15

Par 3

181 162 146 103

Men’s Handicap 11
Ladies’ Handicap 7

This beautiful par 3 is long and protected by a greenside lateral water hazard pond short and right of the green. The 2 tiered green is difficult and large.

Hole 16

Par 5

565 527 505 467

Men’s Handicap 1
Ladies’ Handicap 1

A beautiful and difficult par 5, #16 requires accuracy off the tee. The fairway has a large slope to the right and a shot that lands in the middle of the fairway usually ends up in the rough on the right side. Playing for the plateau left of center guarantees and level stance for your 2nd shot. The green is elevated and protected by a large greenside bunker usually requiring a little more club than the yardage measures.

Hole 17

Par 3

165 155 147 120

Men’s Handicap 17
Ladies’ Handicap 17

This simple par 3 is all about the wind. With very little tree protection surrounding the hole, the wind can seriously affect club selection. Choose wisely!

Hole 18

Par 5

453 435 428 381

Men’s Handicap 13
Ladies’ Handicap 11

A great finishing hole that allows big hitters to reach the green in 2 and end their round with a red number. Lateral water hazards are prevelant on the hole along the left side and into a portion of the fairway. This green has nice sloping and is difficult to read.

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