A Parkland Layout, Built the Old Fashioned Way - using the Natural Features of the Land.
"This course is maticulously maintained. Each hole
is unique and is an experience on its own."
-- Charlie Finnegan, S. Burlington, VT
"I heard that Williston Golf Club was a short and easy course. When I saw the
scorecard I thought that I would shoot 59. I shot 75. I can't wait to give it
another try. Williston is the toughest little course you'll ever play."
-- Bobby Pollitt, PGA Professional, Jupiter, FL
You can't Judge a book by it's cover. At first glance of the scorecard, you may wonder why so many golfers enjoy Williston. At about 1000 yards shorter than a modern course one may feel they this is not a Championship Layout. The Parkland setting in the heart of a historic village is not only overwhelming with breathtaking views of Camels Hump and the Green Mountains, it is the host of the Vermont Masters Tournament. It presents a challenge to the low handicapper, it demands accurate shot making and strategic play. It also allows the high handicapper to enjoy themselves. There is something here for everyone - a legendary golf experience!!
Each Hole is Unique, Has its Own Bit of History and has a Legendary Story……………
Jeff Murray, fourth generation owner of the Williston Golf Club has aptly named each hole for it character and lore:
Hole #1 - Steeple: The Historic Federated Church is seen from the tee.
Hole #2 - Eye Appeal: The name speaks for itself.
Hole #3 - The Road Hole: Scenes of the movie "Me, Myself, & Irene" were shot at this hole.
Hole #4 - Beware of Dog: Posted sign on fence post as a warning to Golfers searching for balls on the Judges Property.
Hole #5 - Pine Branch: These Majestic Pines served as inspiration for our club logo
Hole #6 - Wood's Pond: Old timer Frank Wood's, favorite pond - Not really!!
Hole #7 - Old Barn: Talcott Farms' Chicken Coop, now houses Course Maintenance.
Hole #8 - Silver Maple: This Tree serves as a perfect target for a slight fade to the center of fairway!
Hole #9 - Lone Cherry: Legendary tree will block any attempt to get home in two - Keep Right!
Hole #10 - Hump: “Wow! What a view”
Hole #11 - Chute: This Hole is a prime example of the family's hard work.
Hole #12 - Ben's Best: Originally played as the first hole. Mr. Murray loved this hole.
Hole #13 - Temptation: A long high fade can reach the green? Or play for par with mid iron from the tee?
Hole #14 - Vermonster: A double dog leg, the most difficult hole in Vermont?
Hole #15 - Log Cabin: the picturesque Murray Homestead.
Hole #16 - Aces: More aces on this hole than any other in Vermont. We have registered more than 250 since 1960 - average of 15 per year!!!
Hole #17 - Memorial: We make Par with a little help from our friends…….
Hole #18 - Last Chance: Originally played as the 7th hole, now our famous finishing hole.