Hayward Golf Club: The Northland Signature Golf Hole Tour [VIDEO]
What's a signature hole? It's that extra-memorable or unique hole that often stands as the "signature" element of the course. Whether a unique aspect to the green, an interesting hazard, a spectacular view, or any number of other things, these usually are the holes golfers tell their buddies about after visiting a course.
This week, we visited Hayward Golf Club, right in Hayward, Wisconsin. This 18-hole course opened in 1924, but was redesigned in 1998. It features five different tee locations, hitting 6,678 yards from the back tees. The grounds are meticulously cared for, offering an immaculate experience from tee to green throughout the course.
The course is generally pretty flat, but offers plenty of challenges along the way. During your round, you'll encounter 10 doglegs, 4 well-placed water hazards, and 52 grass or sand bunkers.
One such water hazard lives on the signature hole at Hayward Golf Club. The par-3 14th forces you to play over a pond that covers most of your route to the green. From the back tees, you'll be hitting 195 yards, looking to land on a green that covers some territory left-to-right, but it isn't very deep. Additionally, it is surrounded by a number of bunkers that dot the perimeter.
As with many of the courses we've visited, it is hard to pick just one! Take a look at our visit and the signature hole in our course tour video below!