Grand Bend area golf courses: Widder Station Golf and Country Club

8395 Decker Side Rd, just off Highway 79, southeast of Thedford
(519) 296-4653

Information from Pete Overholt

6 a.m. to dark

Number of holes:

Weekends – $35/18 holes; $21/9 holes. Weekday – $30/18 holes, $18/9 holes. Carts (all week) – $30

Stubbs, Brown, Walden families.

Year established:

Skill level of golfers:
Moderate. It suits all levels of players. Most of our clientele is average. We’re not too difficult.

Longest hole:
4. 540-yard, par 5

Shortest hole:
2. 124-yard, par 3

Number 8 is the toughest hole at Widder StationMost difficult hole:
8. You have to hit it far enough to get it past trees and there’s trouble on both sides. It’s tight.

Most interesting hole:
18. A par 5 that’s risk reward. You can make birdie but a lot get 10 or 12. Plus there’s lots of hecklers on the deck watching you come in.

Best time of day to golf here:
Any day’s good for golf. Our busiest is Saturday. Monday and Wednesday afternoons are quiet. Even Friday afternoons or Sunday afternoons are quiet.

Pro shop products:
Name brands – Callaway, Nancy Lopez, Antigua, Top-Flite.

Hecklers sometimes gather on the deck of the clubhouse facing the 18th hole at Widder StationDining facilities and information:
A little dining room inside – deli/pub style. No dining service. Come in, order a beer, we’ll make food. There’s no wait staff.

Other activities:
We’ve done weddings, anniversaries and special occasions. We’re not specialists but we’ve done lots.

What people say:
Service is outstanding. The course is usually in good shape. Number one is that the staff is courteous. People come and enjoy and like the course.