In contrast to the East Course, the West Course has a manicured look with a park like setting including rolling hills, wooded areas, lakes and waterfalls. The course ranges form 5215 yards long (red tees) to 6813 yards long (blue tees) and has a course rating of 72.7 with a slope of 128. Although the course has hosted numerous championship events and golf tournaments in Memphis, the four sets of tees and layout provide an excellent course for every level of skill. This is the preferred course of the majority of our members and is one of the best golf courses in Memphis golf.
The greens are similar to some of the modern designs: 5500 to 6500 square feet, contoured shape, undulations throughout, surrounded by mounds and well guarded by gently sloping sod faced bunkers. The grass is "Champion" bermudagrass and is maintained at a speed of 10' to 11' on the stimpmeter. The West Course greens provide an excellent challenge to all levels of golfers.
The fairways on the West Course are slightly wider than the East course and because of the dual row irrigation system, they are usually slightly denser providing an excellent stand of turf. As on the East the grass variety is Tifway 419 Bermuda. The average fairway width on the West Course is 35 yards. The fairways are mowed every other day using lightweight hydraulic reel mowers at a height of 1/2" to 1" depending on the season. The West Course fairways are consistently regarded as some of the best in the area and the West Course is considered one of the best golf courses in Memphis.
For questions concerning the West Course, contact Head Superintendent Luke Hankins (901.754.6602).
The East Course has a natural look in a rural setting including ditches, trees, lakes, low lying areas and several natural wildlife sanctuaries. The course ranges from 5273 yards long (red tees) to 7209 yards long (black tees) and has a course rating of 75.0 with a slope of 134. Because of the treacherous greens, narrow fairways, and numerous hazards this has been the preferred course of the majority of the local and state championships held at Windyke as well as numerous other golf tournaments in Memphis golf.
The greens are similar to some of the traditional designs of the late 1800's or early 1900's; 4500 to 5000 square feet, built up, generally sloping from back to front, and tilling off sharply from the collars. In addition each green is guarded by at least one bunker. The grass is Champion Bermuda and is maintained at a speed of 10' to 11' on the stimpmeter. The East Course greens provide an excellent challenge to even the best putters in the world.
Most of the fairways are tree lined with mature oaks, pines, and cypress trees planted in the early sixties. Other fairways are bordered by one of the six lakes strategically placed throughout the course. The fairways range in width from eighteen yards to forty yards with an average of thirty yards wide and are planted in a mature stand of Tifway 419 Bermuda. The fairways are contour mowed every other day with light weight hydraulic reel mowers at a height of 1/2" to 1" depending on the season. Windyke is known for having consistently good fairways year after year and the East Course is considered one of the best golf courses in Memphis.
For questions concerning the East Course, contact Head Superintendent Luke Hankins (901.754.6602).
The Executive Par Three course is the best place in the Southeast for beginners to learn to play the game of golf without being rushed or intimidated by others. Numerous juniors, ladies, and men have either learned to play there, or honed their skills on the way to becoming better golfers.
In fact, we have had city champions, state champions, and national champions grow up playing our par 3 course. On occasion you can still find them working on wedge, sand wedge and a variety of punch shots on The Windyke Par 3.
For questions concerning the Executive Par 3, contact Head Superintendent Luke Hankins (901.754.6602).