March 2022 As many of you who have traveled around 161st Street and Towne Road over the past couple of years know, the area has experienced a tremendous amount of change with the development of a couple of large residential subdivisions. Wood Wind Golf Course, which sits at the corner of 161st and Towne Road, has to a certain extent been dealing with the disruptions caused by the construction. From rumors that it was closing to having to put in a couple of temporary holes, Wood Wind Golf Course management was challenged to offer a quality golfing experience during this time. However, as the major construction elements have reached completion, Wood Wind has now had the opportunity to complete several improvements to the course and the amenities it has to offer. As a result, Wood Wind Golf Course is back and better than ever! Improvements to the Course Beginning in 2020, the course opened four new golf hole designs on holes 5, 8, 9 and 17. Additionally, two new bridges were installed on the 10th hole and a pond restoration and redesign in front of the 13th green, along with major improvements to the course’s irrigation and drainage systems. Planned for completion by end of April is the restoration of 16 greenside bunkers. Upgrade to Practice and Warm-up Areas In addition to the improvements to the course, there have been significant upgrades to the practice and warm-up areas. Completed in 2020, a new state-of-the-art short game area, practice putting green and warm-up range area with artificial turf mats and netting is now available. You can take your game to a new level when you combine the improvements to the practice area and the world-class instruction now being offered by the Golf School of Indiana at Wood Wind. The Golf School of Indiana offers private instruction for golfers of all ability levels. Golf School of Indiana’s instructors have different levels of experience, so different price points and packages make instruction possible for players on all budgets. Two New Pickleball Courts With the explosive growth of pickleball, Wood Wind has added two pickleball courts that are available to the public for play on an hourly basis. To reserve a court, you can go online at woodwindgolf.com, as you would a tee time, or call the pro shop. Renovation to Main Clubhouse The main clubhouse has undergone a freshening-up with repainting throughout and new flooring. A new parking lot has been constructed and additional lighting has been added to existing parking lots. Event Pavilion Upgraded and a New Beer Garden and Live Music Added If you are looking for a terrific space to hold an event, whether it’s a wedding, family get-together, corporate outing or charitable fundraiser, Wood Wind’s newly renovated event pavilion is just the place for you. The renovations to the event pavilion included repainting, new carpet, new roof, new chairs and tables and a completely improved presentation of the event pavilion. Along with the improvements to the event pavilion, Wood Wind has added the Oasis Outdoor Living Beer Garden that includes firepits and yard games. With these improvements completed, the course is now offering live music. Check the Wood Wind website for a schedule of the music events. Wood Wind Has Everything to Make Your Event a Success While the improvements to the course and facilities are important, Wood Wind has also taken another important step to making your event the best it can be. It has named Brooke Beegle as its tournament and outing manager. Beegle is singularly committed to making your outing or event a success. At other courses, the person responsible for helping you to organize and oversee your event is the same person running the pro shop, giving lessons and taking tee times. Needless to say, having someone specifically responsible for your outing is a big advantage to holding your event at Wood Wind Golf Course. Call today, and Brooke Beegle will be happy to lock in a date for your event.