Wanakah Country Club
5161 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg, NY 14075-5797, United States

This elegant, old-school parkland layout lies on the south shore of Lake Erie outside Buffalo; the name comes from the Iroquois word Wanakah, meaning "view of the lake." But the original architectural pedigree is vague; Willie Watson is most likely the original designer of this course, which debuted in 1925, although Bob Cupp and Jay Morrish did some work here in 1983.

Architect Chris Wilczynski, previously with Arthur Hills' design firm, is overseeing a major restoration of the course, which includes re-grading some fairways for improved drainage and rebuilding several bunkers and tee-boxes. Wilczynski also had numerous trees removed because they impeded both maintenance and play.

Wanakah's most popular feature might be the small greens, which feature many subtle spines and ridges. Without question, Wanakah's signature hole is #15, a 206-yard par-3, requiring a tee shot over water to a small, well-bunkered green.

This is a private club with limited membership; visitors are permitted only as guests of members.
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General Manager:Mike Karnath
Superintendent:Gale Hultquist
Guest Policy:none
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:April
Season End:November
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:yes
Short Game Practice:yes
Water Hazards:Moderate
Sand Bunkers:Heavy

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Date Golfer Score
6/18/21 michael giannino jr 112
6/16/21 michael giannino jr 97
9/24/19 sharonkovach 86
9/7/19 sharonkovach 77
6/14/18 Larry Hevenor 78
9/12/16 StlCardsFan 88
7/29/16 tdentino 81
10/12/15 CGCOMPSOLVE169 78
9/9/15 John Dudzinski 81
8/19/15 tdentino 77
7/6/15 CGCOMPSOLVE169 74
7/3/15 CGCOMPSOLVE169 74
5/15/15 pat246 94
9/20/14 Michael DiGiore 41*
9/18/14 JPOWEN 92
7/9/14 John Dudzinski 76
7/4/14 Michael DiGiore 92
6/28/14 Michael DiGiore 89
5/29/14 Louatti 103
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