Our Golf Professional Gerry Knebels
He has been here since the beginning. It’s true. Gerry Knebels has been at Willoughby Golf Club for almost 30 years and has served the membership in many different capacities. A class A PGA member since 1987, Gerry was awarded the 2007,2009, 2010 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game award.
“Arthur Hills [course architect] designed the Willoughby course to include a blend of looks and hazards that seem part Florida, part North Carolina and a bit of ‘unlike anything’.”
Four sets of tees ensure all players are suitably challenged, but never faced with the sense of either hopelessness or monotony you find in less imaginative layouts.
From the championship tees, the course plays to 6,701 yards between towering trees and natural wetlands, over unfriendly lakes and around more than 55 all too inviting bunkers.
In keeping with the Arthur Hills tradition, our course is carved out of the natural surroundings and makes abundant use of all available flora, hillocks and swales to create the most picturesque course in the area.
The resultant varied terrain ensures that shot selection never seems repetitive.
'Courses to Stimulate Mind & Body'
A fundamental thought to the Arthur Hills design approach to the golf course. Read More...
Our golf programs are designed to be inclusive for all regardless of skill level. We have programs for:
From the three Jills and a Jack to the much more serious Club Championship, every member is able to participate at their own level of play. There are very special member/guest events as well as member/member tournaments. There are regular weekly events for men and women and there are days for open play. And, Wednesday afternoons and Sundays are popular days for couples to share the course with each other and friends. Below is a sampling from our full golf calendar:
Everyone has a different learning style. So, we have a full staff of golf instructors, all certified PGA teaching professionals. Our Head Golf Professional, Gerry Knebels, has been with Willoughby since we opened and continues to provide top quality: