LUDLOW— It was the 17th hole at Okemo Valley Golf Club where luck prevailed for two golfers who made holes-in-one just two days apart.
Joe Rolka, of Ludlow, aced the 17th hole on Aug. 22. Rolka made the 135-yard hole-in-one from the white tee using a 9 iron. Steve Rolka and Mike Harris witnessed the amazing feat.
On Aug. 24, Susan T. Brown, of Naples, Florida also made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole. She made the 80-yard ace from the gold tee with a 9 iron, and the event was witnessed by Pat Ermler, Wendy Lord and Jennifer Caulfield.
Okemo Valley Golf Club is Vermont’s first heathland-style golf course and was designed according to the traditions of the game. The championship 18-hole golf course features a full-service clubhouse, indoor practice facility, 18-acre outdoor training center, fully stocked pro shop and fleet of electric carts.
The layout is a par 70 that measures 6,400 yards in length and features bent grass greens, tees and fairways with multiple tee areas on each hole, ensuring playability and challenge for all ability levels. Rolling hills, moderate elevation changes and wide fairways with well-placed hazards enhance the heathland layout at the golf course.