SouthWood Golf Club

4.5229000000 4.5 stars from 5 (109)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7172 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times, including a collared shirt, dress shorts, slacks or shorts
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7172 yards 74.3 135
Gold 72 6653 yards 71.6 126
Garnett 72 6035 yards 68.9 116
Garnet (W) 72 6035 yards 74.0 130
Green (W) 72 5228 yards 70.0 117
Green 72 5228 yards 64.0 107
Blue 72 4521 yards 66.0 103
Wee (W) 54 2696 yards 0.0 0

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 109 Reviews
5 stars:
62
4 stars:
42
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

108 out of 109 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Best in Tallahassee"


u000005198690's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There is a nice warm up area and you can hit as many balls as you want for 5$. The fairways were lush and the greens were near perfect. The usual bumps from being poke last month. Overall great scoring conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course! Awesome Staff! Awesome Time!!!"


Michael9865692's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were well kept. The layout was nice and wide open. However, you will be heavily penalized on some holes for missing fairways because of the thickness of the rough. There were a few holes in which long hitters would definitely be tempted to drive. Bunkers looked to be in good shape. Greens were really quick. I'm from SC and not use to the Fl courses, so take that for what it's worth. Pace of play was great finished in a threesome in 3.5 hours.Staff was really friendly as well. Even had one of the staff members come sit with me at the bar and inquire about round. Small gesture but it went a long ways with me. Will definitely play again when in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth playing"


djeff's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was brown and dry in spits due to the lack of rain in the area for a few weeks; however, the greens were in great condition and the brown didn't effect the lies in the fairway. Nice range where you can hit as many balls of of real grass as you like for $5 and chipping and putting greens with a sand bunker makes it great for warming up for your round. There are several challenging shots and some very deep bunkers to navigate. The pace of place is very quick for such a heavily played course. Worth the money especially if you get the hot deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Reidhelgemo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the top courses I've ever played. Was raining during tee time and conditions were still good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Southwood Beauty"


u000005173626's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course. It is a Fred Couples designed course and an absolute gem. The greens are receptive yet firm/fast enough to keep you on your toes. Difficult but enjoyably playable. Birdies and pars are still possible even if you have the occasional errant shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



DaneKern's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Were a mixed group of snow birds from MN, MI and ONT and we try to visit all the public courses in Greater Tally from our rental homes on Alligator Point. Course in good condition, fair and well maintained traps, fairways and greens in very good winter condition. Very nice staff, from the greeting in the parking lot to a 19th hole adult beverage. We will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful design great course"


u000002194170's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Only problem was personal. So many bunkers, do little skill. But a lot of fun


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007767993's avatar
Age:  45-54

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I've seen it in better shape."


John2012910's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was not my first time playing this course and I've seen it in much better conditions. Not that it was bad. The fairways were mostly brown as if they did not overseed them for the winter or if they did, it did not take. Some spots were very soggy and it had not rained in almost a week. Tee boxes and greens were in fairly decent shape and the greens were fast and true. Not sure that it's worth the price point so I'll probably wait before I play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great great course"


Don7668711's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very tricky to play but super super fun due to all the rolling hills and protected greens. staff was very very friendly, but the course was the star! far better pace of play than Seminole, and course was immaculate! best course in Tallahassee that I have played bar none


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Jimmie5700937's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day"


Ken5445640's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was fun course greens were super fast but all in all we had fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


bulldawgbert's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value and the course was in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ample fairways"


ShankAustin's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

My wife and I enjoyed this course and the scenery. The course winds through newly constructed homes but not a distraction. Forward tees are generous and fair. Pace of play was efficient. Staff was friendly and interested that we had a good time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tallahassee's Best Public Course"


angelojohn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am writing this review for all out of towners who visit Tallahassee, you clearly cant play a better course in town that's public, the course is always in pristine condition and is good for any golfer with low to high experience having multiple tee sets to choose from, minimal water on course and wide fairways. Greens are fast and tricky so I would recommend hitting the practice green for a good 20-30 minutes to adjust to the speed. Prepare yourself for the 4th hole, 600 yard par 5 that takes every bit of 3 shots to make it on the green(I want to see someone reach this monster in 2), once you make it through this beast the next 3 holes #5-7 offer scoring opportunities.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Masters Weekend round"


Gsnolefan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow pace of play but the staff did an excellent job keeping us apprised as to why. They had a wedding party playing and they were really enjoying their round of drinks and golf. It was still an excellent day and the course was the same.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course available in Tallahassee on golf now"


sjd10's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Big fan of the lay out. Way better then Seminole, as pace of play is 10x better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Road Trip Stop"


SugarDaddy51's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Last year when I planned a road trip to Florida for baseball Spring Training, this was in the top 50 Florida courses - why it dropped out I have idea - to me, this was up there with the World Woods courses I played last year, plus a great bargain - highly recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"South wood golf club"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great shape considering all the rain that happened in the previous 24 hours. Greens held up nicely, excellent layout, an all around terrific course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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