Canterbury Woods Country Club

4.4211000000 4.4 stars from 5 (57)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6644 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: No
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, except on weekends
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6644 yards 71.9 129
Blue 72 6134 yards 69.2 125
White 72 5535 yards 66.2 117
Red (W) 72 4482 yards 62.5 96

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 57 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

55 out of 57 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries undulating greens   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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"Excellent"


u3684732's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

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

Reviewed on

New to golf. Beautiful course. Unbeatable price. The less I pay the more I play. Thanks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 06/12/2017:

Hi Kenneth, we're happy you enjoyed our beautiful course and the value of your tee time. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!


James8446526's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 06/05/2017:

Hi James, we're happy you enjoyed our quick greens and challenging layout. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!


malangam's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 06/09/2017:

Hi Michael, we're happy you enjoyed our course layout and a quick pace of play. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played

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


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 06/06/2017:

Hi Spencer, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our course layout. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"aerated greens"


u5882601's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I realized that the price was unusually low - but somehow it should be posted before booking.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 05/19/2017:

Hi Sean, we're sorry course conditions were not up to par. We're glad you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our nice layout. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!


u9724584's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 05/10/2017:

Hi Clayton, we're happy you enjoyed your round at Canterbury Woods Country Club. Thank you for playing, we hope to see you again soon!

"Enjoyable Round of Golf"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I get to play Canterbury a couple of times per year and always enjoy it. It has an excellent layout, a lot of different elevation changes and lies to keep things interesting. The conditions are consistently really good and it is relatively inexpensive. My only criticism is the speed of play, though not terrible, could be improved on. Nice course at a great value!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 05/08/2017:

Hi Linda, we're sorry pace of play was not up to par. We're pleased you enjoyed our excellent layout and good course conditions. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!


u605650587's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 05/03/2017:

Thank you playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"Fun course to play!"


Jeffrey3244465's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fun and challenging course. Conditions for early season were really good! Had a lot of fun getting the first round of the year under my belt. You can't beat the hot deal value at this course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 04/24/2017:

Hi Jeffrey, we're happy you enjoyed playing our fun and challenging course. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"Awesome time"


JamesB21's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This course has always been a favorite of mine. It's a must play if you are anywhere even close. Lot's of elevation change, great views, perfect greens. I got out late afternoon and was able to finish 18 in 3 hours, with a couple friendly people allowing me to pass as a single in a cart. Can't wait to come back when the trees are full and the course is in peak condition


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


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 04/17/2017:

Hello James, thank you for the great review! We're happy you enjoyed our layout, great views, and perfect greens. Thanks for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"Nice course,friendly staff"


Craig2955084's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course played well for early spring conditions. Fairways and greens in great shape for time of year. The weather was cool and windy and course played tough to those conditions. Had to use whatever skills you have to get around and score well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 04/20/2017:

Hi Craig, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed our great course conditions and challenging layout. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"Well worth the money"


u000007637074's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was excellent. I played 18 holes with my father at about 3:00 pm on a Saturday and the whole round took about 3 hours. The course has really unique challenges being on the side of a mountain that are a lot of fun. The only criticism would be that the fairways and rough appear to have suffered from the drought. The course has done what they can but you can't control Mother Nature. Did not get to have a beer in the clubhouse because a wedding was going on.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2016

Thank you for your review and feedback on your experience! We hope you enjoyed the challenges!


"Great value, wonderful course"


adturnbull's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm no stranger to this course. Have played it many times, was a member about a decade ago. Played it this time on a quintessentially perfect New England autumn day. Sunny, warm enough for shorts and long sleeves, crisp blue sky, leaves starting to change but not on the ground yet (so, no balls lost in piles of leaves!). Just a beautiful day all-around.

Course was mostly terrific. Greens, tee boxes, fairways, rough. Very, very good. The layout is a bit challenging, of course depending on the tee box you play. Local knowledge (or a SkyCaddie) helps, because of some target golf required (e.g. #2, #16), and some par-4s where driver will hurt you (e.g. #1, #5).

Again depending on your tee box, you'll have the opportunity to play most of the clubs in your bag.

Greens are pretty quick. But apparently most people who have played this course recently have NO concept of repairing pitch marks on the greens. I repaired at least 6 on EVERY green, and could've fixed even more if I had the time.

We had many choices yesterday, and we chose Canterbury Woods. We were not disappointed. You won't be, either...so long as you heed what I wrote above!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 10/09/2016

Hi adturnbull,

Thank you for your review. While the season is quickly coming to an end, we'd love to have you back (and would love to have you as a member again!)

Great pictures!

Best regards,

Canterbury Woods Management


"Canterbury Woods a New Hampshire gem"


john3455724's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played the course about 5 times over 10 years. Always a challenge and fun from black tees. It's not overly long but some holes plays longer than yardage. Par 3's are great all different type holes from 150 to 230 yards. It's been a dry season so the course has patchy fairways and rough. Greens where recently aerated but the small holes didn't affect putts that bad. Canterbury woods is a great layout and somewhat of a mountain course. I got a great deal on Golfnow $20 w/cart basically 1/2 price. I will play here again and again ever time driving north on 93.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/09/2016

Glad to hear you got a great deal John! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again before the season is over!


"Aeration taking place"


u000002581786's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
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Reviewed on

Fairways not in good shape all. Had to play back nine twice due to aeration.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Ignore all the good reviews"


jmshack's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

My wife and I paid $100 to play here in August of 2016. The greens and tee boxes were overplayed but typical of a public course but the fairways were a joke. The fairways are burned out with 40% dead grass but the real problem is pace of play. We had as many as 4 groups on some holes. The have no course ranger and no starter. There is no food cart. There appeared to be only two employees on the entire property. The guy in the pro shop and one maintenance guy.

It's a joke and I don't know where these cousins are who have provided all the great reviews. The group in front of us as well as the group two behind us all walked off the course. How did we come to know them? We would all like up on the tees.

We played Lochmere a few days before for less money and it was a substantially better experience. Play here if you want but good luck.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/06/2016

I think it bears mentioning that this entire region has suffered from a drought for several months. That is likely the reason for the poor course conditions you experienced in August. I played the course on October 5th and the conditions were impeccable.

As for rangering, sadly, that is something most Northeast courses fail to do well. This course can play tough, especially for higher-handicappers, and so rangering here is especially needed. CW would be well-advised to invest in rangers, IMO.


"Nice track"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little burnt out in the fairways because of the lack of rain. Pretty course with great views.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not 41/2 star course , maybe a 4 star"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little too tricked up with elevation , not as much level lies as I would prefer for a better flow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/06/2016

It's not so much "tricked up" with elevation, it's more a function of the topography the course designer had to work with.

I advise folks to have a SkyCaddie or GPS app that shows the layout, etc., or to buy the Yardage Book in the Pro Shop. It's not an easy layout, but it's fair. IMO.


"Pace of play only problem"


John6892230's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape.

Waited on just about every shot. Lots of blind shots, so we in turn were being bombarded from the big hitters behind us, a couple came dangerously close. Not a marshall to be seen all day.

It is a great course...but a couple of slow groups that a Marshall could have moved along, made for a long afternoon.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Course in The Area"


LSWaples54's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Totally enjoyed the round and found the course to be close to private club conditions. Played the Blue Tees, had one foursome ahead of us that slowed us down alot on the back nine. Greens were fast and the rest of the course was in good condition. Alot of elevation changes so you had to think about what you were doing. Finishing hole was a challenging hole leaving a good last impression. I will definitely play here more often.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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