Craig Wood Golf & Country Club

4.2222000000 4.2 stars from 5 (9)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6853 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 141 Country Club Way, Lake Placid, New York 12946, Essex County
  • (518) 523-9811, (877) 999-9437
  • (518) 523-8016
  • www.craigwoodgolfclub.com

Year built: 1926
Architect(s): Seymour Dunn
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 5/13 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6853 yards 71.8 128
White 72 6554 yards 70.3 126
Gold 72 5731 yards 67.7 122
Red (W) 72 5504 yards 70.6 118

The 1926 Seymour Dunn design at Craig Wood is full of quirky, entertaining holes, like the eight, with its tree in the middle of the fairway. The par-3 13th has a straight canyon drop to a tiny green and perplexes USGA handicap raters year after year. The mountain scenery is spectacular, and the grounds crew's loving care keeps the course in much better condition than you'd expect.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 9 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 8 reviews


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Reviews


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"great layout and challenging greens"


obrycki1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

One of my top 5 courses to play in my 61 years. Old time layout good for walkers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"very accomdating"


u000003828338's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Northern hospitality. The staff is really nice and they have made significant improvement to the clubhouse and parking facility. The fairways are close to summer rule and most of the greens were very good. Greens difficult to judge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


u00000830780's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only drawback is that 2 greens are spotty. But many up here are bad. Best course for the money without a doubt.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average


I recommend this course


"Adirondack jem"


u000004748590's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved this course.Front nine is wide open and fairly. Easy while the back nine is narrow. and much more of a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very scenic but it must have been a rough winter"


jwscharf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very nice layout but the conditions were poor on some holes. A few greens need to be closed due to large dead spots. Played from the tips and found the course fairly easy, mostly wide open. In early June the back 9 had black flies that were atrocious. Would play again with a similar deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great adirondack golf course!"


letzgogolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/9/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have been playing here with a group of friends for the last 7 years. It is a fun course and usually in great shape. They made a lot of changes to the club house and it looks great. If you are in Lake Placid and love to golf, this is a must play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great deal on a very nice course. Get there with this deal."


Roger6812702's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Used the mobile app and found this course to be available on hot deal. Played quick, very nice course with no waiting. People moved out of the way.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


"This was a very fun course"


kalbmp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thank you very much Larry and Dick. You guys are what makes this golf course such a pleasurable experience. I came here from California and met up with my dad and brother . We stayed at Cochrane's Cabins this year and about twenty five years ago. This was by far a very fun and moderate to challenging course. Thank you for making my experience the best while out here vacationing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Average club course. Beautiful scenery."


crwilsonmd's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/19/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a situated in the High Peaks region. Craig Wood is surrounded by mountains in every direction. As a result, even the worse round is tempered by the eye-popping views. Craig Wood does need some work. The fairways are pretty bumpy. So even your best drive in the fairway may result in a lousy lie. The course competes against more pricey establishments in the area. There is significant value here if you are looking for a moderately priced course with great views and don't mind skimping on the trimmings. Clubhouse offers cordial service with the usual fare serve on an open-air outdoor balcony, if you wish. Did I mention the views?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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