Northwoods Golf Course
Northwoods Golf Club is one of the Columbia area's premier public courses. P.B. Dye, son of renowned course architect Pete Dye, designed the layout, incorporating some of his father's signature features. The golf course is player friendly enough to appeal to any skill level but there are some challenges in store as well. Mature trees line most of the fairways and there are a few strategically placed bunkers that come into play. You won't come across much water on this golf course and it's not terribly long either. It's gentle enough for beginners to approach with confidence. The golf course's signature hole is the par-4 14th, which features the famous Dye railroad ties bordering a lake that hugs the bunkered green. Northwoods G.C. also offers a practice facility with a lighted driving range and putting green.
|Champions M: 71.9/122||386||145||520||244||352||494||472||414||373||3400||412||186||394||501||313||469||170||435||520||3400||6800|
|Back M: 70.4/118||372||138||497||234||337||465||465||397||362||3267||398||176||389||492||304||440||160||394||465||3218||6485|
|Middle M: 67.6/113||348||122||472||204||301||454||428||362||335||3026||373||158||341||468||243||410||128||350||439||2910||5936|
|Forward W: 68.1/119||294||103||398||134||262||413||331||293||273||2501||317||124||298||399||200||307||107||306||395||2453||4954|
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Slow play if you get stuck behind two Fivesomes
The course apparently allows fivesomes. We were down from the north and had a lot of patience as we were happy to be playing golf and out of the snow back home. Very slow play with two fivesomes ahead of us on a Saturday at 11:00 a.m. group behind us called the pro shop and ranger came out and stated fivesomes were allowed and those guys in the fivesomes play here all the time? I was also playing with my wife and daughter and they don’t like playing through (not that either fivesome offered at anytime).
Course had a nice layout, for the time of the year the greens were rolling nice. They had a lot of rain in the last month and the course was wet but getting better. Loved the par 3’s on this course, great distances and cool holes.
If you can avoid getting stuck behind the fivesomes it a fun coarse with a nice driving range and practice area.
Hello, and thank you for reviewing our course, The Spur at Northwoods. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the course did not meet your expectations on the day of your round. We will make sure to pass this along to our staff. We hope to see you again in the future.
Is coming together in a great way
Have been playing at this course for the last 2-3 months. It’s in the works since then and has been improving every time I visit. The Tees and Greens are in great condition . Some of the fairways have a water retention challenge and I am sure they will be good by next year. From what I hear this was Dustin Johnson’s home course while growing up. Now we know why he is great. Do visit the course and enjoy nature at its best.
I've been Playing golf since 11yrs old, 53 yrs old now. I have lived in Columbia since '97 and played this course 100 times, I have always liked this course. Saturday for the first time in my golf life I heard a pro say they allow Fivesomes. We had 2 fivesomes in front of us holding up the entire course. I called in from the eighth tee to get help and the response was they allow it, "we allow fivesomes everyday," without any apology.
If you like a slow day behind 10 players, go play here. It's a new breakthrough in golf and golf etiquette at Northwoods!
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us, The Spur at Northwoods. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding this issue so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Great course for the value. Challenging and interesting layout.
Great Day at The Spur @ Northwoods!
We had a wonderful 18 holes of golf today. The 83 degree temperature and great condition of the greens helped. Still some muddy areas here and there, but overall very playable. Will definitely return ASAP!
Nice greens & tee box
Played course after lots of rain and cloudy weather past week. Greens are very nice and quick. Tee boxes were in good shape too. The course was very wet from too much rain the last week. I anticipate the fairways are solid in the regular season. I plan to play here more.
It was a good coiurse. Pace of play was slow. Had 3 people in front of us hitting multiple shots after errant shots.
Work well done
Within the last year they have redone the greens and it really shows. Extremely smooth putting. They work they have done lately certainly shows. Will definitely play here again.
I was expecting a lot more with them shutting down and fixing the course up. The place needs a lot of work. It’s a $15 dollar course, charging $42 is a joke.
We played the day after the hurricane came through the Columbia area. The course was fine . Fairways and greens were good. Rough was deep and wet. If you don’t hit fairways balls in the rough often sit down in the Bermuda rough and are hard to find. Their new greens are were hard to hold for my group. This is a longer senior course than most we play. We got a great price on Golf Now and it’s well worth the price. Challenging layout .
NIce new greeens
I was amazed and pleased how the new grass (Sunday Bermuda) on the greens have come in after the greens renovation. Awesome job! Will be back. Kudos to the owner (Mr. Rice) who has a sincere interest in making this course better and better. Keep it going, please! Kurt
Tees greens and bunkers all playable good mix of challenges happy to play it again
Course is improving
You can tell the course has been improved in a lot of areas. The greens are now covered with grass and roll very well compared to this time last year. The staff has planted grass in many areas to make the course looked fuller and nicer around all the greens. The only things left now are to fix all the tee boxes. They are horrible and not even level. Several boxes you were hitting out of a depression. It was if they haven't moved the markers in a month or two??? I'm sure the boxes are next on the list.
Go Play The Spur @ Northwoods
The Spur @ Northwoods is the best that I have ever seen it look. The ownership took the time to close the course to get it healthy again and it is amazing.
Slow greens crew and uncut greens still @11am!
The greens crew was very slow and the greens were not all cut even at 11am. The bunkers weren’t all raked, nor the approaches cut. I went to the fourth hole and they were still cutting the green of the 4th about to go to hole 5 at 8:45 in the morning. So a few of the greens rolled fast then the rest were slow and wet. Very detrimental to the score. Otherwise the course was in great shape just speed up the greens crew so the greens are cut for players go out in the morning.
Improving course . Fairways and greens have greatly improved. Senior tees play longer that most courses making it a challenge. Several par fours are long and tough. Our foursome enjoys our hot deal golf tee times there.
Coming Back into Prime
I went to school here at USC way back when, 86 - 91, and lived at The Fairways, apartments on the back 9, for a time and played this course a bunch. Just moved back to Soda City and played it since they put in new greens. Amazing that the greens are as receptive as they are being so new. Lots of trees being removed to help keep green health in a good state. We have received a lot of rain lately so there are some soft spots out there, but not on the greens. Maintenance crew out today doing some good work. Just need to continue to invest in the course esthetics. Great layout with some risk/reward chances. Guy at counter this morning was more interested in ESPN than face time with a customer. The course has a great area for practice and warm up. Range a little scraggily but does the job. Putting chipping greens, 3 of them, are true and in good shape. For the money go play!