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.
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|Yellow 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|
|Red W: 67.8/116||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 today
Course is going into fall conditions so dont expect lush green fairways and roughs. Pace was terrible today 5.5 hours. They are making good improvements to the course but they have a lot to do. I love the layout.
Good inexpensive course
Course was fun but not on par with other courses I’ve played. The tee boxes were like concrete and we couldn’t t put our tees into the ground. But overall bang for your buck a good course.
Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Northwoods Golf Course. We hope to improve tee box conditions and see you again soon.
Great course conditions all around
This course has come full circle from a few years ago. Since being under new ownership and putting a lot of money into improvements in the course which includes new greens, improved fairways and tee boxes, new sod in areas that needed it, and cart path repairs. These things have brought this course back to a course that should be played by golfers of all level. The course is a tough course that requires all types of shots and putting that requires you to hit the greens in the right spots to score. The greens roll true at pretty quick speed. The pro shop staff is GREAT! Very welcoming. Go enjoy yourself and have fun.
I have played this course several times and they are doing a good job of getting it back into better shape. It is a challenging course from their senior tees almost 6000 yards. Only complaint is that their new greens are hard and we had many shots that hit the green and went off the back of the green. Greens were fast and are challenging.
Course was in great shape! Their greens are really good. I really enjoyed it.
Great Columbia course
This was the third time playing this course in the last couple of months and I have been happy with the layout and condition every time. They have several unique holes that makes this course difficult and fun for a new player. I will be going back for many more rounds.
Second time in two weeks playing this course, Staff is great, course is in good shape and the greens are in great shape with all the warm weather. Pace of play was 31/2 to 4 hrs.
Awesome Course Conditions
Wow, this course has come a long way from a year ago. Big thanks to the golf course maintenance staff and the owner for putting a lot of money and hard work into all these wonderful and much needed improvements. This golf course has turned into one of the best public courses in the Columbia area. The greens and fairways are so good and the rough has grown nicely and is a true penalty if you miss the fairway. This is how golf was designed to be played. Well done! The bunkers are pretty good but some need some additional sand added as the bunkers liners are showing in areas. Hopefully the maintenance staff will address these areas soon. My only complaint is the golf course let a foursome tee off the back nine and when my group made the turn we caught them at hole 14 and they totally slowed our tempo and pace of play. That shouldn’t happen. I also hear they allow 5somes out at times. That’s not good either as it backs up the course and makes for a frustrating day. Hopefully they will stop allowing this practice. Overall I’m extremely pleased with the transformation of this course and will be back often as well as recommending this course to my fellow golfing friends!
First time playing the course did not know what to expect. Let's just say pleasantly surprised. I found the course in really good shape, greens were also in great shape. Look forward to playing again.
Northwoods is BACK!
I have lived in Columbia since 2002, but have avoided Northwoods for about the last 8 or 9 years for reasons such as bad greens, course conditions, no water on the course, and unfriendly staff. The course has made a 180 degree turnaround and I will be back there as often as possible. There are still some brown spots in fairways, but the recent heat has been punishing to all of the local courses. The staff at Northwoods is doing a great job keeping this course in good conditions and the greens are some of the nicest in the Columbia area - they are fast and they roll true. Do yourself a favor and get out to the Spur at Northwoods soon!
The track has certainly improved and looks like they are doing the right things to make the course better. The greens look the best I've seen them in some time. The bunkers still need more work to finish them but overall was a good experience. We'll certainly play here more in the future.
In the best shape in years
Greens could actually hold shots and were not bouncy. The fairways and rough were in good shape. For some reason the tee boxes not as good as I’ve seen them. I will go back. Groups were stacked up a little bit, but that’s normal for a public course.
The course is improving and the greens were very good. Some of the greens are hard to hold but most were better today. Great views of Lake Murray on several holes.
Lake Murray isn't around The Spur at Northwoods. There is no lake there, just some larger areas of water here and there. If you were playing a course on Lake Murray then you were playing Timberlake.