The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie - The Woodlands
Located just a few minutes north of Olympia, the Golf Club at Hawk's Prairie is one of the South Sound's most popular golf destinations. The club has two 18-hole courses, each with a completely different layout. You can choose between the classic Scottish design of the Links Course or the Woodlands Course with its idyllic landscape of dense, old growth forest. The Woodlands is what you would expect from a Pacific Northwest golf course, with sprawling fairways that snake through towering trees and large, multi-tiered greens. Ponds and wetlands come into play throughout and there are strategically placed bunkers protecting most of the greens. In addition to offering both a challenging and scenic round, the course was also ranked as one of the Top 75 Most Affordable Golf Courses by Golf Digest.
|White (W)||72||6159 yards||75.6||132|
|Red (W)||72||5707 yards||73.2||125|
|Black M: 75.5/137||378||388||440||218||570||464||202||414||519||3593||415||197||374||542||407||211||453||405||573||3577||7170|
|Blue M: 73.1/133||348||370||415||188||537||438||170||385||487||3338||389||166||343||517||384||179||441||375||547||3341||6679|
|White M: 70.6/123 W: 76.1/139||320||338||387||157||503||410||141||349||466||3071||360||134||321||495||357||151||403||335||532||3088||6159|
|Long Red M: 68.9/119 W: 73.5/134||295||311||368||133||474||389||119||315||439||2843||332||129||281||479||329||130||371||321||492||2864||5707|
|Short Red M: 67.3/114 W: 71.8/125||295||311||292||133||474||389||119||222||439||2674||332||129||281||448||329||130||371||321||419||2760||5434|
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Hasn’t Aged Well
Last time I played this course would have been in 90s when it was Merriwood. Times have changed. Most holes haven’t aged well. Lots of overgrown areas. But a Saturday round walking in 3:45 is pretty nice. I’d play it again.
Get a cart.
Strange narrow greens were a new experience. Great course layout not for the meek. Long stretches between some holes.
Great greens....terrible bunkers
If you stay out of the bunkers and in bounds, you'll be playing on some great turf! Fairways and rough are in good shape. Greens are in excellent shape.....but that SAND TRAPS. I know with Covid-19 we can't have raked in the traps. That's not my complaint. This complaint is not just limited to Hawks Prairie but several courses....the bunkers need help! They are full of weeds, debris, more weeds, unkept, weeds, did I mention weeds? I'm not sure if they are short-staffed, but if they aren't then I'd say weed out two holes worth of bunkers a day and be caught up in less than 2 weeks! You can do it and this course will look pristine!
Beautiful day on a nice course
The Woodlands at Hawks Prairie is worth a trip to test your shot making skills. It's a challenging course that requires shot making skills. The course is cut out of the forest with more and more houses built around the fairways. If you've not played the course in a couple of years, the housing developments will certainly make it seem like you're playing a totally different course. Many of the targets and sightlines are very different. The course is in great shape and greens run true. However, there isn't much sand in the traps which led to some funky shots.
Woodlands at Hawks Prairie
Great course for the value. Awesome track and great greens. Only issue was not being able to use the GolfNow 10 dollar coupon code .
Played Woodlands several times over years. Like the course but it’s in terrible condition this year. Greens are good but fairways and especially rough are in tough dry conditions. Surprised this is an Oki course. Will try again in a year.
The Woodlands course layout and potential is great. I played the day after it rained throughout the night and the course was difficult to judge since several areas in the rough and fairways gave under my walking weight. All but 2 of the black tees were in terrible condition. Most of all the other tee colors were in good to great condition. The Woodlands course seems to receive less attention than the Links course and only has restroom. Cart girl only game by once during the round and all other amenity options are located near/at the links course. Nice courses but plan on spending 4.5 - 5 hours a round on either course on the weekend.
Just go play it
I play the woodlands 4-5 times a year. Great course layout with wild life, elevation on a few holes and plenty of great challanging greens. Always in great shape.
Great course, great staff
Wonderful in excellent condition. Staff at frint desk were friendly and helpful, especially when my friend from Japan could not find his rental car keys.