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4.3
107 Reviews (107)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
90.3%
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96 out of 107 reviews
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4.3
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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4.2
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
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Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.8
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11 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7170 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.5

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Overdorf

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required (no denim allowed). Collared shirts with sleeves are required. Shorts must be Bermuda length.

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Reviews

4.3
107 Reviews (107)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 11
Bunkers 8
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Advanced Golfers 7
Playing Multiple Courses 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 9
Worth the Drive 7

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Reviews 2
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3.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Get a cart.

Strange narrow greens were a new experience. Great course layout not for the meek. Long stretches between some holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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 .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dry

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great potential

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Our only complaint was we did not see the refreshment cart enough.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 63
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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