Dogwood Hills Golf Club

4.5048411765 4.5 stars from 5 (48)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6670 yards
  • Slope: 115
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6670 yards 69.7 115
Blue 72 6297 yards 67.7 111
White 72 5940 yards 65.8 106
Red (W) 72 5029 yards 63.7 102

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 48 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

48 out of 48 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for seniors  

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sandd105's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Wet to Wonderful"


u00000701096's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What began as an extremely wet day ended with wonderful weather! The greens were soaked and extremely slow, but drained quickly as did most of the fairways. The course was in excellent condition considering rain in the area for several days no doubt prohibited mowing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"worth your time"


flintrock52's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Nice course in the middle of nowhere. Cabins look great. Layout is senior friendly. Bermuda fairways. Here is my dilemma, somewhere i read that the greens were bent. To me they looked like poaanna with bermuda mixed. there were definetly two different grassess on the greens. I am no expert but have played 40 years on hundreds of courses. Having said that, these greens putt very well and you couldnt tell by putting that two kinds of grass are present. I recommend the course to all golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wet and wild"


partchie1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we got there the person who greeted us couldn’t be nicer. He was brother of the man who built the course. He got our 3 some out before a large group so pace of play was great. Great layout on this beautiful mountain course. Our only problem was that the course was very wet and mucky in many areas. A couple holes were almost unplayable. Overall we had a great time and would love to play again under dryer conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u322606315's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf"


u000002579724's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though the course was a little wet and windy it was a very good round. Greens in great shape for this time of the year. Will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


cutailgater's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I was visiting my friend who lives in Chattanooga Tenn. & he heard good things about this course so we decided to give it a try. It was cold (48 degrees) but we wanted to play. The staff was very friendly (good conversation about Clemson and Alabama football Go Tigers) and we practically had the course to ourselves. I loved the layout and I loved the wide fairways. Looking forward to playing this course in the summer time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A hidden gem"


mlsgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My round today reminded of why I love playing golf. Meeting wonderful people, being surrounded by beautiful a landscape, all while participating in the most challenging sport I've every played. I can't wait to bring my wife here to play a round and possibly stay in the "on course" cabins!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Hills Golf Resort on 11/13/2017:

Thank you for leaving a review and rating us 5-stars. It is always great to hear how our course can impact a guest. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off.

"Take advantage of the short par 5s to score well"


BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Dogwood Hills is in the middle of nowhere, lying near the Alabama state line near Chattanooga. I wasn't sure what I would find, but was pleasantly surprised.

The course is billed as a "resort and gardens" and has a couple of cabins out-of-towers can stay in. I'm not sure I would consider this a destination place, but to each his own.

The course itself was better than I anticipated. It is well-maintained for a rural course. The fairways were excellent and the bentgrass greens, though a bit hairy, were faster than they looked. They had recently been aerated, but were well on the way to recovery and did not affect a single putt. Perhaps the bentgrass thrives a little better at this slightly higher elevation.

There were some memorable holes - including a couple of well-designed holes by the late co-owner who was also the architect. The first design feature that I thought was brilliant was on the short par-5 fourth hole, a paltry 446 yards from the men's tees and 458 yards from the tips. The hole doglegs 90 degrees to the left and plays straight uphill at the bend. Trees guard the corner from the tee, making cutting the corner improbable, if not impossible. I hit a driver off the tee that favored the left side but went just through the fairway. When I arrived at the ball, I noticed three pines planted in succession working from the right rough back into the fairway. I then realized that the correct play was a shorter club off the tee to avoid having to punch my second shot short of the green. It was a smart design feature to give the hole some defense.

The four par 5s are all extremely gettable. I hit my drives between 250-275 yards and all were reachable in two. Pars will definitely feel like bogeys on the par 5s.

The course offers a lot of width off the tee, so longer hitters will be at an advantage and will likely score well. Most anyone will likely score a few strokes better than normal here.

The greens had a good bit of movement in them and there are some perilous pin placements. This is necessary, again, to protect against par on many holes.

There are a handful of ho-hum holes, but all-in-all it is a good value play, particularly if you like to walk. There aren't too many leg-weakening climbs, so if you normally walk, $20 is a good deal.

My only constructive criticism of the course has to do with the hole diagrams on the scorecard. As a first-timer here, I had to rely on the diagrams a couple of times where there were blind tee shots and water hazards were shown. On the seventh, 11th and 13th holes, water hazards appeared to be in play according to the diagrams, but actually weren't. It wasn't a big deal, but did affect club selection off the tee on one of the holes.

In summary, it was a pleasant course to walk that was maintained better than the price tag of the greens fee. I wouldn't hesitate to return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Response from Dogwood Hills Golf Club on 10/06/2017:

Hi Brandon, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Dogwood Hills Golf Club, and for the 3-stars. We appreciate your feedback with the hole diagrams and will use this to make the proper improvements. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed the course conditions for the fairways and greens and cannot wait to see you back with us again!

"Second time playing this course"


harold1971589's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time playing this course, both of GolfNow, so it was the 1st tee time of the day. BEAUTIFUL that time of day and the course is in great shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Hills Golf Resort on 11/13/2017:

Hello, Harold. We appreciate the 4-star review. Your feedback will be used to notify our team so they can continue to provide an enjoyable experience but also make changes to hopefully earn 5-stars next time. Thanks for playing with us!

"beautiful and chalenging"


u3223717's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

very nice for the money. staff were helpful and outgoing. would recommend to any handicapper, high or low.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"heading back again, looking forward to the next round"


lomax1954's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a bit "out there", but worth it, good folks, nicely kept course, good pace of play, and a real value.

We are hooked,

this is a keeper, a real tucked gem, but it is a drive


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u2834733's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Like it!!!"


Dexter6565631's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is always fun. The layout is different from front to back, so it's like playing two different courses. Staff couldn't be more friendly, one of the reasons we like to play here. I highly recommend it!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Fairways and Greens"


u2599131's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were wide open but still offered their own hazard placed difficulties. Bent grass greens were in good conditions they had just been punched so I was not able to see them at their best! I will definitely revisit this unexpected beauty!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A jewel of a course"


u00000701096's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dogwood Hills is an excellent layout, expecially the back nine. A fair layout with some challenging holes and surprising beauty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great for the money"


u569313828's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I will recommend you play the course at least once


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Overall nice course"


DevPerk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were pretty good, but fairways and teeboxes left a lot to be desired. Was still pretty wet from recent storms (not sure why people on here fault the course for that), so that might have been why fairways weren't cut tighter. They were actively mowing and trimming while i was playing the back nine.

Staff was very nice, with no reaction ro my purchasing from golf now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000002579724's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Course was wet from heavy rains but still playable. Always a beautiful and challenging course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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