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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7172 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.3

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Fred Couples (2002) Gene Bates (2002) MacCurrach Golf (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times, including a collared shirt, dress shorts, slacks or shorts

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4.2
125 Reviews (125)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Elevation Changes 14
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 13
Entertaining Clients 12
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Near the Airport 7
Worth the Drive 7

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Tennessee Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the better course in the Tallahassee area

SouthWood is one of the handful of really quality courses in the Tallahassee area. It's a Fred Couples design with 4 sets of men's tees playing a slope from 107 to 135. You can pick your level of challenge.

The holes are fairly straight forward - you can see where to play and where to miss. Bunker have been placed to help define the course and most are not too difficult to play from. Some of the dogleg par 4s require a less-than-driver shot so be mindful of distance. You'l find both long and short par 3s so scoring can be made. I really like the closing stretch with 16 a double dogleg par5 with water, 17 a nice longish par 3, and 18 a par long par 4 requiring a well-placed tee and approach.

The summer months can take a toll on the greens but they were fine when I played. Enjoy the round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Perfect Conditions - THICK Rough

Southwood is in great shape right not. But I think they are prepping for the US Open to be held here next year, as the rough is stinkin THICK. Lost a couple balls that didn’t miss the fairway by much. With fast soft greens and thick rough the course is playing tough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Day at Southwood

Despite having serious rain over the last week the course was in very good shape. Really enjoy this course as it has generous fairways and mixes in challenging holes with some that offer an opportunity to score. The staff is always pleasant and the cart kid was on point despite it being his very first day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

In excellent shape

Played this course right after a heavy weak of rain and it was still playable and looked great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs Some TLC

Really hoping that whoever purchases the course really gets the fairways and bunkers back in shape. Many fairways have spots without grass and or weeds and many bunkers could really use some sand. I found myself in the bunkers frequently this day and was disappointed that I was hitting the very bottom of the trap; essentially just a thin layer of sand between my ball and hard earth. Fairways are mowed however they really should be void of bare patches and have no weed patches. Despite these issues the greens are still in good shape throughout the course. I would not recommend paying full price to play here though.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Visiting a friend in Tallahassee I decided to play some golf, go figure. I know what your thinking, golf in Tallahassee, why Tallahassee when Florida boasts some of the best golf in the world; Orlando, Juno Beach, West Palm Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and basically any town south of Jupiter on the east coast. Well this is the situation that lays before me so with the weather sunny and 75 I’ll make the best of it. I booked myself a couple of rounds at some private clubs in Tallahassee, Capital City and Golden Eagle, both of which are nice courses, but I want to tell you about Southwood Golf Club. Situated just fifteen minutes south west of the Capital I found a welcoming well maintained and manicured golf club. The staff was friendly and helpful. I booked my tee time over the phone and I arrived early to have lunch and warm up, if they had a driving range, and boy did they. Sitting just outside the restaurant and pro-shop on top of a small hill were perfectly manicured grass tee boxes each with their own inviting shining white pyramid of neatly stacked golf balls. Well! Don’t mind if I do, I thought. I went through my normal warm up routine and chatted it up with the friendliest people who gave me great insight on the way ahead. After finishing up with some wedges I returned to my cart, but not before topping of my Yeti with iced cold water from the supplied cooler at the back of the practice range. I also utilized the club washing station to bring my P790's back to their satiny chrome finish. After cleaning my clubs and topping off my water I headed down to the first tee and met my playing partner who was equally as nice as those I met on the practice tee. I pulled my driver and let it rip, striking a beautiful fade down the left side of the carpet like fairway and thought to myself, this is going to be a great day.

Southwood Golf Club Designed by PGA Tour legend Fred Couples and Gene Bates, plays long from the tips 7100 yards, but they have tee boxes for all playing abilities I chose the red tees which played out just under 6100 yards. From tee to green Southwood plays more like a private club than a public course. The tee boxes are well managed, the fairways lie like carpet, and the greens are quick and true, just the way they should be. While I was there they were hosting the State High School Championship. They also host the University of Florida NCAA golf team even though the college owns its own golf course. Funny how that works, but that just goes to show you how good this club truly is. If your ever in Tallahassee and have 4 hours to spare stop by the Southwood Golf Club, and if you do not have your own clubs with you, no need to worry the pro-shop has Titlist AP1’s. Two thumbs up, five starts and a couple of birdies. Thank you for the hospitality Southwood! I'll be back~

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
ca731941-b8b6-518a-904f-695ee2086e25
Commented on 07/25/2018

Florida State University plays it's matches here, not the University of Florida. Those are fighting words in these parts. And FSU plays their matches here, because they are getting ready to blow up Seminole golf course and redesign it. We'll see what happens once the redesign is complete in a couple of years.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice view

The neighborhood was beautiful had a good time playing this course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good track

Second fine playing and was impressed on how well the greens were maintained. If it town, do check this course out for elevation changes and fast greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

FAIRWAYS NEED HELP

Not sure what is going on but the last month I have noticed the fairways gaining more and more crab grass. Areas need to remedy fast before it gets out of control as fairway has become almost 30% crab grass. This is a great course and would hate to see it starting to go down. Greens and tee boxes are all in great condition otherwise besides a few spots on a couple of the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun fair track

Snuck in an afternoon round by myself and breezed through until the 16th hole. Greens in good shape with a fair roll. Fairways had some crab grass in spots but overall pretty good. Being a 20 handicap I played from the Reds and it made things fun and fair.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in great shape

We were a twosome and got paired with a couple that were great to play with. As always the greens were great. You will never go wrong with Southwood!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are true great condition

If you have not played here it is a missed opportunity you would find very hard to beat.

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in Tallahassee

There is a nice warm up area and you can hit as many balls as you want for 5$. The fairways were lush and the greens were near perfect. The usual bumps from being poke last month. Overall great scoring conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Course! Awesome Staff! Awesome Time!!!

Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were well kept. The layout was nice and wide open. However, you will be heavily penalized on some holes for missing fairways because of the thickness of the rough. There were a few holes in which long hitters would definitely be tempted to drive. Bunkers looked to be in good shape. Greens were really quick. I'm from SC and not use to the Fl courses, so take that for what it's worth. Pace of play was great finished in a threesome in 3.5 hours.Staff was really friendly as well. Even had one of the staff members come sit with me at the bar and inquire about round. Small gesture but it went a long ways with me. Will definitely play again when in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth playing

The course was brown and dry in spits due to the lack of rain in the area for a few weeks; however, the greens were in great condition and the brown didn't effect the lies in the fairway. Nice range where you can hit as many balls of of real grass as you like for $5 and chipping and putting greens with a sand bunker makes it great for warming up for your round. There are several challenging shots and some very deep bunkers to navigate. The pace of place is very quick for such a heavily played course. Worth the money especially if you get the hot deal.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

One of the top courses I've ever played. Was raining during tee time and conditions were still good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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