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4.3
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
95.0%
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122 out of 124 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
100.0%
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6 out of 6 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
90.9%
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10 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7172
Slope 135
Rating 74.3
Type Semi-Private/Resort
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SouthWood Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black/Five 72 7172 yards 74.3 135
Gold/Four 72 6654 yards 71.6 126
Garnett/Three 72 6035 yards 68.9 116
Garnet/Three (W) 72 6035 yards 74.3 130
Green/Two (W) 72 5228 yards 70.2 117
Green/Two 72 5228 yards 64.8 107
Blue/One 72 4521 yards 66.2 103
Wee 72 2696 yards
Scorecard for Southwood Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.3/135 547 375 227 628 393 162 370 427 459 3588 562 335 455 202 412 443 541 207 427 3584 7172
Gold M: 71.6/126 512 359 197 599 359 149 325 391 445 3336 530 311 423 190 379 406 511 163 405 3318 6654
Garnet M: 68.9/116 W: 74.3/130 476 342 156 575 329 122 288 347 413 3048 498 285 389 143 348 337 482 132 373 2987 6035
Green M: 64.8/107 W: 70.2/117 406 263 123 463 324 110 258 340 339 2626 403 272 317 136 302 330 401 122 320 2603 5229
Blue W: 66.2/103 406 262 71 276 276 82 258 272 339 2242 403 221 202 90 302 247 401 93 320 2279 4521
Wee W: 65.0/101 164 135 71 276 147 82 176 144 121 1316 243 128 202 90 177 122 165 93 160 1380 2696
Handicap 7 13 15 1 9 17 11 5 3 8 16 4 14 10 2 12 18 6
Par 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

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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Reviews

4.3
124

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 6
Brunch 5
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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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.
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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~
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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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
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good

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