SouthWood Golf Club

4.3930764706 4.4 stars from 5 (121)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7172 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times, including a collared shirt, dress shorts, slacks or shorts
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7172 yards 74.3 135
Gold 72 6653 yards 71.6 126
Garnett 72 6035 yards 68.9 116
Garnet (W) 72 6035 yards 74.0 130
Green (W) 72 5228 yards 70.0 117
Green 72 5228 yards 64.0 107
Blue 72 4521 yards 66.0 103
Wee (W) 54 2696 yards N/A N/A

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 121 Reviews
5 stars:
66
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

119 out of 121 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Needs Some TLC"


rorykrivit's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


scottrmitchell's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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~


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


"Nice view"


Athens729's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The neighborhood was beautiful had a good time playing this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good track"


u000002234959's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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



Jim5461925's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u033203053's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u00000834702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"FAIRWAYS NEED HELP"


angelojohn's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun fair track"


u3422323's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens in great shape"


sirwilliam5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens are true great condition"


u000005123903's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


I recommend this course



u802970224's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Best in Tallahassee"


u000005198690's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Awesome Course! Awesome Staff! Awesome Time!!!"


Michael9865692's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth playing"


djeff's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Southwood Beauty"


u000005173626's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course. It is a Fred Couples designed course and an absolute gem. The greens are receptive yet firm/fast enough to keep you on your toes. Difficult but enjoyably playable. Birdies and pars are still possible even if you have the occasional errant shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



DaneKern's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Were a mixed group of snow birds from MN, MI and ONT and we try to visit all the public courses in Greater Tally from our rental homes on Alligator Point. Course in good condition, fair and well maintained traps, fairways and greens in very good winter condition. Very nice staff, from the greeting in the parking lot to a 19th hole adult beverage. We will return.


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


"Beautiful design great course"


u000002194170's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only problem was personal. So many bunkers, do little skill. But a lot of fun


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



u000007767993's avatar
Age:  45-54

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


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



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