Cherry Wood Golf Course

2.1215882353 2.1 stars from 5 (43)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6510 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): John Chernega (1997)
Type: Public

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6510 yards 69.7 117
Grey 70 6055 yards 67.6 114
Brown 70 5200 yards 63.1 108
Green (W) 70 4060 yards 60.9 99

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.8 stars from 5
Value: 2.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 43 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

20 out of 43 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for beginners locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes thick rough  

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"Needs to be played"


cw1658's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can tell the course hasn't seen much play this year due to lack of maintenance. Only 1/2 of the fairways were cut , some of the tee boxes needed dressed up and others had been moved into the fairways

This course is good, and can be challenging with the doglegs and hazards As it is now, is a good course for those just starting off. With more golfers, it could become a nice course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Kristen6989315's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not Worth the Trip"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course is hard to find. The "pro shop" is in a trailer. The carts are older than I am and don't work to well. There are no fairways, just overgrown grass. The greens are in rough shape. The layout is pretty confusing. And it just isn't a comfortable place to play. I was disappointed. I'm not above any course but it wasn't enjoyable to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Better bring a lot of balls"


Sean5754102's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Second time at the course. The tee boxes looked like other courses average rough. Lost multiple balls due to the conditions. Also took a beginner friend of mine, took a little bit more time than we wanted, but with having to help him look for shots to make time go faster. This is where a Lawn Mower would be nice. Also had to circle around multiple times because there are no markers for the cart paths to direct you to the holes. We make it to the 18th green. And the owner tells us if we return he will be putting a time limit on us. Even though we started late because of arrival time and people ahead of us. Will not be returning.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Potential"


abb646's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The designer of the course did a great job. I enjoy the scenery and there are a number of interesting holes. Unfortunately, they don't have the budget to maintain the course properly. The fairways are, at best, first cut length on any other course. I hit hit one ball in the middle of the fairway and it took me 5 minutes to find it. I'll play it again, because it challenges your game. Old time conditions with an intriguing design and a relaxed atmosphere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I paid 15 dollars and thought it was too much."


u000007054733's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If they maintained it at all, I'd consider going back.

Fairways are nonexistent. It's a mess with goose excrement. I abandoned a ball due to a rattlesnake on whole 8, that's nobodies fault though... the course layout itself is challenging and fun, and it could be a nice course, but it needs a dedicated maintenance crew, not just one guy on a brush hog. The carts are juiced out though which gets you through the mud pits in what i assume was a fairway or is supposed to be though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Awful!"


elarson30's avatar
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Really in the back woods. Expected to hear banjos. No signs showing the hole layout. Very few ball washers. Couldn't tell if there were fairways on most holes. The cart needed to be push started a few times. Lots of bugs. Pro shop is a trailer. We only paid $15.00 for 18 holes and a cart. But I still feel like I was ripped off. I will never go back to this course. It should be closed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"In its Hay Day I bet this was a nice Course! But not today!"


rbail71's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Like I said in the tittle I bet in its hay day this was a nice golf course!

I do understand that golf courses are struggling with making money these days and I do not want to see any course close!

With that said, I will start my review Yes as in some of the other reviews the Pro shop is in a trailer ( that does not bother me).

But looking around at all of the old equipment sitting around with Weeds grown up all around is not a nice image, The course was in rough shape, The Tee boxes need work, some of the holes it was hard to see a fairway, the cart paths need fixed from rain washing them out.

We had problems with our cart at times we had to push it to help it along because it would not run. The greens also needed work and Tree's need trimmed and grass mowed. The bunkers could use some new sand! If you plan on playing this course bring a bunch of extra balls you will lose them unless you hit them straight every time!

I wish I could turn back time and play this course in its HAY DAY! I loved the layout and the challenge it just need a lot of work and if no one plays it I do not see them having the money to improve it! GOOD LUCK!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Exciting and Challenging"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a pleasure to play for the price. It has great views and an exciting layout! It is different and hard to explain but well worth the price. Can't wait to go back with my brother.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Horrible, Horrible, Horrible"


wrew33's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I will never play this course again, No cart paths, no fairways, horrible carts...2 of them were smoking and sounded like it was about to blow up. The pro shop is a trailer...a bad trailer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good day"


dflat92's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good round in nice weather


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best design after Oakmont in SW PA"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Best design! Two drive-able fours yet difficult holes. Water in play on 8 holes. Course plays differently from each of the five sets of tees. No two holes remotely resemble one another. Chipping areas. Some design features unique to this course.

Worst clubhouse!

Great practice area for chipping and putting. Driving range.

Audubon course, environmentally friendly, think Chamber's Bay on a budget. Inconsistent sand - you will need to feel each sand shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"best new course around"


uBQPF1396BQ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i live 40 miles away and i am always looking for different golf corse.when i played this one i hit the jack pot.i liked every hole and you couldnt bet the price


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cold be great one day. That day isn't 2015"


Briab1525065's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was awful. Outdated- flooded -literally no actual fairways


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2016

2015 was tough - 15 inches of rain from middle of June to middle of July.


"Underrated"


u306790375's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is underrated yes the rough is rough and sand needs work but for $10 a player with a cart on 18 holes. Can't b beat. The staff was great! The fairways have many slopes humps and bumps making it a more challenging play. The back 9 was a great play from long 550yard par 5 to 130 par 3. We used about every club. Greens are small and large and very fast to snail slow. We will b going back was a great time and keeps u making good shots because it really counts on this course. With some holes u might want to move up a tee box if can't get a150+ drive. It's worth every penny if can pick up 9 for under 30 if you ask our group. Good luck !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worst Golf Course- Shut it down"


wadester47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am never one to write a review but I can honestly say that this was not worth the 14.00 round. I hit 9 fairways and in the process lost 11 balls. There are no signs and no direction.<br/> The players in front of me had both of their carts stop working.<br/> This place really needs to be shut down, or sold.<br/> It could be a nice course.

Cheers.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth it"


Daniel5343820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Cherry Wood for only $12 and even then, it wasn't worth it. There are no signs at each hole and no info within the score card except a map. If you're a visual golfer and just want to shoot by how it looks, go for it. But the distances are tough to judge. Also, the grass cuts are terrible. The fairways were 'okay' but relatively narrow and short, and the rough was almost unplayable. I never found multiple balls that were literally only 2-3 feet off the fairway, which to me should not be grass that long.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"The greens are in the best condition in years"


beitel21's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Cherry Wood has a lot of unappealing factors. To start the tee boxes are hard and most don't have lush grass. Some fairways have slopes in them against the natural contour making unpredictable bounces and rollouts on tee shots. And the main problem is the lack of cart paths and regulation for where you can drive carts. You pretty much go on a cart path past your green to the next tee box. And then drive to your ball the whole way up to the green. This leaves beaten down grass up and around the approaches and backs of greens. Ive been saying for years if they roped off cart paths for a year it would show so much improvement.<br/> With that being said i really enjoy the layout of the course. It doesn't have the adjacent and parallel holes that many have as it sits on a good amount of land. Theres a good mix of water and bunkers and this year the greens are by far the best I've ever seen them. I enjoy the course its a great value but would flourish with some money put into it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"couldn't tell."


u000001764110's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was so wet!!!! Almost unplayable they should've paid me to play it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fair deal for the money"


ooga's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course could use some upgrades. the clubhouse is a mobile home and has limited snacks and soft drinks. the course itself is on the rough side. overall it is a nice inexpensive deal for a beginner like myself.


I recommend this course



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