Canterbury Woods Country Club

4.3928352941 4.4 stars from 5 (85)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6644 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 15 W Rd, Canterbury, New Hampshire 03224, Merrimack County
  • (603) 783-9400
  • (603) 783-8900
  • www.canterburywoodscc.com

Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Ross Forbes (2003)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, except on weekends
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6644 yards 71.9 129
Blue 72 6134 yards 69.2 125
Blue (W) 72 6134 yards 74.5 126
White 72 5535 yards 66.2 117
White (W) 72 5535 yards 71.9 120
Green 73 4957 yards 68.7 114
Red (W) 73 4482 yards 66.0 108
Red 73 4482 yards 62.5 96

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 85 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

81 out of 85 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries undulating greens   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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Marlene1513839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 06/12/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our friendly staff and a great value. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club! #CanterburyWoodsCC

"Memorial Weekend Golf 2018"


1959bob's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great shot makers course. Canterbury has the best greens in NH for a public course. Love the fact that the speed of the greens are actually ~12 for this time of year.


I recommend this course



Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 06/01/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our great course conditions. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club! #CanterburyWoodsCC

"Great value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in very good shape. Played comfortably in under 4 hours


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 05/29/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our good course conditions and a quick pace of play. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club! #CanterburyWoodsCC

"Late teetime"


Juslin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our tee time was for 11:40 but they held us up until 12 pm. Course was in excellent condition. Play was very slow, it took us 4.5 hours to play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 06/05/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our excellent course conditions and nice layout. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club! #CanterburyWoodsCC


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 10/05/2017:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our friendly staff. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"SPECTACULAR"


Vulcan525's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were being airated, pro shop attendant wasn't very friendly. Otherwise an incredible beautiful course. 5 stars.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 10/02/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our beautiful course layout and a quick pace of play. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club.


u000001426061's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 09/26/2017:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our excellent course conditions, challenging layout, and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"Fun course"


Dean1853067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With the exeception of the greens just being airraited the course was perfect! Great course and a lot of fun


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 09/29/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our fun course layout and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!


u000004954167's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 09/26/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play, our friendly staff, and our challenging course layout. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"Awesome course"


rrhc41967's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was one of my favorite I've played in a long time. The greens were perfect, the fairways were plush and the layout makes you use every club in your bag. If you are in the area don't miss playing this place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 09/21/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our great course conditions and a quick pace of play. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"CW"


gswinson's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I like & play this course a lot. One guy in our group plays the back tees and likes it also. Play the blues if you normally play whites at other courses. The course has a fair number of hills (most get carts) and some blind shots so first time players may want a book or app to help with that (if they are serious about scoring). Don't be discouraged if backed up at first few holes as it opens up after the 3rd. Relax and enjoy scenery and wildlife which can include deer,fox, turkeys. The easy par 5 10th is a great birdie op, maybe eagle with with left center drive.

Course is always in good shape, however if weather has been dry for a long period of time (August usually) you may find some dried out places (the course drains quite rapidly, so its a good spring course). Staff is great on course and in clubhouse. Food is good, beer always cold and the raised deck offers nice view of finishing hole. $ is OK, pretty std.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 04/03/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our good course conditions and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 09/13/2017:

Hi William, we're glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and our good course conditions. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"Sunday afternoon"


Kevin6367369's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to the course for a 2:30 teetime thinking that we would be able to finish our round by 7:10s dusk. After paying we were told carts need to be back by 6:45 and the pace of play was terrible. Don't they have anyone around checking on how slow a threesome could be. We will be back but not during a situation like this

This place moved to the "watch list!"


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 09/13/2017:

Thank you for playing, Kevin. We apologize you didn't fully enjoy your round. Our goal at Canterbury Woods Country Club is for every player to enjoy their experience. We hope you give us another chance in the future.

"Beautiful course, perfect conditions, but very slow play!"


u000007331384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Canterbury Woods is a beautiful course with incredible views and scenery all around. The course design is fairly challenging and gives different skill levels a challenge in one way or another. The course is very well-maintained and the staff is very friendly. This was our first time here, but the pace was incredibly slow. In fact, we were delayed 30 minutes from our scheduled tee time. That was very frustrating, and I imagine they just overbooked. That coupled with the lack of a ranger keeping pace out on the course led to my 4-star rating. Otherwise, it would have been 5 stars.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 09/12/2017:

Hi Stefan, we're sorry pace of play was not up to par. We're happy you enjoyed our beautiful course, incredible scenery, challenging layout, and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"A fun Labor Day round."


Pauld122356's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We had the opportunity to play this wonderful course at a great rate through Golf Now. Course was in excellent condition and the greens were fast and smooth. The rate of play was quite slow but it was such a nice day with wonderful scenery it didn't bother us to much. I would definitely play this course again on another trip to NH.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 09/07/2017:

Hello Paul, we're glad you enjoyed our excellent course conditions, fast greens, and wonderful scenery. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"Great Golf Course, Even Better Value"


MizunoBen's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There are plenty of first-class courses in New England that will cost you a pretty penny and countless cheap courses that are nothing to write home about. Canterbury Woods is a rare combination of a fantastic course that charges a fraction of what they could.

I paid $35 for my Sunday afternoon (pre twilight rate) at a course that is similar in condition and overall quality as those (like Owl’s Nest up the road) charging more than twice as much. Of the 80+ courses I’ve played, only Colonial Heritage in my home state of Virginia offers as good a value.

The conditions of the course are top rate with smooth, even fairways, rough, greens, tee boxes, and bunkers in superb shape. No burnt out areas or soggy spots, the greens roll fast and true, and the bunkers are fairly easy to hit out of.

The staff is exceedingly friendly though having a refreshment cart out on the course seemed like a no-brainer but the lack of one was made up for by the good deal on beer at the clubhouse.

The quality of the course aside, what most golfers will talk about at Canterbury Woods is the difficulty. The layout is extremely hilly, with not a lot of flat lies in the fairways and even fewer flat holes in general. Downhill par 3s, uphill par 4s, over-hill par 5, this course has elevation changes in spades, so make sure you bring the slope setting on your range finder. The course does offer free yardage books so if you haven’t played there before I recommend taking advantage of them.

If you’ve only got time to play one course in New Hampshire and have less than $50 to spend, this is your place!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 08/23/2017:

Hi Benjaminn, we're happy you enjoyed our great course conditions, exceedingly friendly staff, and challenging layout. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!


u245675031's avatar
Age:  25-34

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 12/11/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our friendly staff and a good value. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"Great course with easy-to-fix problems"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course has beautiful layout, is challenging for best players but with friendly tees for shorter hitters, and is gorgeous particularly during the fall. Greens are well maintained and difficult. Problems exist occasionally with pace of play...more aggressive ranger would help. Many fairways are on a slant, making straight drives really important. I am 18 handicap and enjoy the course every time I play it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 11/02/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our beautiful course layout and good course conditions. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club!

"First but not the last"


anniemac44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time to play this course and it was great. Pace of play was slow as the four players in front of us were constantly in the woods. The course if very hilly but not impossible. Would definitely go back there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 08/15/2017:

Hello Anne, we're glad you enjoyed our challenging layout and great course conditions. Thank you for playing Canterbury Woods Country Club, we look forward to welcoming you back!

"Washed out bunkers"


cueballski's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Played here Sunday 8/6/17. Every single bunker was washed out from what must have been very heavy rain and they were basically unplayable. No attempt at repairs were made and no discount for course conditions was offered - very disappointing. Greens were a little bumpy - maybe recently aerated and not fully healed yet. Normally a great course and in good condition, but this particular day was very disappointing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Canterbury Woods Country Club on 08/09/2017:

Hi Doug, we're sorry you didn't fully enjoy your round. Our goal at Canterbury Woods Country Club is for every player to enjoy their experience. Thank you for playing, we hope you give us another chance in the future.


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