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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6231 yards
Slope 125
Rating 69.2

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2016.

Previously known as Cherokee Country Club

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6231 yards 69.2 125
White 71 5760 yards 67.3 119
Scorecard for The Challenge at The Woods
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.6/132 313 174 500 377 174 388 504 172 544 3146 330 158 386 377 404 186 372 515 365 3093 6239
White M: 68.6/123 285 161 468 298 134 349 473 157 529 2854 287 151 356 361 388 171 365 476 351 2906 5760
Red W: 64.4/108 252 157 388 282 123 264 422 142 515 2545 242 142 336 346 376 100 359 366 303 2570 5115
Handicap 16 12 14 2 8 6 18 4 10 15 11 9 17 1 13 5 7 3
Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 3 5 36 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 16 13 14 2 8 6 18 4 10 15 11 5 9 12 17 3 1 7

Course Details

Year Built 1936
Golf Season Closed Mondays
Architect Matt Dye (2008) Joe T. Jemsek (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
17 Reviews (17)
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4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in very good shape for a public course in east Texas

Had a great round. Course in great shape. Staff very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Wonderful 1st time experience in Jacksonville

Needs rain but still in good playable condition. Greens rolled very good. With the temps below 90 in mid August, surprised there were not more players. I heard that this course has too many blind shots, there were a few but not difficult to handle.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short but challenging. Well maintained.

Greens were in good shape. They veried in size but all presented opportunities to make puts. Fareways were tight on several holes with little chance for recovery from wayward drives. Overall nice layout.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice course and friendly staff. Pace of play was good as well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course seems very unorganized

The course seems to be taken care of but half of the holes, you are hitting the ball and you have no idea what you're hitting into or where you're supposed to be hitting. Also, none of the holes are marked and since this was our first time to play there, we were confused most of the day. On top of it all, several groups were behind us and literally hit into us for several holes before we decided to go back to hole 7 to get behind them all. They obviously knew the course better than us but they were very rude about how they treated us. Also, the carts were in very poor condition. There were several times when I didn't know if I was gonna be able to stop. I will not play this course again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Confusing and a bit dated

The course is serious need of upgrades. Better layouts and development are needed. Some holes were pristine, but other need attention. Some holes you are playing are surrounded by beautiful homes and great scenery, but others are next to farmland. The cart paths are difficult to navigate and incomplete. Greens were in good condition, but tee boxes were often slanted and need to be leveled better. The clubhouse was closed when we came, and it was difficult to find the pro shop (it is small and attached to an auxiliary building next to the clubhouse. The course layout is very weird too. Holes 1-6 and 16-18 are played on the clubhouse side of the highway, and 7-15 are on the other side. You have to go through a tunnel under the road, and is very narrow (we almost hit another group coming through the tunnel. That would have been fun).

The driving range was not even set up . The club pro told us his attendant did not pick up the range, and did little to offer us a solution (we took a first hole mulligan due no warm up).

Better organization, a little more attention to the course overall, and some better landscaping would really help this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great course

TOP OFF THE LINE,SMOOTH GREENS,GOOD FAIRWAYS,EVERYONE WAS FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL,WE WILL BE BACK SOON

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value in my area!

Well maintained,great greens and bunkers,cheap beer and great staff!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained

The course is in excellent condition. Staff are super friendly.

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

Nice challenging course

Had a great time on a challenging course. One of the members came up as we were teeing off and played with us giving us tips and the layout to play as we went along. Will definitely go back

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value and pace of play

Well maintained and very helpful staff. Fun course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice greens

Very nice course with very fast greens, course in good shape,and when we played at 11am there was all of about ten people on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the greens, fast and true. needs a cart girl or two!!!!!

I feel that the course is very well taken care of. the staff is pretty cool. the only complaints I have is that, without a deal from golfnow.com the normal rate of $55 on the weekends is outrageous. Also, no cart girl. With the turn coming at the farthest point from the club house, (9 green is across the highway), it would help to have something other than water on the course. candy, gatorade, beer, etc.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

it's challenging but not too difficult.

enjoyed playing here, do not walk this course unless it's in the fall or spring, not summer. it's a long walk.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Definitely use golfnow.com

Nice course with several very challenging holes due to targets that you don't know are there until you've played it once or twice. The rates are way too high unless you watch for hot deals on GolfNow.com

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is one of the best values in East Texas

The course was in good shape and we had an enjoyable experience. The only down side was that the greens had been airated and sanded recently, but they putted pretty true. We will definitely be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Course was in good condition

course was in good condition greens were fine staff was very friendly

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average

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