Woodside Golf Course

4.3503176471 4.4 stars from 5 (40)
  • Holes: 12
  • Par: 47
  • Length: 4221 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 47 4221 yards N/A N/A
White 47 3829 yards N/A N/A
Red 47 3372 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 40 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

38 out of 40 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals 9-hole rounds walkers   Challenges include water hazards  

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u000006617901's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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


"Perfect 12 hole layout"


u000004209473's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice course and extremely well maintained Greens were fast and smooth and it was April! Owners clearly mainatain the grounds and it shows. Pace of play also excellent. Great course even if you are not in a time crunch


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Unique 12 hole course, but maybe a bit overpriced?"


LETHAL30LEFTY's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Having 12 holes is nice for when 9 isn't enough and 18 is too much. Fairly forgiving layout, not terribly long from white tees. Tee to green expertly maintained, as the course is owned and operated by Hawk Hollow.

First 3 holes doglegs. #4 over water par 3 is very tough. The next 5 holes are back and forth like a country club setting. The greens are very puttable which is what I love.

The last 3 holes, and the newest designs, are much more mounded with massive greens and demanding shots required.

Pace of play was slow but I was solo chasing 4-somes. Price is a bit high for only 12 holes, not much for food or beverages as clubhouse is a tiny shack.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



paintballrules18's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fun 12 hole course, great if you don't have time for 18 but want to play a little more than 9. Great course to walk as well. Always in good condition as it is owned by Hawk Hollow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u853036739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



thomah's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice track ..."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will go back to this course for sure. It was fun to play on and in good condition. Staff was friendly and the pace of play seemed to be good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice course for the price"


Michael3890862's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed playing woodside! Cannot beat the course for the price!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/30/2017

Check out Willow Wood in Portland, MI. 20 mins or so from Lansing, $25 for 18/cart during the summer. The course has come a long way in a few years and they keep the greens FAST


"Great greens and tee shot execution"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Will play again and again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice place"


yamahablues's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I really liked the layout. Tees and greens were in excellent condition! Would be nice to have a club house to stop in and have a drink after your round. Definitely will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Fun 12"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape and it will make you have to hit every kind of shot you have. Dog legs where you need to place it. Some of them have a high degree of risk reward. Long par 3 to a huge green where getting on the "dance floor" is only half the battle.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"In the woods"


Maisnerc's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This golf course is great if you are looking for a long round but not quite 18. It is a course filled with a lot of character.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great 13 holes"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the greens as normal fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"upnorth expeirence in Lansing"


golfdad01's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

one of the best moderately priced courses in the Lansing area


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Will never be back"


CL8's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course isn't worth the money and the staff are rude and obnoxious. Was recently at a fundraiser there and had a group of four and one of our carts was reported which they didn't even tell us why, or even ask if they could search our bags before they started sticking their hands in our bags and violating our privacy. They proceeded to check both carts also when only 1 was reported. Not even the cops can check your bag without your consent unless they have a warrant. They found nothing which we knew they wouldn't and all they did was walk away without even an apology.<br/> We had been buying drinks from the cart girl and clubhouse all day and they treated us as though we were dirt.<br/> Will never be back and neither will our friends and family.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Mixed feelings..."


Nolan6752648's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So the deal I got was better than most one would be able to get here. Although beware, this is a 12 hole course and even if the tee time says 18, they will try to cheat you out of doing 6 more when you finish the first 12. On the tee time I clicked, it said 18, but the guy only let me play 12. The course is very nicely trimmed and fairly difficult. Would recommend for someone who can get a hot deal and is looking for a bit of a challenge. Very fun once you actually get past the grump in the clubhouse. Don't expect to eat at the restaurant after your round because the only building is a tiny shack of a clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000001543753's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to play golf! The course I very well kept.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Where have you been all my life????"


golfgrl2222's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Just perfect. Everything looked pristine. Ladies, this is perfect for us. The staff is very friendly and believe it or not, they say hi to you and the mowing guys wave at you. Go figure


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Great Course and a Half"


Flintof1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Woodside is a course that ranks among my top favorites in the Lansing area. The unique layout is a 12 hole format that offers a challenging variety of seven par fours, two par fives and three incredibly difficult, and considerably long par threes. I can usually just show up and get right out, unless there's leagues, so not having a tee time is not necessarily required. This course is great for those who love to walk, distances between holes is minimal. For those who think 9 holes is not enough golf but think 18 to be too much, 12 holes is the perfect number of holes and is just right. It's my go to course for satisfying the ever present urge to play golf after a long day at work because 12 holes is manageable when you're short on daylight. Deals on golfnow are always available at a discount it seems, which makes this course an amazing value.

The first nine holes was passionately designed by the original owner & his son before being acquired by Daryl Kesler & Hawk Hollow golf properties. While the first nine holes are very enjoyable, the real treat that Woodside has to offer lies in the three additional holes. The trio of holes were designed by Eagle Eye architect Chris Lutzke, so little imagination is needed to realize the championship caliber in the new addition. Some of the design elements and style Lutzke put into Eagle Eye are beautifully showcased here. Now being several years old, these holes have had some time to mature into some of the best finishing holes around. Woodside is truly blessed to have these as part of its layout. The scenery is absolutely stunning, with trees looking like they belong at Xanadu! Hole #10 is a slight dogleg right from an elevated tee to the fairway below. This is by far one of the best holes in the state. The tee shot is the best in the area and the only other rivaled competition is from #23 (black tees) at Hawk Hollow. Even if you do not play from the blue tees, trying a tee shot from the back tee is an absolute must on hole 10.

Hawk Hollow & it's sister course, Eagle Eye, are known for its pristine playing conditions, and it is no surprise that Woodside is well maintained, manicured and immaculate. The undulating greens are always in great shape w/ minimal ball marks and roll very true, however I do find that the pace of the greens rolls rather slow. The course has 3 sets of tees accommodating to golfers of all skill levels. Yardages can be found (measured to center of green) on the sprinkler heads, and 150 and 100 yard makers are staked in the center of all fairways. Pin positions for front, middle and back are indicated by color so it is easy to tell where each hole location is.

Not only is Woodside a great experience to play, it also has in my opinion, has the best driving range (for practicing) around. I won't practice anywhere else. Before I discovered the range here, I would rotate Forest Akers and College Fields. Woodside's grass practice tees are consistent to the conditions one can expect you'd find on a real course, which is a very rare feature found at any driving range these days. What makes the range at Woodside a top tier facility is that the practice tees are actually level and elevated above the landing area. This gives the golfer an extra ego boost because it makes the ball stay in the air longer. There are plenty of targets to hit at and the range is pretty far being 340 yards long. I am a real stickler for the quality of the balls a range has to offer. After all you want to hit nice balls with your expensive equipment to effectively simulate and practice shots you'd hit while playing-- It is far too often that a practice facility is inadequate because the quality range balls is sub par, simply put, whats the point in practicing if each ball hit is a dud Woodside has two bucket sizes, small costs $5 and a large costs $8 with the best part being their range balls are NEW and CLEAN. The two ranges mentioned above are mediocre at best when compared to Woodside, all things considered. Akers still hasn't opened their grass and its June 1 (what a joke) and they recirculate range balls that sat in the snow and were used during the winter at their year round facility. College Fields is severely on a downslope and has the worst range balls I have ever seen. They are without a doubt second hand (or even third hand they're so bad) and sadly the very reason I won't go back, the condition is so appalling they should be ashamed--I wouldnt even utilize the range warming up before a round, the only thing these places have is a short game area. Although the chipping area is little to be desired at Woodside, they make up for this by having two very close targets on the range. Lastly, a real bonus is the wildlife you'll see when hitting out there. Don't be surprised if you see wild turkeys or a family of deer. Being so close to a heavily wooded area brings out the skeeters, so make sure to bring bug spray.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Decent Value"


Tony6255680's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice 12 hole course. The last 3 holes are the newest and the best; but still a tried and true.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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