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4.1
177 Reviews (177)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
88.7%
Recommend this course
159 out of 177 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.2
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
69.2%
Recommend this course
9 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 68
Length 5424 yards
Slope 114
Rating 66.1
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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Larry Packard (1966)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
177 Reviews (177)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 9
Locals 9
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 9

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Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing

Woodruff is an understatement

The course has some really nice holes and nice elevation. The issue is with the walking rule it’s a very tough course to walk. And for some odd reason the roof right off the fairway either wasn’t trimmed enough or often but you’re basically losing your ball if you go off the fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would not go back

Did not like layout. Did not like there was only one tee box per hole. The rough was brutally long and and unevenly cut.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A joke

With the social distancing situation I have experienced super fast rounds. We have 3 twosomes in front of us in the same hole all day. I called the shop to complain and the “ staffer” came out and did absolutely nothing. This was on the 4th hole.
Last 3 rounds here have been rough experiences.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Still Walking 18

Fairways were firm greens were still coming out of aeration course is very hilly to walk.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Nice Muni Course

Found a time which is difficult during Covid-19 restrictions. The front 9 is very simple, quiet short, but still fine due to the downhill and uphill holes, and a water hole. The back nine if very interesting as you wind through the woods and more hills. Plenty of challenge on many of the greens due to slope. The back nine is somewhat challenging to walk. I might play it again but if I lived within 20 minutes I would be happy to play it often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

March play

A little rough - greens were just aerated and there were no signs indicating hole numbers.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

It’s fine

You get what you pay for. Short course, boring front 9, way more entertaining back 9. We played right after a few days of rain and it’s always frustrating to lose a ball because the grass is looking like the US Open.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Tall grass everywhere

The course was not well maintained. The fairway grass was tall and the rough grass was ridiculously tall, where any missed shot was frustratingly difficult to locate. Overall a nice layout and a walkable course. Putting greens were in good shape. Beware, there are no par 5 holes. Not coming back to play anytime soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0

March Golf

We booked 3 through Golf Now at $37 plus fees. We had an ideal Sunday tee time 10:20. Last minute we had a 4th join us and he was charged $48.00. Ouch,
Overall conditions were typical for March 8th Greens air-rated and rough shape but it’s early. Enjoyed the back 9.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing time!!

We came and played early March and had an amazing time!!! The course was actually pretty great for so early, or late depending on how you look at it, in the season. The staff was amazing and for the price I wish I could go every weekend!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time player

Very challenging course in spite of the par of 68. Course was in good condition except for the overgrown 5 inch rough. Started on back which is significantly more difficult than the front 9. Playable hilly layout in a secluded area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in fine shape, great for beginners to high intermediate golfers.

Always a pleasure to play, ourse is well kept for a municipal course. Pace of play is reasonable, but not hurried. Front 9 is walkable, back 9 is less friendly to walkers but some people do it.

Plenty of birdie opportunities!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun short track, lots of par 4s

Fun shorter course. Par 4s ranged from 250-390 yards. Most were right around 320 yards. Good to work on short irons with shorter distances coming in. Par 3s ranged from 130-200 yards. One of par 3 is 150 yards over water with most of that as carry distance. Front nine is more simple compared to back nine, which has lots of elevation and doglegs.

We were a foursome and played Friday 10am tee time and we finished at 1pm. Three hours is pretty good for a foursome on a Friday morning. We even caught a single walker on 17th hole so did really well and moving pace of play along.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Thank you for the excellent review!

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Thank you for the excellent review!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Thank you for the excellent review!

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Thank you for the excellent review!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t Chase the Low Price Deals

Clear example oh how a low-price deal will attract a crowd. Took us over 2 1/2 hours to play first nine holes! Lots of hacks out there, too. Pay the price elsewhere where you can enjoy a nice pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Wonderful value

Second time playing this course and it was in pretty decent shape. The fun tho g about this course is the difference between front and back 9. Front plus like an average park district course : holes close to each other and not too many hazards. Then you get to the back 9 and it’s like you entered a private country club with beautiful hills and preserve. Makes this course a lot of fun to play. Only complaint was pace of play as there are a lot of beginners on course and they don’t move them along Other than that a great value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice shorter course; great shape

Nice little course with a blah front nine and a sporty back 9. No par 5’s, so just a par 68. Course in terrific shape! Good pace under 4 hours. Great day at the course and a Hot Deal price that can’t be beat!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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