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3.7
383 Reviews (383)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
165
3 Stars
88
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
31
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
77.9%
Recommend this course
289 out of 383 reviews
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3.6
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
73.1%
Recommend this course
19 out of 26 reviews
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3.7
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
74.6%
Recommend this course
47 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6800 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.9

Northwoods Golf Club is one of the Columbia area's premier public courses. P.B. Dye, son of renowned course architect Pete Dye, designed the layout, incorporating some of his father's signature features. The golf course is player friendly enough to appeal to any skill level but there are some challenges in store as well. Mature trees line most of the fairways and there are a few strategically placed bunkers that come into play. You won't come across much water on this golf course and it's not terribly long either. It's gentle enough for beginners to approach with confidence. The golf course's signature hole is the par-4 14th, which features the famous Dye railroad ties bordering a lake that hugs the bunkered green. Northwoods G.C. also offers a practice facility with a lighted driving range and putting green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye P. B. Dye (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #10)

Reviews

3.7
383 Reviews (383)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Water Hazards 24
Undulating Greens 18
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Beginners 16
Advanced Golfers 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
Worth the Drive 9
In the 'Burbs 7

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Previously Played

Great Layout

Was in town on business & was searching for a quick short notice round. Called the pro, shop attendant was super friendly & stated “c’mon, we’ll get you out there”. Upon arrival the attendant remained super friendly. The course layout is awesome! A mix of straight & dogleg fairways as well some long challenging par 3’s & elevation changes. Most of the tee boxes were good, a few needed some work. But, all were still very playable. The traps were filled with white sand. The fairways were in excellent condition. My only “gripe” if you will is the greens were super slooooow, putting on shag carpet slow. It appeared the greens had been aerated in recent weeks. . So, the greens should come in, in a few weeks. The back 9 is where the long hitters can shine. Overall the course is definitely worth playing.. I wouldn’t hesitate to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Course needs work

The greens were punched on the 2nd of June and they have a long way to come. Bumpy and slow and many greens have some bare spots and patch work done. For a course that redid their greens not to long ago I’ was pretty disappointed. The fairways and tees were pretty good as well as the bunkers but they need some serious work done on the greens. The cart paths continue to get worse and should be fixed. I know they are expensive but they are pretty bad. If I didn’t get a hot deal from golf now I would not have been happy paying full price for this quality of course. It’s too bad so many public golf courses are not maintained well anymore. With all the golfers the pandemic has brought out and the money coming in they should spend it more on the course conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/15/2021

Hello, thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Northwoods Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course had a little drainage problem had a couple of greens that needed attention but rather than that would recommend cours will be going back

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greenspunched

Greens have just been punched ,but course is in good shape and Burke Cromer is best pro in Columbia !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/27/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Northwoods Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Just an okay course, i guess for the price it was exactly what you expect. Staff was okay nothing to rave about. Tee boxes were in terrible conditions if not hitting a driver it was dang near impossible to put the tees into the ground. Greens were get inconsistently kept throughout the course. Fairways were well kept but cart paths were a little beat up. Didn’t hate it but didn’t love jt

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Northwoods Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course with better than average conditions

Enjoyed this round on Easter Sunday. The head pro is a great guy and very helpful and wants everyone to have a great time. Course is in really good shape . Some areas are wet still but the course is much drier than it has been. I got a hole in one on hole #2 which was the highlight of my round!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spur

I have played this course several times. The course was in great shape, the fairways are starting to green up. The greens are fast. I will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cart paths in poor condition, course looked nothing like online. Don't recall seeing a bathroom on front nine. Was same price at the course as on golfnow. Just felt course was a $25 to $30 course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/30/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Northwoods Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviews 10
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/15/2021

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Northwoods Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/18/2021

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Northwoods Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Spur

The course was very muddy, it was cart path only which are in terrible shape. Several of the Tee boxes had a lot of debris. The layout is good if it was dry. If you want to play hear wait until it's dry.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is very important to us. Please know that the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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