A view of a green at Lake of the Woods Country Club
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4.1
119 Reviews (119)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
51
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
83.3%
Recommend this course
102 out of 119 reviews
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4.2
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
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17 out of 19 reviews
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4.2
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.2%
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23 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6554 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.6
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Lake of the Woods Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect American Woodmaker Tom Clark (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Cafe, Restaurant

Available Activities

Swimming, Riding

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Virginia (2017 #11)

Reviews

4.1
119 Reviews (119)
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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course , lousy bar

Must hit it straight or bring a couple dozen balls. Greens are fast and undulating . Not for beginners . . Lady bartender not very cheerful . That’s why you always see men waitstaff mostly at higher class restaurants and bars . No drama , just professionalism . Sorry , I’m a fan of nice women bartenders but without the attitude

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the money

The course is a great shorter course and in really good condition, not too difficult but it does help if you can shape your driver both ways. Bunkers with new sand and the course has Bermuda grass. Players don't do a good job repairing pitch marks so if you are mid day - may have some bumps but the greens were rolling with a bit of a quickness. The only real downside is no driving range but a good practice area and putting green. Overall a great place to go for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Could be better

I played with some friends in the week after Labor Day. We had never played the course. The staff was very accommodating and it was not difficult to get a tee time. We were aware ahead of time that the course has no practice range. In a community of this size with the amount of play the course should get, that seems to be a big omission.

A few points about the course's playability on the day we were there. The greens had been recently aerated. They were very slow and not very playable. There had been a fair amount of rain in recent weeks, and even the day before we played, yet we found the course from tee to green to be extremely dry and hard. The bermuda turf in the fairways was thin and wispy and did not give much of a cushion for shots as bermuda normally does. Given that there is a lake directly adjacent to the golf course that could provide ample irrigation, it was baffling to me that the course should be so dry. Also given the layout of the course with many extreme elevation changes and blind shots, a fair number of what were judged by eye to be well aimed tee shots found their way into the trees off the fairways. Overall, the course seemed to lend itself to more of a target golf approach that I was not expecting and am not so fond of. We probably won't be playing here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/21/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Challenging course

Teeboxes fairways and greens in great shape. White tee slope of 137 makes the course challenging. Great layout with many doglegs. Carts in great shape with mounted ball/club washers are a plus. 4 golfers finished in 3hr 40 minutes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Solid

Been playing here for years intermittently when I visit my in-laws. It’s a solid public track, and it’s in the best shape I’ve seen it. Yes there are some spots that are chewed up by big rain recently and wear and tear, but the greens are in great shape compared to previous times I’ve played. It’s a very tough layout, very tight, it makes you think, being humble off the tee is important.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great first time

Course was clean, well maintained & pace was perfect for such a hot day. Professional staff, friendly & courteous. Overall great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic Design; Bent Greens holding up under the summer heat.

Classic layout; some par 4s repetitive, but overall friendly layout and smooth putting surfaces.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid Course

Course is not very long but definitely challenging. Greens were pretty fast which my group enjoyed. Fairways were a little narrow but it made it a little more fun/ frustrating. Overall we had a great time and will absolutely play again if we stay in Lake of the Woods again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Only real downside is that the entire course is chalked full of houses. However, course is interesting and in good shape. Afternoon rates are great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Standard Course - Pro shop staff not very welcoming

Course is decent but pro shot staff attendant wasn’t the most welcoming. Answers to questions were short and he didn’t appear wanting to really assist. Seemed to us that due to the congestion of tee times he was more interested in getting all groups moving.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hi, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear your customer service experience was not up to par. Please reach out to our management team at (540) 972-2230, and thanks for visiting Lake of the Woods Country Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Woods

Probably the best round thus far for me this season
Coarse was in excellent shape fairways hit soft and greens were in the best shape in a long time.
I play a good amount at this coarse and really enjoy it especially the staff here they are always friendly!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Suburban

Don't like playing thru house devolpment
Worry Bout hitting kids. And there for nature. Not peoples back yard

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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