Dogwood Hills Golf Club in Flat Rock, Alabama, USA | GolfPass
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2.4
141 Reviews (141)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.9
Value
2.5
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.3
Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.1
38.2%
Recommend this course
133 out of 141 reviews
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2 Reviews (2)
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2.0
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2.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6670 yards
Slope 115
Rating 69.7

Course Details

Year Built 1977
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bryce Slater (1977)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Accolades

Reviews

2.4
141 Reviews (141)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

heading back again, looking forward to the next round

a bit "out there", but worth it, good folks, nicely kept course, good pace of play, and a real value.
We are hooked,
this is a keeper, a real tucked gem, but it is a drive

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible experience!!

I will start off by saying that as far as condition of the course goes, this course is pretty nice. However it is not worth the drive unless you live in the town of flat rock or Bryant and even then I would drive somewhere else. I have a couple of reasons for this but we will stick with just 1 for the purpose of this review, the elderly woman that runs the course should know better than to treat paying customers the way that she treated myself and a friend that was with me. I have played at multiple courses around the tri-state area and always had pleasant experiences as you should when enjoying your weekend playing a round of golf with friends, well not this one.

As we just arrived on the 17th hole tee box there is a group we had caught up with and we were waiting for the group of 4 to get far enough ahead, she drives up yelling and tells us that she has been keeping an eye on us and noticed that we are to slow on the greens and need to just get moving because we are holding people up and we needed to go ahead and tee off and not wait for the group in front of us because we are holding everyone behind us up. Those would all be reasonable concerns for a golf Marshall on a course and would be understandable, however, the next closest group behind us were almost 2 holes back and we had just caught up with another group. My friend had pointed that out to her and it upset her so she drives on and goes to yell at another group of individuals trying to enjoy the course.

As we go to leave, she comes and asks for our names and when we ask why she needs that information she tells us because she is banning us from the course and we can no longer play there because in her words “I think y’all were smarting off to me back there.” I understand that as a business owner you can decide things like that, however as a consumer it left a terrible taste in my mouth as we had still not really found out why she was upset with us in the first place. I told her that is a terrible way to treat her customer who payed and went out of their way to come to your course. She then got out of her golf cart and came and got in my face and said “well it’s been this way for 50 years buddy.” Also very unprofessional for the owner to approach someone like that. I told her, it’s fine you don’t have to worry we will not be back and I will also leave a review letting others know how they can expect to be treated, her exact words were “Go ahead, my good golfer laugh at those.”

To end, I know there is always something going on personally to cause that type of behavior but when I say we where playing as the pace in front would allow and minding our own business, that is exactly what was happening. Simply due to that I’m not allowed back and even if I was, I would not be back. There are plenty of courses that appreciate your business and treat you with respect to have to go somewhere like that.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Where's the Grass?

I know it's early April but did Doris spend all her money on Christmas lights and ZERO on fertilizer? I've played this course for 30 years and this is worst I have ever seen it. If you like hitting off dirt with a few sprigs of grass then go play and then charge $45.00 she should be ashamed my front yard is in better shape than her Fairways and when did she start letting fivesomes play on weekends guess they rented a cabin pace of play terrible course terrible and right now it's a $30.00 course Bryce would roll over in his grave if could see how it looks. I'm sure we will go back in a month or two but save your money and go to Goose Pond for now.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

4th request for a review

You send me a review request every day for this course. I have reviewed this course for the last round I played 4 times
Please stop

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/01/2021

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 Dogwood Hills Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 02/16/2021

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 Dogwood Hills Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Could be better

Closed bathrooms. Awful tee boxes… broken tees everywhere, markers hadnt been moved in AWHILE. Greens were terrible, a leaf blower would have went a long way. Driving range closed (all winter).

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

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 and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course is awesome

just challenging enough to make you work for a good score, but just easy enough to go home feeling good about how tou played

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf.

I really enjoy this course and it’s layout..
Great place to play in North Alabama..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Maji’s review

For this time of year, the course was in really good shape. My only complaint is that the bunkers were hard pan and very little sand.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fabulous Find

I had an excellent day at this course. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The course was in excellent shape. The fairways are fairly open, but the greens are smooth and fast. The staff and golfers have done an excellent job repairing ball marks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

I played early in the morning and there was a 5some in front of me and they had no problem letting me play through. The course was in good condition. It is not a real long course. Perfect course for a beginner. Tee boxes and greens were in really good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t sweat the little stuff

They have a great place to eat but no food. The bathrooms on the course were a mess. Great wide flat tee boxes, forgiving fairways and well maintained greens. If I didn’t live an hour away I would be a member of this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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