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4.0
153 Reviews (153)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
84.3%
Recommend this course
138 out of 153 reviews
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3.4
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
57.1%
Recommend this course
4 out of 7 reviews
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3.7
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6644 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.9
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Canterbury Woods Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Ross Forbes (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, except on weekends
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Hampshire (2019 #9) (2018 #8)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New England (2016 #16) (2015 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2015 #23)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2015 #21)

Reviews

4.0
153 Reviews (153)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Forced Carries 15
Undulating Greens 12
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
Advanced Golfers 14
Locals 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21

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Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very SLOW play

We have played at Canterbury Woods for years and we have NEVER had such slow play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not very good

The fairways are in bad shape still not recovered from last year’s drought
Tee boxes and greens are ok but some rough spots
It took 5 1/2 hours to play 4 groups backed up on hole #10 and no rangers in sight.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun Layout

I always enjoy a round at Canterbury Woods. I think the layout is excellent. There are some really good holes! Played the tips for the first time and it made it a different course coming in on second shots. Conditions were decent. Greens and tee boxes are excellent but some of the fairways need some work, which you can tell they are already in the process of working on them.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course great value

Course is still " filling in from winter," greens were in great shape, most of the fairways were in very good shape, those that needed work were being attended to. Layout is challenging without being " Unplayable" for your average occasional "hacker" such as myself. Overall a very good course for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 214
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Virginia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Conditions Appear to be Improving

*NOTE: my rating of course conditions does not account for current green aerification which was just done 4 days ago*

I had meant to play Canterbury Woods last year when I moved back to NH but the view of the 12th hole from the interstate was appalling. After reading another review on this site noting that the course had water access issues and has been focusing on the more crucial parts of the course I decided it would be worth my time to come check it out, especially since (from afar) things appeared to have greened up a bit.

Indeed, there is more green grass growing in all the fairways now but you're more likely than not to get an uneven lie if you drive it in the fairway so I recommend giving yourself a realistic lie on each hole.

True to reports, the greens and tee boxes look and play much better and the bunkers are in fantastic shape. But there are plenty of courses in the area and other parts of the state that have better conditions overall so I hope things continue to improve here.

The layout here is a highlight with fantastic elevation changes (walk 18 here at your own risk) and dynamic design that make the round far more enjoyable than it otherwise would be. My only complaint is that there are many holes with blind landing zones for your tee shots and no bells to ring to signal to the group behind that all is clear. This would really help pace of play which suffers a bit because of it.

The staff was friendly enough though I was surprised to see no beverage cart out on a beautiful Friday afternoon, especially with no water coolers on the course.

I paid $45 for my round with a cart due to an aerification special. Not bad, but again I plan to wait until the conditions improve more to come back again. I trust that will be the case.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Previously Played

Don’t waste you time

Course is in terrible shape. It will be another year before this place recovers provided they don’t run out of water again. The only positive is they are trying I know because the sprinklers are on. The downside you can’t play you ball from the fairway without a raincoat. Otherwise the staff is pretty rude and I won’t be going back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Poor conditions

This course has basically lost all their fairways, possibly to drought. Greens were fine and medium speed. Many great views. Interesting holes and extreme elevation changes. Could be among best in state but wait until next year and hope they can grow some fairway grass in the meantime.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful layout and views - must play!

Played on a beautiful fall day and the colors and views were majestic. I could not stop taking pictures. Was in town for a meeting and snuck out to play. This course is fun - and challenging - from the first hole! The greens had recently been punched and were fast, smooth, and challenging. If I lived here I would never tire of playing this course. Also, everyone in the shop was super nice. They had their challenges with water this year due to the drought so we played "winter rules" in the fairway. Don't be put off by the view of the hole from the road - they wisely maintained/watered the important areas - tees, greens, fairway landing areas. Tip - you may want to play 1 tee forward of your normal yardage as this course has some very tight driving areas - really fun - will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Pace of play

Golfer’s beware. The pace of play on this course is atrocious. The foursome ahead of us on the front 9 had a small dog with them that joined them on the green...yes a dog. Our threesome got through 14 holes in 3:50min on a Saturday afternoon and drove off. When speaking to the staff afterwards and addressing the dog that was on the course, I was told “oh that’s a member that brings his dog sometimes.” We were offered no apology and no rebate.

As far as the course goes, the layout is very fun and challenging but the fairways are completely dry and the grass is dead.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I hate that I love this course

Once again the course wins. It’s undefeated and undisputed. Conditions were excellent. Greens did what they were supposed to do (make my putting average go up). Green conditions were excellent with plenty of speed. I’ve played this course a few times a year for the past few years. I will keep coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Challenging

Played for the first time in awhile. The drought has dried out many of the fairways and around some of the greens so yardage wise it was playing a bit shorter but because of the firmness it was very challenging around the greens. The greens were perfect but very fast. If you were pin high or above the hole, putting was difficult. Overall pace of play was very good. The only weakness of the course is the driving range. It feels like it has been forgotten or neglected. The balls are old and worn. If the range were to improve overall it would be top notch

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course but very dry and slow

I love this course but it has become very dry in the fairways which impacts play. Hard ground and the balls got crazy roles. Pace of play was pretty slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Panoramic Views

Windy today, tough conditions but fair
Love the place

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Very Tricky

It has been a hot dry summer and the fairways and rough were burnt out and hard as a rock. The greens were pretty.nice and fast. The course has a lot of blind shots and side slopes. Target placement of shots is a must--you can stripe one down the center of a fairway and have your ball run off the side and into.the woods. Or you can.push or pull .it into the woods and wind up in the middle of the fairway! There is just way too much reliance on luck to make this course a fair golf challenge. Very pretty views, though not really a golf course to enjoy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

verygood

Fairways are very dry they need rain but greens are still very good but hard to read

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

really nice course with some challenging holes, local knowledge would help

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

tough course

bring your A game or else you will lose a few balls

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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