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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
82.4%
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150 out of 166 reviews
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4.4
15 Reviews (15)
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4.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
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4.4
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4.2
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Conditions
4.0
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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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

4.1
166 Reviews (166)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Tight, Scenic Course with Elevation

This is one of my favorite courses in the Concord area. While there is some room to miss off the tee, if you go too far off course, you won't find your ball. There are some nice elevation changes on this course, making for a handful of dramatic tee shots and approaches. The greens were in excellent condition, rolling very true for a public course. If you're up for a true New England golf experience and a good, but not overwhelming test, this is a great choice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views

Great views,but way to many blind shots,to many side,downhill or uphill lies,which we navigated pretty well,until we were 100 yards or less in,the greens didn't hold even 60° wedge without rolling off the green, greens were way way to fast,especially seeing hardly any greens were flat,every green sloped away,and when you did have a putt there was no way of coming close unless it was center cup

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Simply a pleasure

The course is a delight. Fairways are superb, only hampered by a little too much rain. Greens are a treat to put on and the sand traps were consistent and well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The course was in good shape, the greens fast especially down hill .PACE OF PLAY SLOW,but weather was hot.Would play again and recommend playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome course.

This is a fun course. Pace of play was slow and I felt a quick trip by a ranger could have sped some slower groups along. Practice areas and tavern are great. Layout is cool and course is in great shape. Book with confidence that you will be in for a great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Phoenix rises from the ashes

I’ve been waiting to play this course for a few years. Was gonna play last year and saw the drought issue from the highway. Read the reviews and it was worse than I thought. With all the rain this last month and the improving reviews, I took a gamble and drove up from just north of Boston. Very happy that I did. Extremely fair and challenging course with an amazing layout and a variety of holes. Greens were lightning and in fantastic shape. The views and overall conditions were above average. There were maybe 1 or 2 fairways that had minor issues. Overall, looks like this course is back from last years drought. I can’t wait to play again this fall when the leaves start to change. Don’t go by last years reviews if you’re on the fence about trying this course. The improving reviews were the only reason I took the gamble today, and I think the reviews will continue to improve once people visit and see that they are trying and improving

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

I. Love. This. Course

If you're a golfer in NH or visiting the Concord/Lakes region part of NH- you can't do much better then Canterbury Woods.

From the tee boxes to the sand traps to the greens- course maintenance is exceptional. Not to mention beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding farm land, It is really a treat to play here.

Tee shots are inviting- greens are firm and fast.

The layout is unique and receptive to players of all skill levels!

Only criticism would be that they don't include range balls with your round- but besides that, love this place!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is in great shape!

Course conditions and layout were fantastic. Pace of play was very slow, but still a great day at a fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bring extra balls

This is a beautiful woodland course with dramatic elevation changes from many tee boxes. Sloping fairways and challenging wetlands add to the need to accurately place all shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 30
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 80
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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 26
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 2
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 221
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
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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
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