Lake of the Woods Golf Course - Par 3
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Par for the course
This golf course has improved over the last couple of years, but it needed some work.
It has a natural setting which they work to maintain. Lucky to have a course like this in
central illinois. That being said, it is a little pricey for what is provided.
Superb Condition for November
Course is n great shape! I visit here a couple times/year and love it. The Fairway grass is a little sparce in the low areas, typical for this time of year.
Used every club n my bag today!
A good golf app is helpful if you haven't played here before. Fairway bunkers are well placed, the app will let you know where they are.
The wildlife on this course is wonderful , it’s very pretty for a public course.
We were disappointed that we were unable to play through as a two-some (waiting for another two-some.)and were placed with people we didn’t know, but there was a two -some behind us.
It was a great round of golf. Even with fewer trees on the course than I am used to, we still managed to hit some.
Great course, excellent layout
Love this course, it's a great layout and tough, especially for a Muni! Fairways are tight, roughs are thick. Greens are in excellent shape.
Personally, I think the rating and slope need to be updated, they are too low.
One downside - the traps: some are excellent, some are hard pan (which doesn't bother me), some have WAY too much sand. A member told me today that there was a local rule n place that you can take a free drop because they're working on them.
They don't mow
To be fair this course has been in a wierd spot for three years. They are making improvements and the results will be in over the next few months. However, they have no second cut and don't mow regularly. You can literally lose a ball rolling in the fairway just into the rough on a drive. Some of the greens have had scabies for a few years. The layout is one of the best in the area IMO. One of the starters can be kinda of a dick. So much potential....
We chose this course to play on my husband’s birthday. We both enjoyed it very much everything was beautiful and peaceful. Especially enjoyed the five deer who are grazing close to the fairways.
Very straight course
Greens, tees, and fairways al in great condition. Bunkers need a lot of work, hard and have weeds growing in them. Very straight course, would play again.
course has great layout
The course was in good shape. Pace of play was good even though it was very busy.
Don’t Go There For The Greens
Love the layout, but greenskeeper obviously didn’t get laid last night. Tough pin positions! Greens not in best of shape! But a fun course!
Wonderful layout, Excellent shape
Thoroughly enjoyed playing here! Not a typical mid-west flat course, lots of hills and undulations. Enough water to keep it interesting but not punishing. It's challenging but fair. Fairways are plenty wide, roughs will likely cost u a shot.
I'm pleasantly surprised how good of shape the greens are in given amount of play the course gets, very few unrepaired ball marks. Greens will definitely hold a good shot.
Love this course
Love the layout of this course! Challenging, yet opportunity to score low.
Visiting and was expecting a flat boring layout; it was anything but. Nice rolling hills with some beautiful holes. The par 5 15th stood out to me and played with my head. Friendly staff, highly recommend it.
Nice municipal course on the upswing
This is my favorite course in Champaign/Urbana area.
The course is in good shape for being a municipal with very reasonable green fees and it is remarkable
how much this place has improved in a few years. Many of the bunkers are being redone this summer which will further improve the course. On its current trajectory the future is bright for this course.
The site of the course is wonderful, being set within a forest and a majority of holes have a nontrivial change in elevation. This sets the course apart from all other nearby courses which are mostly flat and don't have enough trees to affect course strategy. The course is on the short side, but it plays longer than it looks due to dense trees in the rough and well placed fairway bunkers on many holes. The course design is nice in that the are multiple risk/reward holes and there is a meaningful difference on many holes between the white and blue tees.
The level of organized play is comparable to a country club with two weekly leagues (Wednesday has ~70 people with handicaps from +1 to 36) and there are many events/competitions throughout the summer. The golf staff are nice and do a great job of making the course a friendly and inviting place to play.
Great value and friendly staff.
I was a single and was the first to tee off. I found the course overall to be in good shape. The greens are a tad slow, but were clean and true.
It is a challenging course, but still enjoyable for the weekend golfer. I am a 16 handicap and thoroughly enjoyed my round.