An unbiased review of Woodside Golf Course in Clinton County, Michigan by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses will be considered for review.

14400 Wood Rd, Lansing, MI 48906

Front 9: Par 36

Overall Course (all 12): Par 47

Yardage: Red tees – 3,263; White/Red tees – 3,476; White tees – 3,723; Blue tees – 4,061
Stimpmeter: 10.1

Woodside Clubhouse

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 4.83

To say that Woodside Golf Course is unique would be an understatement. First the course is a 12-hole facility, so play all 12. Second is the clubhouse, which is more like a starters shack. There is not much to offer save for a small selection of beverages including beer. The parking, however, is adequate, and the cart paths and power carts are in good shape with pull carts available. The service is very good, and the attendants are friendly.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 5.14

Red: 287 yds
White/Red: 346 yds
White: 346 yds
Blue: 370 yds

Woodside hole 1 starts on large and level tees. The fairway is partially rolling and partially flat, and slightly doglegs right. The rough is short and bunkers are real sand. The fringe is maintained. There is a water hazard left of the green, which is large in size, medium in speed and hard to hold.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 5 – Rating 6.86

Red: 417 yds
White/Red: 417 yds
White: 437 yds
Blue: 457 yds

Your first par 5 starts on large and level tee blocks. The fairway is flat, runs downhill and is a slight dogleg left. The rough is short and there are real sand bunkers. The fringe is maintained. There is a small water hazard right and well before the green. This green is large and fast in speed. It is rolling and tiered as well.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 6.14

Red: 305 yds
White/Red: 305 yds
White: 329 yds
Blue: 360 yds

The tees are large and level pointing to a flat fairway that doglegs left with short rough. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. There is a nice water hazard right of the green. The green can be hard to hold but it is large, rolling and putts at a fast speed.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 3 – Rating 6.86

Red: 127 yds
White/Red: 142 yds
White: 142 yds
Blue: 173 yds

Your first par 3 has large, level tees and has you tee off over a water hazard to the green. This green is fast and large but can be hard to hold. Fringe is maintained, the rough is short, and the bunkers are real sand.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 301 yds
White/Red: 329 yds
White: 329 yds
Blue: 351 yds

This straight away par 4 has large, level tee that could use a little attention. The fairway is flat with medium length rough. Note real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The hard, rolling green is large and putts at a fast speed.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 7.50

Red: 309 yds
White/Red: 327 yds
White: 327 yds
Blue: 345 yds

Level tees that are large begin hole 6. The flat fairway fades slightly right all the way and the rough is medium in length. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This green is rolling, receptive, large and fast.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 7.42

Red: 316 yds
White/Red: 316 yds
White: 341 yds
Blue: 361 yds

Tee off from a large, level tee blocks to a flat fairway with medium length rough. Note water hazard short right of green. Fringe is maintained and the bunkers are real sand. The large, rolling green is fast in speed.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 6.80

Red: 131 yds
White/Red: 188 yds
White: 188 yds
Blue: 214 yds

The 2nd of 3 par 3’s starts with large and level tees. Water hazard is right of tee and rough is medium length. A maintained fringe surrounds the large, rolling green. This green putts at a fast speed.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 7.66

Red: 388yds
White/Red: 388 yds
White: 464 yds
Blue: 489 yds

The last par 5 on this 12-hole course has large and level tees. The fairway is flat and runs uphill, edged with medium rough. Not real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This green is fairly flat, but it is tiered, large and fast.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 6.84

Woodside Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 6.86

Red: 306 yds
White/Red: 306 yds
White: 355 yds
Blue: 396 yds

Large, level tee blocks start the 10th hole. The rolling fairway has short rough and real sand bunkers. Water hazard is right of the green. A maintained fringe edges the large, fast green that is rolling.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 7.34

Red: 101 yds
White/Red: 137 yds
White: 137 yds
Blue: 173 yds

On this past par 3, the tees are level and large. The hole is pretty straight-forward with only real sand bunkers and short rough to worry about. The fringe is maintained, and the green is large and fast. The green is also rolling with some tricky reads.

Woodside Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 275 yds
White/Red: 275 yds
White: 328 yds
Blue: 372 yds

Your final hole has level and large tees guiding you toward a rolling, uphill fairway that has medium length rough. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green is hard to hold at times, but it is large and rolling, putting at a fast sped.

Overall Course Rating: 6.78

SUMMARY:

Woodside Golf Course, while being unique in its format is a quality play. As one of the Hawk Hollow Golf Properties family, the tees, fairways and green are all extremely uniform and the putting surfaces are consistent. Located off Wood Road on a beautifully wooded piece of property with stately hardwoods, the course presents a challenging round yet is fair in all aspects. The course care is quite good, and it is becoming better each year with generous fairways, and an interesting mix of elevation changes and styles. Offering a quality game of golf for golfers of all abilities under great conditions. Only real drawback is that there is little offered via the clubhouse even though the service is good and the course enjoyable. See our video of Woodside Golf Course.

Bunkers rate the highest at 7.55.

Sister public courses include Eagle Eye, Hawk HollowTimber Ridge, and the Falcon.

Pricing: Refer to Woodside website or call (517) 242-8527 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +3.78

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