The Woods At Jacksonville, formally Cherokee Country Club was built in 1936. Matt Dye redesigned The Woods At Jacksonville golf course in 2008 and made the course a little more challenging and fun by adding bunkers and redoing some of the greens. Typical of most older courses, The Woods is pretty traditional with straight forgiving fairways, small greens, and no tricks or hidden hazards - typically, what you see is what you get. Which means, keep it straight and putt well and you should have a fun, relaxing, and good scoring round.
The front nine has 3 par-3s, 3 par-4s and 3 par-5s. #4 is a fun hole - you drive off an elevated tee box to the sharp 90 degree dog leg. You have to carry a lake and land on a postage stamp sized green protected by the creek and pond.
The back nine and has five great finishing holes. #14 for example is a fun 404 yard number one handicap dog leg left requiring a precise drive, then a couple shots down a contoured and mounded downhill fairway and across a creek to a very small oval green. The 186 par 3 #15 gives you a good risk reward shot - can you carry the lake all the way to the green or should you be conservative and play up the left side of the lake. #18 is a great finishing hole which ends a fun round of golf.
There is talk that the course will again become private course, sometime in 2010.
The Woods at Jacksonville golf course plays to a par 71 and a maximum 9 hole distance of 6,208 yards. The course rating is 69.1 and the slope rating is 119.
$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2009 at 6am
Wonderful experience, they should label #7 a little better, but it all turned out great.
$26 (cart included), played on Thursday, May 2008 at 6pm
This is a wonderful course to play. The layout is like none other and you really have to think about how you are going to play almost ever hole. This course has been undergoing many transformations and it gets better every day.
$46 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2008 at 2pm
Course in now semi-private "The Woods at jacksonville" and has a very interesting layout. Enjoyable to play,
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