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Recent Golf Course Review Woodhaven Country Club Palm Desert California

Woodhaven Country Club

Palm Desert, CA

Reviewed by: Nickesquire, Rancho Mirage, CA

Golf Playing Conditions 7.00 GOOD
Golf Playing Conditions 7.00 GOOD

Played the Blues (5827/67.3/120) with Kathy & Ralph in 4 1/2H, which is WAY too long for this course. Clear and a little breezy in the 70’s, excellent golf weather.

Woodhaven is a fun course that would be an excellent choice for seniors and golfers that would like to play a less demanding, shorter course in very good condition that doesn’t require forced carries or have penal rough. OB on both sides the length of the hole is a common theme on this layout. The course is fairly short and scoreable if you are straight, especially off the tee. Definitely not a grip it/rip it type course, there are many fairly tight to tight holes.

The Review

The tees are lush but a little longer than I prefer. They were decently maintained for divots.

The over seeded fairways are lush and mowed close. Excellent to play from.

This is some of the best rough I have encountered this golf season. Lush and not long, just long enough to make longer clubs a chancy play.

The traps had decent sand and were decently maintained.

The greens were very firm, even well struck irons shots usually released. They are very smooth and putted medium fast speed. They slope gently from back to front and only a few have tiers. Not alot of break on these greens, These greens are probably only about 1/2 the size of the greens on many courses I play. So you can expect many chips shots to tight pin locations @ Woodhaven.

Bottom Line

The customer service was excellent from everyone. No drink cart, but plenty of water stations. Other than during the hot season, this course would be easy to walk, shorter, flat and most tees are close to the last green. No GPS on carts. Recommended.