Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods Golf Course

Location: Columbia

Address: 6700 St. Charles Road, Columbia, MO 65202

Phone: 573-499-4653

Type: Public

Holes: 18

Par: 71

Quality/Cost Ratio (1 -10): 8

Course Condition: 7.5

Difficulty: 8

Fairway Grass: Zoysia

Green Type: Bent Grass

Rough: Blue/Fescue

Stimpmeter: 9

Club House: Small but some snacks and equipment

Walkability: 8.5

Slope: 105 to 127

Yardage: 4,901 to 6,378

Overall Rating:

Comments: Lake of the Woods is one of two municipal courses in CoMo. This course is northeast. Its sibling, L.A. Nickell, is northwest of Columbia. Overall, I like L.A. Nickell a little better but Lake of the Woods is a nice course and offers a wonderful golfing experience, particularly for the price. Columbia is blessed to have two great golfing options in their park system. One of the more interesting holes was #11, a 575 yard par 5. Even though the hole is long, you should consider laying up on the drive; a drive of 220 yards will put you in the creek (for the record, I didn't have to lay up). Then the next shot is up hill followed by a blind third shot to a green which is guarded by a large trap in the front and dense forest which is a mere 30 feet in back of the green. All this whining, and I hit my third shot 3 inches short of the cup for a tap in birdie. As they say, "Even a blind squirrel can find an acorn from time to time." For more picturs go to MoGolfTour's Facebook page:

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