Review of Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie
Ok, I admit it – I love Woodbridge Golf Club and I’m a tad biased when it comes to writing an unbiased review of one of my favorite courses. Here’s are just a few reasons why I love Woodbridge Golf Club:
Woodbridge Golf Club made our list of the Best Dallas Courses and GolfDigest rated it 4 stars. Woodbridge truly lives up to its motto of “Great Course. Friendly Service. Exceptional Value.” Give Woodbridge Golf Club a try and I’m sure you’ll agree
The majority of the fairways are tree lined and if you spray the ball you’ll most likely need to reload. They range from tight to a couple that are wide open and the rough is usually fairly wide and playable. Every time that we have played the fairways have been in great shape. Generally speaking the fairways are flat and you can count on some extra roll.
The greens at Woodbridge Golf Club are a variety of interesting shapes and they range from a tad small to huge. Most are very well guarded by water, trees, or strategically placed huge bunkers – which puts a premium on your approach shots. Every time we’ve played they have been in above average condition, held the ball well, ran true and at a good speed. Practice putting before you head out because you’re going to find lots of slope and contour and a few tiers that can cause three putts! On our last outing the greens had just been aerated and were a tad bumpy because of it – to compensate for that, as an example of how management treats its customers Woodbridge was using 8” cups instead of the normal 4”. Wow, I loved the larger cups – I made some long putts (normally very unusual) and the larger cup size speeds up the pace of play.
The bunkers are treacherous at Woodbridge Golf Club – small pot sized to huge multi-fingered monsters and there are 55 of them that you need to miss. When we played it was just after some significant rainstorms and they weren’t playable – my score improved significantly! Normally the bunkers are in good condition with soft and sand that’s enjoyable to hit out of.
The layout of Woodbridge Golf Club is excellent – lots of variety, lots of challenges, and lots of fun. Some of the holes that we really like include:
And there are several other holes that deserve mention!
Bottom line – a great course that you need to add to your list of must plays.
Rates: $19.00 to $63.00
Service is excellent - very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The grill has some very good food and the practice facilities are very good.
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.