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Woodbridge Golf Club Review

Texas Outside Rating: 8.9

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 72
Wylie
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Date Last Played: June 05, 2015

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Woodbridge Golf Club Review

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:

  • Each hole is a little different from the previous hole and will test your game in one way or another
  • The greens are always in great shape, run at good speed, and have lots of slope, contour, and tiers
  • The fairways have also been in very good condition each time we’ve played and they range from let-er-rip to tight and tree lined
  • Woodbridge is fair but very challenging and it will throw a lot at you – forced carries, big bunkers, dog legs, water on 13 holes, and 59 bunkers
  • The course puts a premium on course management and shot making particularly on the approach shots
  • The pro shop is well stocked and the practice facilities, locker rooms, and grill are very good
  • The fees are extremely reasonable for such a quality course – particularly when you use this coupon for Texas Outside visitors
  • The staff and management team are friendly, committed to making sure you have an enjoyable round, and more importantly the GM and head pro have been at Woodbridge for over 13 years – a rarity in the golf industry and it’s a joy to be welcomed by the same faces each time we play

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:

  • #3 is the #1 handicap and it’s a 573 yard par 5 with a creek that crosses the fairway about 140 yards out plus a lake on the right side of the fairway, 5 huge bunkers to avoid, and a tiered green
  • #5 is one of my favorites – it’s a fun and demanding 426 yard par 4 with a lake on the right waiting for your drive, a dog leg right fairway that is pinched and tight due to the trees, a creek to cross about 90 yards out, and a cascading water fall with a pond and creek guarding the left side of the kidney shaped green which also has a bunker on the right and a grass swale in the front – course management and accuracy from tee to cup are critical
  • #8 is a short but fun 317 yard par 4 with a 90 degree dog leg left – plus water along the entire left side, two big bunkers and trees waiting for a drive that’s too long, and two more bunkers guarding the green
  • #13 is the #2 handicap hole – a 614 yard par 5 with 4 fairway bunkers and a dog leg left over a creek in front of the green with 4 of the largest nastiest bunkers I’ve seen in Dallas

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.

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 7,016 74.1 141
Blue 6,437 72.1 130
White 6,086 71.8 125
Red 4,939 71.7 131

Course Information

Greens Type:
Bermuda
Greens Condition
8.7
Greens Difficulty
8.5
Fairway Condition
8.7
Bunker Condition
8.7
GPS:
Yes
Walkable:
Yes
Scorecard
Course Map
Beware of water on 14 holes and the 55 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
8.9 out of 10
Beauty:
8.0
Difficulty:
9.0
Variety:
8.8
Fun to Play:
9.0
Value:
9.8
Condition:
8.7
Front Nine Rating:
8.8
Back Nine Rating:
8.9
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FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
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.

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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! 
Texas Outside rates courses on the following:

  • Beauty – tall trees, rolling hills, beautiful houses, waterfalls, and similar stuff would score high; a 1 would be flat, bushes or cactus instead of trees, and some grass but mostly weeds
  • Difficulty – a straight, 300 yard par 4 with no traps or hazards, no out of bounds or water would probably get a 1; if it is a 460 yard par 4 over two ravines, with water along one side, natural hazards on the other, strategically placed traps or that dreaded tree right in the middle of the fairway, we are talking a 10. 
  • Variety – what would you give a course where all the holes looked and played exactly the same (“I thought we just played that hole!”); were side-by-side, which is good for finding or dodging other people’s balls, but not much fun; and you can see the flag from every tee box?  That’s right, it gets a 1.
  • Fun Scale – a 10 is where you walk off the course and say “now that was fun” and you can’t wait to get back, or you immediately turn around and play another 18 holes
  • Value – a 5 is $50 to $60, a 10 is $20 to $30, and 1 is $200 or so – of course all of this is dependent upon how you liked the course.  For example, if a run down, boring municipal course, with six players on each hole was only $10; it would still get a value rating of 1.
  • Condition – this one’s pretty easy – what condition are the fairways. A 10 commands very lush perfectly manicured fairways, compared to a 1, which has fire ants, weeds, and more dirt than grass!
  • Condition of Greens and Difficulty – very hard to read greens with lots of undulation and tough pin placement, rate very high on the difficulty scale.  Condition is self-explanatory.  

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.