Woodhaven Country Club Review
Palm Desert, CA
Gold tees: 67.3 rating; 120 slope
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 2 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2014
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Woodhaven Country Club Summary: This course is featured as part of the classic square development where the course fits in between rows of houses and condos. Given its confines, the course works in opposite working circles around the perimeter and then peeking through the outer row of houses to finish each nine with a series of back and forth holes. The defense of the course is very tight fairways and small greens, but its short length will allow any player with some distance to leave the driver in the bag and still hit every green easily. The best holes are reviewed below:
Woodhaven Country Club Hole 2 (right): One of three similar par four holes on the front that feature the perimeter on the left as OB, this one had the tightest drive of the bunch and prefers a draw off the tee.
Woodhaven Country Club Hole 5 (below): This very short par four is reachable for a 250 yard drive but there is OB to the right after the fountain. The layup is very tight with big trees to the left and water all the way down the right to about 220 yards from the tee.
Woodhaven Country Club Hole 6: The only memorable par three on the course, is this good medium length offering over water. There are bunkers left and right as well, which will make up and down a tough proposition if the golfer short-sides themselves. The green is relatively flat if the green can be hit.
Woodhaven Country Club Hole 11: Traveling counterclockwise on the back nine, this par four is the best of the four that skirt the perimeter on the inward half. It is very tight and has a three tiered, narrow green.
Woodhaven Country Club Hole 17: This dogleg left par five has a large lake it wraps around and comes into play on the drive, second and possibly third shots. While it stops 50 yards short of the green, it is present in the mind throughout. There is also OB right off the tee and well-placed bunkers to grab the over-cautious play.
Woodhaven Country Club Hole 18: The finishing hole is the only true dogleg par four on the course and it moves way right around a series of trees. There is a hidden pond right that the player must avoid or fly, but the prudent play is to work around the bunker in the middle of the fairway.