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621 North Gougar Road
Joliet, IL  60432
United States
P: (815) 741-7272
F: (815) 727-7119
Woodruff Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

68 par | 5,424 yards | 113 slope

66.1 rating | Blue grass

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Woodruff Golf Course

The 18-hole "Woodruff" course at the Woodruff Golf Course facility in Joliet, Illinois features 5,424 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 68. The course rating is 66.1 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Blue grass. Woodruff golf course opened in 1922. Kirk Blakney manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed April 08, 2013

During a summer heat storm this was one of the only courses that was green! I even played a dryed out Cantigny during this time and also walked the brown fairways at Beverly Country Club. This course was in better shape than courses that cost over $140/round. It only cost $29 on a Wednesday morning. Weekend rates are very reasonable for what your are getting. The staff is always friendly. Another poster complained about a Pro here. I have never had a problem with anyone here. There is a guy named Dave who works in the proshop who is very friendly. I can only guess that someone may have tried to break a rule and Dave corrected him. There isn't even a Pro at this course. I have played here for over ten years and there has never been a Pro there.The course is short but very challenging with tree lined fairways and difficult doglegs. This course is beautiful!

Reviewed November 16, 2012

Pro "Dave" is a ridiculously condescending individual. Ruined the experience for our foursome he was so rude.

Reviewed September 23, 2010

This course is well maintained. The staff is always friendly. You can get good rates and discounts online. The course is very forgiving and is in a beautiful setting especially in fall. Complaints are lack of water and bad food.

Reviewed May 14, 2010

The course was awful! There were dandelions EVERYWHERE and the rough isn't rough it's garbage clover. I hadn't been there in years and I won't go back. I am not usually the guy that comes on these things and complains but I feel that strongly that I will never go there again! It was barely better than working!

Reviewed May 26, 2008

The crown jewel of the Joliet public courses ! I have played all 3 now and this is by far the best. Also the oldest with many mature trees lining the fairways. Undulating fairways and rolling terrain. The other JPD courses are typical flat IL courses. A possible drawback is that the course is short by most standards, only 5400 yds. There are no par 5's and several short 260-300 yd par 4's. Ladies do not get much help here, sharing t-boxes with the men. The men hit from the back and the ladies from the front. Clubhouse is similar in offerings to the other JPD courses. Play it for the scenery. Easy to get to with the completion of I-355 to south.
Played on a holiday, pace was excessively slow, due to a foursome of jerks holding up the front 9. No starter to help set the pace and no ranger to keep things moving.

Reviewed August 05, 2007

Reviewed July 19, 2007

TREES! This place was built inside a forest. You feel like you're just hitting balls between trees all day. It really should get a 4 for difficulty for those of us not so skilled, but without a par 5 I just couldn't do it. Signature hole; Par 3 on a bluff over looking the green.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Joe S. 13 39 26 05/02/12
2 Don H. 12 39 27 09/13/09
3 Cody S. N/A 48 48 09/24/09
4 Greg W. 19 83 64 07/24/11
5 Ryan H. 17 84 67 08/03/07
See All
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
13 Paul W. 17 93 75 09/02/18
13 Paul W. 17 95 77 08/25/18

Golf Course Information

About Woodruff

Woodruff Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

Awards at Woodruff

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Course Staff

Kirk Blakney, General Manager
John Estrom, Superintendent