Prestwick Course Reviews

Reviewed by: Mark McCorkel - Woodbury MN. Mark shoots in the 80s.
Review Summary: Played here for the first time in a few years this past Saturday. The course was in good overall condition. Even the assistant in the pro shop admitted that the greens were in the worst condition they have seen in the past 20 years. With that being said, I still love this course! It plays very fair and has a lot of variety of holes. It stretches out to about 7000 yards +/- from the tips and has plenty of water and sand to frame out a lot of the holes. 1, 8, 9, and 16 are great risk/reward holes! The layout is great and the scenery is always beautiful.
Conditions: The greens were a bit rough, but so is everyone's this year with the harsh winter. Otherwise very playable. The price is perfect considering 2 temp greens
Scenery: The course is always very pretty with the trees and flowers. The lakes/ponds always add a nice touch here too.
Layout: I love the layout! right off the bat you are faced with a decision that could leave you putting for eagle on the reachable downhill par 4 1st hole. Holes 8, 9, and 16 are also risk/reward holes that will tempt you to really get into one and have eagle putts. Hole 2 is the only blind shot on the course and it's a great dog leg right. The greens will challenge you and really make you think about your approach shots.
Services: Service is always top notch from the club house to Axle's!
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Value Rating: 4 Stars
Overall Difficulty: 5 Stars
Putting: 3 Stars
Balls Lost: 1-2

Reviewed by: Michael White - Shoreview, MN. Michael shoots in the 80s.
Review Summary: A well manicured course. Not a lot of variety in the holes, but an enjoyable experience. Generous fairways. Greens ran true. Don't need to have your best game to put together a good score here.
Conditions: No complaints here. Nice and green when I played it. Greens were medium in speed. Fairways were in great shape and closely cut.
Scenery: Amid a housing development (Wedgewood, which is what this course apparently used to be called.) Woodbury seems to have a few courses like this tucked into developments. They have flower beds and an impressive looking clubhouse to add to the visual appeal here at Prestwick, unlike some of the others.
Layout: Fairways are pretty generous. Fairly short course and lots of dog legs to snake it through the housing developments. One thing I like is that you never have to guess where you want to hit it. One complaint is that 2 tee boxes back up to very noisy, busy roads.
Services: I played here on a Wednesday, and can't recall seeing a beverage cart. I was treated to my round by a vendor, so I did not deal with the pro shop.
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Value Rating: 2 Stars
Overall Difficulty: 3 Stars
Putting: 3 Stars
Balls Lost: 1-2