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Beech Woods Golf Course
22202 Beech Rd
Southfield, Michigan 48034
Oakland County

Phone(s): (248) 796-4655
Fax: (248) 827-0798

The 9-hole Beech Woods Golf Course in Southfield, MI is a public golf course that opened in 1979. Beech Woods Golf Course measures 2778 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 103 and a 33.3 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Beech Woods Golf Course
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)
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A view of a tee at Beech Woods Golf CourseA view of the driving range tees at Beech Woods Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1979
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Middle (W) 35 2560 119 34.6
Back 35 2778 111 33.6
Middle 35 2560 103 32.9
Forward 35 2163 103 33

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Beech Woods Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Harry C
    on August 25th, 2020 15:47
    I’m writing this in August, 2020. I am deeply disappointed that Beech Wood golf course is still not open, with no opening in sight, and no news (I know of) of when we may enjoy it again.

    The excellent driving range with real grass tees in the summer months, is open, however, and so is the practice putting green. But don’t expect to use the clubhouse facilities - they’re off limits, I assume due to COVID. They don’t even sell bottled water anymore. BYO!

    The course, when it’s open, may not be long in yardage, but it’s a tough challenge for us male golfers who make up for our lack of accuracy with our zeal to hit the ball a mile. Nope, that doesn’t work here. The mature trees guard many of the greens from an easy iron approach and the heavily treed edges of almost every hole are just waiting to swallow your ball and keep it forever.

    The way to enjoy a good round here, men, is to relax and follow the example of the ladies: Resist the temptation to smash the ball. Work on your short game and stay in the fairway. Keep your iron shots low and rolling, under the overhanging canopies of tree limbs that are waiting to swat your normal high arcing shot straight down short of the green.

    This is a beautiful course. Much prettier than almost every other public course I’ve ever played in the Detroit area. There are no car or highway noises, and not even many houses visible from the course. On each hole, you see only your own hole and just a glimpse now and then of another. You are in your own little world.

    The mature trees are a joy. They may look like they’re there randomly, but when they have made a fool of you, you realize they were placed there decades ago, quite intentionally. Very subtle and clever.

    I understand the flooding is a huge problem operationally for management. They close off four holes (3,4,5, & 6) when there’s a heavy rain, so players are told to play 5 holes twice. And it happens several times a season.

    But I don’t care. I want to play Beech Wood again! Soon! If they can’t afford a solution right now,, I sure wish they’d open it up, just like it is, and not close it again until they’re ready to fix it. As it is now, the City is down to only one publicly owned course, 9-hole Evergreen.

    I think the fans of Beech Wood can put up with the occasional inconvenience We already were.

  • Beech Woods Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Bob land
    on October 07th, 2018 08:07
    There closing permanently
  • Beech Woods Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Karen Johnston
    on June 26th, 2015 15:08
    I feel like I am golfing up north when I golf here. It is very reasonable in price and very well maintained for a small city course. I love it.
  • Beech Woods Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Harry C
    on August 23rd, 2014 17:36
    Beech Woods is one of 2 public golf courses owned by the City of Southfield (the other is Evergreen Hills). Beech Woods is located on Beech Road south of 9 Mile.

    The course is not long, only about 2,750 yards from the longest tees, with a par of 35. It is heavily treed on every hole with mature, old-growth trees.

    While not long, it is a challenge for the average male golfer who likes to hit a long ball but doesn't have accuracy. An inaccurate shot will often go into the woods and be impossible to find. Forget hitting a long ball; keep it on the fairway! On most holes, using a driver is not wise. Many of the trees overhang the fairway so if your drive us not placed just right, you won't be able to use a highly lofted club and instead you have to learn to hit a low rolling approach shot. A good lady or senior golfer who knows how to hit the ball straight, but not long, will shoot rings around typical male golfers like me who find themselves using up lots of extra balls (and strokes).

    The course is extremely pretty. There are no highways or roads or office buildings or even many homes visible from the course. Each hole has it's own look and personality; none are boring or repetitive. You just see you own golf hole and a partial vista of an adjoining hole. It's generally kept in good condition. The greens seem a bit soft and slow. The staff is friendly and cordial.

    One big advantage is the adjacent driving range, which is one of the few ranges in the area with grass tees available during summer months. So you can warm up by shooting a bucket if you want before you play. Prepay for 10 rounds and receive a discount good for either Beech Woods or Evergreen Hills.
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