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Lake of the Woods Golf Course and driving range is located east of Columbia on 145 acres. This golf course and driving range, along with Lake of the Woods Pool and a fishing lake, make up Lake of the Woods Recreation Area. The driving range has two fully irrigated bermuda grass tee boxes along with target greens. The golf course is open year round and provides a challenging and enjoyable round for all levels. This course features three sets of tees, bunkers, mature trees, large zoysia fairways, bentgrass greens, lakes, golf cart paths, and tee to green watering system.

Lake of the Woods Course Rules

Tee Times

Tee times are taken 7 days in advance. Tee times take preference over walk-ins 7 days a week. On the current day of play, remaining tee times can be obtained in person or by contacting the clubhouse at (573) 499-GOLF. To book your tee time online, click here.

Dress code

Shirts with sleeves are required- no cut off or “tank top” style shirts. Clothing with graphic images is prohibited. Please wear soft spikes or tennis shoes.


No outside liquor or private coolers may be brought in. Beer, soda, food and snack items are sold at the concession stand.

Inclement Weather Operating Guidelines

Lake of the Woods Golf Course will open for play when the course conditions permit play. As a general rule, Lake of the Woods will be open for play provided there is a forecasted high temperature of at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit for the day, however, playability of the course will be determined by the Golf Course Maintenance Supervisor or his/her designated Staff. The golf course reserves the option to close the course at any time during the day due to lack of attendance or prevailing weather conditions.

Solo Rider Golf Cart

L.A. Nickell has a solo rider golf cart for golfers with limited mobility issues. This cart gives golfers with limited mobility the ability to drive on sensitive areas such as tees and greens without damaging the turf. The golf cart’s seat swivels 350 degrees, allowing golfers to easily exit and enter the golf cart. Plus, golfers are able to swivel and make a golf swing from the seated position. It is recommended that you give 48 hours notice when renting the solo rider golf care to ensure it is completely charged and ready for use. For more information or to reserve the single rider cart for use, call (573) 874-7538 or (573) 874-7539. Weather or course conditions may affect use.

Our Staff

Dan Frost Recreation Supervisor

Dan Frost – Recreation Supervisor/Teaching Professional | (573) 874-7539

Michael Etter – Recreation Specialist/Teaching Professional | (573) 874-7539

Brant Crawford Head Superintedent LOW

Brant Crawford – Head Superintendent | (573) 874-7539

Vacant – Assistant Superintendent

(573) 874-7539