The Challenge at The Woods: #4The Challenge at The Woods

The Challenge at The Woods
14499 Hwy 79 East
Jacksonville, Texas 75766
Cherokee County

Phone(s): (903) 589-1706, (903) 589-1759
Fax: (903) 586-0594

Previously known as Cherokee Country Club, The Challenge at The Woods dates back to the 1930s, and its traditional, private layout through the tall pines is known as a shot-maker’s course. Playing only 6,208 yards from the tips, the course offers the option of hitting irons off the tee to keep it in the fairway.

Getting there : From Downtown Jacksonville, take Hwy. 79 east 4 miles to the course.

The Challenge at The Woods
2.5 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view of hole #4 at The Challenge - The WoodsA view of the 13th green at The Challenge - The Woods

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Matt Dye
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1936
  • Golf Season: Closed Mondays
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fee

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $42
  • Weekends: $55

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 71 6231 125 69.2
White 71 5760 119 67.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • The Challenge at The Woods
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by tw
    on May 26th, 2018 05:00
    played this course and not impressed at all, greens were in ok shape but fairways and layout were not desirable. Would not go back.
  • The Challenge at The Woods
    4 stars out of 5
    by drw
    on September 23rd, 2016 17:03
    thought the course was in good condition overall. Greens were very good and consistent. Nice scenic layout.
  • The Challenge at The Woods
    1 stars out of 5
    by Al N
    on October 18th, 2015 11:29
    Although holes 1 and 18, visible from the pro shop, are nice looking, the rest of the course isn't. In general, the further one gets from the clubhouse (there is no turn; hole 10 is far away) the more the fairways are simply mown weeds. Fire ant hills abound, so watch your step. Overall, poorly kept up. We were disappointed for sure.
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