Dogwood's original nine holes was designed and built in 1968, with the second nine added around 1971. At 6,501 yards, Dogwood is an "equalizer" course, meaning bad shots are not severely penalized, there are ample opportunities for recovery shots, but subtle greens make scoring a challenge.
The tree-lined 18 Hole, Par 72 course is a true test of the game and a golfer’s abilities. With three par fives, the front nine plays to a par of 37 and provides several scoring opportunities. The back nine plays to a par 35 with just one par 5, and has plenty of character, placing a premium on accuracy. Reminiscent of the wonderful older golf course style, Dogwood rewards the shot-maker and the golfer who has the maturity to manage their game. It is not tricky nor does it incorporate gimmicks, but an honest use of the terrain and water hazards creates a challenge and proves that length alone is not enough to characterize a golf course.