2141 Wheel Dr,
Bessemer, Alabama 35020-2611
Woodward Golf Club is a Private 18 hole golf course located in Bessemer, Alabama.
A. H. "Rick" Woodward opened WoodÂward Golf & Country Club near Bessemer in 1916. It is one of the oldest golf clubs in the state. Originally composed of eight holes built in a cow pasture in Brighton, it was not iniÂtially stretched to nine holes because a suitable location for the ninth green could not be found.
Originally built for the enjoyment and benefit of the employees at Woodward Iron Company, it is the oldest golf club at its original location in JefferÂson County. It began with about 80 members and was first called the Employees Club (of Woodward Iron Company).
After World War I the course reorganized under its current name. In 1920 a clubhouse was built and the course was expanded to 18 holes under the direction of Charlie Hall.
In 1986 course designer Ward Northrup presided over a renovation of the course, which has hosted the Alabama Open and an invitational that attracts top amateurs from across the state every year.