Massanutten Resort - Woodstone Meadows Course
|Blue (W)||65||5065 yards||70.0||122|
|White (W)||65||4518 yards||66.3||116|
|Red (W)||65||3605 yards||61.1||102|
|Blue M: 64.2/115 W: 70.0/122||366||174||501||140||400||328||177||148||190||2424||385||165||160||172||387||125||353||361||533||2641||5065|
|White M: 62.4/108 W: 66.3/116||320||141||458||115||357||284||152||130||171||2128||369||153||136||150||316||113||325||336||492||2390||4518|
|Gold M: 60.7/110 W: 62.9/113||283||108||398||89||264||218||127||115||120||1722||314||138||122||140||260||92||300||336||378||2080||3802|
|Red M: 59.7/96 W: 61.1/102||215||108||398||89||264||218||122||115||110||1639||314||138||122||140||260||92||300||222||378||1966||3605|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesConference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Disappointing course conditions for a $75 fee
A very picturesque course. Plays to par 65 with a mix of holes and lots of par 3s. Unfortunately, the fairways are cut too high, almost rough length. Even when freshly cut it is too high. The fringe around the green might be acceptable for a fairway. Very disappointing conditions for $75. Check out photos.
Very disappointed with the customer service and with the apparent course policy. Played golf at 5PM. Got told at the 12th hole at 7PM that they were shutting down because of lightening (still haven't seen lightening...I think they wanted to go home early). Asked for a rain check and was told they didn't give rain checks at that time of day. So, let me get this. YOU forced me to stop playing and quote a policy like that??? Trust me, I understand the need for safety, and I am one of the first golfers to get off a course when there is lightening in the area but you were the initiator.
Two things: 1) The guy in the pro shop almost seemed excited to tell me he didn't want to give me a rain check, so he doesn't really know how to handle "unfortunate" situations which exhibits his lack of customer service skills and care for customers. 2) Think about it financially. You could have given me a 9 hole rain check, I would have come back on a different night and paid for 18 and you would have been money ahead! Great business policy; but, if that is how you choose to operate, it is your business to do so. It is also my business to choose which golf courses I frequent in the evenings after work some 3 to 5 times per week.
This probably won't change anything, but at least others will know not to play after 5PM if it might rain.
While this course was very forgiving for the beginner players it has some drawbacks with the course layout. If you are expecting a quick bite to eat at the turn (which is no where close to the club house), then you are better off bringing your own food and beverages. The ninth hole ends by the Virginia bbq restaurant which is not very quick on food or service. The distance between the 6th and 7th holes is quite a distance so I recommend not walking unless you’re under 30 and in great physical condition. If you don’t bring your own food then make sure you get some food from “Bogeys” before you start your round. Lots of par 3s on this par 65 course make it fun as well as challenging for the beginner. I would golf this course again knowing what I know now........and I am sure my experience would be much better when taking in the layout issues.
Great overall course. Lots short par 3s with many bunkers around the greens. Fun course to dial in your wedges and short iron approach shots. Wind made it tough to judge good distances but greens were fair and fun to putt on.
Needs some work
This is a pretty little course that plays along the lower mountain ridge and valley. It's quite hilly (no surprise) and VERY narrow. It's a fun layout with a lot of variety.
The course isn't super-cheap if paying as a regular guest - considering the conditions. It gets cheaper if you're doing multiple activities and get an activities pass. And it would be worth it if they'd put a few $$ into it and fix up some maintenance issues (detailed below).
For one, the bunkers aren't good. At best they have lots of sand mixed with small pebbles. At worst they are totally GUR. They all pretty much need to be re-lined and re-filled with good quality sand.
The other problem are the edges of the fairways. Being on the side/bottom of a small mountain, I can understand the challenge of channeling water through the course. But I've seen it done on many similar courses. The lack of water runoff management means there are lots of areas on the mountain side of the fairways that are difficult to maintain. Many areas are too wet to mow and there are little shelves and such that create unplayable conditions for tee shots that miss the fairway by a yard on the smart side of the hole. The tee boxes could also use some work.
All that said, I thought the greens were pretty good. They're a bit tricky as many of them are tilted towards the mountain so putts counter-intuitively break towards it. They were a decent speed and rolled well.
All-in-all a low average play with room for improvement. A happy shout out to the pro shop staff for getting me out on the back 9 so I could get a quick 9 holes in and get back to the family without waiting behind the morning rush. Kudos to them!
Fun Executive Course
Played this course a few times over the years it is a shorter executive course but not a Par 3 with a friendly staff. Nice to have a driving range to warm up on before you go out but need to have grass tees instead of carpet mats for hitting irons. The course offers a variety of short holes mixed with some tight and challenging holes. The fairways and greens are in decent condition, however, the greens are on the slower side. Pace of play is slower then the Mountain course we played but also had a lot more people playing it. Great course for people that want a relaxing round of golf without the stress of a championship course.