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3.6
899 Reviews (899)
5 Stars
293
4 Stars
292
3 Stars
130
2 Stars
95
1 Stars
89
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
69.8%
Recommend this course
658 out of 899 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.6
61.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 59 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
154 Reviews (154)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
67.5%
Recommend this course
104 out of 154 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7060 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.3

Lake Presidential Golf Club is one of Maryland's most popular public courses. It is a challenging championship layout that is player friendly enough to accommodate a wide range of skill levels. It stands out from run-of-the-mill municipal courses with exceptional conditions from the tees to the greens. The layout offers a diverse mix of holes that will have golfers using every club in their bag. There are some especially interesting par 3s that are visible but with enough hazards to make them a challenge. Houses border the front nine holes but they are absent on the back nine. The fairways on the last nine holes are densely lined with mature trees. The golf course finishes with an enjoyable par 5 that plays over a lake. It can be reached in two with a little skill and accuracy.

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Course Details

Year Built 2008
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #5)

Reviews

3.6
899 Reviews (899)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
19th Hole Scenic Views 24
Patio Dining 15
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 53
Water Hazards 53
Forced Carries 50
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 52
Locals 31
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 29
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 47
Worth the Drive 38
Convenient to the City 34

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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Pace of Play

This course every time I play is over booked. Tee time was at 11, wasn’t able to tee off until 11:45. It took us 3 hours to get through 9 holes! I paid for 18, couldn’t stand it after 9 and left. This happens every time. Stop overbooking

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Over Book

The pace of the course was very slow. It took us 9 holes for almost 3 1/2 hrs. We didn’t finish our round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good and bad

Course is in good shape for wintertime, green and not beat up. Busy warm day during holiday week I expected it to be busy which it was-ok. We had a 5 some playing in front of us and would have been behind another group of 6 but they offered to let us go ahead. The single my wife and I were supposed to share tee time wanted to play by himself. No starter, ranger or course management of play to say the least. The group in front was slow, frequently having multiple people spending lots of time looking for balls that were hit into hazards and they were about 3-4 holes behind the group in front of them. Never offered to let us play through so we skipped the 9th and went onto back nine. Never caught up to another group until 12th hole and they were moving at pace. I’d read bad reviews last summer regarding pace of play here and can say I’d love to come back to this nice course often if they could mange their tee times and pace of play better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Had so much fun

Beautiful but challenging course. Played in a little bit of rain and still had a good time. Course has great maintenance even in the winter!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great challenge

Entire course green as a shamrock great look instead of browned out winter golf .A very challenging course.. Well done Lake Presidential

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is in great condition

Love playing Lake Presidential, especially in the off season when the rates are down. You can't beat the grass range and chipping green. The starter was wonderful, doing his best to mitigate the frost delay. Only went off about 10 minutes after our tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Test

This was my first time playing this course. I’ve read mixed reviews but wanted to see for myself. I was very happy with the layout and the friendliness of the staff. I was paired with a great threesome. I will definitely play this course when I’m in town again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Bad Management

We booked what we thought would be plenty of time to play 15 holes or so today at Lake Presidential. They had let so many players on the course that we teed off 40 minutes late. Pace of play was abysmally slow; we had long waits at each hole. Although the cart message system kept telling us the Marshall would be forcing slow players to skip holes, if it happened it didn't help. We were running to our balls to do our part. It took us 3 hours and 15 minutes to play 9 holes. We asked for a 9 hole voucher. The manager was very brusque and told us the rate was a good one so we should only expect to get in as many holes as we could regardless of the slow pace. It was not offered as a Twilight rate nor was there any such warning. It"s thev2nd time I've had then bait and switch rates on me. Don't waste your time and money at Lake Presidential.

Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Food service

I know this is hit or miss for some, but I was hoping there was a food cart. How cruel

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Backed up

Good place. A little slow but busy bring slower golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always something

Don’t play unless you have 6 hours and a lot of patience.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Incredibly beautiful golf course

I played this course a lot when I lived in the DC area, and it has really matured well. The fairways like a carpet and the greens oll nicely... Tee boxes need to grow in a bit but I would recommend giving this track a try...

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Condition

Greens are recovering from aeration but the course is in great shape…..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout, Great Staff, Horrible Conditions

This is a gen of a layout and the course staff were excellent. The course itself is in really bad shape. The greens were aerated and that is part of maintenance so I can’t say much about that. Tee boxes were in really bad shape. Lots of mud in various places. Not every course can afford heavy maintenance but this would be an absolute beauty if it could be upgraded.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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