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3.6
891 Reviews (891)
5 Stars
289
4 Stars
290
3 Stars
129
2 Stars
95
1 Stars
88
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
69.5%
Recommend this course
651 out of 891 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.7
60.9%
Recommend this course
53 out of 87 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
154 Reviews (154)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
66.9%
Recommend this course
103 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
891 Reviews (891)

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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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 2
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
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Pace is Crap

How do you mix a group outing and public tee times? How can you make the pace slower? Ask management at Lake Presidential. They seem to want you to spend 6 hours on the course. No Marshall to keep pace of play at 4.5 hours. No they want it at 6 hours. You can literally tee off, take your cart to the parking lot, drive to the local Starbucks, order your drink, comeback and still wait for your next shot.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs Work

Potentially one of the best courses in the area but is not kept up. Very disappointing! Also, no one seems to manage the course with workers driving around with loud music and smelling of pot. Not good!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
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 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Thr New GPS was a pain the A..and slowed play down but course.was in good shape .And the club house helper guy ..help find my phone ..I had to use promo codes to get price reasonable. But A good day otherwise.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day course was saturated 3 days after rain. Needs better drainage in fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not a good round of golf

The course condition was not good. Greens were slow, and the fairways were semi-rough. Too many blind-shots and hidden hazards which may explain slow play and 5+ hr round. And, the cart path restrictions were... unpredictable and very annoying... Not a good golf course overall.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

DO NOT PLAY COURSE

You will be intimidated by rude marshall to play fast even you are waiting for every shot due to pace of play. NEVER PLAY HERE!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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