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3.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
97.5%
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
Amenities
4.0
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5.0
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4.7
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4.0
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 7015 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.7

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1958) Bill Love (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.3
23 Reviews (23)
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Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0

A course that can be enjoyed by all skill levels

UMD is a rare breed in that it can truly be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. With few prominent hazards and forced carries, it is particularly great for casual golfers and those taking up the game. Even for more experienced players, though, the course makes nice use of some elevation changes and features beautiful trees that make for a good round. It's hardly the most challenging or the most pristine, but you will always have a positive experience here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Dr Bigger

If you want to learn how to play golf, this is the place to do it

This course will teach you how to hit all the shots, to deal with adversity, and to learn how to play the game

It’s not always in the best condition but it’s a wonderful golf course

It’s known affectionately as the Terp Palace

Anyone that criticizes it doesn’t know what they’re talking about and probably can’t play anyway

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 263
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Wonderful routes course over hilly terrain

Really enjoyed this hilly course that has had the bunkering and greens recently renovated. I enjoyed the layout and it took full advantage of the hilly terrain. Greens had plenty of undulations and were in perfect condition.

I have played many of the big ten golf courses and this is one of my favorites.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 143
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Golf Channel
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Layout Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Mud

It’s a good course. I play it a few times a year. Definitely challenging fairways and greens. Got to know where to miss or you will have a tough recovery. Lots of elevation change which makes for some blind tee shots so it would be nice if they had a layout on the scorecard for those who don’t remember where everything is. Also, The range mats are horrible. Basically just 10 year old worn down AstroTurf

This Saturday was horrible though. I know it’s Bermuda in the fairways but it’s almost May and it was basically a brown mud patch mud out there. I am no agronamy expert but I would have thought it would be in better shape by this time of year and the grass seemed very sparse. It did rain the day before but not that much and it was still pretty wet out there.

Front 9 had decent pace. Only waiting a minute or two on a few holes. Back nin got really backed up. The marshal (college kid I assume) didn’t really do much and was riding along with the group ahead of us which looked like his buddies, for like four holes while we waiting 10 mins on each hole. Took about 5 hrs total. It’s normally a good course for the value but I wouldn’t go back until the fairways are in better shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course across hill and dale

This is what my dad calls a "mountain goat track." Definitely some of the most elevation change I've seen at a DC-area course, which keeps it challenging. It's usually pretty well maintained and plays fairly long from the men's tees. The layout keeps it interesting, not too many straightaway grip it and rip it holes. Almost no water and not choked with lateral hazards, but plenty of bunkers and sidehill lies to keep you on your toes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Slow, Slow, Slow

Was in DC and took the opportunity to play a round with my son who attends U of MD. It was a Sunday mid-morning round. First few holes played at an acceptable pace, then it backed up to the point we were waiting nearly 10 mins on every hole. Eventually we were forced to skip 4 holes in order to finish a round that was on pace for well over 5 hours.

Quite a shame as it is a well kept and challenging course. But no rangers or other attempt to keep up even a modest pace on a Sunday morning is crazy !! For what I am paying in tuition, they should be able to afford a ranger.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good Times at the UMD Course

I played this course with one of my athletes who was preparing for the MD State Golf Championships. I expected it to be packed with high school students and a very slow round. However, MD was having a home football game (vs. Iowa for Homecoming) and I think this diverted some from playing. It wasn't that crowded and we played in UNDER 4 hours, something that is apparently unheard of here. I really enjoyed the course. Everything was green and well kept, and there wasn't even that many leaves for a fall day. Ballmarks are an issue on the green, but I fixed more than my share, and if fixed, didn't seem to affect the roll. My driver was on that day, so the windy conditions didn't affect me that much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course inside the beltway

This course is fun, but challenging. It is also very fair, if you play it right its rewarding. The landscape is interesting, and it has a lot of contours which I liked. The greens were pretty fast and fairways were in good condition. The rough in some spots was, well rough, but that’s the price you pay for not hitting the fair way. The facilities are great, nice chipping, putting greens, and driving range. The one negative which wasn’t a significant is some of the greens had a lot of wear, but it’s the middle of the summer and at the course is probably seeing peak traffic. This is a very affordable course inside the beltway. I’ll be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens awful.

Enjoy playing this course. Understand its winter season, but the greens were awful. Bird droppings every where. Tee box could be maintained better as well. Like I said, understand its winter season. But the greens were not pleasant.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Challenging Course for All Skills

This is an unexpectedly challeging course because of its lengh and well-protected greens. Fairways are not narrow and are relatively open, so its difficulty is being disguised. I had hard time to keep my score in 90s. It is a part of the UMD system, so everything including golf shop and locker room is kept clean and nice. Its practice facility is excellent. I like this old course partly because it reminds me of my second son who graduated from UMD last year and is now in the doctorate course of Gerogia Tech in Atlanta.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

A challenging layout

This is a challenging layout. The course plays longer than its yardage because there are many uphill shots to elevated greens. One notable exception is the short, downhill par-3 8th. Trees and water can come into play, but most fairways are generous. There are some deep bunkers that are best to avoid. Overall a good course, with a few memorable holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

The Course was great

The course was fun, it had great challenges and it was in good condition

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser

University of Maryland ... newly renovated, challenging,long course!

The course was in very good shape considering winter dormancy was evident in the fairways! the greens were in excellent shape, sand traps were firm not raked... all in all course has held up well this late in Dec. Price was excellent at 18 dollars per round... also close to my home in College Park! Played UMD course twice this week!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Value...Challenging Layout..former Nationwide Tour layout.

The golf course was excellent..The grounds crew were removing all leaves from the course with vacumn machine..NO leaves in playing ares...Amust for fall/winter golf

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Very nicely maintained course but slow play on a holiday

Staff was very friendly during check-in. We played on a holiday and had to wait on on shots for many of the holes. The course was in great shape and the weather was very pleasant for November. I would play this course again on a weekday just to avoid the holiday golfing traffic.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor

The Course Needs Work Nice lay-out Pace Of Play Really Slow

The Course Needs work, Nice Lay-Out, Pace of Play Slow

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Great Value for the money

This course has great value for the money, especially for a course so close to the DC line. It has also a nice grill and friendly staff throughout. Fairways were in good shape and greens were solid, but could have been slightly better. Course is well maintained in other departments.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Enjoyable round.

After a very hot, dry summer, I found the course to be in overall really nice shape. The greens were a bit slow, and there were a few bald spots in a fairway or two, but otherwise the course was in very nice shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

One of my favorite courses in the DC Area

University of Maryland is one of my favorite courses in the area. I am very impressed with how well it is maintained and the general quality, given that it is run by the University. I have occasionally had pace of play issues here, and there is no marshall to speak of. I especially enjoy the 17th (extremely short par 3) and the 7th (WIDE open par 5 with the second shot down a huge hill) holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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