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3.2
421 Reviews (421)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
159
3 Stars
95
2 Stars
62
1 Stars
45
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
65.7%
Recommend this course
290 out of 421 reviews
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3.1
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
70.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 20 reviews
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3.2
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
67.7%
Recommend this course
42 out of 62 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6384 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.1
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Walden Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1969) Lindsay Ervin (1969) Roger Rulewich (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No jeans, collared or golf mock shirt required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.2
421 Reviews (421)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
19th Hole Specials 11
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 40
Water Hazards 39
Forced Carries 34
This course/club is great for:
Locals 44
Advanced Golfers 22
Seniors 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 35
Convenient to the City 14
Worth the Drive 12

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2.0
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Previously Played

Fair pricing but horribly maintained

We decided to play this course because a $39 round w/ cart is tough to beat, however the course we felt was horribly maintained. There was a couple of nice holes, but my goodness do they need to mow it more often. There were several instances in which we saw exactly where our tee shots landed in the rough - and couldn’t find it. Lost way too many golf balls that should not have been tough at all to find. Not sure when the greens were last cut because those were the slowest greens I’ve ever played on. The fair way was the length of the rough in some places and the tee boxes were a nightmare.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Layout

Tee boxes and fairways were a little beat up, but that’s to be expected early in the season. Majority of greens were in great shape. Course layout is tight. Don’t expect to be able to hit driver on every par 4/5. Great course to get some work in on your long irons. Bring an extra sleeve of golf balls.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Letting it go

Walden CC is the most convenient course for me to play being only 10 mins from where I live. Over the past few year the course has taken a turn for the worst, at least in my opinion. I have a very simply rule to where I’d play golf: if the greens are in great shape, it a good course for me. WCC used to have greens comparable to most of the high-end golf courses in DMV area. However, in the last few years their greens have progressively gotten worse, I don’t think they rolled the green once all of last season. The rest of the course has never been anything to write home about, and it still isn’t. I will continue to play there because of the convenience and it’s challenging layout. I think the WCC grounds crew needs to get the course back to where it was in 2017 and 2018.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Aerated Greens

Walden aerated their green, but the greens still rolled pretty well. I can’t wait for them to grow in.
I’ve always enjoyed playing at Walden CC, and happy to call it my home course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My Home Course

I consider Walden CC my home course since it’s less than 10 mins from where I live.I play here more than anywhere else. Walden is a short tight course which makes it pretty challenging. The fairway and rough are rarely in good shape, but the greens are almost always in great shape. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. I enjoy playing at Walden because it’s a challenging course. If you want to sharpen your iron play, Walden is a good course for that.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

An Interesting Layout...give it a try.

Walden has a unique layout for this area.

I live nearby, but don't get a chance to play Walden too often. They jacked up their rates about 2 years ago (COVID maybe), and there's no way I'd pay $70 here! There are too many wet spots, I think 5 holes outside of the par 3s are cart path only, and the local residents that actually have memberships there aren't the most fun to golf with if you get paired up. They act like it's THEIR course and you're playing Troon North.

If you can get past the price and the nonsense, the course layout is different for this area. You can't go Driver just because you want to; you'll get penalized.

I usually only play Walden now when I catch a good deal on GN. I would never pay their posted rack rate.

In all, a fun little long course, but I wish they went back to the old pricing chart.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad layout, bad conditions.

Tee boxes scruffy and overgrown. Rough patchy. Asphalt bunkers. Whatever. But it’s also just a badly laid out golf course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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