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3.5
82 Reviews (82)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
82.1%
Recommend this course
67 out of 82 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 31 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.9%
Recommend this course
38 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6117 yards
Slope 117
Rating 68.8

Course Details

Year Built 1934
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $9
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.5
82 Reviews (82)
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Reviews 54
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 6
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic shape in December; look out for hole 14

Taking advantage of having Fridays off in December by playing some last-of-season golf. Forest Park is in great shape. Some rough cart paths here and there, but I’m impressed. No one around, so I jammed through in a little over 3 hours playing solo. Hole 14 here is a doozie, though...fairway slants left. Really easy to lose balls and really hard to get a decent lie. Stay to the right!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play

This was only my second time playing this course. I kept asking myself why I hadn’t been playing here a lot more. The staff is the friendliest that I have encountered anywhere, including the courses in Myrtle Beach and Scottsdale, Arizona. Everyone there goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed and that your round goes well. The course was in great shape following a previous rain. The carts are well maintained. This is an outstanding value for a round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

This course has it all. Very Friendly staff along with a variety of challenging holes. It is part of the Classic Five in Baltimore. It sets in an urban setting but has plenty of room to be a really nice Course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Could not play at the course because the fog was too thick and they didn't let anyone on the course. Try to contact Golf Now about a refund got no response.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What A Day

Golfed with a nice couple and a friend. Beautiful weather and had a really enjoyable time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun In The Sun

‘‘Twas a hot day but great way to get out of the house. Tough 18 but fun! Bring some balls no pun.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Brutal Conditions, Reservation System is Broken

The only redeeming factor is how good the staff was at apologizing for everything going wrong.

I booked my tee time online direct through the course website (not a third party) and chose the first one available (7:10 AM) when I showed up, there's apparently a Thursday morning league that starts later in the day so the course wasn't open. When they eventually opened, the guy apologized and said that I shouldn't be able to book a tee time that early (even though I booked it direct through their site). Okay, fine, accidents happen, whatever. He was nice enough to let me out before league play started, so that's a plus.

I wish I had just taken a refund. The course was in TERRIBLE shape. Fairways had gouge marks like someone drove a pick-up truck through them and giant patches of mud. Even with a perfect drive, you have a 50% chance at best of finding grass in the fairway.

That's still preferable to the rough, which was more like someone's backyard. The "first cut" was at least six inches high, not even the US Open has rough this unforgiving. I guess they were trying to make the course tougher, but when you're losing 4/5 balls on shots that are five feet away from the fairway, something is wrong.

During my round, I chatted with the guy I was playing with and he mentioned that the course was too wet for them to mow. It's been a mostly dry summer so if the few days of rain we had last week are enough to make this happen, it seems like the course needs better equipment, some new irrigation, or both.

Good shots in the fairway have a 50% chance of being in dirt/mud, and shots in the rough have a 25% chance of being found. The layout was mildly interesting, but the course conditions made it unbearable. Throw in the broken reservation system and this course is one to avoid, at least until they get things sorted out.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is in very bad condition

I haven't played here for years, but it used to be a nice course. Don't play here, it's in very poor condition. You know things are bad , when on the first hole, there is a man with a weed wacker in the middle of the fairway. Most of the fairways are burnt up and full of weeds and some have large holes and ruts. The only thing that makes this course playable is that the greens aren't too bad, but they are slow. The cart paths are also falling apart. They really need to lower the price until they get this place in better shape, I doubt that I would play there again, too many better places to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 58
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

I always enjoy this course and the awesome people therr

I have been playing this course off and on for years. It’s in very nice shape, they invest a lot of resources in it. Greens are very good. Was a wet playing day today due to lots of rain.
The people that work there and the people I get to play with are always solid people.
Enjoyable place to play

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Course conditions were poor. There are no fairways and little upkeep. The pace of play was awful. Not Allowing a 5 some to slow the entire course down is common sense. Just a poor layout and overall not a great course. The starter was rude but the rest of the staff were nice. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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