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Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7013 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.0

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. High Season: April 1st - October 31st
Architect Ed Ault (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $19
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.0
54 Reviews (54)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Elevation Changes 10
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Locals 11
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 11
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Extraordinary improvement

The staff has done a terrific job of improving conditions damaged by the weather extremes over the last year. The course is in great shape and is one of the best layouts around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dead Grass

It's hard to fairly rate this course, because the conditions were terrible. Most of the grass on the course was dead. The course layout was nice and the maintenance of the course (aside from the dead grass) was good. I could have easily rated the course 4-5 if there was live grass. I was very much looking forward to playing this course, but was very disappointed. I'm willing to give it another try in a year or so. It seems like it will take at least that long to get the course back in shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

More Than Expected

First time that I played Hobbit's Glen. Great layout and great conditions. Not a. divot to be found anywhere. Wide open fairways; could lose a ball even if you tried. Everyone should be able to play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I so want this course to be great but I'm let down every time I play it!

This course has the highest cart fee of any course I've ever played at $19! We played on a day that was 95 degrees outside so walking the course was an extremely far fetched idea. I was able to find a walking rate online at a good price so I figured I would pay the extra usually $10-12 upon arrival which is why I would give this course another chance because it is so close to where I live. To charge customers such a ridiculous cart fee knowing full well that you have such a captive customer just left a sour taste in my mouth! Course layout is solid but it often lacks the condition standards of a course that is usually in this price range! Don't offer an acceptable price up front only to hide the awful cart fees under the radar because I know full well what other courses are charging that are much better than yours! Carts do not cost you that much!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great and beautiful golf courses

It was tough, challenging & beautiful courses.
Staff was nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

check in

I told a lady my last name, tee time. They had the record, but she had to see confirmation. I told her my phone is in my car, and she told me I had to get it.

If they have the record, I do not see why she has to see confirmation info. i do not get it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Happy @ Hobbit's Glen

Thank you Golfnow staff & Hobbit's Glen,(Columbia Association) for making this exceptional course available for us local, "poor" hacks! Great layout, great conditions, especially for February! Love the fast, true rolling greens! Definitely my favorite course in the central MD. area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Not Bad for late December

First time playing this course and this is normally expensive and private, love the layout no real danger off the tees. Lot of uphill approach shots so it was cool so it was hard to club up, same thing with putting. Slow greens but they did roll true, would love to see this price over the summer to better evaluate as it is a little expensive and you can play courses in this just as equal or better for less $ but all in all I had a great time it did get slow towards the end so check it out you wont be disappointed!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Greens are challenging but fun.

The fairways & greens are in good condition, the staff is friendly, & pace of play great.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Well kept, nice course.

After having somewhat of a dry spell (most of july 2016). I could not find brown a dry patch of grass on the course. Well done by the groundskeepers.
Now about playing the course.... it is a long"ish" course but it is open enough that if you were just off a little, you weren't penalized too much. Still makes you behave into hitting decent long shots.
All in all, it was fun to play and nothing to be critical about. Which I can't say about other courses I've played in Maryland.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Great Golf Club

Great Golf club for all golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Great layout just needs TLC

Love the new clubhouse. Just wish the money invested into that was reciprocated in the golf course as well. The layout is amazing and combined with the hills and thick rough, it's a solid test of golf. However, the course is burnt out in the fairways but very soft and dead grass or fluffy. The tees are on the thicker side and need rolled or placed better to not create side hill or downhill lies on the tee, or feel like your swinging out of the rough. Lastly, the greens were aerated over 5-6 weeks ago and they are still slow and very bumpy. Hopefully this place gets the TLC it needs. The membership would be full if they spruced the course up.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

Would go back

The Bermuda was not all the way back since it was still April. I'd like to play again with the full fairways. The rough was thick so staying in the fairway is a must. The greens rolled well even though you could see spots of po everywhere. I was disappointed that the lounge was closed after my round. It's s tough course to walk and a cold beer would have been a nice way to finish off a solid round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

In good shape

The bermuda is still dormant so, the fairways are brown but, the ball still sits up on them. Greens were aerated a few weeks ago and show some signs of it but are in good shape and fast as usual. Unfortunately, I had the opportunity to sample a number of the sand traps and they were all in good condition as well. As usual, a fun course to play that tests your whole game. The only complaint was that two of our foursome dropped after 9 and we were stuck behind two slow foursomes the entire back nine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a great track!

Well, for a November round, the course was in pretty great shape. The shame is that the general public only gets to play it on Monday. But for 20 bucks I made the most of my round! The greens rolled well, the fairways were in great shape and the overall course conditions were pretty dag on good! Had time to get a sandwich before I started my round. Which gave me an opportunity to see the new clubhouse and facilities! It's very state-of-the-art, modern and A heck of an upgrade from the old days. If you have a Monday free and can get to Columbia, Maryland...it will be the best value you can find for 20 to 30 bucks!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Hobbits Glen- Great course, great time

Excellent course in tip-top shape. Must play in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

GREAT GOLF COURSE

Played today - first time - visiting from North Carolina. Staff was very friendly -they got me out early. The fairways, tee boxes and greens are in great shape. Layout was loads of fun. Fairways are turning with Fall; but ball rolled well. Great elevation changes, sloping fairways. Hit the ball well and you'll score well. But, not difficult for the higher handicappers. Highly recommend playing this course. I have played many golf courses throughout the East coast. This course is near the top and deserved my Excellent rating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hobbits Glen nice day

Course was in great shape, awesome layout... plays loong, have fun play golf!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

This is probably the best golf course in the area. The greens have healed from aeration, and the fairways are perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Unexpected aeration

Unexpectedly the fairways were being aerated while we were playing and the greens had just been or recently aerated and covered with sand. No mention of this was made during check in. Ball paths in the sand were apparent on the greens. When it rained during the round, balls rolling on the greens were covered in sand as they made their way to the hole. The new clubhouse is an improvement in appearance with upscale food and beverage but the golf shop still lacks character or distinction. Upscale price, below par experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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