Fantasy Valley Golf Course
Previously known as Wisp Resort Golf Course.
|Gold (W)||70||5290 yards||72.3||125|
|Red (W)||70||4362 yards||65.4||122|
|Blue M: 72.0/140||525||379||183||548||125||382||582||419||180||3323||431||212||323||411||397||390||190||562||207||3123||6446|
|White M: 70.5/132||510||365||170||527||120||370||567||375||169||3173||406||194||241||387||369||375||183||549||158||2862||6035|
|Gold M: 66.8/124 W: 72.3/125||424||295||147||517||115||365||496||346||154||2859||365||171||227||333||300||346||163||386||140||2431||5290|
|Red W: 65.4/122||346||288||143||427||110||288||428||273||148||2451||320||143||210||211||114||273||152||378||110||1911||4362|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesConference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Lockers
DO BETTER, WISP MANAGEMENT! WHAT A SHAME!
I have played this course every year for the past three. Every year I come the conditions get worse but the price magically goes up.
Wisp resort management needs to get their act together and ensure both this and Lodestone are maintained so that the good people who work there don’t end up losing their jobs.
It is so sad to watch these course being let go. If you can’t do it, give it to someone who can.
Lay out is fun, challenging but a good time.
People that work here are friendly and nice as the rest of this town.
Let me start with the worst issue in both these courses. The greens have a very common fungus found on bentgrass greens. There are thousands of 1-2” round dead spots on every green. Which makes putting impossible. This just needs fungicide. COMEON!!
Bunkers have no sand, not a grain of sand.
Rough is longer than the US open. 5-6” just off the fairways.
Geese and their poop everywhere that it is borderline unhealthy.
No beverage cart nor water stations anywhere even though its 90+ outside
Look, golf is a game where most folks want to get out and relax and have fun. Have a beer, have a cigar, and play in conditions that are at least okay. If the greens roll fine even with a few humps here snd there most people are happy. But when your greens are like a surface of the moon with mini craters everywhere it is reprehensible that you’ll charge people exorbitant prices and expect them to come back. DO BETTER COS IT IS A SHAME AND A SHAM!
Fantasy Valley in rough shape
Last tead I paid $65 for a weekday round. This year $84 . Why? Greens are very patchy and bumpy with many brown spots. Bunkers have very little sand but lots of rocks and weeds. And there is no practice range.
Played this course in the past. Loved it. Has really gone down hill.
No pro shop, wasn’t marked (a yurt)
Fairways and greens in good shape.
Geese everywhere- a problem
All of the amenities they had in the past are gone.
We played twilight at a reduced rate but would have been disgusted if we played full price.
Too many geese
Love the course and layout. Goose poop everywhere, especially on many of the greens. Everywhere we walked (except for a few holes) we had goose poop on our shoes. Complained to the pro shop and was told there was nothing they could do about it. Maryland forbid killing the buggers. There must be a way to rid the course of them. As much as I love the course, I doubt I'll be back any time soon, not until they have a way to control the geese.
A bit expensive, playable but bunkers are in terrible shape.
The course is playable if not a bit expensive. The looks of the course are brought down significantly because it looks like they have gtotally given up on maintaining the bunkers. I would recommend this course but only at a lower price point and if they fix the bunkers.
Great design, poor maintenance
I wouldn’t pay that much to play this course again. The course had potential but was not maintained well. Some kind of fungus on the greens made putting a joke. WAAAAAYYYYYY over priced for the course conditions. I wouldn’t play it again unless they hired more people to take care of this course. Hale Irwin would be disappointed .
This golf course is garbage! And they charges a ridiculous amount to play. I was blown away. Some type of fungal disease on the greens. Poor maintenance. It was garbage. I’ll never play there again
Great except the sand traps
Enjoyed the course a lot. Did not have to wait at all as a two-some. The sand traps are in poor shape, but the rest of the course is in great condition.
This was our first time playing this course and will definitely be the last.
First, the good:
-We were a twosome, and the pro shop manager asked the two foursomes in front of us to start the day if we could go first, and they graciously obliged.
-There are a few holes on the back 9 that have great design, and were marginally kept.
-That's pretty much it.
-The first 5 holes were borderline unplayable - tall grass within 4-5 feet of each fairway, all extremely narrow.
-After 6, it opens up some, and the back 9 is more playable, but still in rough shape. Majority of the course was just awful.
-You could tell this course may have been decent 10-15 years ago, but it's been completely let go.
-There wasn't a trace of sand in the bunkers, nothing but rocks.
-Most greens had weeds and bare spots.
I wouldn't have been upset had I paid $20 to play, but $80+? What a ripoff. We have no interest playing this course again.
Poor Course Conditions and Highly Overpriced
The course was in poor condition and surely not worth the $90 they charged. I wouldn't pay $25 for a course in the condition it was in. Looks like they are hardly taking care of it and its tough to figure out what is fairway and rough. The bunkers haven't been touched in years and we considered them ground under repair. Stay away.
Course was in okay shape. Fairways were hairy with some tall grass. Rough could be mowed more, even at the same length, maybe just against the grain once every one or two weeks. Tee boxes are very uneven. Bunkers on the front 9 are in very poor shape. Seems like most of the attention is on lodestone. The layout has serious potential. The course was either really nice at one point or could be with some work. For the price, there is no reason it shouldn’t be in better shape. The front 9 is far more difficult due to tight fairways and could really set the tone if it was in better shape. Back 9 is far more friendly for average golfers but still suffers the same maintenance issues.
It’s not great
Very very average municipal like course that is some what poorly maintained. Layout is bizarre. It is not what you hope to get for around $80 a round. That plus a total lack of amenities isn’t worth a positive review. Some nice views of the landscape would be a positive for this course.
Wasn't as bad as recent reviews
Read recent reviews and was pleasantly surprised. The greens were in good shape. The fairways weren't bad either. The bunkers lacked sand but for the $35 greens fee, it was a decent course
The course is nice but for the price you would expect more. The bunkers are untended. Some had exposed corrugated pipes and grass growing. Had to play them as ground under repair. The greens had huge dead spots around the aprons. They ruined the layout when they eliminated some of the nicest holes and added a par 3 from the fairway of an old par 4.
Love the course. The sand traps are in poor condition and need work. Some of the holes with water had too many geese. The goose droppings were everywhere, on the greens, fairways, tees and actually the roughs. That was a problem on about 5 holes. They need to get rid of the critters somehow. They are more than an annoyance.
This course has potential. Poorly maintained.
This course could be nice, but poorly maintained and odd design. There was no driving range or putting green to practice,. We went off at 8:10 in the fog. Played the first hole with no visibility and the 2nd wasn’t much better. it was crazy wet. Fairways have some issues and if you end up in the rough forget finding your ball. Hole 16 was very odd. With water twice.The gas carts with no gps were noisy smelly and not great. The fairways were like rough and the first cut on the putting greens were like fairways .We we’re disappointed. Not worth the cost.
not ideal conditions
The staff is very polite which made the experience a little better. The course has a decent layout but needs some serious work. Bunkers are dirt and the whole course is burnt out. Definitely not worth $70.
More of a muni trying to pass itself off as an elite resort course. “Clubhouse” is in a hut they convert from the ski season. There is no putting green or driving range. Course basically caters to families that are staying at the Wisp Resort. Most clearly don’t play golf regularly. There was literally 4 groups on the par 5 first hole b/c the foursome on the green had apparently never played golf before; was determined to find EVERY ball they shanked into the weeds and backed everyone else up. None of the bunkers were raked and weeds had overgrown portions of the course. Given all factors, I’d recommend driving 15 minutes to play in Oakland or pay an extra $20 and play at Lodestone.