A view of the 9th green protected by bunkers at Glade Valley Golf Club
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4.2
608 Reviews (608)
5 Stars
219
4 Stars
282
3 Stars
80
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
91.7%
Recommend this course
562 out of 608 reviews
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4.2
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.1%
Recommend this course
82 out of 90 reviews
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4.2
148 Reviews (148)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.5%
Recommend this course
134 out of 148 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6787 yards
Slope 123
Rating 72.5

Nestled in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains about 15 minutes from Fredricksburg, Glade Valley Golf Club has been selected as a top-100 golf course in the Mid-Atlantic region by Washington Golf Monthly. The Jim Reck design, which opened in 1990, has a nice mix of woods, water, natural habitat and sand traps that will test golfers, but the golf course isn't overly difficult.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round
Architect J. L. R. Assoc.

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

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Reviews

4.2
608 Reviews (608)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 37
Bunkers 31
Thick Rough 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 51
Walkers 41
Beginners 37
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 44
In the 'Burbs 25
Convenient to the City 10

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Reviews 80
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

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Reviews 57
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great day great course

Glade valley is one of the nicest course's to enjoy a great day of golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2021

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Glade Valley Golf Club.

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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Donnie sucks

Don’t play at glade valley. You’ll catch scurvy in the filthy clubhouse while you wait forever to play your round. Management is non existent and the course is being sold soon so they couldn’t care less about your experience

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/20/2021

We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations; however this is clearly exaggerated and untrue. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. Making comments that cut down the course are not helpful to us or any golfers reading your review. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Glade Valley Golf Club.

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Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Another great round

We play here often for several reasons. One it's a great course that is always in excellent condition. Two the cost is perfect and doesn't keep you from only playing a couple times a month. Three, unlike other courses in the area Glade Valley has great drainage after a big storm and doesn't need to close the next day. You can book with confidence even if the weather is iffy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/20/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your round with us! We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/20/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Glade Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/22/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Glade Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Twilight play

Have not played at this course for many years due to the green fees and no walker rate. Decided to give it a try with the Golfnow.com twilight rate to see if they have improved the golf course. IMHO , not much change. It is not the value course it used to be.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take this sort of customer feedback very seriously at our course. Our team is working hard every day to ensure Glade Valley is up to the conditions we strive to achieve for our awesome golfers. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

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Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow pace

You have to allow at least 4 1/2 hours to complete a round. There are many slow players that need words of encouragement from the starter - they need to understand some basic common courtesy and allow faster players to play through . This can only happen if the course is better managed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Glade Valley Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Glade Valley Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Cheap golf course with poor pace of play and poorly kept fairways/greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note of the pace and conditions you mentioned. That is clearly not the standard we strive to achieve. We hope to see you back at Glade Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Glade Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Donnie Drama

Called for t-time; showed up 25 minutes early; paid for golf; loaded clubs into cart and headed for first tee. Donnie zooms up and tells us to return to the club house for a refund and to leave "his" course because we posted a previous 1 star rating. Really, who does this to paying customers. A chance to recover a good rating blown by Donnie. He threatened to call police which I encouraged as we headed to first tee box. Police arrive, tell us it's private property and we have to leave. Contract? (consideration, offer, acceptance). Civil matter. Escorted back to the club house for refund and left. Kudos to both officers who did their best. Course owner stood by and watched the Donnie Drama show. Why not tell me when I called for t time; when I showed up? Why give me a cart and allow me to proceed towards the first tee?
What a shame. Great course; friendly staff; owner who fails to hold her manager accountable.Glad she didn't bring this skill set to Frederick's Cluster Spires.

Friendliness Poor
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Hello, Teresa. We regret that the situation unfolded this way. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more while creating an enjoyable atmosphere for all. There have clearly been issues with your past couple visits and we rehashed the details on your last review. Best of luck in your future golf endeavors.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Glade Valley Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon for an even better 5 star experience. Glade Valley Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time, and we hope to see you again soon for a 5 star round! Thanks for choosing Glade Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2021

We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Glade Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

TD

I love Glade Valley. Fun course to play with great views and good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/25/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Glade Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Cancelled the Aug 22 @ 1:30. Rescheduled for Aug Sun Aug 29 @ 2pm

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Commented on 08/23/2021

Your feedback is important to us, RGA76C34619261759BF4. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Glade Valley Golf Club.

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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! Tthanks for choosing Glade Valley Golf Club! We are looking forward to your round on the 29th.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst conditions

The course hasn’t seen a mower in a while. I literally almost lost a ball in the tall grass in the middle of the fairway. The pace is slow. No marshaling. Got range balls, then got called to the first tee 10 minutes early and didn’t get to hit them. I could whine for another hour. I’ll try again in a few years. This was a big fat zero.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Commented on 08/25/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Get a ranger

They can’t manage pace of play. All about the revenue and don’t care about golfers enjoyment

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you had no issues with the conditions and value during your round We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Glade Valley Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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