A view of the 9th green protected by bunkers at Glade Valley Golf Club
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3.9
947 Reviews (947)
5 Stars
347
4 Stars
405
3 Stars
101
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
77
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
84.1%
Recommend this course
825 out of 947 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 44 reviews
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4.3
141 Reviews (141)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.0%
Recommend this course
134 out of 141 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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2023 #10)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Maryland (2018 #18) (2016 #13)

Reviews

3.9
947 Reviews (947)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 38
Bunkers 34
Thick Rough 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 54
Walkers 41
Beginners 37
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 45
In the 'Burbs 27
Convenient to the City 10

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Cold weather
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February Golf - Will take it

Had the day off and was looking to play since the weather was fair. The course was good. All the tee boxes were moved up which is understandable. Course was still in good shape. 1 of my favorite courses even though I'm about 40 minutes away.

Conditions Good
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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First Time Playing

Great course for the price

Overall great for the price. Course was in great shape for the time of year. Only issue was it’s on winter tee boxes and most are not lvl or well maintained areas other wise no complaints

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Glade Valley

Great course. Friendly.staff. Great condition. Great value.
Love the GPS on carts

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/06/2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your positive feedback about our course, friendly staff, and great value. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the GPS on our carts as well.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

It's a fun track

They added GPS to the carts. On the holes with blind shots it shows you the group ahead of you and when it's clear.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/18/2024

Hi, robs1215. 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.

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Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Improvement

This course has always been a solid course. Not too difficult, but still a lot of fun. They have been making some very nice improvements, especially for not increasing their prices. The golf carts now have gps, and I’ve even seen some new carts in rotation. Carts that even have ball and club cleaners.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/18/2024

bstuart15, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Glade Valley Golf Club.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Glade Valley Golf

At this time of year, you would expect leaves all over the place, the greens and fairways beginning to... Well just not be in top condition. Surprise! They were in great condition. Love the course and guarantee I will be back there the first chance I get.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/18/2024

u314164505478, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Glade Valley Golf Club.

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Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Place

First time here, i got paired up with two local golfers Al and John that gave great info and history of the place. This was thanksgiving weekend and i thought the course was in great shape. Greens where rolling good. But i can tell, if you play here during summer months/ dry times. These greens will eat you up. There are some tuff down hill putts here if you don’t stay below the hole. There are some tight holes and nice open holes. And the par three’s are nice. The course is pretty much flat with some little hills. But nothing crazy. If you never played here. I drove 1.5hrs to get there and I would drive it again. See you next summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/29/2023

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.

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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice course and folks, slow play, surprise cart return time

I liked the course and the staff in general.

Issues: Did not see anyone on the course trying to maintain the pace of play.

Booked a 12:40 tee time. When I checked in there was no mention of cart return time.

Starter made no mention of cart return time.

at about 4:15-4:30, a guy road by and said cart return time was 4:45. Since it will was still going to be light, and we were not made aware of this when we checked in, we decided to keep playing to get the last few holes in.

Right at 4:45, a young lady came riding around and tried to shame us for not respecting their rules.

Rules? If your going to yank us off of the course prematurely, you should warn us of this rule before we pay and start our round..

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
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
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Commented on 11/20/2023

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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Drinks

Please buy some Truilly or White Claw seltzers. Not all people drink beer or hard alcohol.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/30/2023

Hello, Drw5198. 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 Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Sweet track

1st time playing GV. Absolutely loved it. Will definitely go back. Greens were sweet. Fast & held golf shots. Tee boxes a hair long, but it’s late Oct. don’t expect them to be mowed 3x week this late. Fairways good. Strongly recommend this track.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/07/2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Fiss21. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Glade Valley Golf Club thanks you!

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