Island Green/Waterfall at Meadows Farms Golf Course

4.2901176471 4.3 stars from 5 (74)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6067 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 68.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6067 yards 68.4 119
White 70 5560 yards 65.8 113
Gold 70 4809 yards 64.5 110
Red (W) 70 4075 yards 62.8 110

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 74 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

70 out of 74 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals seniors wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens elevation changes   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks  

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"MEADOWS FARM CONTINUES TO IMPROVE!"


varoadrunner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Meadows Farms has done a superb job revamping their course. There has been considerable upgrades such as replacement of older rock & boulders on water hazard borders to wooden piles with fill. The course has been cleaned up considerably of undergrowth. The greens are in fantastic shape for this time of year and prior to the first frost were probably the best in the area. Having 3 sets of 9 assures their starters with flexibility for pace of play while busy. Their employee's are attentive and are golfers themselves so they understand your needs. Tom S. (USCG Ret).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jason3320591's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was very well maintained. Only complaint is all the gravel in the wraparound bunker on the #2 Par 3 hole on the Waterfall course. I damaged my nearly brand new sand wedge because the ball was sitting on a pile of hidden gravel under the thin layer of sand. There should be a warning sign about potential club damage if this is not going to be addressed by course management/grounds crew.

The Starter and snackbar staff initiated contact with a smile and were very polite. The counter staff need to concern themselves more with in-person customers than bothering with ones on the phone. Had to stand by for more than 5 minutes while he took 3-4 "phone in" tee times before taking 30 seconds to check me in after having already done the online booking.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A warm up hole? A par 6 hole? Very different layout for each course."


u3415017's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course is broken into 3 separate 9 hole courses. There’s a warm up hole.... ???? good idea I guess. My friend and I played the Island and Longest Hole Courses. I’ll begin my review with the course conditions.

The overall course conditions were good. Some fairways were a little dry and some were perfect. The rough is really non existent. Grass is not really high and most times I landed in the rough I had a good lie to still go after the hole. There are some holes with different features, hole 8 and 11 has around 40 small lounds in the rough. Most of the tee boxes are really small (like really small). The boxes felt like compacted dirt and you couldn’t take a divot. Some of the tee boxes were not in good shape. The sand traps were huge, but not really a lot of dirt on them. Maybe 1-2 inches of dirt (not necessarily sand). However, it wasn’t hard to hit out of them. Greens were in great shape. Soft and very fast. Some were aireted recently.

The island course is very short (3000+ from the back tees). It has a couple island holes (2 and 6?). Most of the holes are pretty straight, few with any doglegs. You can see the flag from most of the holes. A good amount of the holes have water in play in the hole. Islands are just like islands (short par 3 green surrounded by water everywhere). The course gets longer towards the end and more change in elevation. The beginning greens hardly have any break. So it’s either easy or not interesting (except holes 8 and 9).

The longest hole course is 3900+ yards. Everything that was said about the island course is totally opposite on the longest hole. Lots of doglegs, changes in elevation, tees placed on small flat spots and lots of slope surrounding it. They are owner of the longest hole (841 yd par 6). Can get on he green in 3 with really good shots. It’s just so long!!!! Few PGA regulation Par 4 (465 ish). I really enjoyed this 9 hole course. The 18th hole has a nice wide open view looking down towards the club house.

I didn’t have much interaction with the staff. So I can’t rraljy review that.

Overall, good course for the money. Look for some hot deals on golf now. I definitely recommend to play this course. It’s a little far inland but worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Interesting features"


u00000597461's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun Sunday afternoon of golf. Interesting collection

of island greens and magnificent waterfall hole. Friendly wide Bermuda fairways in excellent

condition. Woman friendly tees. Some greens have

curvaceous topography...but are fair if read correctly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"WORTH THE DRIVE AND TIME"


TroyJames's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've Been Wanting To Play Meadow Farms For Over Ten Years and Finally Made it out to Play it on Friday & Saturday 9/15-16/2017. Well What Took You So Long ? It's not like its right around the corner. If you Love Golf,Just like me you're Gonna Be KICKING Yourself for waiting so Long. The Property Is Fabulous , the layout is Fun and Fair. The Creativity of the design is Genius. The Have Three Nines, " The Island Nine, which has multiple Island Greens hence the name, The Longest - which entails the Longest Hole in America According to the Gueness Book of Records at 841 yard Par 6 , Yep you heard it right. Finally the Waterfall Nine which has a par Three on top of a Waterfall which is Beautiful." The Greens where extremely Fast you have to stay below the hole unless you're a Glutton for Punishment. Finally the Last thing that I would like you to know is about the Ownership and staff. NEVER Have I been to a Course where the people Loved Golf and Cared more about there Customers. They did everything except " Make My Birdie Putts For Me on Those Really Fast Greens" . Kenny and his Loyal Group of people where OUTSTANDING. A Not So Funny Thing Is Happening In Our Country Concerning Golf. These Jewels of Golf courses are going out of Business. Just heard This week that the Famed " Bulle Rock " In Havre de Grace Is Up for sell again and possibly Going out of Business. So PLEASE GO OUT AND SUPPORT KENNY and his Group at Meadow Farms, I PROMISE YOU WON'T BE DISSAPPOINTED. I Highly Reccomended This Golf Course. Also They have a Cabin on Property that Sleeps 8 for Unlimited Golf for $89.00 Bucks, per/person. Golf and Accomadations WHAT A BARGAIN.....!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



cnvliddick's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Meadow Farms GC"


u190514657's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Saw complex on GolfNow, "hotdeals", while vacationing @ Lake Anna. Played the Island green/Longest Hole, 18 hole course. The waterfall course was closed due to aeration. Played the "white tees". Course condition was excellent, and greens were very fast, (even after aeration). Course is hilly and some hidden shots. Found 2 water ponds on the longest hole. Definitely a need to keep the ball in the fairway. Round was 4 1/2 hours. Check-in, concession staff and starter could not be nicer. I enjoyed the experience and want to play it many more times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


aznjazon's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time I've ever played here and I'm wondering why it took me this long to come play here. The course has so many different variations from hole to hole. Water hazards, sand traps, straightforward holes, uphill, downhill valleys, blind tee shots, undulating greens, etc. You name it you got it here. Will definitely strongly consider making this place my home course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Scenery, Always interesting and fun course yet, challenging,"


alexgen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's been few years last time I played on this course. The Staffs are always friendly as I remembered,.

The course fairway is very nice and greens are in Excellent condition and well taken care of.

I played "Longest" and "Waterfall" as I played last time.

Tee box is in average condition, can make nice clean shot from fairways, and greens are firm and hold the shot and rolls fast [green speed was about 10, not slow but fast enough].

Need to go back to play "Island"!

Another nice fun memory whenever I play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Meadows Farms, By Far the BEST Course in the Region!!"


EricRuck's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First Time playing Meadows Since new owners took over. All I can Say is they have done nothing short of AMAZING. The Improvements and condition of the facilities, and courses are outstanding. First 18 was so good we played another 18. Staff is friendly, helpful, and polite, made you feel like you were an old family friend. I cannot Recommend this place enough, other courses in the area could learn a lot from these folks. Fantastic Facilities and a Fair Price. Thank you Meadows for a really great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


u000006373627's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very fun course and the staff have the course in great playing condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u2563929's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


MFitz's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course several times in the past month and most recently on July 23. The fairways and greens were in excellent condition considering how dry it has been. With a 27 hole layout you can change up course layouts easily. Josh and the staff make everyone feel like a member. This course is the best value in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play here!"


u000007996776's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course! The owner Josh and his father are always there to say hello and thank you for coming out. Played in less then 3 hours. The food is great and the staff is friendly (which is worth the price of admission these days in itself) definite will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Get local course"


Al2462202's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time on the seventh and just couldn't believe how fun the course was. Very challenging plenty a hazard but also very forgiving with these long fairways. Staff is exceptional and really took care of us. Played the next four days there. Wasn't planning on doing that but really like the place. Wouldn't you know it it play different every day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course was perfect"


bennytexas's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My first time playing at Meadows Farms and I was very impressed. The course was in great condition and the holes were amazing. I played the island green, waterfall, and baseball holes. All very unique and fun to play. I definitely recommend this course and will be back when I head back up to Virginia next summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great simple course"


ruhlboy7's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Course is short and very playable. Greens are very receptive despite the recent hot weather. There are a couple of gimmicky holes but they aren't "stupid gimmicky." For the price, condition, and staff I'll continue to come back from time to time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Dale7398902's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not for me"


Aaron1497027's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is in pretty good condition. I have nothing bad to say about the conditions. The whole layout and gimmicks are just not for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Meadows Farms Golf Course on 07/27/2017:

Hello Aaron, thank you for the 3 star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and pace of play. Thank you for playing Meadow Farms and we hope to see you again.

"Had a Great time!"


stanboddie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed a wonderful golfing experience. The 9 AM tee time was great as the course was not crowded and I could take a mulligan on a shot or two. I really like the layout of the two nines I played. However, I was a little confused on following the yellow or blue arrows to be on the right nine. A roving marshall came along and helped me get to the correct hole on the correct course. Thank you for the wonderful experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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