Penderbrook Golf Club

3.2521176471 3.3 stars from 5 (131)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6151 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men: Collared Shirt, Slacks, Shorts. Ladies: Collared/Sleeved Shirt, Slacks, Shorts, Capris. No denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6151 yards 70.0 132
White 71 5760 yards 68.6 128
Red/Gold (W) 72 4977 yards 69.1 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 131 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
46
3 stars:
43
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

93 out of 130 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards forced carries elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"Play earlier in the season"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course condition pretty good, unfortunately greens were sanded.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u000007415830's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Difficult"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bring your A game. This course is not easy but it is fair. Put it in play and you will score. Not for the faint of heart.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



nyy7fan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u9821576's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Ok layout, SLOW"


brianwalker212's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played on a Saturday morning. Course layout was nice. Greens in good shape, rolling true, the rest of the course was not in great shape. Patchy fairways, shaggy tee boxes, and lots of dead , dry spots. Overall about what you would expect for the money this time of year.

Pace of play was very slow. Starter didn't seem to have much control and no marshall or Ranger to be seen to keep people moving. After the starter told us "it's moving pretty well, probably take you around 3.5 hours", ended up being a 5 and a half hour round. I'd definitely give it another shot just not on a Saturday.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent course for the price"


Michael5698433's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is fairly decent, but recent aeration of the greens makes putting a nightmare. Also fresh sod was placed in front of the greens making it very soft and unpleasant to play from. Highlight of the round- a water pipe broke on the 2nd hole releasing a 20ft gyser that flooded the front part of the green... we were unsure what to do but ended up playing through while maintence didn't seemed to concerned about the ordeal. Shouldn't pay more than $30 for the course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor upkeep."


u826341267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This could be a pleasant round of golf if course was maintained better. The fairways were dry and choppy, greens covered with divots.

This could and should be a wonderful course but the upkeep is very poor and there must not be sufficient resources dedicated to improving conditions.

The pro shop looks like it was raided, virtually no products available-shelves were bare!

Perhaps after a long rainy spell it would be a better round, but middle of summer-not so much.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"STARTERS NEEDS TO BE CHANGED"


Grantgolfer88's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played here on sunday the 11th of june. THe gentleman at the check in desk was nice enough but seemed pretty busy. Course was in great shape and has improved over the years. But who the hl hired the starters this year? The gentleman in the pro shop pointed to two kids who were both talking on the phone blatantly ignoring golfers who needed assistance. The pace of play was horrible. With 2 starters not one could do a marshall lap and try to speed up pace of play? Instead i see both of them laughing and giggling inside the cart barn. Wish i could give this course a better rating its in great shape.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



alltime12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course needs work"


Bill787's avatar
Age:  25-34

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Being as I live in the golf community, I am able to play this course quite often. Recently I have noticed a major lack in care towards the course conditions. There are huge holes in fairways, sprinklers go off while golfers are playing, and the pins are never all in the same positioning for the day. To add onto that, I've noticed some things with the workers that shock me. One guy rides his maintenance cart erratically, cutting across fairways while golfers are in play. I believe this man is head of maintenance for penderbrook. And for the first time ever, I had a very nasty experience with the man in the pro shop who gave myself and the golfers I was with attitude when asking about rain checks. Overall, if you end up having to pay the full $50 to play here, I would suggest saving your money or spending $10-$20 more on a nicer course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Sungwung8541718's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


spiker322's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played here on a Tuesday, thinking maybe it would not be busy but we were wrong. It was about a four and a half hour round, though so not too bad. The course itself was in pretty good condition, some construction taking place, but nothing that affected a tee box or green. There were two holes that here pretty unforgiving - one was a par 5 that almost U-turned, making it pretty difficult. The other was a par 4 that did a complete left turn, which was also hard. That being said it was our first time playing here, so maybe now that we know that, it won't be so bad next time, and there will definitely be a next time. The only real drawback for this course was the staff. While extremely friendly, I had to go back and ask if there was a starter because I didn't see one and people seemed to be firing at will, teeing off whenever. The guy in the pro shop pointed at the "starter', a young kid who was moving carts and talking on his phone. I never saw him speak with any of the golfers, so I had to go to a foursome that was waiting to tee off and tell them we were actually in front of them, something the starter should have done. Then, on the 17th tee, a cart came driving towards us, which turned out to be the cart girl. Even though our playing partner was mid-swing, she did not stop and kept barreling towards us. I feel that she was never taught, but for own safety as well as golf etiquette, once she realized someone was teeing off she should have pulled over.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



blkhawk0527's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a great course to play. Some challenging holes and price is great.


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


"Friendly Staff and Great Course"


u9460712's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Saw a hot deal and had to take it since I had the day off work. Went out as a single, arrived a little early and was allowed to just get out and get going which was great! Only one other singleton about 4 holes in front of me. The course was in pretty good shape, some work being done on a few holes but I thought overall it was much better than some of the reviews indicate. The guy in front of me was playing as if he was a PGA pro taking multiple practice swings, measuring and walking around the ball for every shot. Ended up catching him on the 7th and had a slow grind the rest of the day but other than that it was a great time and will be going back again with some friends!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens were not Green"


u000006301610's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Some greens were in pretty good shape while others look like they had not been gotten to yet. The entire course appeared to be going through renovation-lots of work all around. Lots of debris throughout the course...ie fairways around the greens at the tee boxes. I would strongly like to recommend that options to take advantage of military and seniors discounts when making tee times online.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun to Play"


kenhogan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I'm from Texas. DFW area. First time I played this course. Our courses are already in good after winter shape. Courses up here have another month. That being said, overall for this time of year the course was okay. Fun to play because of the shortness of the course. You can actually drive a few greens that, by the way, are a little slow but putted true. Loved the elevations. A few blind shots but no big deal. Makes it more fun. No need for anyone to be critical of this golf course. Stars above the goat track Patuxent that I played last week. That course would be much better after being bulldozed.

I stated my handicap was 0-4. That was before the back surgery I had in December. Felt pretty good on Sunday. Should be back to normal by summer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Course is in POOR shape!"


u000001474700's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The management company needs to spend some money to maintain the course, since it looks so bad---roads are crumbling, weeds are everywhere, bare patches around the greens are plenty, etc. Overall, the course is decaying. I won't come back!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Revisiting an old favorite"


u00000769780's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had not played this course for over 10 years when the league I was in switched locations. Back then, course conditions had fallen off drastically. I have monitored reviews since then withi very few good ones posted. I decided to give Penderbrook a try on April 5th. As I played, good memories of why I used to enjoy this course came back. Layout is very playable and not so long that it is unforgiving. That said, conditions have improved somewhat but not greatly. Tee boxes need real grass, not weeds & dirt. Fairways are fair. There are a few areas of irrigation disturbance that need attention. I always putted well on the greens and yesterday was no disappointment. Not Oakmont or Augusta, but definitely worth a play if you can get a good deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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