Montgomery Village Golf Club

3.2923000000 3.3 stars from 5 (65)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6726 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 19550 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20886, Montgomery County
  • (301) 948-6204
  • (301) 948-3726
  • www.mvgcgolf.net

Year built: 1968
Architect(s): Ault, Clark & Associates (1998)
Type: Private
Greens: Blue
Fairways: Rye
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6726 yards 72.6 126
White 71 6390 yards 70.9 124
Gold 71 5944 yards 68.9 120
Red 71 5760 yards 72.1 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 65 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

43 out of 63 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers thick rough  

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"RIP MVCG"


None's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course closed permanently on November 31, 2013 :(. If you never played there, you missed a very nicely designed course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course, bad cart paths"


27roscoe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is good but the amenities are lacking. The cart paths were so rough it was uncomfortable riding on them. Signs to the next first tee, 10th tee, next tee were lacking. Greens rolled smooth but some had holes in them. Rough was plush, and most fairways were in good shape. The course is showing its age. Not very user friendly, especially for players not familiar with the layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good value but some greens need work"


u000002773812's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course with a bit more investment can be one of the topmost public courses in the area. A bit disappointed with greens as there were too many brown and sun-scorched baked areas. But I like the design. fairways were fine. Car paths continue to deteriorate. Course does have a lot of potential though.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice"


Dunbar118's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
First time playing Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sad to hear that the course will close in November. It was a very nice course with long par 3s and some holes that placement was essential.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Put some sand in the traps"


uWRXJ8640WR's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and Fairways were fine. There was very little sand in the traps. About a half inch then your club hits a hard clay-dirt surface which is jarring. If I played again, I would take a lift from the traps. I liked the course layout and had a good time on the 15 holes that I avoided the traps.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"sad to see it close"


Jproff6059's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Since playing the last few weeks here its very sad to see the course closing in November the staff are super friendly and the food is very good fresh fruit and home made soup . I'm going to play as much as I can till closing hope they can petition the owner to stay open there are enough houses around !!!!!!!'''


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rainging but Good Round"


jfjpcman1256's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rain during round, but had a lot of good shots, found out they are closing will be sad to see them go.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Changes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Changes made to the course since new management took over. The course was generally in good condition but some of the greens were full of pine seeds. Maybe it is early in the season and the groundskeeper had not had a chance to blow them off.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Value on GolfNow HotDeal"


u000002315020's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in 3 hours by myself. Course is not crowded during the week. Some fairways and sand traps could be in better condition. Stay out of the rough or you will lose balls (and strokes).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"06/01/14"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play goor 18 holes in 4.5 hours. Only suggestion is to cut the rough down a bit shorter. When offf the fairway it was at times hard to find your ball.


I recommend this course


"On it's way out"


icehouse2828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Talking to member who joined us on hole 3 he claims that the new owner is trying to re-zone property to build houses and is letting the course go. It appears that way, looks like it was a pretty nice course in the past. Greens were still descent but fairways are very patchy lots of dirt to play off of. Will not be going back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value"


Lpm7237's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The deal for 30 bucks is worth it. The course was a little rough around the edges but in decent shape. The greens are fast and in great shape with minor spots that will need repair. Overall it is great place to work on your game at a low price for a decent 18.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good fun course"


u000005611853's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is somewhat challenging with nice fairways an quite a few bunkers. great course for mid level players and beginners. experienced players will fine it enjoyable but not real difficult.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bring back the course"


Keeku4's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

I think this course is a possible gem besides the fact that only half of their fariways have green grass on them. Greens are fine, the rough is rough but the fairways; some have green grass some look like the Arizona desert.

Friendly staff and great service. Fix the fairways please......has great potential.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"While it was not Augusta, the greens were gorgeous and quick"


ctgolfer82's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in excellent conditions and very quick. MVGC has done a nice job transforming those greens back to what they used to be.

However, the course definitely should put some of their focus on the bunkers. Unfortunately, there was too much sand as if i was playing out of the beach at Ocean City. When a player goes into a bunker he doesn't expect it to be full of rocks and dirt and worry about hurting his wrists and damaging his clubs on every shot.

Besides that the only complaint is that the general manager running the operation is not the friendliest. The pro wanted to pair me with a twosome or threesome however the club manager would not let me go until my exact time even though I was by myself. When I made it out onto the course the place was chalk full of twosomes.

These twosomes should have been paired up and the singles should've been placed with two's or three's.

I hope that Monument Realty keeps this course and they give their top employees a personality exam because their other employees deserve a gold star for their customer service and others need to learn from them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"this course has great greens!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After a harsh winter, I was pleasantly surprised at how great the putting surfaces were. The grass in the fairways was still dormant and just beginning to come back. Overall, a great golfing experience...can't wait to get back soon and challenge this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Some challenging holes"


byedziniak's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not in good shape, but given the winter we've had, that is understandable. There was a good amount of standing water. I would like to see the course later in spring or summer to really judge the condition. The course is rather tight and the par threes are long and challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice greens and fun course"


None's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was only able to play 9 holes. I lived in Montgomery Village over 20 years ago when the course was private, so I only played it a couple times. I got the opportunity to play 9 holes late in the afternoon when no one was around. The greens are large and elevated. They rolled true. The course condition is not prime but good. I played really well, which helped with my enjoyment, but I was very pleased with the course. I just wish I could have played the back 9.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Requires grass condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The location is very good. Golf course design is also interesting.<br/> Staffs are terrific and humble.<br/> The only wanted thing is fairway grasses are almost die.<br/> The color of grass become grey and yellow.<br/> I'm looking forward good condition for next visit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"NICE TRACK"


mmayshack's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Upon arrival the appearance wasn't very impressive as we observed the mixture of dormant Bermuda and Rye grass overseed, but the course was very enjoyable. The greens were nearly perfect and I love the classic "Old School" layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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