Falls Road Golf Course

3.3098235294 3.3 stars from 5 (68)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6162 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 68.5
  • Layout

  • 10800 Falls Rd, Potomac, Maryland 20854, Montgomery County
  • (301) 299-5156
  • (301) 765-0198
  • www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Year built: 1962
Type: Public
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Rye
Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6162 yards 68.5 118
Blue 70 5793 yards 67.1 115
Silver 70 5328 yards 69.1 113
Green (W) 71 4583 yards 63.5 101

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 68 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

58 out of 68 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals walkers 9-hole rounds   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes thick rough   Great for drinks  

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"Great Course, will definitely be back"


Thomas8562183's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/23/2023
Previously played

Reviewed on

Falls road is one of my favorites in the Adam area and the home of my best round to date. The course isn't too long, but rewards accurate shots more than big hitters. You might want to hit the range before you play, because 1 and 2 are both Birdie (or even eagle if you catch your second on 2). I've also had the fortune of playing with quite a few genuinely nice strangers here, I would recommend it to anyone.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Short fun course, slow on weekends"


captainsensible's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Most of the Montgomery County public courses are terrific, and Falls Road is one of my favorites. It's always in very good condition, lush grass and no brown dirt patches, well maintained tee boxes. My most recent round was a couple weeks after they punched the greens but they still rolled pretty well. The course is very short by modern standards, but it makes up for it with a fun and interesting layout and plenty of terrain.

The biggest downside is that play can get very slow on weekends. Today's round was at least 4.5 hours and we were waiting on most tees on the back nine. It can also get a little pricey on weekend mornings, and although I didn't see him this time, in the past I've had run-ins with an overzealous marshal trying to speed us up even when nobody was waiting behind us.

It's still a fun experience most times I've played, and definitely one of my favorite public courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



fredswick's avatar
Age:  65+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"not friendly at all"


choquetpc's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is interesting but not great, very slow and the staff is the most unfriendly I have seen in Montgomery county!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Pleasant surprise"


Gettysburgguy's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I grew up in the area, but wasn't a golfer then. I was invited down by a friend who works at the course, (I live in Pa. now), and it was well worth the trip. Surprisingly large greens for a course built in the early sixties, and a nice mix of holes made for a fun round. Course was in excellent shape. Looking forward to a return trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course for the Money"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great public golf course, especially the back 9 holes. Greens are in excellent condition and it's one of my favorite courses to play in the Maryland area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Falls Road Golf Course"


mcglynnjf's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice golf course. Scenic layout, very green with well defined fairways and rough, although short on the card, it has some demanding holes. Conditions very lush, greens firm and fast, downhill putts really slick and rolled out. Quite a few uphill holes so you will have to club up on quite a few approaches, with a couple of stealth uphill holes that although the green appears to be at eye level they are uphill. Only issue I had was bunker play, normally I can execute decent bunker shots but today I was 0 for 3, sand looked great but very shallow. Recommend, very enjoyable course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Extremely slow pace"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only problem I have this couese is the pace of the play. They must manage the page of the play...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Greens just rolled for days"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I actually really enjoyed playing falls road and the weather for the day was astonishing. On this beautiful day however the wind was a bit of a factor, keeping scores up just a bit. The course was, at least in my opinion, in pristine shape. The greens were very well taken care of, but were also incredibly fast. Some approach shots I would leave well short on purpose and they would still roll past the hole a bit. Great day of golf though and a great course in MoCo.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"For a municipal..."


u129372168's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course condition of 4 stars is based on it is a municipal. Have not played many municipal's in as good as shape. The course plays short. But even for a Sunday afternoon, pace of play was super slow. Over 5 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Great Course for players of all different skill levels"


evogel22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

First off I made a pretty big mistake and showed up on the wrong day from the day I booked on Golfnow. 100% my fault. These guys were so friendly and worked with me to try their best to fit our foursome into a already very busy Friday schedule. They even gave me a free token for the driving range as they said they weren't certain they could squeeze my group in. They did, though, and we had a great afternoon of family golf. Course was in great condition, and the Marshall and Falls Rd. does a fantastic job of keeping the pace of play reasonable as the group ahead of us was a tad on the slow side. I was just elated to be playing in the first place. Staff is excellent, course throws some easy and more difficult holes at you. 5 out of 5 stars. Keep up the great work fellas!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great weather on a wonderful course"


Robbird1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a picture perfect day weather wise. The course was in great shape, in spite of some major storms in the past few days. The staff, including starter, were very accommodating and friendly. My only complaint arose from playing behind several foursomes of league players who were very slow, so I and the foursomes behind me had fairly long waits on each hole. The marshall did try to rectify. Anyway, the day was so nice it really did not matter that much, especially since I had my second lowest score ever for a long 18.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Falls Road"


Terps26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

been playing this course for over 30 years. It is about 3 miles from my house but i play this the least, due to pace of play.

yesterday was no different and gave up after 9 holes.It's a nice course to play but only play if you like 5+ hour rounds


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Muni Fun"


Dan4420726's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good municipal to play, can be kind of slow but overall a great course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Are we there yet?"


TheBusDriver71's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course itself is just fine. However, the pace of play stinks. Everytime I play Falls Rd., I vow never to play it again. But after 5 months I tend to forget that vow and get sucked in. Last fall, it took me 2h 50mins to play 9 holes. Yesterday, took 2.5hrs. And management refuses to do anything to speed up play. No marshals. No possibility of spacing tee times out by 1 minute because the demand is too high. I'm done. I'll take my hack attack elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"This course has really nice features"


mattlloyd4's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, I enjoyed playing this course, it really seemed to fit my eye and game. It is now a favorite as I got my very first eagle the first hole! Look forward to playing this course during the spring and summer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course for mid to low handicappers"


uTRQO7717TR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, especially for this late in the season. The layout allows for tees facing the wind on some holes and benefiting from the wind on others.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Greens!"


greek5152's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition, the fairways were nice, the traps were good and the greens rolled true and fast. First hole rolled in a fifty footer, it just keep rolling and fell in the hole for a birdie. Felt like you could make putts from anywhere, we both had a lot of one putts.Fun day @ the course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good experience"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play was slowed first by a 3some and then by a 4some in front of us. Once we skipped 3 holes to get ahead, it was wide-open. Very nice course and the course condition was excellent. Greens were difficult. The Starter was very nice, gave me a brief introduction of the course. Will come back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Wide open friendly course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

With falls road being close to my office, I get to play here at least every other week or so. It is a great walking course. The only negative is that the course is very popular and super busy. You can expect to wait a bit.

The greens and fairways are very well maintained. Ok range and putting areas.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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