Potomac Ridge - Meadows Course

1.7955411765 1.8 stars from 5 (104)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3228 yards
  • Layout

  • 15800 Sharpersville Rd, Waldorf, Maryland 20601, Prince George's County
  • (301) 372-1309, (301) 372-1305
  • (301) 372-1422
  • www.golfpotomacridge.com

Year built: 1996
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

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
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 36 3228 yards 0.0 0
Blue 35 3003 yards 0.0 0
Gold 35 2769 yards 0.0 0
White 35 2506 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 1.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 1.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 104 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

70 out of 103 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways  

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"Stay Away!"


bobfrank51's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is a good layout but the current conditions are pitiful. Almost every tee box was nothing but dirt as were most greens.Apparently, they no longer bother to maintain the course. Also, the pro seemed to not really think the conditions were that bad! STAY AWAY!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Do not play this course"


u000005260123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Horrible course. In every way possible


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"lookout for the staff"


u000001464206's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

the staff is very rude, I wont play here anymore


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good value"


Steven8966044's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging layout. It had been raining off and on for a few days. Soggy conditions did not dampen our fun. Will return. Good value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Needs help"


Golfdude19's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was horrible, worse course I played in Maryland. Layout has potential, but course conditions were awful. Grass wasn't cut, bunkers not raked, fairways weren't cut and grass was missing.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Played Meadows-Ridge at Potomac Ridge"


tonytrin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played at 7:30am on a Sunday morning. Was just above freezing when we teed off. Range is really beat up, and course is badly understaffed. I think there was one employee there trying to do everything. He was friendly, but needed help.

Pace of play was great, played 18 holes in 3:45. The Meadows course is pretty beat up, and not especially challenging. The Ridge is in better shape, and is more difficult. It has some pretty severe elevation changes, and some good hole design.

I will play again mid-summer to see if conditions improve.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course, rude staff"


sbedell's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very challenging and would have been enjoyable had it not been for the rude staff. It was kind of cold and windy the day we played so we were literally the only ones on the course. The staff acted like they were offended that we actually wanted to play, like they wanted to close up and we were holding them up. The pro shop and dining areas were dark like they didn't want us to go there. When we finished 18, everything was closed and the guy was waiting for us with an attitude like we were holding him up. I don't care if I ever play there again. Way too many great courses in the area that appreciate our business.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"1st Time out at Potomac Shores"


Rotngoatcheese's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In my opinion, Potomac Ridge is nothing close to some of the bad reviews I had read about it. Had negative thoughts about the place before I played but quickly those were changed.

Course staff was very helpful and friendly. Told them it was my first time playing the course, and a staff member walked with me outside and showed me and told me things I needed to know about the course.

The course wasn't in horrible shape. Just don't show up thinking you are playing at Augusta. Im sure as the weather gets better, that fairways will as well. Greens were in great shape, grass was just a little long on them.

I was playing as a single. Played two balls on most holes and finished in just over 2 hours. (That was with cart path only rule in place as well)

As long as you are one that doesnt think you are the next coming of Tiger Woods, I would recommend this course. Wasn't crowded at all and it definitely beats being in an office.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Looks like its closing"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf shop is nearly empty; the staff seems to show less civility; they need to invest funds on the course to bring it back to it's former grandeur. Otherwise, it is set to failure and eventual closure. And, that would be a shame ... it was/could be a great course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Don't play this course in the winter"


Helen3931503's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No grass on fairways, greens in terrible condition and no food as kitchen closed for winter. Save your money and play in the summer when hopefully there will be some of the green stuff to play off!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good deal despite rough winter condition."


bjb0861's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worth the cost! Rough tee box and fairway conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fall golf outing"


u000002339194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3 different 9 hole courses the Meadows was my favorite


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful wooded course"


u000004965215's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3 nine hole courses. I played the hollows and the ridge. The hollows was by far the most challenging requiring a straight hitter. Tee boxes not in great condition but overall greens in good shape. Fun course to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Unfriendly ProShop"


thomas8913589's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Horrible service with extremely unfriendly attitude to golf now customers.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Gotta REALLY love elevation changes/blind shots"


bgtkat's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Meadows/Ridge 9s with wife in tow on a good GN rate. Had been several years since I had been to course and forgot how many blind shots you must make over the course of 18 holes. Definitely helps to play here with others who play here a lot, but we were just a 2-some. Made for a VERY interesting round since tee shots had a lot of adventure involved...

Had a fair amount of tee boxes that needed some work and bunkers played like wet/rock hard cement. Refused to hit out of one because of the amount of HUGE rocks sitting on the surface. Some greens had some damage and repaired lots of unfixed ball marks on the greens (pet peeve of mine...common folks, takes 10 seconds to fix).

Lots of deer/wildlife on course but best part was pace of play. Allowed one single to play thru who was cruising at mach speed. Finished round in 3hrs 5 minutes. Recommended if you get a good GN rate...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/20/2015

Ditto your comment about ball marks, not just here but almost every where any more. Really people it is not that difficult to fix a few on each green to insure you and everyone else have a nice putting surface.


"Just OK"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played this course because last time I was there it was great. They have 3 nines. The conditions have gone down since the last time I played there. Still a great layout though.


Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Ridge and Meadows"


gdad2z2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The courses were in good shape but brown due to no rain and season (fall) which made the rough of no consequence.<br/> The greens were not as fast as I have been used to here. Greens on the Meadows had been punched so they were pretty bumpy but the roll was mostly true. Would like more yardages indicated on sprinkler heads. I always enjoy playing this course no matter the time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Showing some"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I had played Potomac Ridge a few times almost a decade ago, but hadn't been back for years.

The years in between haven't been good to the course. What once had aspirations to be a "country club for a day" venue is now a scruffy, beat up place. No food to speak of, and the pro-shop is very quiet and nearly empty.

However! That means you can play an interesting course for a good price. Ironically, the apparent lack of watering of the fairways means that the course plays firm and fast, while the greens are still receptive. And, as few people are on the course, the only thing limiting your speed is how fast you want to play. Bottom line - you can have fun, but don't expect much.

You can score. Have fun, but


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Price is right as hot deal"


Pinkney048's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good condition, pace of play during the day is very good as not many golfers out. Staff is ok but not very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Potomac ridge"


jbduke6's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played here once before and did not have high expectations but it was a good deal on Golfnow for about $20 and close to work. The pro seemed genuinely annoyed I had used Golfnow and said it was a "trade" time and he got no $ for it. He literally watched his watch to make sure I teed off exactly at my tee time even though there was 6 cars in the lot and nobody on the first couple of holes. I was pleasantly surprised with the greens on the front but they absolutely soaked the greens on the back to the point that there was basically casual water on the greens.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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