Walden Ponds Golf Club

4.1394058824 4.1 stars from 5 (251)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

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

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt with collar required or mock, no denim shorts or pants.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7001 yards 74.1 134
Blue 72 6404 yards 71.2 129
White 72 5840 yards 68.8 124
Red 72 4885 yards 68.2 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 251 Reviews
5 stars:
97
4 stars:
123
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

241 out of 250 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Just ok"


Rahman4061634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My experience was just ok. It was a crowded day and very hot, none of which was anything that the course could control. However, there were several attendants working the course that were way too eager to show what their jobs were by coming up to us at almost every hole to tell us what was ok and not ok to do at the course. Driving the cart on the course is a luxury but turns it into a burden when employees are over-zealous. Tone it down a bit and let the golfers enjoy their round. It’s not a cheap experience.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Another good day at Walden Ponds"


chippinandaputtin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape but traps still need some work as they are mostly dirt and inconsistent.

Good layout and tees for all skill levels.

Ranger and beverage cart were active, which is a good thing!


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



tomc1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Acres of beautiful fairways. Great shape compared to other courses during the hot weather.


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 Track"


Darren7452154's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun place to play. A 50 min drive from KY but worth it. I have never been a big fan of courses that are designed through subdivisions, but the houses are far enough away to not make it a nuisance. It is a great design. Some long par 4s and short ones as well. Par 5s challenging but reachable in 2 in some cases. 6th hole maybe too short to be a par 5, but still fun. I am going to miss playing this track when I move in a month. Glad I played it one last time. Go give it a try. You will enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable layout"


driver01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day and enjoyed course. White tees are too short for a par 72. Should be 300 -400 yards longer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Poncho927's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great course. Very beautiful scenery. It was hot the day we were there and it had rained heavy the night before so we had to stay on the cart paths. It was still fun but our wives could only make it for 9 holes. That was not a problem, they just sat in the bar and had a couple drinks.


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



gdovin's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fair."


wepinc's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. Wide fairways so you do not have to be exact off the tee. Fun course that you can score on, but there are places to run up your score, especially hole #4. The par threes can be a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Last review"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great day and I don't do reviews.

Don't expect another


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect day for golf on a nice course"


Geeggross's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What would have made this a perfect rating were the lack of bona fide sand in the bunkers. The material is a mixture of sand and dirt, some more dirt than sand and when the dirt dries is makes the balls stand up when it comes to rest. In places the rough is too long may be due to excessive rain the previous week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rain rain go away"


LESTER2439544's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only got to play 13 holes before being rained out. Course doing well working around the rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Booked but golf course didn’t have my tee time"


u000003900327's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf now charged my credit card 3 times then cancelled the tee time, Icalled the course, they never received my tee time even though my credit card was charged 3 times for convenience fee. Golf now wouldn’t refund my credit card

By the way I didn’t play!!!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Slipping?"


Martin6863511's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As much as I love this course, the staff etc etc, it pains me to see the course becoming tough round the edges. Bunkers are a disgrace. Holding water, when there is no water there's no sand and when there is sand it seems to be cheap and full of stones. Greens have taken an age to come around this year, maybe due to early aeration. It's still a great course just hope this isn't a steady money saving decline.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


Scottm7258's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite tracks. Always in good shape and just always enjoy playing there. Deals are always a bonus but even without it worth it every time. Need to play there more.


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


"Top-notch course"


u000006512366's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course makes you be a player, or just a hitter. You have to use your head Nd stay in control


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000001746011's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great public course"


driver01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout with a mix of long and short holes with fast rolling greens Good selection of tee boxes always enjoy playing whether I’m beating the course or it’s beating me!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always a fair course"


u7302849's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No surprises and very playable for average golfer. Greens were fast as it’s been dry. I like fast greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful fairways and smooth greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved our round of golf at Waldon Pond. No crowd and very true greens!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course Design"


TOM33HOY's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Walden Ponds many times over the past 20 years. It is always enjoyable as well as a true test of golfing skills. I look forward to my next visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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