Massanutten Resort - Mountain Greens Course

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4.0
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
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55.6%
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6 out of 8 reviews
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4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
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4.5
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
3.5
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4.0
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3.5
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1 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6443
Slope 139
Rating 71.9
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6443 yards 71.9 139
White 72 6087 yards 70.2 135
White (W) 73 6087 yards 76.2 142
Gold 72 5608 yards 68.1 128
Gold (W) 73 5608 yards 73.6 137
Red 73 4846 yards 69.3 128
Scorecard for Mountain Greens
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.9/139 396 501 366 401 188 475 427 170 355 3279 363 142 347 500 376 352 190 479 415 3164 6443
White M: 70.2/135 W: 76.2/142 381 487 351 394 180 453 414 140 331 3131 316 134 309 489 352 338 176 465 377 2956 6087
Gold M: 68.1/128 W: 73.6/137 365 469 327 372 162 420 396 110 275 2896 292 112 302 430 313 314 151 440 358 2712 5608
Red W: 69.3/128 297 355 290 315 144 379 354 73 257 2464 277 92 283 383 301 231 137 426 252 2382 4846
Handicap 3 9 11 7 17 5 1 15 13 14 18 12 4 6 10 16 8 2
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 9 3 7 15 5 1 17 13 10 18 8 6 4 14 16 2 12

Course Details

Year Built 1976
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.0
8

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Dinner 1
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 5
Narrow Fairways 5
Undulating Greens 4
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 4
9-Hole Rounds 3
Advanced Golfers 2
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 5
Near Local Attractions 1
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Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Interesting & Challenging Course - but BUGGY!!

Interesting and very hilly course above Massanutten Resort. Many holes blind to the greens. If you hit a draw, you'll like the layout, but you need to hit your driver very accurately, and you may want to move up to the next set of tees. Some fairways are very narrow and unforgiving if you miss them. Plenty of woods, steep drop-offs and meandering streams border several fairways to often vary small greens. Overall conditions when we played were average, and it was apparent they had a great deal of rain recently. Fairways were soft, and some areas mushy. I would be willing to try it again, but the worst part was - it was absolutely the "buggiest" course I've ever played. We used strong bug repellant - to little or no effect. Often, as you addressed the ball, the bugs were swarming around your head. The next day, I had bug bites around my head and on my legs. Was not a pleasant experience. Still, not a bad day.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Challenging and nice!

Fun resort course built in the side of a mountain. Very scenic and challenging. Two tips if you want to have a good time: 1) Play it forward. 2) Course management. My wife had a great time also!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Needs some work

This is a pretty little course that plays along the lower mountain ridge and valley. It's quite hilly (no surprise) and VERY narrow. It's a fun layout with a lot of variety. The course isn't super-cheap if paying as a regular guest - considering the conditions. It gets cheaper if you're doing multiple activities and get an activities pass. And it would be worth it if they'd put a few $$ into it and fix up some maintenance issues (detailed below). For one, the bunkers aren't good. At best they have lots of sand mixed with small pebbles. At worst they are totally GUR. They all pretty much need to be re-lined and re-filled with good quality sand. The other problem are the edges of the fairways. Being on the side/bottom of a small mountain, I can understand the challenge of channeling water through the course. But I've seen it done on many similar courses. The lack of water runoff management means there are lots of areas on the mountain side of the fairways that are difficult to maintain. Many areas are too wet to mow and there are little shelves and such that create unplayable conditions for tee shots that miss the fairway by a yard on the smart side of the hole. The tee boxes could also use some work. All that said, I thought the greens were pretty good. They're a bit tricky as many of them are tilted towards the mountain so putts counter-intuitively break towards it. They were a decent speed and rolled well. All-in-all a low average play with room for improvement. A happy shout out to the pro shop staff for getting me out on the back 9 so I could get a quick 9 holes in and get back to the family without waiting behind the morning rush. Kudos to them!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Difficult course

Course was in ok shape. There had been a lot of rain and a cool spring so it wasn't grown in properly. Certainly not the fault of the course. This course is tight and difficult. Need your straight game or you will loose. Lot of golf balls. Very scenic. The first hole is a killer!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Mixed bag

The Meadows course is a par 65 with 9 par 3s, none of which I would call easy. Some are tight, some are well bunkered. Wide fairways but still challenging. Fun for beginners to average. There's the rub. Foot prints in the bunkers, ball marks on the greens, and a below average pace of play. The Mountain Greens, a par 72, is beautiful visually and much more of a challenge. You can not pull your driver on the tee of every par four. It is a target course. Local knowledge is useful. As an example, the first hole is a blind shot for men, and if you hit it between 200 and 300 yards and hit the fairway, you've lost a ball. It's that 125 slope and gravity working together.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Fun Executive Course

Played this course a few times over the years it is a shorter executive course but not a Par 3 with a friendly staff. Nice to have a driving range to warm up on before you go out but need to have grass tees instead of carpet mats for hitting irons. The course offers a variety of short holes mixed with some tight and challenging holes. The fairways and greens are in decent condition, however, the greens are on the slower side. Pace of play is slower then the Mountain course we played but also had a lot more people playing it. Great course for people that want a relaxing round of golf without the stress of a championship course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Extreme Golf Challenge

This is the championship course at Massanutten Resort and it will challenged even the most seasoned golfer. I have played this course a few times over the year and the one thing I have learned is that playing on the side of a mountain is fun and frustrating. The course is tight and extremely sloped with elevation changes and multi-tiered greens that are influenced by the mountain itself. The more times I play the course the better I understand that it is not about how you hit the ball but where you hit it, with woods and rocks just off the fairway you need to place all your tee and approach shots with accuracy in distance and direction. The first time I played this course I lost a bagful of balls just because of fairway and green slopes and lack of course knowledge. But, no matter how bad I have played all you have to do is look around and see why mountain golf is a thing of beauty just not a thing you want to do weekly.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging course with abundant wildlife

If a deer or groundhog in the fairway will bother your tee shot, you might want to avoid this course. This a beautiful and challenging course. Many fairways are narrow requiring an accurate tee shot. You can hit your second shot to the flag on most greens without worrying about losing it off the backside. This course requires accuracy with all clubs, but is well worth the challenge. It had rained the morning before I played and the course was holding water limiting us to "cart path only"; however it was narrow enough that the walking was not extreme.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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