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4.1
473 Reviews (473)
5 Stars
141
4 Stars
160
3 Stars
80
2 Stars
51
1 Stars
41
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
87.8%
Recommend this course
355 out of 473 reviews
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4.5
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.1%
Recommend this course
32 out of 34 reviews
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4.2
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.7%
Recommend this course
50 out of 59 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7060 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.3

Lake Presidential Golf Club is one of Maryland's most popular public courses. It is a challenging championship layout that is player friendly enough to accommodate a wide range of skill levels. It stands out from run-of-the-mill municipal courses with exceptional conditions from the tees to the greens. The layout offers a diverse mix of holes that will have golfers using every club in their bag. There are some especially interesting par 3s that are visible but with enough hazards to make them a challenge. Houses border the front nine holes but they are absent on the back nine. The fairways on the last nine holes are densely lined with mature trees. The golf course finishes with an enjoyable par 5 that plays over a lake. It can be reached in two with a little skill and accuracy.

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Course Details

Year Built 2008
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #5)

Reviews

4.1
473 Reviews (473)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
19th Hole Scenic Views 24
Patio Dining 15
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 53
Water Hazards 53
Forced Carries 50
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 52
Locals 31
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 29
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 47
Worth the Drive 38
Convenient to the City 34

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging course but in a good way.

I was very pleased with the experience. The people were professional both inside and outside the house. The course was challenging, even from the Blues but it was fair. I really enjoyed the course layout as it forces you to use every club. Besides the price, I enjoyed the round and will definitely consider returning.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
D C Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Much Improved

I hadn't reviewed Lake Presidential for a couple of years, but I have to report that the efforts of the superintendent have paid off. The course is in great shape with some of the best greens in the area.

Lake Pres is an enjoyable round with some truly memorable holes. It can be a beast from the Blue tees, however, even for our group of 5-10 handicap players. Many holes play uphill to the green, and on a wet Sunday we had 175-200 in on multiple par 4s after solid drives. It would be great for the management to designate a "hybrid" tee (a mix of the White and Blue) to give a break on some of the longer, uphill holes.

One note: they often switch nines on weekends to help speed up play. Be prepared to start on 10 and finish on 9, the over-water par 3.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best public courses around.

This is one of our favorite places to play, hands down. We’ve been lucky enough to snag some good deals to play here and that makes it that much more worth it.

It’s a beautiful course with memorable, difficult Holes. In our opinion, the course is in great shape. Staff is always super friendly and starters are efficient and stay on top of tee times. Grass range is a big plus as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Couse***

The course was in great condition, but the pace of play was very slow for a weekday round. Would gladly recommend this course to play, no matter what tee you play there are plenty of challenges.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Same old Pres

Played here over a dozen times over the years and this course has always struggled with pace of play, rude staff, and being overpriced. Course layout is nice and fairways in decent shape but the greens leave much to be desired.

$92 for a weekday morning round, with the added bonus of A very rude cart guy that has to be visibly calmed down by a pro shop member because he can’t control his emotions when dealing with customers.

Pace of play was behind all day starting on hole 1. The marshals have been for show throughout the many times I’ve played here because I’ve had poor experiences almost every time I’ve played here.

Spending more than I would for a guest round at Woodmore, a private course, with no food/bev service, a 5 hour round, and rude staff is a combination for a poor experience.

I thought that after giving them a year off when they allegedly made “improvements” would be better, but alas it’s the same old lake pres.

So much potential but clearly mismanaged.

Oak creek is down the road with a much better course, staff, and price.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Great golf course, excellent condition and staff could not be better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Too slow

While the course has a nice layout it is among the slowest I have played in ten years. At many points during the round there were three foursomes on the same hole. No course Marshalls around and a couple of groups quit after 13/14 holes (after being on the course for 4 hours already)

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A beautiful course that can test the best

Loved the course! It’s tough at time and fairly simple at times. I think this course could be near perfect with better yardage markings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great round

We were able to get this course at an incredible hot deal for $30. At that price the course is amazing value. It was in above average shape and pace of play was good. Some of the holes are a little bit unfair ad it is a very tough golf course but overall it is definitely somewhere I would return to and play again. AT regular price the course may be a little overpriced, however it is a great spot and a very pretty golf course. Ultimately a good experience and a great day on the links.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

My favorite PG County public course.

I love this track. Challenging but fair. You need to be able to hit it pretty good off the tee. Greens rolled true and have good pace. The greens were a little too firm, hard to hold unless you hit a full shot out of the fairway. Grass hitting area at the range a huge plus. One of my favorite courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good conditions. Poor pace of play!

There is no reason a group of 4 should be playing from the tips if it takes them 4 shots just to get to the greens. As a threesome, with a twosome following, we were waiting on every shot on the front. I quit after 10 holes. And the twosome behind me quit after 9. I spoke with them in the parking lot. Let's get some starters out there!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Course is fantastic.
Conditions are fantastic.
Pace of play was no issue:
Price is excellent for what you get.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful. Tough. Course.

I hate this course, in a good way. Always a really hard test, especially when the wind speed is high. Greens were in great shape. Drainage problems of 2019 are gone. Today the rough was PGA Tour thick, which made out even more challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Layout

Course is difficult but in great condition with fast greens! There are almost no flat lies which provide additional challenge even if you stay in the fairways! If you’re not in the fairways on most holes you will be punished but the course is a fun challenge for all levels!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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