Falls Village Golf Course
|White (W)||72||5875 yards||75.3||137|
|Silver (W)||72||5543 yards||73.3||126|
|Red (W)||72||5262 yards||71.3||126|
|Gold M: 73.8/137||381||383||188||444||412||202||526||424||527||3487||388||446||436||374||181||504||171||366||552||3418||6905|
|Blue M: 71.9/131||357||372||166||418||392||172||494||405||490||3266||370||419||418||353||162||484||153||346||528||3233||6499|
|White M: 68.8/123 W: 75.1/143||335||294||136||377||355||144||465||364||448||2918||343||396||379||320||145||464||142||313||492||2994||5912|
|Silver M: 66.1/119 W: 72.5/134||279||278||123||349||329||128||444||317||411||2658||335||368||347||294||127||415||115||296||470||2767||5425|
|Red M: 65.8/116 W: 71.4/129||279||274||121||344||325||124||439||312||407||2625||281||364||344||289||127||366||112||252||465||2600||5225|
Understanding that the course is underway in improving the condition, my son and I thoroughly enjoyed our round playing there. It is a great layout and somewhat challenging course. The greens are good; the fairways are flushed green with rye grass; and pace of play is great.
Great track. Loved the layout and the course was in great condition. Edges of greens were rough in spots but nothing major. Bunkers were unplayable but not a big deal. Will definitely play again at Falls Village!
The guy placing the pin locations must have had a bad day, and we found him.
First let me say Falls Village lost 4 players today. We had a morning tee time and our 4 cars counted for about 40% of the cars parked, including the staff. We did not see anyone in front or was anyone behind us all day long. Second, I'll say that the tees and fairways and greens were in very good condition, however, the "sand traps" looked like the surface of Mars, with #18 the worst. But that is not why they lost us. On about the 3rd or 4th hole, all of us agreed that the pin placements were a bit mean, mostly placed on the edge of a ridge or a few feet away from the edge of the green, always on a slope. That again is not why they lost us; you take what they give you and play the game. Nor the fact that the "clubhouse" did not have any type of sandwich, burgers or hotdogs, other that bags of chips and crackers; we've played the course before and know they don't have that to offer.
This is the reason the four of will not be playing at Falls Village again: While having a beer after our round and sitting at the bar around 1:45, a staff member (manager ?) came in, and on his way through asked if those were our carts outside, and to take our clubs to our cars so the carts could be turned over, then continued past. We glanced at each other, "What?". Maybe they were closing for the day and wanted to finish things up. Stopping for moment, he said "crowd of players are coming and we need your carts". A good mood was over in 10 seconds, we finished our drinks, went outside and saw 5 carts outside ready to go. One of us asked what was wrong with those and that for the years that he has played, never, ever has anyone asked us to do what he was telling. Sunset today is 5:05, 3 hours away, there were 30 cars in the lot as we left.
I have read that the course in under new management. The course itself is improving, costumer care is not. One person, that is all it took. We think that guy is the one that placed the pins on the greens.
The Last Straw
Today was the last time I will play Falls. I have played there maybe 10 times over the last couple of years. I play every week and my buddies and I keep giving it a chance because the course has so much potential. We have overlooked the mud bunkers, the greens in need of tlc and the lack of anything to eat in the clubhouse. We have even given the staff the benefit of the doubt when they have acted less than overjoyed to see us. But, today after completing our round, me and my buds went into the clubhouse to have a beer. We were almost done with the beer, when a staff member asked if those were our carts sitting outside. When we replied yes he stated, yall need to unload those so we can turn the carts around. He did not ask politely and we were expected to stop drinking our beer and go do this. I have played many golf courses but I have never seen that before. When we obliged I noticed there were 6 carts ready to go and nobody in the parking lot to use them. When I asked the staff member he said well its sunny out and people could show up. I doubt that and we certainly will not grace your doors again.
what a shock!!
This used to be one of the best courses in Durham. Now it has been neglected and a sure miss in the rotation. so called sand trap had no sand in them.... small ponds of water?!?!??? They do make shovels and pumps to get the water out you know. Nothing like hitting a great approach shot and finding the trap. only to find out it is at the bottom of the water pit. and you loose it. the rough is way to high for a course of this caliber. lost balls in the fairway do to lack of cutting?!?? Need a back brace from the pothole filled fairways and rough in the cart...… Greens need some work to get back in shape. Unfortunately the winters here and nothings growing back for months!!!!
Haven’t played here in awhile due to poor conditions...today pleasantly surprised. Teeboxes and fairways in excellent shape (some bare spots in fairways but not bad). Greens rolled very well and in much better shape than before. An effort is being made. The bunkers as before were very poor. The layout of the course is terrific, not a boring hole on the entire course. This course can be one of the best around. If the owners understand this I’m not sure. Fix the bunkers, proper manicuring and you’ll get great reviews and a ton of play. There are a lot of golfers in this area who would join on a regular basis if there is a true commitment. I’m a 3 handicap and really appreciate the potential. This is a gem waiting to happen!
It was golf!
My experience at this course was good. Even though I played horrible the course was fun to play. You can tell they are trying to make improvements to the course as some greens need work and the tee boxes too. I was happy to play the course and the staff was really nice. I read they are under new management and it seems to be working. will play the course at a later date to see if it is better.
Not too bad!!!
Course was in pretty good shape. Greens were receptive, quick and smooth. Fairways were good. You really need to take a free drop out of the bunkers. Other than that, I’d play there again. Definitely worth the price!!!
This course from a layout standpoint has great potential. Unfortunately it horrible condition as it looks like it has a course wide fungal or mold problems that caused huge bare spots. One green was totally closed and the alternate green was uncut.
I think they should be ashamed to charge $45 for a round. The greens are in bad shape, most of them have bare spots. Forget about the bunkers, they were either dry clay as hard as cement or filled with water. I hit two bunkers and couldn't find my ball in them due to standing water. Even on a lot of the tee boxes it was hard to find a decent place to tee it up. We had a lot of rain the day before so I can kind of forgive the standing water, but even without rain the bunkers would have been all clay.
Course Headed Downhill
Only payed $32 to play there on Sunday afternoon (7/22). Now I know why. As previously noted, pace of play was excellent as there were very few on the course. Several tee boxes were dirt and most of the greens had significant bald spots. Also, the greens were covered in unrepaired ball marks. They looked like the greens at Knight's Play. The fairways in pretty good shape although one of them looked they had only mowed the right side of it. The bunkers were in bad shape. Several had standing water from the rains the night before and several others had weeds growing in them. They supposedly rebuilt the bunkers a few years ago but you can't tell. The driving range, chipping green, and putting greens were in good shape though. This was a good course once upon a time. You get what you pay for I guess. It's now out of our rotation.
Pace of play was great because no one was out there. The course is in pretty bad shape. Greens are not punched, but they are also not covered with grass, so you'll definitely find patches that make it extremely difficult to putt through. Several tee boxes were pretty much bare. The fairways were okay, but off the fairway you'll certainly find hardened dirt with clumps of grass. Don't even ask about the bunkers. Suffice it to say, you don't want your ball in them. But, hey, when you pay only $25 for green fee plus cart, it's kind of what you'd expect...
Great value for the price. i knew the course would be dry as it is July and with no irrigation to the fairway, it is quite thin. Greens spotty but rolled quite well despite little grass
Falls Village is a great local course for players who have the proper expectations. Of course the conditions are not great, (btw Hasentree has dead greens), but for $25-$45, she’s a great local value. The staff is friendly, the bar manager is top notch, and the members seem to really enjoy themselves.
Again, a fun spot to play, but if you are a golf snob, go elsewhere and pay accordingly.
Avoid for a couple months
I've played this course a few times now and this was the absolute worst I have ever seen it. The greens are in terrible shape with bare spots all over them. There wasn't a single putt that wasn't affected by some sort of imperfection in the green. Fairways were patchy and not well kept and I literally teed off from dirt on one par 3 as there was no grass to be seen on the tee box. Thankfully I didin't have to play out of the "bunkers" that were really just pits of clay with rocks in them. Sounds like the weather has just slammed this course but I would still give it a couple months for it to recover before coming back. Definitely not worth the price as it is right now and not even sure if I would waste $20 on this course before choosing another one.
The course is in horrible shape
I’ve played this course many times over the years and every time I go go back it seems to be in worst shape than the previous time. The tee boxes in most cases were bare, the fairways had bear spots all over and the sand traps have been abandoned with weeds and mud.
The green fees are too high for what’s being offered, I definitely will stay away for the rest of the year.
Course in good shape, pace of play was excellent and overall a good round.