Falls Village Golf Course

3.1787411765 3.2 stars from 5 (198)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7072 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

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  • 115 Falls Village Ln, Durham, North Carolina 27703, Durham County
  • (919) 596-4653
  • (919) 596-2912
  • www.fallsvillagegolf.com

Year built: 1999
Type: Public
Greens: L-93 Bentgrass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: 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: Proper golf attire such as shirts with a collar and non-metal (soft) spikes are required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7072 yards 73.4 140
Blue 72 6474 yards 71.7 130
White 72 5875 yards 68.5 124
White (W) 72 5875 yards 75.3 137
Silver 72 5543 yards 67.0 120
Silver (W) 72 5543 yards 73.3 126
Red (W) 72 5262 yards 71.3 126
Red 72 5262 yards 65.6 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 198 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
88
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

144 out of 197 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Unkept."


u000001730758's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When this course open. It was great!

Now it’s just neglected.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 05/22/2018:

We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, however, we are sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet your expectations. The region has suffered from winter kill and unfortunately, the course is still in the process of recovering. Our staff is fertilizing with the warming temperatures and does expect the conditions to improve in the coming weeks. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time, and hope we can welcome you back for an improved golf experience soon.

"poor conditions"


lancer1981's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

As others have stated, this course is falling into disrepair and should be avoided. Tee boxes are basically dirt, the fairway grass is sparse, and the greens are splotchy and bumpy with many bare spots. Bunkers are terrible and the cart paths are broken cement. On the plus side (and there are not many) the guy in the proshop was friendly and they did have cold water in the coolers on the course. <br/> The layout is good and it's a shame they cannot get the course playable. Stay away until (if?) the reviews get better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 05/15/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback with us. On behalf of our staff, we are truly sorry to hear the course did not meet your expectations recently. Your comments will be shared for necessary improvements, but we appreciate your patience and understanding as the region has suffered from winter kill and we are still in the process of recovering. We are fertilizing with the warmer weather so our grass should be growing at a much quicker pace moving forward. We hope we have the chance to welcome you back for an improved golf experience soon.


u000006276393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is coming along nicely. Fairways and approach to Green's are great. Greens are coming in fairly well, a little slow but I think that was b/c they had not been cut. Probably trying to let them grow in good before summer heat hits. Bunkers still need work but good course for the value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 05/10/2018:

Thank you for the kind review and 3-stars! We're glad to hear you are enjoying our improvements and we are looking forward to a great season ahead. Your feedback will be shared with our staff and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back for an even better round soon. Thanks for choosing Falls Village Golf Club!

"Great layout that needs a ton of work"


u057826298's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes are almost bare. Greens are loaded with winter kill. Fairway are sparse in spots. This is a great layout that has just been let go. I played it a lot across the years and this is the worst I have seen it. It's a shame


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Go Somewhere Else"


tarheeldon's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This used to be a nice course......unfortunately it's not anymore. Fairways are patchy with grass, greens are dead around the edges, sand traps are mud traps half of which are filled with water....it hasn't rained in 6 days! The course layout is nice, and used to be a great course to play. I was very disappointed in the conditions. The clubhouse has always been not that impressive and the snack bar lacks but it used to be you had a great course to play. I'm not sure if it's new ownership in place, but whoever is in charge is running this place into the dirt....literally. Way overpriced for what you get. Go to their sister course Chapel Ridge if you want a quality golfing experience where you won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 05/23/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we are truly sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet our usual expectations. Unfortunately, the region has suffered from some winter kill and the course is still in the process of recovering. Your comments will be shared with our staff, but please know we are fertilizing with the warming temperatures and expect conditions to improve in the coming weeks. We also invite you to reach out to us with any specific concerns so we may address them with you as we are committed to providing you with a valuable golf experience. We hope to have you back for a better round soon.

"Punished for good shots"


greggarner87's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout has potential (blind tee shots notwithstanding) but the extremely poor conditions of the course made it almost unplayable. The rough was more forgiving than the fairway... at least there's some grass! And the greens were just awful. Patchy, bumpy, and completely impossible to do more than just get it close on your lags. Not a single putt rolled true. $22 is the absolutely max I would pay for this course and that might be overpaying a little... For another $10, you can play a dozen courses in the area that are 5x the quality. Skip this one.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Greens Need Help!"


u3280893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the layout of this course but the greens were not good and it was not due to aeration. In addition there is no sand in the traps.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 05/01/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us, and we apologize that your recent round with us did not meet your expectations. Your comments will be shared with our staff for any future improvements, but we appreciate your patience and understanding as we are still coming out of our harsh winter conditions. We hope to welcome you back for an improved golf experience soon.

"Good Course"


chrish1230's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good layout (No houses on course) decent price, pace of play average friendly staff.

Aereated greens about 4 weeks ago and still a little bumpy. Fairways still thin and bare from winter.

It will get better as it warms up


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Standout Customer Service"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff worked very hard to successfully accommodate an extra player who unexpectedly showed up to join our confirmed foursome. We all enjoyed a good round in the course which is in good shape.


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


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 04/25/2018:

Thank you for the kind review and 5-stars. On behalf of our staff, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us and that we could make your round a great one! Book another round at Falls Village Golf Club again soon.

"Course needs the Owners to upgrade the greens & bunkers"


BravesGolf21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The new owners of Falls Village it seems they have forgotten to spend $ on better greens and bunkers. It is an embarrassing that this course has done nothing to fix their bunkers and their green aerification did not look good especially hole #18.

The overall layout is good but the greens are needing attention but the bunkers are so poorly managed and the rack per bunker are so old they are not fully operational. What is it going to take for this course to be more playable? Only the new owners know that answer and they must be confused on how to manage this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointing Greens and Pace"


stevenlandry79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The last several times I've played this course the green have been in terrible condition and were again today, bunkers are all rock, and the pace of play was just a touch over 5 hours for 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 05/03/2018:

Hi Steven, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, but we are sorry to hear your recent experience with us may not have met your expectations regarding some of the course conditions. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we are still recovering from the winter season, but are looking forward to a great golf season ahead as warmer weather arrives to stay. Your comments will be shared with our staff for any potential improvements, and we hope we can welcome you back for a better round soon.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 05/03/2018:

Thank you for the 4-stars! We truly appreciate your review and hope you enjoyed your day with us at Falls Village Golf Club. Come back again soon!

"3 Putt"


Garciah1234's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow what a disappointment! Terrible greens, fairways, bunkers and they have the audacity to charge full rate! Please save your money and time and stay away from this course! Lesson learned


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 04/19/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us, and are very sorry to hear your first experience did not meet your expectations. We truly value your comments as we will be sure to pass them along to our staff, but appreciate your patience and understanding as we are still coming out of our winter season. We hope we have the chance to welcome you back for an improved round soon.



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 04/19/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and the 3-stars. We would appreciate any additional feedback on your experience so may share it with our staff, but we hope you enjoyed your day at Falls Village Golf Club. Come back soon!

"Punched greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They just punched and sanded the greens two days before. They need the take some of the sand they put on the greens and use it for their bunkers. Other than that it’s a fun course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 04/09/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review, as well as your feedback. We appreciate your comments so we may share them with our staff, and hope you were able to enjoy your day with us. Play again at Falls Village Golf Club soon!

"Great lay out"


u000006276393's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the layout of this course challenging but fair. If they would fix their bunkers this course would easily be one of the tops in the area. The bunker on hole # 3 is great. Please fix the bunkers on the other holes. If they were fixed more golfers would be flocking to this course. They already have a fair amount of patrons.

Thanks!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 04/08/2018:

On behalf of us at Falls Village, we truly appreciate your feedback and 3-stars. Your comments regarding our bunkers will be passed along to our staff for any potential improvements, and we hope we can provide you with an even better golf experience in the future. We hope you still enjoyed your round with us!


cboneham's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 04/08/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you at Falls Village Golf Club again soon.

"Great course for the money!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Since spring seemed finally to have arrived, the course was busy ; However, play moved right along. Course was in good shape for just after winter. A bit wet, but very enjoyable to play. Greens were in great shape. Bunkers had some standing water. We enjoyed our golf date and will play this course again when we are in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 04/08/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We're glad you enjoyed your first experience with us at Falls Village Golf Club and we can't wait to see you for another round soon.


u044044718's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 04/03/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with us regarding the course conditions, and apologize if they did not meet your expectations recently. We will be sure to pass this to our staff for any improvements, but hope you were still able to enjoy the day with us.


fishdaddy2011's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Falls Village Golf Club on 04/08/2018:

We appreciate the 4-star review! Thank you for playing at Falls Village Golf Club and we can't wait to welcome you back for another round soon.


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