Hunters Oak Golf Club - Old Course

2.5000000000 2.5 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7072 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

  • 500 Amberly Farm Ln, Queenstown, MD 21658
  • (800) 697-1777, (410) 827-3499
  • (410) 827-0810

Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Ian Scott Taylor (1999)
Type: Private
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7072 yards 74.0 135
Blue 72 6549 yards 71.5 133
Yellow 72 6063 yards 69.2 117
Red 72 5551 yards 72.0 131

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

3 out of 8 reviews


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"Not worth the headache"


zbodel1022's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I'm sure in it's heyday the course was a gem, but I was very displeased with my entire experience. The course was in terrible condition, tee to green. Some greens weren't even worth putting on as they were completely dead (black!), while the tees and fairways were completely overcome by crabgrass. It's unfortunate that this course has been left for dead because I really liked the layout, especially the Par 5 #9 (split fairway with pond stretching up through the approach).


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Price for the challenging course"


Joeygian's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is the second time I played this course. I am an intermediate player and find this course very challenging. It has recently reopened and the staff is working very hard to get it back to its former glory. It is still in very good shape and for the cost it is one of the best courses around. It is a links course with a good bit of water, so you really have to hit it straight, which is a challenge for all amateurs.<br/> I hope the golfers in the area will continue to support this course so we on the Eastern Shore will have this affordable option.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Aging course"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very disappointed to get to this course which believed had 27 holes only to find that only 9 are usable and kept up. The other 18 have not been used in years based on their look. To play 18, we had to play the same 9 holes a second time. We did ask any employee in the pro shop where hole number one was so we could start, but sadly, he had no idea.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"27 hole course, only 9 0pen. No idea when the other 18 will be open."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long Narrow Courses that are peppered with lots of odd shaped bunkers with steep knoll's that would be terrific for motor cross racing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Pretty much this guys back yard"


Steve6749481's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was designed as a destination for the DC crowd to come out and have weddings, conferences, golf outings etc. The owners fell onto hard times in the recession and lost the property. Current owners came in and got it for a song. As such, I get the impression this is the owners toy. It's like he's a rich guy with a really nice back yard - and he'll let you come and play for a small fee. It was designed as a links style, complete with dunes, blind shots, and pot bunkers. The design is challenging, the gnarly conditions make it even more so. I paid $10 each for my son and I on a hot deal and it was worth that. But I spent $20 on lost balls and I only played 9. No amenities, no range, the greens and tee boxes were in the process of being aerated.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Scottish Link-Style Course Without Paying For Airfare"


uWNOB8708WN's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course is a diamond in the rough that has enormous potential. Yes, the conditions are a little gnarly but that's how some of the courses are in Scotland and Ireland.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"New Ownership has ruined the place"


u000006116350's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The new ownership, a clueless husband and wife, bought this course on the advise of their accountant, or so I am told. They new and know nothing about golf, and had no money left over to run a golf course. They have a bare staff, which is just enough to keep the grass cut. They have hired a superintendent, but the damage from years of neglect will be costly to overcome. The back nine has been abandoned and it is not playable. These geniuses decide to reopen the adjoining parkland course, which was a dull, uninspiring course back when it was in top shape. I honestly don't know what they are thinking, but they need to sell to someone who know what they are doing. They are only charging $15-$20, and no one is ever out there, so it is a good place to practice, but the conditions are so abysmal you can't really play an actual round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Diamond in the rough"


Dointhyde's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Scottish Links. This course was great! Beautiful fariway undulations, bunkers, and water hazards made me have to calculate every hole very carefully. Greens were not super fast, but definitely fast enough and rolled true to the read. Honestly, this layout design is probably one of the best I have ever played (which is close to 3 dozen courses.) Staff was very friendly and accommodating. The experience was so great that I not only played friday, but the following sunday as well. For a course this nice, $25 for 18 holes is a steal. The only issues I had with the entire course was that some of the bunkers were not in great shape (hard.)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




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