Watson's Glen Golf Course

3.8947000000 3.9 stars from 5 (19)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7072 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Indoor practice facilities: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Golfers must be properly attire in shirts with sleeves (women’s sleeveless golf shirts are acceptable), tailored shorts. Not acceptable are jeans, cut offs, gym shorts, sweat pants or tank tops.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7072 yards 73.9 139
Blue 72 6513 yards 71.3 129
White 72 5983 yards 68.5 123
White (W) 73 5983 yards 73.8 136
Red 72 5211 yards 64.6 113
Red (W) 73 5211 yards 69.4 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 19 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

16 out of 19 reviews


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Reviews


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Recommended
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Type of Golfer
Gender

"Very good"


Soulaw's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good walking course and the sausage dog is excellent. Although it is packed on Sunday but we enjoyed it very much. Sunset view was amazing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"WG review"


tquad76's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, however only at the discounted rates on golf now. Not worth the normal rates. Cart girls are all awesome girls.

GT


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great condition!"


Soosoo97's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in a great condition. I really enjoyed playing at Watson's.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"No value here"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you enjoy long rounds behind ignorant foursomes and putting on garbage greens then this is the place for you.<br/> I used to really like Watson's, couldn't care less about having no facilities, the course is in rough shape and not nearly worth the money they ask. Better options are out there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Watsons Glen"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape. Awful place to play golf.<br/> Ina Friday afternoon the pace was so slow it took 47 minutes to get to the third tee. The foursome in front were partying and couldn't care less. We called the pro shop to ask for a solution and were told there was nothing he could do as he was all alone and no-one could Marshall. One employee on a Friday afternoon?<br/> The snack bar was non existent although there was a microwave available if you brought your own. Thought I was on candid camera. Brutal!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fond memories"


u000006409049's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played this course in 8 years, but the memories came flooding back how much I enjoyed it. Course conditions were excellent. No complaints in any area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Une belle surprise ce Watson's Glen"


Battalion777's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Watson's Glen a été une très belle expérience pour mon ami et moi. Nous sommes deux excellents golfeurs et nous aimons joués des terrains difficiles avec un bon challenge. Nous avons étés gâtés par la longueur du terrain et les excellentes conditions. Malgré le club house qui a l'allure d'un ''Shack house'', le terrain a été une magnifique surprise. De beaux trous, très différents a chaque trou, très bonne vitesse des verts. Je vous recommande Watson's Glen sans hésiter, le prix en vaut absolument l'expérience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Played on a very windy day"


paddytheprang's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The wind conditions of the day made the course extremely challenging compared to normal The course is in excellent shape and the greens were rolling true. Good value for the money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice challenging track"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough around and on the green, but not overly difficult. Course was in very good condition and we enjoyed the hot summer afternoon round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good"


Courtenay7546518's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good quality course with bare bones facilities. Will go back once a year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Just Too Slow"


Angelos1968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played on a Wednesday late afternoon at 3:10 thinking there should be no reason at all why we shouldn't cruise through the round at a regular pace.<br/> Wrong... We waited on every hole- every shot! We looked at our watches after we hit our approach shot to the 16th green and noted it was approaching 5hrs. Then we looked at the tee box on 17 and saw 2 groups waiting to tee off. At this point we said forget it and heading for the parking lot.

Haven't played Watsons in a few years and after this, it'll be a few years more. Wednesday afternoon- just too slow!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not as easy as you think"


Jstrom81's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played with a couple of members and really enjoyed it. Course was in great shape but the greens we're a bit slower then usual apparently. Pace of play was a bit slow due to a twosome in front of us who were all over the place. For a 12 handicap I benefit a lot from a couple errant tee shots which allowed me to still save par easily. The greens are a lot harder to read then you would expect. A lot of the lines you would expect on certain putts don't even come close to what you actually saw, so be aware.<br/> I'd definitely recommend this course as I think it's a but underpriced considering the condition it's in.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in Durham"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great fairways<br/> Great layout<br/> Great greens<br/> Great place


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace"


Arturo2604230's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a great course, the amount of rain that we have gotten seems to have affected a few sand traps but they are doing everything possible to remedy that.<br/> It was disappointing to have such a long round behind some very, very slow players.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very good outing"


jdkgolf7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An excellent day at Watson's Glen, weather, course conditions and pace of play. Would do it a lot more often if it was priced more reasonable. Especially for seniors on weekdays and weekends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sandy First Round"


JRod469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my 1st time at WG and 1st round of the year. Since it was May, the greens were not fully recovered from the start of the year aerating session. The layout was great, with a few challenging holes & great views. I was stuck in the sand for the majority of the day, but luckily it was good quality & easy to maneuver. My playing partner wasn't too happy when there wasn't anyone manning the halfway house at the turn.....apparently not getting a tuna sandwich after 9 holes ruins the remainder of his round. I would recommend this course in the off-season, but would probably not pay the premium in peak season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Round"


Kevin6688262's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the first round of the year i was happy with the course. It was in great shape and the pace of play was perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Decently decent."


Wardzie08's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a regular to this course and the fact of the matter is that this course is very well maintained. During the summer the course is beautiful from tee to green. Winter must have reeked havoc on the greens because there was more sand then green on the greens. I'll assume its just because it's early in the season, even though I can't remember a season that the greens were this rough. As for the staff, I have never been somewhere before where the staff makes you feel like they could care less that you have chosen to play their course. From the lack of a club house (1 maybe 2 school portables put together) even though they charge around $90 to play, to someone who worked there calling me stupid for taking a different cart because the cart I was assigned was full of garbage! Very unfortunate! If you're looking for a beautiful course in the summer time, maybe try your luck here, just beware of the rudeness of the staff in the "clubhouse"


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"a great walk"


Fusionman30's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

the fairways and greens are in superb condition.<br/> I just love this course and recommend this course to everyone, no matter the skill level.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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