Watson's Glen Golf Course

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4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
97.4%
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7072 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.9
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
Scorecard for Watson's Glen Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.9/139 435 633 197 392 407 140 332 562 391 3489 373 387 410 170 558 465 471 186 563 3583 7072
Blue M: 71.3/129 403 586 167 355 336 111 317 533 335 3143 354 366 370 162 529 435 451 180 523 3370 6513
White M: 68.5/123 W: 73.8/136 360 549 134 317 291 99 301 525 276 2852 325 342 341 137 509 391 436 150 500 3131 5983
Red M: 64.8/113 W: 69.4/119 307 493 103 291 253 73 260 431 235 2446 278 326 317 113 466 301 378 121 465 2765 5211
Handicap 9 1 7 13 11 17 15 3 5 18 14 8 16 10 6 4 12 2
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 1 7 9 11 17 15 3 13 18 8 10 16 6 4 14 12 2

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent grass
Greens Bent grass
Architect Kevin Holmes (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
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.

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4.0
20
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very good

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

WG review

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

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition!

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

No value here

If you enjoy long rounds behind ignorant foursomes and putting on garbage greens then this is the place for you. 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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Watsons Glen

Course was in decent shape. Awful place to play golf. 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? The snack bar was non existent although there was a microwave available if you brought your own. Thought I was on candid camera. Brutal!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fond memories

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Une belle surprise ce Watson's Glen

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Played on a very windy day

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Nice challenging track

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just Too Slow

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. 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!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Not as easy as you think

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. I'd definitely recommend this course as I think it's a but underpriced considering the condition it's in.

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

Best course in Durham

Great fairways Great layout Great greens Great place

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace

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. It was disappointing to have such a long round behind some very, very slow players.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Very good outing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Sandy First Round

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Good Round

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decently decent.

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"

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather

a great walk

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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