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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 37
Length 3372 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Potomac Ridge is one of southern Maryland's most popular golfing destinations. With easy access from both Prince George's and Charles Counties as well as Alexandria and and Annapolis, the course is a favorite among locals and visitors. It's also conveniently located near National Harbor and it's less than 20 miles from downtown D.C. The golf course is made up of 27 holes that are divided into the Hollow, Meadows, and Ridge nines. The Ridge nine was added nearly a decade after the other two nines. It was also designed by Tom Walker while the original 18-hole course is an Ault Clark design. The Ridge Course is the second longest of the three nines at 3,372 yards but it's only shorter than the Hollow nine by three yards. It's the most challenging nine but they are all player friendly enough to appeal to low and high handicappers alike.

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Thomas Walker

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

1.6
105 Reviews (105)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 10
Bunkers 7
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 11
Convenient to the City 7

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

This course is closed now.

This golf course is closed and has been for several years. It is now an agricultural nursery for the most part. It should not be listed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Stay Away!

This is a good layout but the current conditions are pitiful. Almost every tee box was nothing but dirt as were most greens.Apparently, they no longer bother to maintain the course. Also, the pro seemed to not really think the conditions were that bad! STAY AWAY!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Do not play this course

Horrible course. In every way possible

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

lookout for the staff

the staff is very rude, I wont play here anymore

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Challenging layout. It had been raining off and on for a few days. Soggy conditions did not dampen our fun. Will return. Good value.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs help

Course was horrible, worse course I played in Maryland. Layout has potential, but course conditions were awful. Grass wasn't cut, bunkers not raked, fairways weren't cut and grass was missing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Played Meadows-Ridge at Potomac Ridge

Played at 7:30am on a Sunday morning. Was just above freezing when we teed off. Range is really beat up, and course is badly understaffed. I think there was one employee there trying to do everything. He was friendly, but needed help.

Pace of play was great, played 18 holes in 3:45. The Meadows course is pretty beat up, and not especially challenging. The Ridge is in better shape, and is more difficult. It has some pretty severe elevation changes, and some good hole design.

I will play again mid-summer to see if conditions improve.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Great Course, rude staff

This course is very challenging and would have been enjoyable had it not been for the rude staff. It was kind of cold and windy the day we played so we were literally the only ones on the course. The staff acted like they were offended that we actually wanted to play, like they wanted to close up and we were holding them up. The pro shop and dining areas were dark like they didn't want us to go there. When we finished 18, everything was closed and the guy was waiting for us with an attitude like we were holding him up. I don't care if I ever play there again. Way too many great courses in the area that appreciate our business.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

1st Time out at Potomac Shores

In my opinion, Potomac Ridge is nothing close to some of the bad reviews I had read about it. Had negative thoughts about the place before I played but quickly those were changed.

Course staff was very helpful and friendly. Told them it was my first time playing the course, and a staff member walked with me outside and showed me and told me things I needed to know about the course.

The course wasn't in horrible shape. Just don't show up thinking you are playing at Augusta. Im sure as the weather gets better, that fairways will as well. Greens were in great shape, grass was just a little long on them.

I was playing as a single. Played two balls on most holes and finished in just over 2 hours. (That was with cart path only rule in place as well)

As long as you are one that doesnt think you are the next coming of Tiger Woods, I would recommend this course. Wasn't crowded at all and it definitely beats being in an office.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Looks like its closing

The golf shop is nearly empty; the staff seems to show less civility; they need to invest funds on the course to bring it back to it's former grandeur. Otherwise, it is set to failure and eventual closure. And, that would be a shame ... it was/could be a great course again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don't play this course in the winter

No grass on fairways, greens in terrible condition and no food as kitchen closed for winter. Save your money and play in the summer when hopefully there will be some of the green stuff to play off!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good deal despite rough winter condition.

Worth the cost! Rough tee box and fairway conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fall golf outing

3 different 9 hole courses the Meadows was my favorite

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful wooded course

3 nine hole courses. I played the hollows and the ridge. The hollows was by far the most challenging requiring a straight hitter. Tee boxes not in great condition but overall greens in good shape. Fun course to play

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unfriendly ProShop

Horrible service with extremely unfriendly attitude to golf now customers.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Gotta REALLY love elevation changes/blind shots

Played Meadows/Ridge 9s with wife in tow on a good GN rate. Had been several years since I had been to course and forgot how many blind shots you must make over the course of 18 holes. Definitely helps to play here with others who play here a lot, but we were just a 2-some. Made for a VERY interesting round since tee shots had a lot of adventure involved...

Had a fair amount of tee boxes that needed some work and bunkers played like wet/rock hard cement. Refused to hit out of one because of the amount of HUGE rocks sitting on the surface. Some greens had some damage and repaired lots of unfixed ball marks on the greens (pet peeve of mine...common folks, takes 10 seconds to fix).

Lots of deer/wildlife on course but best part was pace of play. Allowed one single to play thru who was cruising at mach speed. Finished round in 3hrs 5 minutes. Recommended if you get a good GN rate...

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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kgk1958
Commented On 10/20/2015

Ditto your comment about ball marks, not just here but almost every where any more. Really people it is not that difficult to fix a few on each green to insure you and everyone else have a nice putting surface.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Just OK

Played this course because last time I was there it was great. They have 3 nines. The conditions have gone down since the last time I played there. Still a great layout though.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Ridge and Meadows

The courses were in good shape but brown due to no rain and season (fall) which made the rough of no consequence.
The greens were not as fast as I have been used to here. Greens on the Meadows had been punched so they were pretty bumpy but the roll was mostly true. Would like more yardages indicated on sprinkler heads. I always enjoy playing this course no matter the time of year.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Showing some

I had played Potomac Ridge a few times almost a decade ago, but hadn't been back for years.

The years in between haven't been good to the course. What once had aspirations to be a "country club for a day" venue is now a scruffy, beat up place. No food to speak of, and the pro-shop is very quiet and nearly empty.

However! That means you can play an interesting course for a good price. Ironically, the apparent lack of watering of the fairways means that the course plays firm and fast, while the greens are still receptive. And, as few people are on the course, the only thing limiting your speed is how fast you want to play. Bottom line - you can have fun, but don't expect much.

You can score. Have fun, but

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Price is right as hot deal

Course is in good condition, pace of play during the day is very good as not many golfers out. Staff is ok but not very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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