A view of the 16th hole at Lodestone Golf Club.
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4.5
56 Reviews (56)
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1
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
91.8%
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52 out of 56 reviews
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4.4
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.0%
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17 out of 20 reviews
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4.5
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4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7475 yards
Slope 142
Rating 76.1
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Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Seasonal
Architect Hale Irwin (2009) Todd Schoeder (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
56 Reviews (56)
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Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Resort course

Rain fell the night before I played the course, plus a little rain for the first 2 holes. The course did not drain well. The middle of the fairways stayed very wet and unplayable.. The bunkers were playable but need a lot of work. The road to the course is gravel and not in the best shape, and the clubhouse is a bit on the small size. For the good, the green complexes were some of the best I have seen. The course layout is just beautiful. This is a great $79.00 course not the $119.00 normal price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

The course is in great shape!
This is easily one of the most scenic courses in the area.
Tough green complexes with lots of undulation. If you aren’t on the right level tho, look out!
Greens rolled quick and true and would hold an approach shot.
Would definitely recommend!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the besr

Lodestone finally playong firm & fast ... get their while you can

Tough test ... play the correct tees
Greens are quick
Great layout
Superb staff

Will ve back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Lodestone July 19

A previous review talked about how dry the course was, but failed to mention that most courses in the area are the same. The course cannot control the weather. HOWEVER, the conditions did not match the price paid. We even got a hot deal, and the conditions still did not match the price. I cannot imagine paying more than $60 to play this course. The bunkers are being raked, but not maintained. So, there a lot of grass growing in the bunkers under the lips. We played them as waste areas. This course is fun, and the greens are a match. Chances for lost balls is very high. I would play this course again, but will not pay more than $60.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lodestone

Best course around don’t see anyone else unless you want to

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Completely disappointed!

Since it opened, we have made it a point to play every year and it was one of our favorite courses. This trip: It took 2 ½ hours to play our first 9. A large percent of the fairways were dead/ burnt out. The sand traps are being overgrown and not maintained at all. The heat index was over 90 degrees and there was no water at all on the course, and no cart/ beverage person. We left after 9 holes.
Lodestone used to be pristine and amazing. Now, it does not deserve it’s ranking and cannot justify the high greens-fee cost. Negligence and poor course maintenance has ruined what was a fantastic course. We used to refer friends to go, but we won’t be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Target Golf...

Outstanding course... if you are a target golfer. Very few if any flat areas on the course, which makes an excellent challenge. The greens are difficult to read potato chip like undulating greens of varying size. Again, an excellent challenge. The pace was perfect, vacation at the lake pace made for a complete weekend with a fun round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful But Demanding Layout,

Very enjoying day at a beautiful but tough and demanding layout. Very friendly employees. Played a Golf Now, Golf Pass Hot Deal. Excellent Great Deal.First time playing this course.Scored higher than I normally do, Which just means I can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course BUT

We went out early and let a single go through. Then a three some hit in to us twice. We let them play through at hole 10. The three some became a five some and the three some behind us was pushing us. We played a miserable round of golf being pushed and we were terribly disappointed. Very frustrating

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/29/2020

How is this the courses fault? Sounds like you can't keep up with the POP. Let as many groups go through as you need, or learn to play faster

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem in Western Maryland!!

Played this gem yesterday on a great deal through GolfNow, and all I can say is "I will be back!!" It is a 4 1/2 hour drive from Philadelphia, but the scenery and course is worth the trip. Met the superintendent early in the morning, and after speaking with him you could tell that he really cares about the upkeep of the course and it's conditions. Due to the Covid situation they have only been open for about two weeks, and he was telling us that there was still some work that needed to be done on the course, but it was very hard to tell where. With the limited staff due to Covid, he mentioned that some of the grassy areas around the bunkers needed to be cut, but honestly I couldn't tell. Greens were in great shape, and although not cut short, ran pretty fast. A lot of undulation on the greens which made putting a challenge, but that was my fault putting it far from the pin.
There were a few blind shots from the tee boxes, but if you hit them straight and aim for the 150 marker there will be no issues. Wide fairways and large greens helped as well. One nice thing, in my opinion, is that you cannot see another hole from the current hole you play.
All of the staff were friendly from Pro Shop, Superintendent and grounds crew, Ranger, and On site Professional. We got a fantastic deal through GolfNow, but even without the deal, I will be back. I want to play it when the Superintendent feels that the course is in great shape. Thanks to the staff for making it a great experience. I wish I lived a little closer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of MDs Best

Finally played when it was firm fast
Play the correct tees
Greens huge super slick if wrongsided
Super layout
Superb staff
Will be back
One of my favorites

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course. Wonder deal. Nicest employees.

Played this course 5 times in last 4 weeks. Had a great outstanding time. My 4somes consisted of a mix of ten very enjoyable and happy friends. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful somewhat difficult course. The course personnel were some of the friendliest I have ever seen. The course has a few soft areas in the fairways do to rain and ground water. But course is very playable. The greens are very smooth and undulating. Not easy by any means, until you become familiar with the course. In 5 rounds I went from shooting a 99 down to an 82. I would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys being tested. I can never understand a golfer complaining of a course being to difficult. The group your playing with are all playing the same course at the same conditions. We did notice a few ball marks from previous golfers not repairing. We always repair more than we make as most golfers should. We know there has been a good bit of rain, but when it gets drier the sand traps need a little raking.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome views

Love playing this course! The views of the mountains and lake are awesome. Be sure to bring a few extra balls in tour bag unless you can hit them straight and long all day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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