Lodestone Golf Club

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4.4
27
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.5
90.2%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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4.8
8
5 Stars
6
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2
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0
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0
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0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.8
8
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6
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7475
Slope 142
Rating 76.1
Type Resort
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Lodestone Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7475 yards 76.1 142
Purple 72 6899 yards 73.3 137
Silver 72 6561 yards 71.9 134
Yellow 72 6242 yards 70.2 131
Orange 72 5634 yards 68.3 131
Orange (W) 72 5634 yards 72.9 134
Lime (W) 72 5185 yards 69.5 128
Scorecard for Lodestone Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 76.1/142 429 444 559 428 177 438 625 226 432 3758 456 424 446 612 349 169 461 214 586 3717 7475
Purple M: 73.3/137 386 406 522 395 151 393 598 195 391 3437 433 396 428 582 312 152 408 192 559 3462 6899
Silver M: 71.9/134 386 372 476 348 151 393 598 167 391 3282 433 396 378 538 312 152 357 167 546 3279 6561
Yellow M: 70.2/131 342 372 476 348 131 361 550 167 359 3106 378 352 378 538 290 130 357 167 546 3136 6242
Orange M: 68.3/131 W: 72.9/134 342 367 421 348 131 361 455 140 359 2924 243 352 353 436 290 130 357 140 409 2710 5634
Lime W: 69.5/128 308 298 416 293 119 314 451 135 305 2639 243 304 348 431 236 117 328 135 404 2546 5185
Handicap 13 3 5 7 17 9 1 15 11 2 10 12 4 16 18 8 6 14
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 7 3 5 17 9 1 15 11 16 14 10 4 12 18 2 8 6

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.

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4.4
27
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Mountain Course

Course in great shape with spectacular views.

Greens very tricky to read but rolled true.

A bit pricy but worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Moutain Course

Amazing layout with great views of the lake. 2 amazing par 3s on the back half. The greens rolled nice. Hard course to score on without having played it before and knowing the greens. The large undulating greens puts a premium on being in the right spots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play this course

A links style mountain course as it should be done

none better

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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

A must play if you are within 50 miles

Great all the way around. From the friendly staff to the amazing course. The layout could be the best I’ve played. A little pricey for most but you get what you pay for. It is well worth it. Bring your own water though, they give a bottle in your cart but none on the course. I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice mountain course with great views

I heard a lot of good things about this course before I played here including it was the second best public course in Maryland. That being said, it was a very nice course, but the conditions did not quite live up to expectations. The greens were much better at Fantasy Valley - the other course owned by Wisp. We played there the day before and was expecting Lodestone to be just as nice.

I really liked the layout of the course. I like courses where the holes are spread out and not stacked up on top of each other. It really makes pace of play better.

The staff was very friendly, and it is a nice bonus for them to put bottled water and towels in the carts for you.

We came up for a buddy golf trip with 8 golfers and will try to make this an annual trip. We had a great time and the weather was perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Hale Irwin designed mountain course

If you like mountain courses add this one to your list. We played this track on a Saturday and Sunday in early June.

We were welcomed by a friendly staff in all aspects including the cart attendants, pro shop, starter, ranger Joe and the cart girls. We were playing on a early season package that was booked through the resort thus we received a reasonable rate compared to the regular season greens fees.

The very challenging course has 6 sets of tees ranging from 5185 yards to 7475 yards and a 142 slope rating so there are many options for all types of golfers.

The cart path through the entire wooded course is done in cement and there are some sparsely located mountain homes and gorgeous views.

The many bunkers were very playable with a fine sand. A yardage device is a big help especially for club selection from the there are opportunities to hit 3 woods and 5 woods from the tee.

The large greens are full of slope green,providing for some interesting up and downs and risky 3 putts if you end up on the wrong side of the green.

There are a couple split fairways, a

biarritz green with a swale in the middle, a long downhill par 5 with a Deep creek lake view, and there is the par 3 17th green that sits atop a rock ledge.

There are some videos of the holes available for viewing on the course website so you can get a feel for what you are in for. All in all its a favorite mountain track that one can look forward to playinh.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Lacks senior tees and overpriced

This course is well designed with some great views.

However, it is a mountain course and 6,300 yards is above the skill level of our senior group.

Likewise it is grossly overpriced for retirees.

We made annual trips to Deep Creek for golf outings for several years.

We will not return until senior tees (less than 6,000 yards) and a reasonable senior rate (less than $50) are established.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow

Great shape, great views, lots of tees, huge greens and just a fun overall experience. If out this way take time to play. I was very impressed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

good course long day

Course is very nice with some great views of the lake. Enjoyed the day - only problem was it was cart path only because of a lot of rain recently. Cart path only on a course like this is painful. My suggestion would be to cancel if you find out its a cart path only day and wait for a better day to play. Cart path only resulted in a 5.5 hour round. On the good side - the course is beautiful. Plenty of fun and challenging shots. I do wish they would cut the high grass areas that are around so many of the bunkers. If you hit into the high grass area your ball is gone - almost impossible to find a ball in that stuff. The bunker placement makes the course challenging enough - the extra penalty of dealing with the areas around many of the bunkers just slows down play. Greens are great - not fast, but lots of slopes to challenge even the better putters. One last thing that was great - the cart girl! What a beauty! She came by at least 3 times while we were on the course. Seeing those legs one more time may be the biggest reason to make a return trip.

My star ratings are based on the conditions I played - wet and cart path only. On a dry day I would probably give each category an additional star.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing scenery, perfect course

Lodestone had it all. To begin my round when I arrived they had a cart ready for me. There were free range balls and the short game area was superb. It rained to start and during the wait the staff was friendly and polite. I got some goody at their small but well stocked clubhouse. The course itself was in excellent condition. The course was fair and the bunkering beautiful and plentiful. The course was the most beautiful I've ever seen, between each hole was a nice little drive through beautiful settings. Not the most walker friendly but not bad. A few blind tee shots but nothing cheesy. Great course, worth the 69$ twilight fee and some.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Amazing course

Played this course for the first time and was not disappointed. So many great mountain views on a very well laid out track. Only a few major elevation changes but not enough to take away from the course. Beautiful day and enjoyed the drive in with the gorgeous homes on the lake. It was cart path only the day I played because of 3+ inches of rain within the last few days also attributing to a few of the bunkers being washed out but I have no doubt that would be taken care of within the next day or two so I look past it. The girl in the clubhouse was extremely friendly and helpful. 79 dollars is a little steep for any course in my opinion but this course made me feel a little better about paying that much as nice as it was and as much fun as I had, playing one of my best rounds of the year so far. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Fantastic views

Played it first time, but really enjoyed. View was just fantastic. The only sad part was the rainy weather for some part of the course. Also, the address on the web site is for the WISP resort and not for the golf course, although there are road signs for the Lodestone. Definetely will be back...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fantastic course

This was our first time playing this course. It was in great condition, both fairways and Greens. You needed to place your drives well on several holes to avoid streams and traps. The greens were very challenging for us with many greens undulating quite a bit. They were in fabulous shape and rolled true, if you can read them. While our scores were up, our excitement was up as well. Challenging but very enjoyable.

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

Amazing!

Great deal on GolfNow but full price would be worth it. The views are fantastic. Conditions were great even after heavy rain the week before. The new driving range with free range balls was a great added bonus from last year. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, compared to higher ranked Bulle Rock, Lodestone offers better views and conditions. It's nearly a hidden gem as many people don't make the trek out to play it, but if you are in the area or want to road trip, it's well worth it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Magnificent Course!!

Majestic, expansive course. A must play if you are in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Absolutely beautiful

A beautifully laid out course with excellent views from almost every tee. The fairways are pretty generous and the greens are huge, but don't let that fool you. The greens are severely undulating making it very difficult to get close if you are on the wrong level. Very nice driving range and overall and excellent experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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