Lodestone Golf Club

4.5505529412 4.6 stars from 5 (21)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7475 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 76.1
  • Layout

  • 296 Marsh Hill Rd , Mc Henry, Maryland 21541, Garrett County
  • (301) 387-4653, (301) 387-4000
  • wispresort.com/lodestone
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Year built: 2009
Architect(s): Hale Irwin (2009), Todd Schoeder (2009)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Seasonal

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 21 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

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"Play this course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A links style mountain course as it should be done

none better


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play if you are within 50 miles"


BigDisgolfing's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice mountain course with great views"


bjenki1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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"Great Hale Irwin designed mountain course"


walterzjr's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Lacks senior tees and overpriced"


u000003647252's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Wow"


JoeBDA's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good course long day"


pudder50's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing scenery, perfect course"


Ryanreese1993's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Amazing course"


mcquainc13's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fantastic views"


yhankin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


espilman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> Staff was friendly and helpful.<br/> 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!


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


"Magnificent Course!!"


u000005351745's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


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


"Absolutely beautiful"


reddyeddy77's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course near Deep Creek. Very good conditions . Beautiful views, very nice staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


bnogay's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Big, burly mountaintop course with great conditions and a great layout. Doesn't get much play and it is costly-but worth the greens fee! I hope it does well because it is a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mountain of Fun"


pjggolfer's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic golf course located high above the lake. Great views, Very large rolling greens. Ball position a must on every shot to the flag. Wide fairways with a few traps and rock formations to watch out for. Nice soft playable sand. Very friendly staff. The course had just received a lot of rain. The course drained well but still cart path only on this round. The greens were in excellent shape. Nice to see golfers fixing their ball marks. I would highly recommend this golf course to all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent mountain course"


rmsgolfer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Absolutely majestic mountaintop setting. Course can be quite difficult from the tips, but playing the right box makes it very fair and enjoyable. A little pricey but worth every penny. Staff and the starter were outstanding.


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


"Amazing Course"


Zach6517280's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/6/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played on 7/6/13 by myself and there was no one on the course. This is one of my favorite courses I have played anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic. What a hidden gem. The course was in great condition and I played my round in about 3.5 hours. I played the twilight rate at around 3PM so it was not full price although I would have been perfectly fine paying the full price to play here.

The manager/pro told me that this course was intended to be a private course but because of the economy, was turned public. The views from some of the holes are the most beautiful you will see anywhere thanks to it being at the top of a mountain. Unfortunately, I live in Baltimore so I do not have the ability to play here often, otherwise, I would play here as much as possible.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Great Deal"


DennyPL's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/04/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was as challenging as it was beautiful. It was in great shape for this early in the season. Would love to play it again when the greens are healed over. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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