University of Maryland Golf Course

3.1964285714 3.2 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7015 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7015 yards 73.7 137
Black/Gold 71 6651 yards 71.8 133
Gold 71 6369 yards 70.1 130
Gold/White 71 6036 yards 69.3 127
White 71 5833 yards 68.2 123
White/Red (W) 71 5347 yards 70.9 121
Red (W) 71 5090 yards 68.9 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

15 out of 17 reviews


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"Nice course across hill and dale"


captainsensible's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

This is what my dad calls a "mountain goat track." Definitely some of the most elevation change I've seen at a DC-area course, which keeps it challenging. It's usually pretty well maintained and plays fairly long from the men's tees. The layout keeps it interesting, not too many straightaway grip it and rip it holes. Almost no water and not choked with lateral hazards, but plenty of bunkers and sidehill lies to keep you on your toes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow, Slow, Slow"


u856137788's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Was in DC and took the opportunity to play a round with my son who attends U of MD. It was a Sunday mid-morning round. First few holes played at an acceptable pace, then it backed up to the point we were waiting nearly 10 mins on every hole. Eventually we were forced to skip 4 holes in order to finish a round that was on pace for well over 5 hours.

Quite a shame as it is a well kept and challenging course. But no rangers or other attempt to keep up even a modest pace on a Sunday morning is crazy !! For what I am paying in tuition, they should be able to afford a ranger.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good Times at the UMD Course"


GolfingHusband's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I played this course with one of my athletes who was preparing for the MD State Golf Championships. I expected it to be packed with high school students and a very slow round. However, MD was having a home football game (vs. Iowa for Homecoming) and I think this diverted some from playing. It wasn't that crowded and we played in UNDER 4 hours, something that is apparently unheard of here. I really enjoyed the course. Everything was green and well kept, and there wasn't even that many leaves for a fall day. Ballmarks are an issue on the green, but I fixed more than my share, and if fixed, didn't seem to affect the roll. My driver was on that day, so the windy conditions didn't affect me that much.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course inside the beltway"


u000006245164's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/30/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is fun, but challenging. It is also very fair, if you play it right its rewarding. The landscape is interesting, and it has a lot of contours which I liked. The greens were pretty fast and fairways were in good condition. The rough in some spots was, well rough, but that’s the price you pay for not hitting the fair way. The facilities are great, nice chipping, putting greens, and driving range. The one negative which wasn’t a significant is some of the greens had a lot of wear, but it’s the middle of the summer and at the course is probably seeing peak traffic. This is a very affordable course inside the beltway. I’ll be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens awful."


arell27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/25/2013
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Reviewed on

Enjoy playing this course. Understand its winter season, but the greens were awful. Bird droppings every where. Tee box could be maintained better as well. Like I said, understand its winter season. But the greens were not pleasant.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course for All Skills"


PaulMuroyama's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2013
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Reviewed on

This is an unexpectedly challeging course because of its lengh and well-protected greens. Fairways are not narrow and are relatively open, so its difficulty is being disguised. I had hard time to keep my score in 90s. It is a part of the UMD system, so everything including golf shop and locker room is kept clean and nice. Its practice facility is excellent. I like this old course partly because it reminds me of my second son who graduated from UMD last year and is now in the doctorate course of Gerogia Tech in Atlanta.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A challenging layout"


27roscoe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/10/2013
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Reviewed on

This is a challenging layout. The course plays longer than its yardage because there are many uphill shots to elevated greens. One notable exception is the short, downhill par-3 8th. Trees and water can come into play, but most fairways are generous. There are some deep bunkers that are best to avoid. Overall a good course, with a few memorable holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Course was great"


Hankluv's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2012
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The course was fun, it had great challenges and it was in good condition


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"University of Maryland ... newly renovated, challenging,long course!"


JamesStanton23's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2012
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Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape considering winter dormancy was evident in the fairways! the greens were in excellent shape, sand traps were firm not raked... all in all course has held up well this late in Dec. Price was excellent at 18 dollars per round... also close to my home in College Park! Played UMD course twice this week!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


"Great Value...Challenging Layout..former Nationwide Tour layout."


sonic42's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/3/2012
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Reviewed on

The golf course was excellent..The grounds crew were removing all leaves from the course with vacumn machine..NO leaves in playing ares...Amust for fall/winter golf


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nicely maintained course but slow play on a holiday"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2012
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Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly during check-in. We played on a holiday and had to wait on on shots for many of the holes. The course was in great shape and the weather was very pleasant for November. I would play this course again on a weekday just to avoid the holiday golfing traffic.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Course Needs Work Nice lay-out Pace Of Play Really Slow"


TroyJames's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2012
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Reviewed on

The Course Needs work, Nice Lay-Out, Pace of Play Slow


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value for the money"


None's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/30/2012

Reviewed on

This course has great value for the money, especially for a course so close to the DC line. It has also a nice grill and friendly staff throughout. Fairways were in good shape and greens were solid, but could have been slightly better. Course is well maintained in other departments.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round."


stiffy17's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/27/2012
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Reviewed on

After a very hot, dry summer, I found the course to be in overall really nice shape. The greens were a bit slow, and there were a few bald spots in a fairway or two, but otherwise the course was in very nice shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of my favorite courses in the DC Area"


Thomas8562183's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/22/2012

Reviewed on

University of Maryland is one of my favorite courses in the area. I am very impressed with how well it is maintained and the general quality, given that it is run by the University. I have occasionally had pace of play issues here, and there is no marshall to speak of. I especially enjoy the 17th (extremely short par 3) and the 7th (WIDE open par 5 with the second shot down a huge hill) holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, poor shape"


ssjoberg's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/24/2012
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Reviewed on

Let me start by saying I've played the University Course over 100 times. It is a great, fun track which I really enjoyed throughout my undergraduate career at Maryland. Currently however the course is really not in very good shape. The greens were crazy slow and the fairways a bit chewed up. I will wait till mid spring to return to the course. Once this track greens up it is a must play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good track and conditions, greens a bit slow but it was January"


u000005045331's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/5/2012
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Reviewed on

We played before the Redskins game and not too many people were out on the course. So we got around in just ove 3.5 hours which was great. Layout/course is challenging but fair. The only debit was the greens were slow but we were playing in January and I'm sure they hadn't cut them for at least a month or two. Overall great course especially for the price if you tee off after noon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough conditions - decent layout"


dharmanaik's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/1/1900

Reviewed on

Preface this review by saying it's winter golf - but the course is in VERY rough shape (a far cry from what it was when it hosted a Nationwide Tour event several years ago). Other area courses (like Northwest in Silver Spring) are able to keep conditions decent even in the dead of winter, so no excuse U of M.

Layout is pretty fun though. It has all the length you can handle.

Decent overall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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