Turf Valley Golf Resort - Original Course

3.9487166667 3.9 stars from 5 (14)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6751 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, Howard County
  • (888) 833-8873, (410) 465-1504, (410) 465-1500
  • (410) 465-4257
  • www.turfvalley.com
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Year built: 1959
Architect(s): Ed Ault (1959), Al Jamison (1959), Ed Ault (1963)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6751 yards 72.0 131
White 71 6382 yards 70.4 125
Gold 71 5996 yards 68.7 121
Red (W) 72 5550 yards 72.1 128

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 14 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

9 out of 14 reviews


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"Nice Greens, Bombers Course"


Showbiz33's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice greens in good condition. Course is an easy layout except #2. It is just bombs away with the driver on most holes. If you like to grip it and rip it, this is the course for you. Course is not long but is usually wet which requires all carry on each shot. Greens are usually in good condition. Rough can get spotty.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging but not in good shape"


kenkriz33's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Tee boxes are beat up, fairways are either soggy mud ball wet or have burnt out areas. Greens are in good shape but are generally not fast, average green speed. All in all, a fun course but it needs lots of work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Overpriced"


u000005460048's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was staying at the resort for a conference. Green fees were $105. Greens were recently aerated ( should have told us). No gps on carts, did include range balls. Beverage cart disappeared after 6 holes. Would rather play Waverly woods


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Outstanding."


Brainy6k2's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/9/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful golf course in the heart of Howard County, MD. Well kept greens and fairways on this open course. Holes on the Original course are challenging but not too difficult. The Hialeah course however is much more challenging forcing you to stay in the fairway or risk losing your shots into the tree line. An absolute must play golf course for novices and experts alike. I will certainly be returning to play there as much as possible especially with the great deals offered by GolfNOW.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent Condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/8/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course on a membership special through Golf Now. It was in excellent condition. The greens were faster and had more slope than they appeared and everyone in my group had trouble with them. I played the white tees which were 6300 plus yards on the card but the course had a number of par 4s which were 400 yards or more. Overall, enjoyed it a lot.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"fun course. greens in great shape"


u000007063435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/5/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked through Golf now. Played for the first time and enjoyed the lay out. Fairway and tee box were in great shape. Greens were pretty fast, that makes putting fun. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best Roll Ever"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/29/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was as expected. I can honestly say I've heard this was a must course and after my round I agree. The layout is challenging, but pretty straight forward. There were no gimmicky holes; plenty of risk reward options, but nothing that felt forced. I could go on and on about the people the tee boxes, fairways, and sand...but I'm eager to talk about how well maintained and TRUE the greens were. The greens have a personality all their own and if I can be so crass as to compare them to a woman...you would not date her...you would marry her. Pristine, true, classy, with a hint of Bring your A game or go home embarrassed. GREAT job Mr. Super!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Classic Course"


Jerry5410891's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very original and traditional. The resort has two 18 holes courses. We played both of them. The other course is very tight and narrow with lot of challenging decisions to choose clubs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent course and well maintained"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and well maintained

Some of tee box was rough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging layout, decent maintenance, unfriendly atmosphere."


vintagetuba's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself, while a little burnt in spots, was in good shape. The layout is quite tough and you need to work the ball a bit to be in proper position. And position is everything here as it is possible to be in the fairway and not have a direct line to the flag, there are putts which roll nearly right of the green no matter how you hit them, and water is some unseen spots which you may only realize once you see the splash. I would not call the course unfair, however, and it is not a long course either. Just bring your best thought process and play to positions in the fairways, and on the greens. As far as the "membership preview" goes, don't expect much. They directed us to the hotel for food and drink as the lunch area in the pro shop is "members only." It was a bit off putting, to say the least, in a course which is apparent looking for members.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"This course offers some real challenges, with tree lined fairways."


u000005198958's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/08/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would play this course again. This course is private, so golfnow offers will be limited.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a treat!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/2/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the original members course and we were not disappointed. It was in pristine shape from tee to green!! I was surprised at the overall super condition of the course and will definitely try to play it again.

Take advantage of the great deal on golfnoow.com.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"OK, But You are an Outcast"


DrOldSchool's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played the "Original Course" for the 1st time after driving past it all my life, and found it to be a decent older course. Most holes are slight doglegs, and you can challenge them if a bigger hitter. The rough is thick in spots and can be tough to advance longer clubs through. Overall it's in good shape.

However, given the myriad of other options around here, and the completely dismissive, look-down-their-nose attitude of the staff (especially in the club house) I'd recommend going elsewhere, unless you can get a hot deal time and want to give it a whirl. It's certainly not worth their full freight price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COURSE."


u000001322935's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/30/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THERE ISN'T ANY FOOD AVAILABLE. WHEN I ASKED FOR A PLACE TO GRAB A SANDWICH THEY SAID I COULDN''T USE THEIR CLUB BECAUSE IT WAS "PRIVATE." THE CLOSEST PLACE TO GRAB A SANDWICH IS ACROSS THE ROAD AT A SWANKY RESORT THAT HAS AN ACTUAL SIT DOWN RESTAURANT THAT DOESN'T OFFER FAST FOOD! THERE IS NO ACCESS TO FOOD ON THE TURN, ONLY FOR MEMBERS.

i DON'T THINK GOLF NOW SHOULD DO BUSINESS WITH AN ESTABLISHMENT THAT DOESN'T OFFER THE BASIC AMENITIES.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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