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4.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6595 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.0

Named after the Great Hall of the Norse god Odin, Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center was conceived more than half a century ago when six Cumberland residents decided that they didn't want to have to go all the way to Portland for a decent round of golf. They persevered with their idea and eventually established an 18-hole, par-72 course right in Cumberland Center. The golf course has a traditional layout that is heavily lined with trees. Accuracy is an important part of the round but if you can manage to hit straight, you'll have a good game. Strategically placed bunkers also lurk along the greensides and fairways. In addition to the golf course, there is a driving range and practice green. Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center is a scenic and more affordable alternative to other options in Portland.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6595 yards 71.0 132
White 72 6275 yards 69.6 129
Gold (W) 72 5465 yards 71.4 126
Scorecard for Val Halla
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.0/132 385 400 150 540 470 390 290 160 410 3195 375 160 610 405 400 390 380 190 490 3400 6595
White M: 69.7/130 W: 75.4/136 375 350 150 470 460 370 290 150 400 3015 365 150 595 385 390 360 365 180 480 3270 6285
Maroon M: 67.1/124 335 280 150 350 450 330 285 150 390 2720 360 145 420 270 390 350 360 160 470 2925 5645
Gold M: 65.3/115 W: 70.8/126 330 275 145 250 410 325 280 145 390 2550 355 140 415 265 380 345 355 140 415 2810 5360
Green M: 60.5/97 W: 62.9/98 220 185 95 250 320 290 195 120 260 1935 270 100 330 255 325 275 225 85 295 2160 4095
Handicap 3 5 15 13 17 7 9 11 1 8 18 6 2 10 14 4 16 12
Par 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 5 15 13 7 1 11 17 9 10 16 2 14 6 8 12 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1964
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/01
Architect Phil Wogan

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.5
76 Reviews (76)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Plays Long 7
Thick Rough 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Walkers 7
9-Hole Rounds 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
In the 'Burbs 6
Worth the Drive 6

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3.0

Nice folks way too busy!

Don’t even try to get a tee time on a weekend. If you do be aware of you surroundings. Not much cover from errant shots.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course BUT---

July 20th with 8:20 tee time, 2 for 9 holes. Was told it would be $34 each and was charged $40 each. Asked Brian, why, and he said he charged us for 18 holes. Asked for refund or merchandise and said we could have a rain check. Being from Wisconsin, rain check would do us no good as we were leaving. Very disappointed at their policy and lack of customer service as it was his mistake. Obviously, we will never play there again and would recommend getting the rate you are quoted.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Round 2

Second time playing course. Staff very helpful, courteous and professional. Grounds crew respectful of play! Course in great shape for this time of year!! Challenging, long course, especially for me, but I enjoy playing here. The club house, bathrooms and grounds are immaculate!!!

Will play here again when I return to Maine next summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

First Tme

Played this course for the 1st time. At checkin, staff at desk was very professional and courteous! Explained course, cart path rules and which tees to use for my age group and ability. Only issue was trying to find 1st tee. Another staff person outside got me going in the right direction. I joined up with 2 others who welcomed me to play with them. The gps system in the cart was excellent and very accurate. I found the course in great shape even though it had been quite wet recently. Fairways were beautiful and most were nice and wide. Greens were in good shape and very fast. I found Val Halla challenging and fun. I will definite play there again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Very good golf course

Val Halla is in excellent condition. The fairways and greens are in great shape which is amazing considering the drought conditions we have experienced this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Well worth the green fees. Fairways are in good shape and greens as well. Did find the greens difficultly to read but may have been due to pin placements.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must play smart, and lay-ups,

Play your distance to your advantage, and you will be rewarded with a good score

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Challenge

Valhalla is a moderately challenging course that is in excellent condition. The staff is pleasant, professional and efficient. Some holes are wide open but most have an enjoyable challenge.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course!

I like this course a lot. It forces you to play lots of different shots and each hole is interesting to look at and fun to try and solve.

I found the greens to be particularly challenging with many of the holes somewhat crowned, which sent putts off in various directions, within inches of the hole. This makes scoring a bit unfair, but the course is super otherwise, well kept and nicely groomed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course

ValHalla is a challenging course that is enjoyable to play. The fairways are soft and easy to hit off of. The greens are quick and true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

NOT a four star course!

Visiting the Portland, ME area I chose to play this course based on the four star reviews I saw on Golfnow. After playing the round, I can't figure for the life of me how this course got rated four stars. There wasn't a cart available when we were ready to tee off. We had to wait for one to be brought up and when we got it, it had trash left in it. The cart paths are all dusty, dirt roads.The fairways had narrow straight strips cut in them that looked like it was just the easiest way for the greens keeper to mow as opposed to a purposeful design. On half the holes my wife had no idea where to tee off because the red tee markers were missing. Some greens were is good shape, but others were very patchy. There were a couple of spots that were roped off due to waterlogged ground even though it hasn't rained in over a week.
All this being said, we only paid $30 each for the round, so you might say you get what you pay for. I totally agree. Just don't rate it a four star course when it clearly isn't. The staff seemed generally friendly.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Brian1449547
Commented On 08/06/2017

Tough grader from Texas. Glad the staff was friendly. Can't find red tees when we don't have them. Fairway striping is pretty common. Hey, at least we got three stars from Mike!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth playing

I found Val Halla to be a challenging, well-maintained course with excellent greens. It has some really solid golf holes and will definitely penalize errant shots in many spots. As a senior I found it an incredible value compared to other courses of this caliber. You will enjoy it, but bring your "A" game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent

The course was nice, the golf was good... the grounds crew however was extremely inconsiderate. It felt as though we were getting in the way of their work. I've played a lot of courses, but never had a person blowing grass driving down the middle of the fairway while you're trying to swing.

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

First Time Surprise

Had a great time playing round with my son. Great layout and wonderfully maintained. Little soggy in some fairways due to heavy, recent rain but overall excellent. Could use a few more signs for directions to next tee given less than intuitive layout of course. Will absolutely be going back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Val Hallas

Had an amazing time at the course. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately it had rained alot the day before so the course was wet. Nothing they could do about that. Most fo the greens were great! Had a fantastic time and will be looking to go back real soon

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

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