Bowie Golf & Country Club

3.6016941176 3.6 stars from 5 (163)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6142 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6142 yards 69.0 122
White 70 5838 yards 67.7 118
Gold 70 4928 yards 63.3 102
Gold (W) 70 4928 yards 67.2 116
Red (W) 70 4722 yards 66.7 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 163 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
67
3 stars:
58
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

141 out of 162 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Good Round"


jfjpcman1256's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

my only complaint is there were too many walkers for a weekend when most golfers come out, most seemed to have a problem keeping up with the people in carts that were with, which caused a backup and turned a 4 hour round to 5 hours


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beat The Storms"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Moved around the course nicely. Need map of course layout on the scorecard! Signage not good on a couple holes directing you to proper path!

Greens in nice shape! Not cart path only even though it had rained the two or three days before. A couple temporary gold/red tees. Beer reasonably priced at the bar.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Price, OK for what I paid"


u814016052's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played the course before, always liked that you get a cart and am allowed to play at your own pace. Several fairways needed some work , greens were ok for the price. Bunkers need more sand, divots need repair, would help if repair patch was on carts. I like to to play here because of pace, and the fact that I am not paired with stranger without choice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Bowie Golf & Country Club on 05/11/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Bowie Golf & Country Club in the Maryland area, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the fairways so may work on any necessary improvements. However, we're glad you received a good value for your round and had a fun time on the course. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Typical day at Bowie"


JoelMagram's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in decent shape. The fairways are still waiting for the zosia to come fully in. The rebuilt water stations are nice and the cosmetics such as filling in the standing water by the 5th tee is a nice improvement. The removal of many extraneous trees enhances the play ability.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Suzanne7916727's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Reviewed on

See great progress on improving the grounds and equipment, needed to play from several temporary tees. Overall an enjoyable round of golf. We will be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"changes happening"


u000004587207's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

lot of clean up, trees and brush.

new concrete pads for coolers looking good.

new cart paths on 10 and 15 very nice.

overall course condition improved from earlier this year--it was a beautiful day and our threesome played in a little over 3 hours!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


Denis9136570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Reviewed on

Second time we played this course in a week. Nice variety. Course improvements underway. Three hours 18 holes (3 ppl) Midweek as opposed to 4.5 weekend. Challenging and varied. Greens good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"My go to"


u7866911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
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Reviewed on

This place is the best value in the area, most bang for the buck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Anthony488's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked this course at last minute because of an issue at another course.I love the lay out and greens were in great shape.We will be going back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



bsteve1215's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



drewbie02's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tough Course"


u000006689905's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and I have to say it is a difficult one. The distances off the tees are not overly long but the difficulty is that if your tee shot or second shot is wayward, you will really be struggling.

Again, if you are off the fairway, you will need a masterful short game to chip through the pine trees to get back into play. Most courses I play have wider fairways so this course really was a challenge.

I thought the tee boxes and greens were in good shape considering the winter as well as the sand bunkers. HOWEVER, none of the sand bunkers (around the green or fairways) had a rake.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



HeathMartin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Hot Deal course"


WGL6097's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Consdering the time of year, fallen leaves were not a problem. Even while playing, there were course people clearing leaves from tee box to greens. Weather was great which brought out a lot of people, but pace was good. I would not hesitate to return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bowie Golf Club by Far Best Value Around"


Mike8139403's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The improvements at Bowie golf club are readily evident everywhere you look, from fairways to greens. Anyone who has not played it in a while will be pleasantly surprised. The management is doing a great job bringing the course into shape and it is easily the best value for the money around this area, especially mid-week on a beautiful fall day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



bsteve1215's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Terrible Course Management"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes are like rough, fairways are mixed with mud, sand traps are devastating, and greens are too slow and like fairways. I don't want to play this course again even with 10 dollar green fee.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2017

Because of the wet summer we developed a grub problem in the fairways causing the dirt piles . It's been treated. We are currently overseeding the entire golf course so the grass is young and needs to mature. Grass may seem high for a little while. Greens have been fertilized and are quickly growing. This allows the ball marks, which nobody fixes, to grow out and repair themselves. Yes bunkers are in bad shape and we hope to have that taken care of soon. Its a delicate balance to make golf affordable to the average person and maintain a golf course in tip top shape. Sorry we cannot live up to the standards of everyone. Have a blessed day



HeathMartin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value"


Richard2188714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Even with a tournament on the same day I got around in 4:10. Road construction made things tight but all in all a good round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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