Fairway Hills Golf Club

3.7863823529 3.8 stars from 5 (174)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6012 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 69.3
  • Layout

  • 5100 Columbia Rd, Columbia, Maryland 21044, Howard County
  • (410) 730-1112
  • (410) 730-1112
  • www.fairwayhillsgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Ron Prichard
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $19
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: 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
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6012 yards 69.3 131
White 70 5634 yards 67.4 124
Gold 70 5176 yards 65.6 117
Gold (W) 70 5176 yards 70.6 124
Red (W) 70 4501 yards 65.8 114
First Tee 70 3400 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 174 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
95
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

147 out of 174 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers 9-hole rounds   Challenges include forced carries narrow fairways water hazards  

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"Said they Didn't accept GolfNow purchases"


u000005441045's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had to show the email we received after our purchase of the tee time through the Golfnow app. They said they didn't work with Golfnow and that my cost was without a cart, even though it says directly on the email that a cart is included. Just not good customer service and course was in awful condition. Had just punched the greens without any notification.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



hefri's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

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 03/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed the course"


u868185410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lot's of trouble off many tee boxes and missing the fairway made a ball difficult to find in the tall rough. While it certainly put a premium on your tee shots it would improve speed of play to cut the rough a little shorter to make the ball easier to find. Probably my only complaint on the course. Otherwise really enjoyed it. I hit the fairway 77% of the time on my tee shots. My partner did not have the same luck and probably lost 6 balls in the tall rough. These were balls that were just out of the fairway and could have been easily spotted had the rough been shorter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good local course"


u1508420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Not long but a good value. Good target golf without being ridiculously narrow. Nicer than a muni-course. Sufficiently challenging to make shorter yardage acceptable. Great staff kept pace of play moving. 4 hours or so mid-day Saturday.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u2521114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007523239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyable to play. Interesting, well-kept, challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fairway Hills"


Jay1018823's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff working at Fairway Hills. The greens & fairways were in really good shape , however, the rough was too high, causing slow play. You would have to be within 2 feet of your ball to find it. Would recommend playing this course and will be back. Thanks again to all the great staff @ Fairway Hills.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u2521114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u949312707's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"I Wouldn't Rush Back"


u000002315020's avatar
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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short but interesting public course layout. Very thick foliage off fairways, so keep it in play. There are some very long distances between holes. Tee boxes and greens not in good shape; fairways OK but could use improvement. Course moved slowly; it was not crowded, but it took 4 and a half hours on a late Thursday morning/early afternoon; there were three groups on the par 3 #17 hole. Golfnow deal basically gave me a free cart, but the course's rates are high compared to other public courses. Carts have club/ball washers on them. Clubhouse menu is very limited. Staff all very pleasant.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Nice Change of Pace"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is about 45 minutes away and I play it once every 4 or 5 months as I like the layout. Not a fancy place in terms of amenities but they do serve beer so thumbs up on that score. There was a beverage cart but that ended around 4pm - a little early for a summer afternoon. The fairways were in good condition. As good as I have seen them. The greens were in pretty good condition for a municipal course where some players can't be bothered to fix their ball marks. Greens were slick. Fairly fast but more break than I remember from previous rounds. Too many 3-putts for me but I appreciated the challenge. On a few holes long hitters might think they should have played from the tips. But there are a few holes with forced carries that some average, weekend golfers will find difficult but not impossible. This is a very worthy course to play. Give it a try.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very Happy"


u000002430703's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a good deal plus another cash back to entice me to go 23 miles, middle of the day, opposite traffic. Bug time bargain! A little tight in places but a fair course where scratch to bogey golfers can enjoy the scenic layout and score well. Take advantage of the long shady drives between some holes! Bob, the starter, was a big help!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u360422081's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course near Columbia, MD"


u000006348146's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value for the money. Fair but challenging course for players at all levels.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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