Hobbit's Glen Golf Club

3.9632352941 4.0 stars from 5 (52)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7078 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 11130 Willow Bottom Dr, Columbia, Maryland 21044, Howard County
  • (410) 730-5980
  • (410) 730-3927
  • www.hobbitsglengolfclub.com

Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Ed Ault (1967)
Type: Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-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
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7078 yards 73.7 126
White 72 6687 yards 72.2 123
Gold 72 6162 yards 69.7 117
Red 72 5434 yards 70.8 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 52 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

40 out of 52 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards  

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Reviews


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"More Than Expected"


four4bogs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time that I played Hobbit's Glen. Great layout and great conditions. Not a. divot to be found anywhere. Wide open fairways; could lose a ball even if you tried. Everyone should be able to play this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I so want this course to be great but I'm let down every time I play it!"


Krisg0912's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has the highest cart fee of any course I've ever played at $19! We played on a day that was 95 degrees outside so walking the course was an extremely far fetched idea. I was able to find a walking rate online at a good price so I figured I would pay the extra usually $10-12 upon arrival which is why I would give this course another chance because it is so close to where I live. To charge customers such a ridiculous cart fee knowing full well that you have such a captive customer just left a sour taste in my mouth! Course layout is solid but it often lacks the condition standards of a course that is usually in this price range! Don't offer an acceptable price up front only to hide the awful cart fees under the radar because I know full well what other courses are charging that are much better than yours! Carts do not cost you that much!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great and beautiful golf courses"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was tough, challenging & beautiful courses.

Staff was nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"check in"


u00000135168's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I told a lady my last name, tee time. They had the record, but she had to see confirmation. I told her my phone is in my car, and she told me I had to get it.

If they have the record, I do not see why she has to see confirmation info. i do not get it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Happy @ Hobbit's Glen"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thank you Golfnow staff & Hobbit's Glen,(Columbia Association) for making this exceptional course available for us local, "poor" hacks! Great layout, great conditions, especially for February! Love the fast, true rolling greens! Definitely my favorite course in the central MD. area!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not Bad for late December"


Darrell8080165's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and this is normally expensive and private, love the layout no real danger off the tees. Lot of uphill approach shots so it was cool so it was hard to club up, same thing with putting. Slow greens but they did roll true, would love to see this price over the summer to better evaluate as it is a little expensive and you can play courses in this just as equal or better for less $ but all in all I had a great time it did get slow towards the end so check it out you wont be disappointed!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Greens are challenging but fun."


U000004709004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways & greens are in good condition, the staff is friendly, & pace of play great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Well kept, nice course."


u000005434856's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After having somewhat of a dry spell (most of july 2016). I could not find brown a dry patch of grass on the course. Well done by the groundskeepers.

Now about playing the course.... it is a long"ish" course but it is open enough that if you were just off a little, you weren't penalized too much. Still makes you behave into hitting decent long shots.

All in all, it was fun to play and nothing to be critical about. Which I can't say about other courses I've played in Maryland.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Club"


u074902225's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great Golf club for all golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout just needs TLC"


ctgolfer82's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love the new clubhouse. Just wish the money invested into that was reciprocated in the golf course as well. The layout is amazing and combined with the hills and thick rough, it's a solid test of golf. However, the course is burnt out in the fairways but very soft and dead grass or fluffy. The tees are on the thicker side and need rolled or placed better to not create side hill or downhill lies on the tee, or feel like your swinging out of the rough. Lastly, the greens were aerated over 5-6 weeks ago and they are still slow and very bumpy. Hopefully this place gets the TLC it needs. The membership would be full if they spruced the course up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Would go back"


Bill4765124's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Bermuda was not all the way back since it was still April. I'd like to play again with the full fairways. The rough was thick so staying in the fairway is a must. The greens rolled well even though you could see spots of po everywhere. I was disappointed that the lounge was closed after my round. It's s tough course to walk and a cold beer would have been a nice way to finish off a solid round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"In good shape"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The bermuda is still dormant so, the fairways are brown but, the ball still sits up on them. Greens were aerated a few weeks ago and show some signs of it but are in good shape and fast as usual. Unfortunately, I had the opportunity to sample a number of the sand traps and they were all in good condition as well. As usual, a fun course to play that tests your whole game. The only complaint was that two of our foursome dropped after 9 and we were stuck behind two slow foursomes the entire back nine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a great track!"


Adrian9132462's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well, for a November round, the course was in pretty great shape. The shame is that the general public only gets to play it on Monday. But for 20 bucks I made the most of my round! The greens rolled well, the fairways were in great shape and the overall course conditions were pretty dag on good! Had time to get a sandwich before I started my round. Which gave me an opportunity to see the new clubhouse and facilities! It's very state-of-the-art, modern and A heck of an upgrade from the old days. If you have a Monday free and can get to Columbia, Maryland...it will be the best value you can find for 20 to 30 bucks!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Hobbits Glen- Great course, great time"


davegolf617's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course in tip-top shape. Must play in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GREAT GOLF COURSE"


drgervais's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played today - first time - visiting from North Carolina. Staff was very friendly -they got me out early. The fairways, tee boxes and greens are in great shape. Layout was loads of fun. Fairways are turning with Fall; but ball rolled well. Great elevation changes, sloping fairways. Hit the ball well and you'll score well. But, not difficult for the higher handicappers. Highly recommend playing this course. I have played many golf courses throughout the East coast. This course is near the top and deserved my Excellent rating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hobbits Glen nice day"


u000007363628's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, awesome layout... plays loong, have fun play golf!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


William6536828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is probably the best golf course in the area. The greens have healed from aeration, and the fairways are perfect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unexpected aeration"


tbrown10632's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unexpectedly the fairways were being aerated while we were playing and the greens had just been or recently aerated and covered with sand. No mention of this was made during check in. Ball paths in the sand were apparent on the greens. When it rained during the round, balls rolling on the greens were covered in sand as they made their way to the hole. The new clubhouse is an improvement in appearance with upscale food and beverage but the golf shop still lacks character or distinction. Upscale price, below par experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great course / High cart fees / 5 1/2 hour round!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, love the layout. Everything was great except that they allow walkers which is ridiculous on this particular course as the tee box layout is not suitable for walking the course. $18 cart fee (per person)...$36 per twosome is quite high! Two walkers back up five groups behind them on the back nine and caused my group to obtain the ranger's permission to replay holes 1 through 4 and skip 15 thru 18 due to the backup and impending darkness. Other than that issue, great day of golf!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A good challenge but a bit busy"


sagray3's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I liked the layout of the course, it's not super-hard but not easy either. On the "tough, but fair" side. The main problem with it is the # of houses around the course. it really is best to play this course during the week when there isn't so much noise from the residents. There are a LOT of houses right on the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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