Fantasy Valley Golf Course
|Red (W)||70||4557 yards||67.1||114|
|Blue M: 72.0/140||525||379||183||548||125||382||582||419||180||3323||431||212||323||411||397||390||190||562||207||3123||6446|
|White M: 70.5/132||510||365||170||527||120||370||567||375||169||3173||406||194||241||387||369||375||183||549||158||2862||6035|
|Gold M: 66.8/124 W: 72.3/125||424||295||147||517||115||365||496||346||154||2859||365||171||227||333||300||346||163||386||140||2431||5290|
|Red W: 65.4/122||346||288||143||427||110||288||428||273||148||2451||320||143||210||211||114||273||152||378||110||1911||4362|
The staff is great and the course was not bad for the price.
Solid " in your face" golf course.
I have played this course many times since the third day it was open in 19i0, a despite many rerouted due to the skiing operations, the course has maintained its character. The 140 slope from the blue tees is well-earned, and the conditions yesterday, especially the greens, were remarkable.
Its sister course, Lodestone, gets the #2 Maryland ranking, but Fantasy Valley ( I still call it WISP) is a worthy 'partner'.
Can't wait to play both courses on a "play both for $99" special.
Fantasy Valley: Bad name, great golf course...
Fantasy Valley is the new name for the golf course at the Wisp Resort at Deep Creek Lake MD. Terrible name, but great golf course. I was concerned that the course conditions would suffer after the Hale Irwin Lode Stone course (Wisp owns both courses) opened a few years ago, but that did not occur. In fact, the Wisp course is better than ever, and I've been playing it for 30 years. Always a treat to play and the folks there could not be more accommodating. I highly recommend playing Fantasy Valley (ugh) the next time you are in the Deep Creek area, you will be glad you did...
Nice course for the money
This course was $40 at 3pm which is a great deal. The conditions were just as good if not better than Lodestone, especially the greens. they were fantastic. The fastest greens I've played on all year.
The course layout is a little tight on the front which results in some bunching up and slower pace of play. The back opens up a bit more and has better views and scenery.
The staff was extremely friendly and talked to us about the course and what to expect and where to play safe vs. aggressive.
The course did not have beer or food for sale - we had to go to the restaurant at the hotel to get beer (which they were very low on.) Apparently the beer cart person decided that it wasn't busy enough to keep working. For 4 guys that just drove 4 hours plus, it was frustrating to not be able to eat before or during the round.
I would play here again, but I will make sure to bring my own food and drinks in case we run into the same situation. I also doubt I would be willing to pay full price - $70 is too much for this course.
Play Lodestone instead
Front 9 is tight and not that interesting. Holes 10-14 are really good though with nice views and a fun layout. Last 4 holes are average.
If you have the chance play the other course here, Lodestone. Far and away a better course and 4-5 star layout and conditions.
Overall not a bad course but was left underwhelmed after playing Lodestone yesterday
A beautiful and challenging mountain course with some breath-taking vistas! Straight drives are a must on many holes. Carries over water add to the difficulty. Very enjoyable day of golf!
Not bad for $39.
Greens were smooth but not very fast. Fairways and tee boxes were average. Sand traps had nice sand but had some rocks and also had weeds growing around the edges and corners which looked terrible, little more care for this course and it could be a really nice course. Until that happens it's still just a good enough course. $39 twilight rate is fair.
Hadn't played this course for awhile and not since they changed the layout. Their are now 6 par 3's, some of which make no sense, since you drive by the old tee boxes and fairway to get to the new tee boxes in the middle of the old fairway. Tee boxes not in great shape, but could be because of all the rain and recent aeration. Course tough with some narrow fairways and water. Driving past over grown and unused holes, takes away from the natural beauty of the old course. Needs a lot of work.
course is overrated for cost and most of the hole layouts are not too thought out. clubhouse is a strange circus tent. starter was grumpy due to the fact that we were almost late for our tee times at no fault of our own. woman in tent had issues with cashing rain checks from previous year. not her fault either. front nine is slap together with some old hole tee boxes gone and new hole layouts mixed in. saw cart girl on hole 2, then never again. no snack available at turn due to fact that is 300 miles from circus tent and closed building near turn had no looks of a food drink place. probably a storage building. 10-12 are nice holes. other than that, won't be back. play thousand acres, Oakland, lodestone or even alpine lakes. more friendly, better golf course experience and at least can eat and drink something.
Good course with elevation changes
The only reason this course was marked 3 stars on conditions was for the previous four or five days it had rained and the fairways and greens were saturated. That being said the greens rolled very true and surprisingly quick with the amount of water they had been exposed to. I would have loved to play under normal conditions because the maximum amount of roll out on any drive was about 5 yards. The two bunkers I did play out of durning the round had great sand and were a fair test.
Excellent course. 2nd time playing and they changed a couple of holes for the better. Cart attendants (older locals) are always a treat.
I would recommend this corse to anyone comming to deep lake . It will challenge every club in your bag . I will play it again if I'm in the area.
Up and down course with lots of dog legs and water. It forces you to manage your game. Course was in excellent condition.
I had played this course in the past but not since they had changed the 1st and 2nd holes. It is still a challenging course and has some gorgeous views. The greens were in pretty good shape and above average in speed. In general, this is a pretty tight course with trees lining most of the fairways making errant shots tough to recover from. Definitely worth playing, but make sure to play its sister course, Lodestone, you will not be disappointed.
$70 was way too steep for this course. The back 9 was very nice. The front 9 is kind of thrown together since the expansion of the ski slopes. $40 is more like it.
This course has some challenging holes, with a lot of risk reward shots. Remember playing at altitude your ball is going to travel farther, so club less sometimes.