Fantasy Valley Golf Course

3.8970588235 3.9 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6719 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. Collared shirts with sleeves required. No denim permitted.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6719 yards 72.6 139
White 71 6303 yards 71.1 136
Gold 71 5485 yards 66.9 126
Red (W) 70 4557 yards 67.1 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

14 out of 18 reviews


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troygarvin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff is great and the course was not bad for the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid " in your face" golf course."


U000004314015's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fantasy Valley: Bad name, great golf course..."


davegolf617's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course for the money"


bjenki1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course





4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Play Lodestone instead"


JoeBDA's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Fantasy Valley"


rdgood53's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not bad for $39."


Nathan9752134's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Remake failure"


rmcgarry0823's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Meh"


toomqr1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good course with elevation changes"


skydive75's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hole 10 thru 14 are beautiful , the view is extraordinary.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good deal"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course. 2nd time playing and they changed a couple of holes for the better. Cart attendants (older locals) are always a treat.


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:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"From TN"


u000007827769's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantasy Valley"


u936352842's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Up and down course with lots of dog legs and water. It forces you to manage your game. Course was in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


reddyeddy77's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too pricey"


Keith3452239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

$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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Some challenges"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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