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Main at Needwood Golf Course

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3.9
52
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.0
Amenities
4.0
97.4%
Recommend this course
44 out of 52 reviews
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Conditions
0
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0
Friendliness
0
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4.0
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4 Stars
1
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6254 yards
Slope 113
Rating 69.1
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6254 yards 69.1 113
White 70 5948 yards 67.6 109
Red (W) 72 5112 yards 68.5 110
Scorecard for Regulation
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 68.8/122 364 401 185 514 470 383 193 349 397 3256 359 395 195 515 332 177 419 173 433 2998 6254
White M: 67.4/117 W: 71.3/118 347 398 172 502 459 360 173 329 384 3124 347 366 177 506 319 151 405 135 418 2824 5948
Red M: 66.2/114 W: 66.2/110 320 395 145 358 326 328 140 258 291 2561 314 344 146 466 306 101 376 110 388 2551 5112
Green W: 65.8/106 230 395 118 366 323 227 140 257 229 2285 307 228 146 339 255 100 376 110 387 2248 4533
Handicap 11 5 15 1 3 7 17 13 9 10 8 16 2 12 18 4 14 6
Par 4 4 3 5 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 34 70
Handicap (W) 9 3 15 1 5 7 17 13 11 10 8 16 2 12 18 4 14 6

Course Details

Year Built 1985
Fairways Rye
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lindsay Ervin

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted None
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.9
52

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 7
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 10

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Its good for what it is - but let me set the record straight

Okay, this course is fairly old and mature. The main course doesn't have housing or road noise that gets in the way. However, it is a very short course(even from the back tees) and the greens are basically large and flat. The slope rating on this course should give you an idea of the difficulty. Why others are reviewing this course as a "great challenge" or the "more challenging of the MoCo courses" is odd to me. This place is not anywhere near as challenging as Little Bennett, or even Hampshire Greens, or Northwest golf course. The slope ratings prove that. It is a good place to play for all skill levels as it is forgiving and short. Single digit handicappers will be able to shoot in the 70's and have a chance to put up a really good score. High handicappers will have a good shot of breaking 90. Decent course and conditions, but not very challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

All The Spring Rain Paid Off

Course was in very good condition. Very green. The course layout was fair while giving different looks to keep more experienced golfers engaged. Nice equipment/gear in the pro shop too. My carry bag was covered with mildew due to the rain. They had Sun Mountain 2.5 ultra-light carry bags. I checked the price and they were extremely competitive with what was online. So I bought one. I will return.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

5:15 to play

Don't waste your money. The greens are scuffed with some type of machine and uncut. Leaves are normal this time of year but Needwood is doing nothing to clear them. Staff said that they get so much play that it's not important to care about the golfers or to offer them any specials. Oh and did I mention 5:15 pace. It was a beautiful day outside today and the company was great. I'm not going back, too many other courses in this area that do care about the course and the golfers.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course.

Made a mistake playing on a holiday. Very slow play. Regular tee times and ladies tournament going on at the same time. Very unorganized. Check before you get a tee time . Other then that course is good shape. Food very good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wonderful fall day on one of our favorite courses

Just all around pleasant outing, good starter, good conditions and good pace of play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Very playable

This was a extremely good course. Playable in the fact that the rough was fair. Hit a low shot so reaching the fairway is difficult for me on long carries. Was not a problem here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Needwood

Good County course for the money. Greens in great shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

needwood

i have always liked needwood, great place to play. not too hard but challenging for the average golfer. would recommended to everyone.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Thoroughly enjoyed the round. Greens were tough but I was using a new putter. Will definitely play again. Staff was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great public course

For the value and challenges it presents, this course is highly recommended for better than novice golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Best fairway and green by far for thus early of the season

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Not bad

Course can be hit or miss with conditions but for most part it's not the best of the MCG courses. Tougher layout than most of the MCG courses but does offer the best inside 9 course around. If you are a beginner or taking kids out, the Executive 9 at Needwood is the way to go. The main course can be so-so.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice Muni

This is a nice place to play for the average golfer. The course features large greens with some elevation changes. To the county's credit they do a nice job trying to maintain the property with new sand in the bunkers and special attention paid to troubled areas. If I have a complaint I think the fees are slightly high for what the course is a local muni, not an upscale daily fee.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

to golf or not to golf

Been playing Needwood for years now but since NEW management the prices went up BUT the course has gone DOWN........I only play there when I find a good deal on Golf Now or one of the other golf websites.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather

Phenomenal Back 9

Great course. The back nine really gets interesting - especially 13, 16 and 18. Pace is good, people paired up with are very friendly . Enjoyed it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Almost excellent

This is a very good course. We played a threesome in 4 hours. We didn't eat or drink, but the facilities seemed nice. I have played here before and would play again. The fairways were nice and the greens were a little bumpy, but still in decent shape. I will definitely play again. Minor things would make this an excellent course. Upgrading cart paths and improving landscaping on some of the holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

good value,

Got off at tee time, no backups, course in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rainy day and greens were real fast

Rainy day, but still had a great time. Surprised how fast the greens were with the rain. Would recommend course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Moved along nicely

Greens were just punched-could have cut them a little shorter. Appreciated the staff and other golfers allowing us two to play through.

Value Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

neewood after dark

played needwood on tuesday after work. tee time was 515, the weather was so good i had to play. starter had us tee off on the back, which was fine, the back is a little harder, so i knocked those out first, and was ready to be aggressive on the front. due to the weather and probably some over booking, the first 9 holes took us 2 and half hours, and we were just a 2some. lucky for us the front was wide open when we made the turn. we blew threw the first 7 holes, before it got pretty dark, the last 2 holes we pretty much played in the dark. but we finshed and no one complained or rolled there eyes. i had a great round and a good time. course isnt worth $85 on sunday morning, but definitely worth $30 on a weekday afternoon

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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6724 Needwood Rd, Derwood, Maryland 20855, Montgomery County
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