Main at Needwood Golf Course

3.8971428571 3.9 stars from 5 (51)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6254 yards
  • Slope: 113
  • Rating: 69.1
  • Layout

  • 6724 Needwood Rd, Derwood, Maryland 20855, Montgomery County
  • (301) 948-1075
  • (301) 417-0530
  • www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Year built: 1985
Architect(s): Lindsay Ervin
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Rye
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: 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: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 51 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

43 out of 48 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers  

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"All The Spring Rain Paid Off"


DropHopStop's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"5:15 to play"


Wade9928829's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful fall day on one of our favorite courses"


lynnlynn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very playable"


Frank2220555's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needwood"


Emory5278383's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Good County course for the money. Greens in great shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"needwood"


u000004962256's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u407761736's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great public course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Sam9683439's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not bad"


Ricstee's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Muni"


dcpirate28's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"to golf or not to golf"


Xavier8926215's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Phenomenal Back 9"


Ajaychhibber's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Almost excellent"


Jcurfman's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"good value,"


regottg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rainy day and greens were real fast"


u000008022627's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Moved along nicely"


billbrox's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"neewood after dark"


Ross2325019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Always nice to play"


NZIENTARSKI's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Needwoood is a nice track that offers challenge but also forgives. The grounds crew really works hard to make sure the course is in great condition and they were very attentive to the course when I played (hot day). Bunkers have been filled with new, powdery sand and the greens were in perfect shape. For a busy course, I was impressed with the conditions. It's very hilly, though walkable for those who are in good shape. Do NOT walk the course on hot days, however. The only negative was that the cart girls just drove around the course and never stopped to ask if we wanted anything. Clearly they were new on the job.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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