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4.1
251 Reviews (251)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
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3 Stars
27
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
89.5%
Recommend this course
221 out of 251 reviews
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4.1
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.4%
Recommend this course
51 out of 59 reviews
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4.2
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.5%
Recommend this course
69 out of 78 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6709 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.9
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The Links at Challedon
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brian Ault (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Maryland (2017 #15)

Reviews

4.1
251 Reviews (251)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 9
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Elevation Changes 17
Water Hazards 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Advanced Golfers 9
Entertaining Clients 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 15

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun golf at its finest

If you want a pristine golf course go join one of the expensive country clubs. If you really want to have fun do yourself a favor and go play Challedon. The course is in nice shape. The layout is fun and the staff is helpful and friendly. The course is challenging for all skill levels and the pace of play is better than most courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/17/2020

Appreciate the kind words. We too think it’s a really fun track, and the Team is working hard to make sure you have a good time!
Thanks!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course

Good course but they overbooked and inserted a group of walkers in front of us. Greens and tee boxes were in excellent condition minus a few holes. The entire round took over five hours, will probably go back and play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/10/2020

Really sorry, must have been something odd, we purposely keep 10 minute intervals to insure good pace of play.
Contact me and your next round for 4 will be 1/2 price.
Sorry,
GM Dave.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course in great shape!

The greens , the greens, the greens...
I shot a 73 with a triple bogey on the first hole and I owe it all to the true roll of the greens.
The course was in great shape and the greens were a touch slow, but rolled straight and even.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2020

Nice Round!!
Thanks for the feedback, the Team has been work hard to keep everything in shape. Greens will be cut lower as the heat backs off, then faster and true!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall - very pleased

The course itself was in pretty great condition and i was amazed by the pace of play (we were third ones off in the morning, in a twosome each with individual carts) and finished in 2 hours and 45 minutes. This was not my usual experience at Challedon, where a 5 hour round was much more the norm. I got the sense they were only sending out twosomes in order to preserve carts during the pandemic.

The course had been doused with fertilizer so there was a pervasive smell throughout the round and the greens were sandy and left an aquamarine residue on the ball from the fertilizer. I'm guessing they don't do that everyday so I just got unlucky with the day I chose to play, but it still did take away from the experience.

$8 for a small bucket of warm up balls was excessive and added to the cost of an already pricey round.

All in all, I'd go back again, particularly if I can get out early and make sure the pace of play is fast.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/22/2020

Appreciate the feedback. We are doing all we can to keep the Course in great shape, keep pace up, and continue to provide a safe great experience.
Your GM

Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/21/2020

Thanks for coming out!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Deceiving GM and Owner

Beware, the owner and GM post positive reviews with regularity. They also encourage their employees to also post positive, glowing reviews.

Example: ownership pushes the crab cakes weekly in their reviews.

Greens are super slow May-October,silver weeds on most of tee boxes that are a mix of bentgrass and zoysia.
This golf course is average and over priced. Once the Covid-19 days are behind us, they will be dropping their green fees $10-$15 to where they belong.

Maybe all golf course personnel behave this way regarding reviews. But please know that this group at Challedon does in fact toot their own horn to build their positivity rating.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/22/2020

Beware, Fake News.

We are, taking constructive feedback seriously, encouraging all to fairly and constructively review us, and we are, commenting on all reviews.......cause we want to offer the best experience/value we can.
Sad, this, is not constructive.
Managing Partner.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/17/2020

Thanks Darryl!
appreciate you coming out, and the feedback, please come back!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Highly recommend.

The Links at Challedon, is no Links Course, but sure lays out like one! No parallel fairways, no guys hitting into you, and it’s in great shape!
Fun, fair, good pace and staff.
One of my go to Courses, highly recommend. Gets better and better!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Played the course the other day for the first time and thought it was great, also the food after the round was good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/15/2020

Hey! Thanks for coming out and for the review!!!
Please come back soon!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Poor Shape, Stay Away

I played this course on 8/8. This course is in horrible shape. The greens are nearly unputtable due to poor aeration fill, ballmarks and weeds growing on the greens. These are the slowest and worst greens in the area. There are weeds growing in the fairways and fringe. They are also not taking COVID seriously as there are no noodles in the holes and there are still rakes on the course.

Do yourself a favor and play somewhere else. Every public MC golf course that I have played recently puts this course to shame. For example, I played Little Bennett today and it the fairways and greens were 1000% better than Challedon. Consider any reviews talking about how good a shape this course is in as fake news. They need to drop their rates and hire a new greenskeeper.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/11/2020

You certainly are an expert at “fake news” sph......feel free to stay away.
All other, visit, please, if you agree with sph”, the Round is on us.
Thanks Pal. Play elsewhere.
GM Dave.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/09/2020

Thanks Drjon! Come more often!
Appreciate it.
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun round, fun experience!

Hadn’t played Challedon for a year or so, and really saw a great upgrade. Course was in great shape, people friendly, pace great, and food after was awesome!!
Will be back. Excellent value.
YHE

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love This Course

Have been playing Challedon for years. The service is top-notch and the course is always in good shape. I would recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2020

Beautiful!! Appreciate the feedback and years of support!!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great place to golf and dine!

I played with my family yesterday and was very happy with my experience at Challedon. I'm relatively new to the game but felt very confident on most holes. The staff was very friendly and the patio is a lovely place to relax and eat after your round. I highly recommend you visit!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2020

Love seeing the families!! We have a great Camp and After School Golf Program.
Appreciate the support!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome Course, Awesome Time!!

The course is in the best condition I’ve ever seen it in!! The staff is super helpful and friendly, and the crab cakes are definitely the best in Mount Airy!!!! Highly recommend visiting Challedon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2020

Thanks to Sam, Ryan, and a Great Turf Team that works their butts off!!!!!
Course does look great!!
Thanks,
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome Course!

First time playing Challedon on Sunday. The greens looked great and rolled consistently. The fairways were very nice considering how hot it has been, very few thin areas. The staff was very friendly for the entire time I was at the course. Will definitely be returning to Challedon in the future!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2020

Welcome!!! Great to see all the new golfers finding us!
Please bring your friends!
Thanks
GM Dave

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Commented on 08/03/2020

Beautiful! Glad you found us and enjoyed the Course!!
Please come back and bring your friends!
Thanks,
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible Conditons

Uncut fairways, horrible tee boxes, bumpy greens, diseased grass. All around the worst shape I've seen any course in all year. My group was in absolute shock to see how they've let the course go. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thanks Buster!
GMDave.

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Commented on 08/02/2020

As an avid golf player and frequent player of the course I am flabbergasted by this review. Your “group” and you must be thinking of another course due to the fact The Links at Challedon is in no such condition complete opposite if I might add. I’m rattled by what has entered your tiny brain and I strongly suggest that you go think long and hard about that response. Honestly has it not barely rained over the past month with constant day in and day out 90 degree heat and they have people dragging around hoses to keep the course going. That called commitment and care for the course. Maybe you really should stop playing the game of golf and get a new hobby to do with your “group” -Buster B.

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Commented on 08/02/2020

Wow, first time we’ve got this feedback.......all I can say is, come out and play, if you agree with this review, your round is on us......I played it today, is in great shape!
Not perfect everywhere, but see our reviews below!
We’re not perfect, but most everyone recognizes a well kept Course when they see one!!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2020

Thanks!!!!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Thanks for the Review!! Come back soon!
GM Dave

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

GREAT CONDITION

EXCELLENT CONDITION BEST SHAPE OF ANY GOLF COURSE PLAYED THIS YEAR.

GREAT STAFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/25/2020

Fabulous!
Really appreciate the kind words. The Team is working hard to give you the best golf experience we can!
Thanks
GM Dave.

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