Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.0
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.2
97.4%
Recommend this course
65 out of 76 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6162 yards
Slope 126
Rating 69.8

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Ed Ault (1961) Al Jamison (1961) Tom Clark (2003) Dan Schlegel (2003) James Cervone (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $15.00
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.0
76 Reviews (76)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Elevation Changes 8
Thick Rough 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Walkers 8
9-Hole Rounds 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 9
In the 'Burbs 9
Worth the Drive 6

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course, will definitely be back

Falls road is one of my favorites in the Adam area and the home of my best round to date. The course isn't too long, but rewards accurate shots more than big hitters. You might want to hit the range before you play, because 1 and 2 are both Birdie (or even eagle if you catch your second on 2). I've also had the fortune of playing with quite a few genuinely nice strangers here, I would recommend it to anyone.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Walked
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Popular, feel-good course

Falls Road is an enjoyable, traditional course great for walkers and offering the possibility of shooting a nice score. It's not the longest course but offers some challenges. The greens are very large.

The key stretch is 12-15, where you play through the woods. First, you face a long, narrow par-4 bounded by trees on both sides, the big dogleg right 13th, where cutting the corner is not smart, a medium-long par 3 to an elevated green, followed by a drive out of a narrow shoot on 15. If you make it through those holes, you'll find the rest of the course is quite forgiving and accessible. This is a good challenge for an advanced beginner, though I've seen even advanced golfers humbled. There's only one water carry, but some streams complicate a number of holes.

Walking is the norm here, although there are some hilly stretches. Play tends to move pretty well when I've been there, but usually I'm playing early. The tee sheet is usually VERY full, given the convenience of the location. Conditions are usually very good, given the extent of play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course but popular

Play here a lot as it is the closest MontCo course to me. Condition always great, Shorter than average course (great for seniors), not flat with good mix of interesting, challenging, and easy holes. Only a couple holes have water in play. Easy scoring course. Good COVID practices , which have brought about increased spacing and much faster pace of play than before (have never gone over 4hrs since May and played 7 times). Only negative is that it is hard to get tee times Due to popularity.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent County Course

Very well maintained layout for golfers of all abilities. Multiple tee boxes provide a variety of challenges. Maintenance is excellent and the course is open year round weather permitting. . Fees are very reasonable, staff is very friendly. A lot of bang for the buck!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

It really isn't worth playing more than once

The conditions were not the worst, the design is terrible as everything is cramped together, and it is very short. There is not much character in the course and it is nowhere near championship level. It costs too much for what it is.

The clubhouse is nice though.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Pleasantly Surprised by Falls Road

Was apprehensive about playing here based on other reviews but would definitely come back. Played on a Wednesday around 9:00 a.m. after Ladies League, but they did not hold us up at all. Our foursome finished in 4 hours. Course in in excellent condition, although a few tee boxes are being reseeded. Not a long course, but holes are interesting with some elevation changes and blind shots. Rough was a bit high. Food was better than other Montgomery County-owned courses. Staff very pleasant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid Muni Track

Top line: well constructed, well maintained fun track

Falls Road golf course is a very good muni course. Each hole is thoughtfully constructed requiring a variety of shot. The conditions very good (I played in winter and it was it solid condition). Staff is friendly and clubhouse is good, with a very good restaurant. In past times I have played, the pace of play can get a little slow and it can be difficult to get a spot at the driving range, but overall, it is a great and really fun track!

Bottom line: if you are in the area, this place is worth a try!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Short fun course, slow on weekends

Most of the Montgomery County public courses are terrific, and Falls Road is one of my favorites. It's always in very good condition, lush grass and no brown dirt patches, well maintained tee boxes. My most recent round was a couple weeks after they punched the greens but they still rolled pretty well. The course is very short by modern standards, but it makes up for it with a fun and interesting layout and plenty of terrain.

The biggest downside is that play can get very slow on weekends. Today's round was at least 4.5 hours and we were waiting on most tees on the back nine. It can also get a little pricey on weekend mornings, and although I didn't see him this time, in the past I've had run-ins with an overzealous marshal trying to speed us up even when nobody was waiting behind us.

It's still a fun experience most times I've played, and definitely one of my favorite public courses in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

not friendly at all

The course is interesting but not great, very slow and the staff is the most unfriendly I have seen in Montgomery county!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Pleasant surprise

I grew up in the area, but wasn't a golfer then. I was invited down by a friend who works at the course, (I live in Pa. now), and it was well worth the trip. Surprisingly large greens for a course built in the early sixties, and a nice mix of holes made for a fun round. Course was in excellent shape. Looking forward to a return trip.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Course for the Money

Great public golf course, especially the back 9 holes. Greens are in excellent condition and it's one of my favorite courses to play in the Maryland area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 205
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing

Falls Road Golf Course

Very nice golf course. Scenic layout, very green with well defined fairways and rough, although short on the card, it has some demanding holes. Conditions very lush, greens firm and fast, downhill putts really slick and rolled out. Quite a few uphill holes so you will have to club up on quite a few approaches, with a couple of stealth uphill holes that although the green appears to be at eye level they are uphill. Only issue I had was bunker play, normally I can execute decent bunker shots but today I was 0 for 3, sand looked great but very shallow. Recommend, very enjoyable course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Extremely slow pace

The only problem I have this couese is the pace of the play. They must manage the page of the play...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good Course, Greens just rolled for days

I actually really enjoyed playing falls road and the weather for the day was astonishing. On this beautiful day however the wind was a bit of a factor, keeping scores up just a bit. The course was, at least in my opinion, in pristine shape. The greens were very well taken care of, but were also incredibly fast. Some approach shots I would leave well short on purpose and they would still roll past the hole a bit. Great day of golf though and a great course in MoCo.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

For a municipal...

The course condition of 4 stars is based on it is a municipal. Have not played many municipal's in as good as shape. The course plays short. But even for a Sunday afternoon, pace of play was super slow. Over 5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A Great Course for players of all different skill levels

First off I made a pretty big mistake and showed up on the wrong day from the day I booked on Golfnow. 100% my fault. These guys were so friendly and worked with me to try their best to fit our foursome into a already very busy Friday schedule. They even gave me a free token for the driving range as they said they weren't certain they could squeeze my group in. They did, though, and we had a great afternoon of family golf. Course was in great condition, and the Marshall and Falls Rd. does a fantastic job of keeping the pace of play reasonable as the group ahead of us was a tad on the slow side. I was just elated to be playing in the first place. Staff is excellent, course throws some easy and more difficult holes at you. 5 out of 5 stars. Keep up the great work fellas!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Great weather on a wonderful course

It was a picture perfect day weather wise. The course was in great shape, in spite of some major storms in the past few days. The staff, including starter, were very accommodating and friendly. My only complaint arose from playing behind several foursomes of league players who were very slow, so I and the foursomes behind me had fairly long waits on each hole. The marshall did try to rectify. Anyway, the day was so nice it really did not matter that much, especially since I had my second lowest score ever for a long 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Nearby Courses
Bethesda, Maryland
Private
0.0
0
Bethesda, Maryland
Private
0.0
0
Potomac, Maryland
Private
4.3333
3
Bethesda, Maryland
Private
0.0
0
Bethesda, Maryland
Private
0.0
0
Rockville, Maryland
Private
0.0
0
Rockville, Maryland
Private
5.0
1
Rockville, Maryland
Private
5.0
1
Great Falls, Virginia
Private
4.0
1
North Bethesda, Maryland
Private
0.0
0
Bethesda, Maryland
Private
4.0
1
Derwood, Maryland
Public
3.9423
54

Stay & Play Offers

From $119
Valid dates: Sep 01, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is proud to partner with MGM Resorts to provide you with an incredible Las Vegas trip.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE