Falls Road Golf Course

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3.4
71
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.4
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.6
69.0%
Recommend this course
60 out of 71 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
2
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
50.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 2 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
3
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6162
Slope 126
Rating 69.8
Type Public/Municipal
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6162 yards 69.8 126
Blue 70 5793 yards 68.0 123
Silver 70 5328 yards 65.5 120
Silver (W) 71 5328 yards 69.5 119
Green (W) 71 4457 yards 64.7 108
Scorecard for Falls Road Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 69.8/126 333 468 168 539 175 418 376 351 145 2973 383 160 424 432 183 404 469 368 366 3189 6162
Blue M: 68.0/123 310 450 147 519 153 403 349 323 127 2781 365 146 409 410 172 374 449 345 342 3012 5793
Silver M: 65.5/120 W: 69.5/119 286 431 131 506 134 377 322 307 115 2609 352 131 332 349 150 341 433 305 326 2719 5328
Green W: 64.7/108 261 357 113 423 90 336 288 256 100 2224 289 115 282 298 119 276 288 276 290 2233 4457
Handicap 12 4 16 2 14 6 8 10 18 9 17 5 1 15 7 3 13 11
Par 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 35 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 12 4 16 2 14 6 8 10 18 3 17 9 1 15 7 5 13 11

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.

Reviews

3.4
71

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Elevation Changes 7
Thick Rough 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
9-Hole Rounds 7
Seniors 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 9
In the 'Burbs 8
Worth the Drive 6
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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
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
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 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
Played On
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
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
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 10 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
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
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Falls Road

been playing this course for over 30 years. It is about 3 miles from my house but i play this the least, due to pace of play. yesterday was no different and gave up after 9 holes.It's a nice course to play but only play if you like 5+ hour rounds

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Muni Fun

Good municipal to play, can be kind of slow but overall a great course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Are we there yet?

The golf course itself is just fine. However, the pace of play stinks. Everytime I play Falls Rd., I vow never to play it again. But after 5 months I tend to forget that vow and get sucked in. Last fall, it took me 2h 50mins to play 9 holes. Yesterday, took 2.5hrs. And management refuses to do anything to speed up play. No marshals. No possibility of spacing tee times out by 1 minute because the demand is too high. I'm done. I'll take my hack attack elsewhere.

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

This course has really nice features

Overall, I enjoyed playing this course, it really seemed to fit my eye and game. It is now a favorite as I got my very first eagle the first hole! Look forward to playing this course during the spring and summer.

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

great course for mid to low handicappers

The course was in great shape, especially for this late in the season. The layout allows for tees facing the wind on some holes and benefiting from the wind on others.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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