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4.2
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
89.9%
Recommend this course
133 out of 146 reviews
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4.1
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.6%
Recommend this course
31 out of 35 reviews
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4.2
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.5%
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43 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 5945 yards
Slope 120
Rating 69.2
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Westminster National Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Maryland (2016 #5)

Reviews

4.2
146 Reviews (146)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Water Hazards 12
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12
In the 'Burbs 10

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Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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Greens were in good shape and fast. Fair rolls but tough reads due to speed and undulations. Most fairways were in good shape but a few had burned/bare areas. Tee boxes were in horrible shape and most had no flat areas. Course was a crazy hilly layout with many blind shots. - would take several rounds to learn how to score. Play if you want a different layout and shot making

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 58
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Second time playing here and much better this round

This was my second time playing here, played about a month ago. The greens had grown in from their earlier service work and they rolled very well. Greens have a lot of slope and are quick, but I had a good read on them this time vs last.
Also, you only need to hit driver a few times off the tee, mostly a hybrid is best.
Overall, nice condition, different layout that was enjoyable the second time playing (not the first time/learning curve). Pace was super fast today, just a little over 3 hours as a two-some.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Extremely slow pace but no control by marshal. All tee boxes are beat up..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Not very long, but don't let the distance fool you, there's plenty of challenge here. The course plays right into the Carroll County landscape and as such, there are plenty of elevation changes that keep you guessing and force you to be accurate. Flat lies are hard to find and if you're not experienced with having the ball above or below your feet, you may be in for a tough time. There are a few holes that you let you grip it and rip it, but for the most part, you'll leave the driver in the bag in favor or woods and even irons. It's a secluded course with plenty of quiet and some great views of the surrounding farmland.

Course condition was fine, with the one exception being the tee boxes, which were in tough shape. Many boxes are narrow (meaning people wear down the same small spots) and it's been a dry, dry, summer (meaning it's hard for grass to grow back) so it's hard to fault the course, but it was hard to find grass on a few boxes. Greens and fairways were in fine condition.

Value is stellar ($35 for 18, including the cart). If this were closer to DC, it could easily be $60-$75 and for the money, you're getting an interesting layout in good condition. Hard to beat that!

My playing partner and I were the first ones out, so pace of play was obviously fine for us, but I've played in the past during the day and never had trouble with slow rounds.

All in all, an excellent value and a fun course to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

First Impressions

Westminster National Golf Club staff are first rate, friendly and helpful, this was my first time playing this course, the staff took the time to get me up to speed with current course conditions. As for the overall condition of the course I would say fair, I was a little disappointed in the condition of tee boxes, the bare spots were more than I am used to, cart paths are in need of serious work, rough and unusable in most places. Fairways and green were in excellent conditions considering the latest round of high temperatures the area has experienced. As for rating the difficulty of the course. If you like a coures to give you a good challenge on your ability to control your shots and read the fairway this us the course for you. Enjoy Yourself after a round on this course you will know exactly what you really need to work on with your game...

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hilly course

Very hilly, a number of blind shots not knowing the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Value

This isn't a course that I'd want to play all the time, but as a change up its nice to work in as the price is usually right. At 5950ish from the Blues, if you're a big hitter it's more about positioning, not always just gripping and ripping. The greens were a little slower than I'd like, but they did roll true, so it was a matter of adjusting to the speed. Played in just under 4 hours so I can't complain for a Sunday round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 86
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Maryland Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Annual Trek to Westminster National

From the tips, this course is <6000 yards, but it will test every aspect of your game. There are no level lies, bounces that you don't expect, narrow landing zones on most all the holes, and crowned greens! It's extremely hilly and adds yardage--but be careful, because taking a longer club into the green will have you bounding off the side or rolling off the back into danger! Those crowned greens are exceptional...fast, true, and smooth! They keep the greens in exceptional condition and will rival some of your top private courses. The fairways are in good shape, and the rough can be penal. Bunkers were also in good shape. The only area that could use some TLC were the tee boxes. The pace of play was excellent...4 hours, so no complaints. This course is not a long-hitter's challenge, but it will test your skill at hitting your target, stopping your approach shot on the green, and putting. And, if you don't hit fairways, it will definitely test your scrambling ability!! Fun course as long as you come with patience and a good attitude.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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