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Value
1.5
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
1.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7376 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7376 yards 74.9 131
Blue 72 6827 yards 72.2 124
White 72 6341 yards 70.0 121
White (W) 73 6341 yards 75.6 126
Gold 72 5211 yards 64.5 106
Gold (W) 73 5211 yards 69.3 117
Scorecard for Northwest
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: 74.9/131 476 414 197 447 524 200 457 583 348 3646 409 468 425 232 459 556 234 538 409 3730 7376
Blue M: 72.2/124 434 399 179 371 500 186 442 532 334 3377 384 446 377 210 412 525 195 514 387 3450 6827
White M: 70.0/121 412 380 162 365 495 180 336 485 290 3105 365 380 345 190 380 506 188 458 384 3196 6301
Green M: 68.3/118 W: 75.6/126 384 363 144 350 450 148 322 496 290 2947 322 355 358 148 325 505 165 458 337 2973 5920
Gold M: 64.5/106 W: 69.3/117 351 324 118 275 385 145 303 428 218 2547 265 310 270 114 290 390 150 380 290 2459 5006
Handicap 6 12 16 10 4 18 8 2 14 13 5 9 17 3 1 15 7 11
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Ault (1964)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

2.3
89 Reviews (89)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Plays Long 15
Bunkers 12
Thick Rough 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
Locals 17
Walkers 12
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17
Worth the Drive 8

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2.0
Previously Played

Rude staff

I’ve been playing at northwest for many years and never felt so disrespected by a cashier at the clubhouse. I’m a veteran of the Usmc and 40yr old men who wanted to order a beer after the turn and this rude old white guy starts giving me mouth about ID and started interrogate me. I kept my comments to myself but I’ll never be coming back to this course again. Terrible service, ,felt very discriminated. They just lost one loyal golf customer. Never again will I come back to this overpriced establishment.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

good for the money

Great value for a fair golf course , pace of play always to slow but nice people

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather

Wonderful condition. Great deal.

I'm pretty sure I've reviewed the big course here before so I'll just update the conditions: they are excellent. Played the front nine yesterday. Fairways and greens are in excellent shape. All the bunkers I was in or took note of had new sand. Only one complaint: the greens are too fast. Not too fast in terms of just being too fast - on the contrary, they are a wonderful quick pace. But they just aren't true enough to run this quick. Don't get me wrong - they are in fine condition. But just hit a fast downhill putt... and watch the ball wobble off line every time. Only uphill putts are remotely makeable. Fast greens are great, but it's just not fair IMO if they don't roll true.

Other than that - it's as good as it gets for a muni. The rough isn't perfect but it's better than most (if not all) higher-priced courses in the area this year.

Play it. Just stay below the hole...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Just airated

See my previous review for general course view (great little 9 to practice on). Just adding a review here to tell folks the greens were airated last week (before Labor Day). The large diameter tine airation too. Greens aren't puttable. Something to know going in. Give it a few weeks to heal up (hopefully we get some rain!).

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Firm, fast, and challenging

For $40 to walk, you can't get a better value than this in the DC area. Course is in great shape. Greens are firm and fast - if not just a tiny bit bumpy. Forget about making putts from anywhere but directly below the hole. You can also forget about holding the green from anywhere but the fairway. The rough isn't high but the greens are so firm you'll need to be in the fairway to have enough spin to hold the greens.

For those who don't know, this is a VERY long course - like 7400 from the tips. I recommend the blue tees for better players - the blacks only for those who drive it 300 or more. The way the greens are now, if you aren't in the fairway you have to aim for the front of the green or even land your ball short to keep it on the green. In general you need to be directly short of the flag to have a makeable putt. Chipping to these greens is a challenge from hole-high left or right. Chipping is the strength of my game but even I can't get it up and down when the green won't take any spin and the shot breaks 20 feet.

Play it now for an excellent value and challenge!

Oh, and $2 beers for Father's Day was quite a treat! Nice move, MoCo!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Better than the big course?

If pace of play matters to you, then consider playing this instead of the big course for your 9 hole round (and seriously, why are you only playing 9 holes if you have the luxury of time?). It's PLENTY difficult - especially when the greens are firm and quick as they are now. Several of the pins today were tucked behind bunkers with down-slopes in front and were incredibly difficult to get to.

This is a very pretty, hilly little course. It's short, of course, but there are some tight tee shots and plenty of little hazards around if you don't hit it where you need to.

The 6th hole is as tough as it gets on any course. You can lay up and have a 200-yard shot off of a downslope to an elevated green with a bunker in front (good luck) or take on a 235-yard downhill carry and try to reach a very narrow fairway between two clusters of trees (good luck there too). The 180 yard par-3 8th is no slouch either.

Great price (less than $20 to walk weekday), great conditions (greens are currently firm, quick, and true and the fairways are in very good shape), a nice challenge, and quick pace of play make this a great 9-hole round for golfers of ANY level (I'm a 3 handicap and I love it!).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great conditioin, great layout

The course is in great condition from tee to green. The greens were actually getting a little burned out, but the staff was out watering them. Pace of play was a little slow, but I understand the crowding as we had 2 weeks of rain and this was one of the first nice days. I would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly staff

I was few minutes late for the tee time but they would let me play. Thank you! Good course for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Greens Looked Great

A great place to play....

The course is challenging enough to please the better players. A good time to be had by golfers of intermediate and higher skill levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course marshals

We played the front and back nines in 2 hours each, yet we were told to pick up our pace of play because the group behind us wanted to played faster. They never asked to play through. This bothered us and probably will take our business elsewhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Northwest Golf Course

course ranger came up two a couple of times and asked us to pick-up our pace of play. Apparently the group behind us played like race horses and expected us to do so as well. More or less this ruined what should have been a nice day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value great layout

Classic design with challenges fro every level. Can get jammed up but that is semi urban golf. Condition of greens always good they work hard and it shows. Please fix divots and green marks!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great GolfNow deal

I play Northwest about 15 times a year, and it's always a good time. It's not the best course you can play but it is long enough if you want to challenge your long irons.

If you have never played here, I would definitely give it a shot. All of the staff is friendly and on weekends they actually have rangers that keep the pace of play up!!! Some courses fail to see the advantage in that... Anyways check it out you won't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

NorthWest Park golf course

Just love this course! Extremely challenging! From the blues its over 6800yds! The blacks(tips) are over 7200yds......bunkers are well placed and are in play on every hole..great course! Great staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value. Great test

Hadn't played he course in many years. I was very pleasantly surprised with the condition of the course; especially the greens. It was as good as many private clubs. For a public course with the amount of play this one gets, I got around in under 4 hours!! It is a definite test of driving, mid and long irons, and putting. It's long, 6800 from the Blues and 7300 from the Blacks. You better drive the ball straight. Driver, then mid to long iron on most par fours. Par threes are brutes, with the shortest from the Blues at 175 yards. All others played over 200. However, if you hit the ball straight, and take your medicine when you don't, it should be an enjoyable round and one where you can score.

Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

NW on. Summer afternoon

This course is in very hood condition. It is a long ball hitters layout, large greens, very little H2O, 3 200+/-yard par 3's and 1 par 4 under 350 and 7400+ from the tips. I was pleased.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

slow pace

It was very slow day since many "beginners" were playing on busy day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Course and Staff

Course was in great shape and the staff is awesome. I really appreciate the great attitude shown by all. Really enjoyed the total experience.

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

course was in excellent condition

Hadn't played there in three years. Awesome course conditions and remodeled clubhouse and food were very good

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

great course when you can get a golfnow hot deal

course is usually in pretty good condition ... a lot of wide open fairways which I definitely needed for this round :-\ $30 with a cart is a great deal for this course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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