Main at Northwest Park Golf Course

4.2589857143 4.3 stars from 5 (88)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7376 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 74.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 88 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
44
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

80 out of 86 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include plays long bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"good for the money"


choquetpc's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wonderful condition. Great deal."


PedroD's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just airated"


PedroD's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!).


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Firm, fast, and challenging"


PedroD's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Better than the big course?"


PedroD's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great conditioin, great layout"


Kevin8412306's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff"


remygiyoung's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Greens Looked Great"


Kennsher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course marshals"


Theiceman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Northwest Golf Course"


Theiceman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value great layout"


Lyle9657898's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great GolfNow deal"


Bob3310302's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"NorthWest Park golf course"


cburnsgolf1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value. Great test"


u000005292631's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"NW on. Summer afternoon"


edjustice's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"slow pace"


mykim118's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course and Staff"


Jack6150816's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"course was in excellent condition"


u000001784134's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great course when you can get a golfnow hot deal"


BeBop57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Frequently played"


James3697958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is great!! Pace of play was ok 2.5 hrs 9 hole round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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