Great Hope Golf Course

4.2479294118 4.2 stars from 5 (95)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7047 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7047 yards 73.4 126
Blue 72 6565 yards 71.2 124
White 72 6109 yards 69.2 119
Gold 72 5656 yards 66.9 115
Gold (W) 72 5656 yards 71.1 119
Red (W) 72 5204 yards 70.0 118

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 95 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
52
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

94 out of 95 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views walkers   Challenges include water hazards thick rough forced carries   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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Reviews


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"Great looking course"


u00000790899's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the course and my partner who I just met enjoyed the time together. The courses was being cut due to the rainy spell and the it looked great . There were some low spots that caused standing water. The rough on a couple holes caused me difficulty but, I had a good round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nice layout and conditions"


bucklewbob's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your at the MD or DE beaches its a bit of a drive but very much worth it. Course has a links feeling with plenty of marshes high grass and water hazards. A real value when compared to the prices charged at the resort area courses. I think its owned by the county and a staff member came by in a cart asking how we liked the course. Our reply was this place is really a hidden gem. Depending on were you leave from it probably an hour to an hour 1/2 to get there. Not to far past UMES. Played in less than four hours on a Saturday afternoon. Greens very well kept, and fairways above average. Rough was a bit long, but it has been raining a lot in Demarva these past few weeks. pretty much had to hack back in play if the settled in the high stuff. Even has a grass driving range 2.50 for a small bucket to warm up. Its a good deal all around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good condition despite all the rain"


Roger5357658's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not crowded probably due to all the rain in the past week. Cart path only on all holes but the course was in better shape than expected. Definitely would play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Staff"


frostypaws's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly! The course was in great shape! I have played here many times and always pleased with the out come. If you're in the area, you should check it out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very open"


luke6555845's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here a lot. The course is wide open, offering a chance for Even the most amateur of golfers. The course is always in decent shape during the cold months and in good condition otherwise. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to play a solid course for a good price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course and Employee"


Golfaddict765's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This review is commend the work of the Assistant golf pro Mark. My friend and I got there in the early afternoon and checked in with Mark. We chatted for a few minutes about my game and I asked him if the range was open. He told me that the range machine was empty because the picker was being serviced and they could not get out there to pick but said he would be able to get a basket for me. I went outside to load me bag and he came out from downstairs with a full basket for $5. After we played the front 9 we pulled up to the pro shop and see Mark driving the range picker back over from the range. I jokingly asked him if the picker was back up and running and he said yes and he just got finished putting balls in the machine. We then go inside and notice that the restaurant doors are closed so I walk out and ask Mark if they have closed up. He said that they closed for the day but he was able to sell me drinks and snacks. He stops washing carts and comes inside to sell us sodas and a couple snacks. After we finish 18 we pull up and Mark is outside washing carts again. He stops and ask us how the round went. We stand there chatting for ten or so minutes with me explaining what problem I was having. He then ask me to take a swing out front so he can see what is going on. He tells me that it looks like im getting to vertical on my backswing and suggests that I keep my arms more attached to my body throughout my swing. This simple tip has changed so much for me and I definitely planning on getting some future lessons from him. Mark seems to do everything and does it all with a smile on his face. I would be complaining about having to do so much while the other guy sits inside watching tv but that is just me. Great job keep it up!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



hisspidyotendoeten's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Check this out"


Reinert48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day ,course in great shape for December had a good time . Pro is doing an excellent job


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Real Gem"


ccmears's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a public course, you will not find a better course to play on the Eastern Shore as good as this course is.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"November golf"


hisspidyotendoeten's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape for late fall golf. Will keep going.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I HATE GOLF!!"


wright9999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Actually I don't hate golf, I just played about 12 stroke over my normal game today. The course was beautiful, well-maintained and the greens were in good shape. My problem was between the ears and not practicing good posture.

I recommend Great Hope to everyone! It is quickly becoming one of my favorite golf courses. A real gem on Delmarva.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



howie19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jdeysherjr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Value for the area"


dddeans's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played while on vacation. This was the perfect break. Not too narrow, but just enough water challenges to keep you on your toes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best course for the money"


u823950078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course condition is improving and pace of place is fast. Best value for a golf course on the eastern shore.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lots of Fun"


Charles1986833's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm very glad we finally played this course. I've been looking at it on Golf Now for a while. We will be back the next time we are any near it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course on the eastern shore"


u823950078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The aeration was a lot better today. Course is in good shape. Some wet fairways on a few holes but in good condition otherwise. can't wait to play next week with my family.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dekesheller's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



BMORE22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course just aerated. Stay away for next few weeks!"


u823950078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is great and never to busy. But green we're just aerated and back nine was closed. Don't play here for the next few weeks or you will be upset per not being able to putt on greens until aeration goes away.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Great Hope Golf Course on 09/05/2017:

Hello Todd, thank you for giving our course, Great Hope Golf Course, in the Washington DC area, a three-star review. We are sorry to hear that our course was not in the best shape when you played due to aeration. But, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the course layout and that you experienced a smooth pace of play. Thank you for playing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.


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