Waverly Woods Golf Course

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4.3
96
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
88.3%
Recommend this course
86 out of 96 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
31
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 31 reviews
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4.3
36
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7024
Slope 135
Rating 74.0
Type Public
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Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7024 yards 74.0 135
Blue 72 6602 yards 72.2 132
White 72 6304 yards 70.8 127
White (W) 72 6304 yards 76.3 132
Gold (W) 72 5606 yards 72.4 125
Gold 72 5606 yards 68.2 114
Red (W) 72 4834 yards 68.1 116
Scorecard for Waverly Woods
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: 74.0/135 378 549 425 420 142 364 211 554 449 3492 352 512 370 222 460 190 456 445 525 3532 7024
Blue M: 72.2/132 360 527 407 400 137 344 185 538 436 3334 324 500 350 203 446 171 420 415 498 3327 6661
Tournament M: 71.5/131 360 527 380 384 137 344 171 538 411 3252 324 500 330 190 437 155 390 415 498 3239 6491
White M: 70.8/127 W: 76.3/132 344 515 380 384 122 334 171 525 411 3186 309 475 330 190 437 155 390 350 482 3118 6304
Member M: 69.4/117 344 459 352 345 122 334 142 525 364 2987 309 475 330 175 350 155 320 319 482 2915 5902
Gold M: 68.2/114 W: 72.4/125 299 459 352 345 108 314 142 481 364 2864 294 420 290 174 350 130 320 319 445 2742 5606
Red W: 68.1/116 260 367 266 278 100 271 132 413 330 2417 233 420 239 95 325 122 312 297 374 2417 4834
Handicap 11 3 9 7 17 15 13 1 5 18 4 12 14 10 16 8 6 2
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 3 9 7 17 11 13 1 5 16 4 6 18 10 14 8 2 12

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1998) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.3
96

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Brunch 2
19th Hole Specials 1
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 10
Forced Carries 8
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
A Weekend Splurge 7
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 10
Convenient to the City 9
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

what happened to Waverly?

this use to be the course that you would travel out to from Baltimore / Towson to get an upscale experience. Greens used to be pristine - quick, consistent. Not this year - just horrible the 2 times i have played, back in May and now this past weekend. the rough is a mess, around the greens are awful - have to hit and chip off of bare spots, all over the place. It use to be a gem - but not any longer. seems to to have been a slow slide backwards for 2- 3 years now. Staff is stuff in general. I will continue to head up to York, when I can. Not worth the trip nor cost any longer.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course with reasonable price

I booked very first tee time of the day but my partner was running late and the staff was reasonable and accomodate the situation wth other players. Overall, the course was in a great condition. I definitely felt that the management really takes time and effort to keep the fairways and tee boxes in best shape. The only downside for today’s roudning was aeration of fairways at 17 & 18 without any notification. Especially, 18th hole fairways were all covered with dirt from aeration. Otherwise, I would consider Waverly as top public course in the area

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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quinc108
Commented On 08/22/2018

Thanks for the nice review Ryan, and sorry about the communication hiccup. I have forwarded this to our staff to make sure we communicate any unusual maintenance activities for the day. Cheers!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

nice course; fair value

This is a well designed course; fun to play albeit a bit pricey. However, tow complaints - the course today was cart path only; purportedly because there were still wet areas on some fairways. Well, no wet areas anywhere and, in fact, the sprinklers were running on several holes. So we got to, in effect, walk in 90+ degree weather for no reason. And, related, way too few drinking water opportunities (3 in total and just one for our first twelve holes - started on 10; that's just not ok in august. But, did enjoy the course which is in pretty good shape given we're far into summer weather.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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quinc108
Commented On 08/08/2018

Thanks for the review. There are multiple turf concerns at the moment - the biggest being what is called wet wilt. The fairways are wet from all the rain but also very hot. In some cases, we have to water just a bit to cool off the grass, even though it is wetter than we would like it to be. Many courses are suffering from these conditions. In order to avoid massive turf loss, we have to be a bit cautious with carts on fairways. Hope you understand a little better now. We have water coolers every three holes, so , not sure what happened there. Cheers!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What rain? Kudos to the Grounds Crew!

With the amount of rain this area has received over the past few days, this course is in fantastic shape! Cart paths only but no big deal. Pace of play was around 4 hours.

I expected standing water & plugged balls but not much to be found. Bunkers in good shape with little or no washout.

I was paired with locals Warren & Dave & we had a great time. Thanks for the book Warren! Great read so far.

I recommend this course. It’s enjoyable & a bargain for the greens fee.

Great layout, great practice facility(practice balls included)

Friendly staff.

Watch out, some of the holes bite if you don’t know the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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quinc108
Commented On 07/30/2018

Thank you for your nice review. We are really glad you enjoyed your day!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great first time day

As this was my first time, things turned out great as I was paired up with a couple. Jim and Carol were members of the club and provided me with great detail of each hole.

The course has a great layout and challenges every shot. Jim had mention that the roughs were cut the lowest in a while, which were still pretty thick, but not long. Greens were firm and fast, and read true.

I look forward to returning. The Hot Deals makes returning very apealing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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quinc108
Commented On 07/11/2018

Thanks for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your day! You can book great deals on waverlywoods.com, with no prepayment necessary.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day, course in great shape.

The one minor gripe, the ruff was longer than, what I consider, normal. Easy to lose a ball just off fairway. Really minor, since I hit 10 of 14 fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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quinc108
Commented On 07/10/2018

Fantastic! "Loved" hitting 10-14 fairways!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Designed by Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design led by Champions Tour Player D.A. Weibring and Golf Course Architect Steve Wolfard; this course allows golfers to have fun and enjoy their round in a resort style setting.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of the best courses in MD

This course is consistently one of the best public courses in Maryland. Every hole is different and you will play all the clubs you have in you bag. Beware wooded areas, and blind landing spots that will eat your ball up. The rough was pretty thick, and it is hard to find your ball if it settles down at all. Overall, I love playing this course even though I find it to be a challenge. The more you play this course, the better off you will be in understanding where to hit your ball and how to play the holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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quinc108
Commented On 07/04/2018

Thank you for your very nice review - we are so glad you enjoy playing the golf course.

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Played On
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Should have been an aeration special

After I arrived and checked in at Waverly Woods this morning, I chatted with the starter. The very first thing he told was that the greens were not very good, certainly not up their standards. He attributed it to the significant rainfall we had right after core aeration about 1 month, which could very well be the case. However, given the knowledge of the condition of the greens the Waverly Woods staff obviously has, and believe me, how poor they are was understated, anyone playing Waverly Woods should NOT be charged full price. It is the responsibility of the course to be fair and open with their patrons about the state of the course, and to 3rd party booking sites like GolfNow, and that definitely was NOT the case today. Shame on Waverly Woods. I will not be back any time soon and will encourage my golfing friends to do likewise.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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quinc108
Commented On 06/28/2018

Sorry you did not enjoy your experience that day. The day you played was after some heavy rains and they were rolling slow. Everyone has differing opinions at times, but overall the course looks wonderful and the greens are rolling fine. Cheers,

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good

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