Waverly Woods Golf Course

4.2587647059 4.3 stars from 5 (76)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7024 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 76 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

69 out of 76 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Tremendous conditions, horrible pace of play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Waverly Woods continues to be the premier public golf course in the Howard County area. The layout is tremendous - only one or two “bad” holes - just 12 and 17 in my opinion, and those aren’t even that bad. The greens are immaculate - rolling quick and smooth as always. And the course is in fantastic condition for it not even being May 1. All that said, my round this time out was a pain-fest of waiting. We waited on every hole and almost on every shot. The pace wasn’t helped by fog that delayed our tee time for about 20 minutes and stuck around for the first couple of holes. But even once we got out in the course, the pace never improved. It took us 4:45 to complete the round. Twice the marshalls came around, but never inquired about the pace or offered any help or even excuses when we pointed out how much we were waiting. There are multiple signs around the course to call if the pace is to slow and even expected finishing times for each couple of holes. But it seems that those are just for decoration on a busy Saturday morning. This blemish is the only thing holding Waverly Woods back from being hands-down the best course in the DC area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2018

We are so sorry we failed on the pace that day. 4:45 does not meet our target pace of less than 4:20, and that is our fault. And the lack of communication from our staff was unacceptable - we will do better!!


"Great value and challenge for all"


u153766661's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and marked for play well. This course is a fun and challenging experience for all levels. The only improvement I would suggest is for those who love to walk and enjoy the course to its fullest. Every great course appeals to the variety of players and the taller grass between the tee boxes and fairways could be cut back slightly or at least a walkway could be cut.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/28/2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!!! And thank you for the nice review and suggestions!


"Top 5 course in Maryland"


Sam9683439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions almost perfect this time of the year is hard to find around here , green is superior highly recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Late tee time"


u555049056's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a 310 tee time, but didn't get started until 340, due to the back up at hole 1. Starter was making each foursome wait until green cleared on par 4. Crazy. He also wouldn't let us take three carts, even though we payed separately for the carts, and didn't know the fourth guy joining our group. That slowed us down too. Then one of the carts died on hole 2. Not a great start to the round at all. Finally, we ended up not finishing our round due to darkness. Had we started on time, we would have had plenty of time to finish the 17th and 18th. Frustrating to say the least. Also frustrating that the proshop made my playing partner buy an expensive collared shirt just to play on this course. That is absolutely ridiculous. Overall, the course was in good shape for the most part, and the weather was good, so we had a good day, but the pro shop could have done more to enhance our playing experience. I will think twice about coming back, not knowing if our tee time is reliable or not.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/16/2018

Hi, so sorry we were late on that tee time - we will get that tightened up!


"Awesome shape for April!"


Krisg0912's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were in great shape as well as greens that were rolling really well for April! Course is challenging but fair and I’m happy they offered an affordable rate!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/16/2018

Thanks - we are so glad you enjoyed your day, and look forward to serving you again!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Waverly Woods on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Waverly Woods. Please come back and visit us soon.


jesse6355175's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Waverly Woods on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Waverly Woods, please come back and visit us soon.

"Great day!"


u000001007752's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and in decent shape considering that the winter was not easy on the grass


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


Response from Waverly Woods on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Waverly Woods. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Good Course"


u000007674042's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing this corse. Pace of play was great and the course was in pretty good condition for March! The staff was very friendly . I’ll defin recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/02/2018

Hi and thanks for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Waverly never waivers"


u476762410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Waverly Sunday March 11, 2018. Course is in winter shape; greens were above average for this time of year, well winterized hazards and tree lines, solid and even tee boxes. I play all year regardless of weather, so lots of experience to rate. A bit sandy but otherwise greens not marked up and consistent across the course. There are a assortment of house types near the course, looks like housing is encroaching too much for the regular season rate. I shoot low 80s, so not the constricting feeling, but not serene and affects aesthetics. The staff are awesome and they even had real grass range open which is rare for early, early Spring. Layout is challenging, have to have a guide or play a couple rounds to play well. The card was not adequate for understanding approach angles and pin placements on undulating greens. I appreciated the length of the course and condition/design of the greens compared to many in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2018

Thanks for the review - hope to serve you again in the near future!


"Overall good experience."


u000002090999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For late autumn the course was in good shape. The staff was great and welcoming. They told us about their winter simulator league that sounds like a great way to stay sharp and have some fun over the winter months. The greens were fast and the pin placement made putting very challenging but I am also a high handicapper. The fairways were still in good shape.


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/20/2017

Thanks for your review. We are very happy to hear the staff treated you with open arms. Cheers!


"Great Course"


jaggik619's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always loved playing on this course. wide fairways, but challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play!"


ANDRE6736468's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow better than before. We enjoyed the A+ Course conditions and the firm fast greens. A must play before it gets to cold. Our group highly recommend this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bad service"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017

Reviewed on

Service is consistently cold here. Don't treat customers like an annoyance. Pace was not great either.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/21/2017

We are extremely sorry to hear of your experience. It saddens us but also motivates us to do better? We promise to not only do better, but to wow you with the most friendly service anywhere! Cheers!



u631743625's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play it again for sure."


Lowscore76's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout with some challenging holes. Course in great shape and greens fast. Staff was a little cold could of had a little more personality. Not much of a Pro Shop either. But overall it was fine. I will definately play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



skmrcc's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Waverly comes through again"


paulski67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had an afternoon tee time at Waverly. Since it is a little more expensive than other courses in the area, I have only played here about 6 times in the last 10 years. That doesn't mean it isn't worth the money because it is. I just can't afford the green fees every week and I prefer to play many courses and not committed to any single course.

The practice facilities are the best in the area. The people that work there are really friendly. The golf course is a challenge but fair.

When we started playing, we notice that the pace was a little slow but not outrageous. The marshal came by and asked how we were doing and I mentioned the pace was a little slower than expected. He drove off and took care of the situation and stopped by later to see how things were going. I think we finished in 4.5 hours which isn't too bad for a Saturday afternoon.

I would recommend this course to anyone and would take out of town guests here.


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



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