Waverly Woods Golf Course

4.3127352941 4.3 stars from 5 (92)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7024 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

  • 2100 Warwick Way , Marriottsville, Maryland 21104, Carroll County
  • (410) 313-9182
  • (410) 313-9168
  • www.waverlywoods.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1998), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1998)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 92 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

83 out of 92 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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"Great first time day"


WGL6097's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


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.


"Great day, course in great shape."


bhite13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

Fantastic! "Loved" hitting 10-14 fairways!



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of the best courses in MD"


u166248438's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/04/2018

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


"Should have been an aeration special"


davegolf617's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


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,



timhurt's avatar
Age:  35-44

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
First time playing

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


"Good condition despite recent rains"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition considering recent heavy rains. Some tee boxes were pretty muddy.

Fairways were in good shape. Rough was extremely thick and not mowed for several days on some holes, which unfortunately I found occasionally :). Staff was friendly. Pace of play was 4 hr 10 minutes, which is better than expected for a Sunday starting @ 3:30 PM. Round cut short by heavy T storm.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overall good"


u971853513's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape, some greens were a little sandy. Love that they have a grass range.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/25/2018

Thanks - glad you enjoyed it!


"This course has excellent staff"


William6536828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very good, but the staff make it excellent. The starter was very helpful, and the marshal was very friendly.


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


Commented on 06/20/2018

Glad to hear it - thank you!


"Waverly Woods first time playing"


u000001404926's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

People were very friendly, course was in excellent shape except for 3 or 4 Greens showed signs of issues that could get worse with the heat that is coming. Other than that it was a premium course and love to play it again, I would play it better the second time around.


I recommend this course


"Baltimore area brute"


Hillbillygolfbum's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Much surprised we were able to play after heavy overnight and morning rain. Cart path only wasn't a problem, as we were both old and slow, but the course wasn't crowded until the afternoon as we were leaving.

When you stand on the tee boxes, your options are clearly laid out on most holes.

With the wet rough, we were clearly over matched, but I'd welcome the chance to return.

Check in made us feel welcome.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2018

Thanks so much for your nice review. We look forward to serving you again.


"Fun Course"


u000007674042's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing here. The course is pretty challenging and I enjoy a good challenge. The course was in pretty good conditions. Pace of play wasn’t great but I enjoyed the round none the less.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course map would have sealed perfection"


rbyczkow's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pace was great, a few young adults were in front of us and they allowed us to play through. Course has practically no flat areas; so not for beginners. If we had a course map I would have been more cautious on a few holes with my driver. The score card did have a distance on the hazard holes - but didn't realize it until the end of the round. Greens are in the process of maturing so in the next week or two it should be perfect. Liked the course and will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2018

Thanks - glad you enjoyed it!


"The range appeared great...."


jreviereii's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

....but balls that were supposed to come with the round were never offered in the shop which I learned when at the range. Perhaps next time because I’m not a fan of hitting balls after the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Tough track, great shape"


u000003902461's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course after the area had received a lot of rain. The course drains well. The groundleepers did an amazing job getting the greens cut and the fairways in good shape.

Finally this course is a challenge for all. Pay attention to distances and be ready for a lot of forced carries. This track will test you.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




Ryan7000654's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"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!



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