Glen Ellen Country Club

3.9027833333 3.9 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6633 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6633 yards 71.6 123
Regular 72 6210 yards 69.4 118
Forward (W) 72 5148 yards 69.2 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

10 out of 13 reviews


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"Nice course - play it while you can"


Jim60R's avatar
Age:  65+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017

Reviewed on

Course and conditions are very good. Layout is challenging but not hard. Fairways and greens are good and the rough is difficult. Range is all grass which is really nice. Unfortunately they sold the course and it will be redeveloped starting next year I've heard. Rates have been dropped so it's a great bargain especially after noon on the weekends.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Good track, so-so facilities"


jjduvak's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have been playing Glen Ellen (now, The Glen) for years. Over the past several years, the course has been in very good shape. There are some interesting and challenging holes. The course is walkable, though part of both the front and back nine is quite hill. For the shape of the facilities, especially the restrooms, $75 is a lot to pay.<br/> I'll continue to play at the discounted times because the course is so convenient.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Change is bad!!!"


Hockey60's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played at Glen Ellen for many years.... Made a ton of friends. Was a member for over 25 years.... But!!! they have now increased their prices<br/> so much that the average weekend golfer really can not afford to play on their property... $75.00 is absurd!! We can play a dozen other courses within<br/> 20 miles twice for that price... It's unfortunate but we will play there only under certain circumstances now... Too bad... That's why so many people<br/> are opting to play elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"WAY overpriced and absurd policies. Attitude, too..."


Gary9088300's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

What a difference a year makes. Apparently lots has changed at Glen Ellen. I have played there for years. Today I was charged an obscene $75 to WALK 18 holes, despite the fact that this is the riding rate. You see they have a "policy" whereby carts are "required" before noon on the weekend. Interestingly they will "allow" walking, however require that a cart is purchased, even if NOT used. This is extremely poor business. Either have a cart policy or don't. To charge for an unused cart is just a vile way to operate. I would have understood having to take a cart.

As for the course, the place has gone downhill. The greens which were once very nice are now average at best. Pace of play was slow, and there was no ranger to push things along. They didn't even fill the water jugs on the course. Again, this was a ridiculous $75 WALKING round. There are lots of much nicer courses in the area that can be played for MUCH less money.

Glen Ellen, you need to just get over yourselves. Way overcharging for a really marginal course will not do anything for your bottom line. I can walk. TWO rounds on many much nicer courses for $75. Hate getting rolled with a ridiculous policy and an attitude.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/05/2015

Many courses have this same cart policy--Juniper Hills, Shaker Hills, HighFields. I'm not saying I like it, but it's now fairly common.


"Not worth the money"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Sadly this course is way overpriced because it would be very convenient for me to play from the next town over where I live. The tee boxes were in awful shape and the fairways average at best. For less money we can play better courses in the area including New England CC and Wentworth Hills. If the price drops and the tee boxes were fixed I would be a member at this course but I don't see that happening.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course"


gfkr2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the course which was in good condition and played fast on a Saturday afternoon. The course plays fair, but long for short hitters.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hesitate to recomend this course only because all the great deal tee times will be taken! Seriously this course was in preteen condition, the best greens I've played on this year!,,,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/01/2014

"preteen condition"? Pristine, maybe. The greens at The Glen are really excellent, some of the best in the area. The fairway turf can be a bit thin, and teeing grounds not the best, but if you like good greens, play here.


"nice course, very busy"


u000005389807's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/9/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

8th hole was under water. course charged 67 bucks for 17 holes on a sunday vs the reg 18 hole rate of 76 -therefore no benefit to booking thru golf now


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course to reduce you score!"


jketan786's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/2/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course overall. Nicely laid out. Open fairways with lots to room to land good drives. Roughs need serious attention. There is no "first cut". It is either fairway or deep rough...deep enough to loss your balls. Greens are F.A.S.T. and tricky. There is no spot to land and stop. So you have to be patient and chip in slowly. Avoid breezy days due to openness of the course...it will add 8-10 shots to your game. Overall value for money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice -- wide open but tough greens"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/31/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a solid track about 45 minutes from Boston. Not the easiest to get to as it's not that close to any of the interstates. Well maintained, 90% of course is very flat and wide open but if you miss the wide fairways the rough is pretty thick. The real challenge at The Glen is the greens. They're big, very nice, not super fast, and each green falls off to multiple sides. Is "turtle back" the term? It was my first time playing there so I could see the greens becoming more manageable as you get to know the course. Many times I would land the ball within 5-10 feet of the pin and leave myself with a long putt or even come off the green all together. $40 with a cart thanks to a Golf Now hot deal. Should I find one of these again at a suitable time, I will be back to The Glen.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A fun day of golf"


TJ7154913's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/27/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoy playing at The Glen. The course is challenging without being overwhelming, the fairways are well maintained and in good shape, and the greens are fast and ball-mark free. The were quite a few people on the course when I played but the pace was pretty good for most of the day, though there were a couple of slow-down points.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens like glass"


Noiz23's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money (hot deal for $27) the layout isn't much of a challenge to the naked eye but the course challenges you on missed fairways by the way of deep rough just a couple yards off the first cut, and the greens can compete with any course in the area. They are true as can be and very firm, tee boxes are pristine as well as the fairways. Overall very well maintained course that i'll be back to play again this season


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course was in great shape!"


u000005736206's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/12/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is fairly open. On most holes you can make a good score even if you are not in the fairway. The lay-out is good and you can hit driver most holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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