Downing Farms Golf Course

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3.5
105
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
73.2%
Recommend this course
74 out of 104 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
11
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.2
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
72.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
14
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.1
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
71.4%
Recommend this course
10 out of 14 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 70
Length 5866
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 5866 yards
Middle 70 5087 yards
Forward 70 4271 yards
Scorecard for Downing Farms Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 68.2/115 336 158 418 194 309 135 536 310 480 2876 477 415 178 310 480 116 336 272 406 2990 5866
White M: 67.1/113 281 139 379 173 263 125 475 271 423 2529 378 364 147 274 387 90 289 242 387 2558 5087
Red W: 65.1/103 245 97 301 159 238 95 416 226 321 2098 307 314 115 242 350 58 260 188 339 2173 4271
Handicap 12 14 8 2 18 4 6 16 10 7 9 1 13 5 17 11 15 3
Par 4 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 35 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Harry Bowers

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.5
105

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 8
Forced Carries 6
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 7
Seniors 7
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 09/20/2018:
Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would love to have a chance to bump those 2 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit! Until then, take care!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 09/20/2018:
Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice

Decent course in good condition at a cheap price, what more do you need

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:
Hopefully nothing! We are glad you enjoyed another great experience at Downing Farms!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst course I've ever played

Management has just plain neglected the course. First off if one thing can tell you the neglect, they seeded all the bunkers on the course. The only bunker left on the course was a par 3 tee box. The greens hadn't been mowed in days and you could tell. It was difficult to tell where the fairways started and stopped. The staff was friendly and the beer was cheap, but those were the only bright spots.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:
We are sorry to hear that your experience was anything short of 5-stars, and appreciate your feedback.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great course--Dont let the price fool you

We booked a Friday afternoon tee time on line for two golfers ($40.00 for both including the cart) and were just looking for a change of pace on a Friday afternoon. I was not expecting a lot, but had a wonderful time on a great course. The first hole is nothing to write about, but after that you encounter a variety of terrain, uphill, downhill shots on holes which are tight in some places and wide open in others. I really enjoyed my round and my buddy and I will certainly be back.

We played on June 22 and the course was in really nice condition and the pro shop and ranger could not have been nicer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:
We're glad you found us! Thank you for reviewing your first visit to Downing Farms and for your kind words about the staff! We hope you'll come back to visit us again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Farm course

Course is rough. Tee boxes not well maintained. Fairways grass is too long. Greens had a lot of debris on them. Some holes ok and others not.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:
We appreciate you reviewing Downing Farms and hope you will reconsider coming back for another round at one of the great rates we're running this summer!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very User Friendly

Course generally is in much better condition, but I think the rain has hampered the conditioning. I will give them a pass on it. It still is in better conditions than most courses in this price range. It's a shot-makers course. Make shots and you will score, don't make them and pay the price. The course has a little bit of everything. I have played it a number of times over the years and always enjoy it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:
We appreciate you coming back for another enjoyable round at Downing Farms and hope you will come back to play us again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 05/30/2018:
Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

This course looks simple but it will fool you. Ball placement is everything.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 05/30/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving Downing Farms Golf Course a 5-star rating. We're glad you took on a challenge while playing at our course. Thank you again for your business and remember to book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

I played a day after heavy rain so there were a number of spots puddled and soggy but not the courses fault. Overall it is a decent course worth the price and usually has openings when most others don't. Course layout makes no sense when 13 and 18 are involved and if it's your first time you can easily get lost finding 11, 12 , 13, 18 so layout gets a hit. But value and the course are very nice,

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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