|Address:||1500 Riedel Rd, Crofton, MD 21114, USA|
I had my wedding here, were a young couple in our 20s and Ilene the owner was our coordinator and planner... she made sure my day was special and ran smoothly, even let us set up the night before so we didnt have to do it in the morning, the place was perfect we had a wedding for 30, everyone enjoyed the food it was okay. we didnt like that even though we rented out the venue for 500 for 4 hours, they still had members to have access to the bar and it was odd to have a formal wedding and have, regulars from the club in athletic wear, that was my only complaint, the space didnt feel exclusive to us even though we paid for it.... regardless it was my wedding day and I was flexible and didnt let that ruin our day, we had so much fun here, we were able to also go outdoors on the patio. I would recommend this place and Ilene because all in all my wedding was awesome and all of our guest had fun and we had fun, it was affordable after food, venue, and fees, but I would highly recommend her and the club.
Walden is a great value for the price. I have played this course 3 times in the past 2 years and I can honestly say this is the best I have seen the conditions. The fairways were in good shape and the rough was better than expected. Other than some expected bad spots on the greens and unplayable bunkers the course is worth a $30 round on a Saturday afternoon. The good news is the lower parking lot is full of new sand anxiously waiting to repair the bunkers. My main issue has to do with the unfriendly staff. The young lady working the register was very friendly and talkative. However the management level employees were very rude and disrespectful. In a day and age where customer service is a priority and can make or break your clientele. A simple "return" hello, yes it is a great day for golf and have a great round will go a long way with the Google star rating system. First impressions can ruin your entire experience.
I love this course. Play it once and youll be hooked! Pros - Reasonably priced - The greens are true and fast (as good or better than many expensive courses in the area) - Fairways and tee boxes (excluding par 3s) are is good shape - Set up will keep you on your toes (lots of doglegs, elevation change, water features, and fairway bunkers) - Plays hard for its length (Many tee shots are tight, I only hit my driver on 2 or 3 holes) Cons - Houses are uncomfortably close to the fairway on several holes - Lots of people from the community walk/bike ride on the cart path during nice days in the weekend - Can be noisier than most courses (lawnmowers, dogs, people talking, cars) - The rough is inconstant in places - On busy days expect a back up at 1 and 10 (Ive never seen a starter)
For the ones posting bad reviews perhaps they expect Congressional conditions at a semi private club that costs under 50 bucks. For the money this is one of the best courses around. The food is awesome, never had any issues with any of the staff either! Even the cart boys are helpful. The condition of the course improves each time I play it. Im guessing the same people that complain about the course conditions are the same ones that do not fill in divots or repair ball marks. Overall it is a tight course and has many challenging holes which makes it fun to play. For under 25 bucks during the afternoon there is not a better course to play period!
Played the course on March 9, 2016. The course is in fairly good shape and the greens are in really good shape considering the weather over the past few weeks. The setup is not terribly tight but there are a few blind tee shots would be much easier the second time you play the course. In an effort to get new grass growth, some of the par 3 tees boxes are mostly a sand/grass mixture, not overly done like a lot of public courses in Maryland. There is a good mixture of target golf, bomb the driver, and risk/reward holes on the course. All in all I was pleasantly surprised with the course and is definitely a course that I will be playing again!
Attended a tee time Sunday August 27th that was booked through the golf now app and something didnt connect or transfer and our four person somehow showed at Walden as a two person. Understandable things happen but I have never dealt with a more rude or (insert choice word here) of a person than who was at the pro shop desk for check-in. All four of us got to golf but between the attitude the employee had and his rude remarks, I dont plan to ever return to this course. Management should really analyze their employees people skills a little better . Also the course needs a lot of maintenance.
Played Walden Country Club today 8/21/16 and the course is in really, really poor condition...the weeds are everywhere, the grass is absent on many parts of many tee boxes, large patches of bare spots throughout the course and the first cut is not even cut. The greens go from bad to worse....There was only one water container on the course during this heat and did not see a cart person or player assistant for 18 holes. Walden has a long way to go...and they still charged $50.00. Not worth the playing time.
This course is terrible. Had a 7:00 am tee time and the proshop didnt open til 6:55. By the time we got to the first hole three groups had already teed off. Tees off 20 minutes late because we had to wait. Half of the tee boxes were mostly sand and crab grass, some were even missing tee markers. Fairways? You were better off in the first cut. If you do find the fairway expect to find mud and weeds. The greens had multiple divots. Honestly, stay away from this golf course unless youre desperate.
I would not recommend playing this course. Better options for similar price: Glenn Dale CC, Bay Hills, Oak Creek, Lake Presidential. I used to play walden on a regular basis until I had to deal with a staff member named Tom. Have never dealt with anyone as unprofessional. Ill never spend another dollar at that place.
Course was poorly maintained, multiple dead patches on fairways, sand bunkers were lakes, tee boxes looked like driving range boxes. Other reviews claim it is best you can get for under 50 but I can play on an equally maintained course for easily 25 30 dollars, not 45. Sad because course layout is beautiful
Staff is polite.. but the course is rough.. greens were aerated about a week ago and the rough is thick and is overgrown and the tee box is a sand pit.... not worth $30 plus under the conditions.. And keep your driver in the bag....85% OF THE TIME!!
This course is ok. The trees are overgrown into the fairway, so you have to hit every tee shot long and straight. A little variety in play wouldve been nice. The course had definitely gotten better in the last few years.
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the golf course is decent. However, the customer service is horrible. The people are rude and unfriendly. When I tried calling them, they gave me rude responses and was unwilling to help find a lost item.