|Address:||1380 Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035, USA|
Great lay out and although not long, a challenging track from the tips. The day we played their computer systems were down and I was unable to book on their website. When I arrived the proshop would not honor their own website rates and my partner and I were charged over 90 bucks for 18. The guy behind the counter explained that "algorithms" drove the on line rates and there was nothing he could do. What algorithms had to do with their website being inoperational was never explained. The course had taken a lot of recent rain, but not enough to justify the condition of the greens. No true rolls were available around any of the cups and there was crabgrass growing through several of the putting surfaces. In addition, there was no marshall to be seen anywhere on one of the hottest days of the year - and we waited on EVERY tee box. Suffice it say that by the end of the day we were just praying to get off the course. Yet, we werent the only ones praying. By the 15th hole we could hear the very loud, amplified sounds of a religious service. Arriving on the 18th hole we realized that an outdoor wedding for over 100 guests was occurring about 30 yards off of the 18th green- at 5 oclock on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of a golf course. Golf is not a priority for the folks running this course and customer service is sketchy at best. Plenty of superior high dollar tracks available in the DC area. I recommend giving this one a pass.
After reading some reviews, I was a bit skeptical. I was given 2 free rounds as a gift, and I was first scared to read that someone was denied because their pass was invalid 6 months after issue. Luckily, mine were fine, but that seems like bad business. My complaint was about pace of play...not in the usual sense. I shot a 114 and my dad (visiting from out of state) shot a 125. Needless to say, we take longer than usual. However, we finished in 4.5 hours, which, frankly is one of the faster rounds Ive had in recent history. Despite this, by the 5th hole, we were approached by a course ranger who, with a seriously stern face, said, "You guys have to pick up the pace. Youre already behind by 6 minutes!" SIX MINUTES!? Oh, and this on a Wednesday morning! They have GPS devices on the carts, and Im pretty sure that they use them to check pace of play. This is supposed to be a unique course, and they have plaques with history of each hole at the tee boxes. We didnt even have to read them, nor time to enjoy the round. Fairways were great. Tee boxes and greens were mediocre. (Tee boxes were flat but spotty. Greens were mowed well, but are over-aerated, so the ball bounces around like Plinko on slower puts.) I wont be going back. Shooting a 114 is stressful enough without being reprimanded.
Management, staff are awful. Least thoughtful people I have ever dealt with at a golf course. Twice now, my father bought me a gift certificate for 4 people for my birthday. Its a chore when your in your 30s to get all of your friends together to drive out to the hell hole called davidsonville. Anyhow, 200 dollar gift certificates have gone to waste and a long drive out to this place due the thing expiring less than 6 months after my father purchased it. I didnt bother to open the envelope until I got there. If I was any less of a gentleman I would have taking it out in the parking lot with the manager. Thanks for robbing my father and wasting a day for me and my friends. It is safe to say that we will never be back and I will be alerting all other friends and family to do the same. Thieves.
My friends and I drove almost an hour from Montgomery County to play this course on Aug 2, 2015 and we were very disappointed. I havent played it for 5 years or more. Maintenance was terrible with many brown and bare patches. Weeds have developed on some greens. Greens were chewed up with spike marks and unrepaired pitch marks. The greens were terribly slow. Not worth what is being charged. It was poor value for what they charge for a weekend round. Even the county courses in Montgomery County are better maintained. Ill never come back!!
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Thank you for making my game a very positive experience and memory. I played the course for the first time yesterday (27 May). It was on my bucket list of things I wanted to do. I am originally from Augusta and have been to the MASTERS more than 25 times. I have never played the Augusta National (very few have that privilege). However, I have walked AMEN Corner and watched the play for many years. I enjoyed the rendition of AMEN Corner and all the other holes. I will be back to play with more friends. Best Wishes
The condition of this course is in horrendous shape for the price paid ($79) for an 11:20pm tee time. The tee boxes, fairways, and greens are diseased , weeds everywhere, and dead patches everywhere. They spend more money on the staff to sell food, run the shop, and wipe your clubs. Their excuse for the course condition is that it has been overplayed. If thats true, then spend some of the high green fees on staff to tend to the course conditions.
I am a member of CLGA Womans Golf Association. We play many courses in the area, Renditions has always gone out of their way to accommodate us. When I call to make a tee-time they remember my name and address me as if we are good friends. The course has always been in good condition and when we had a dry spell they would discount the cost. I feel very fortunate to have such a nice course near me.
Course was a in decent when I played (late April). Some of the greens and tee boxes, you could tell had yet to grow back in. While the staff was overall friendly they were a little too diligent about maintaining pace of play. My group was playing slow but there is a line between regulating pace and getting in the way of your patrons experience.
The other reviews fail to mention the amazing Happy Hour at the restaurant. Davidsonville has a hidden gem in this friendly local pub with amazing staff, delicious food, and bargain drink prices. The tasty taco/nacho bar is a plus. If youre looking for a relaxing place to become a new "regular," look no farther.
5 hour round of golf , broken GPS in cart 11, and ranger whom we saw 1x and did absolutely nothing.. 16 of 18 holes had 3 foursomes playing/waiting! NO excuse. This is a sign of poor management at a course that used to be my favorite in the area. Will not return, especially at $84 per person. Very sad situation.
The first time I played there was yesterday. In spite of the heat (over 90) it is a beautiful course, perfectly manicured greens and fairways. I loved that we were playing the courses that the pros play and all of the info that went with it on each hole. A great gift to anyone who golfs.