Falls Road Golf Course, Potomac

3.2
#15 of 25 in Golf in Maryland
Falls Road Golf Course was completed in 1961 on 150 acres of former farmland east of the Village of Potomac. The layout offers scenic rolling terrain with 4 sets of tees, generous fairways, and large greens. It has a great mix of holes: the front nine is a parkland type course and the back nine is more tree lined. The course measures slightly more than 6100 yards from the back tees and plays to a par 70: it provides an enjoyable test of golf for players of all abilities.
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  • Falls road golf course is a local gem. Great course, interesting layout, well-kept. Prices can be a bit high but are generally fair for the area.  more »
  • The course is only 10 minutes from our home and gives a great senior rate for those over 60. Also, if you live outside Montgomery County, you still get that rate.  more »
  • I have avoided this course because it always looks so busy, so I was pleasantly surprised when I finally played. It is a short course, but it is challenging enough. It is not surrounded by houses, and...  more »
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  • I definitely think that these guys should really add more amenities to the place. This will give kids something to keep them busy as the parents play golf. I also hope that they try and improve on the cleanliness of the place. All in all the place is not really that bad.
  • I played at Falls Road Friday and was very disappointed with the pace of play. I have two very young children and barely have time to get out on the course anymore. On Friday my round took around 6:10 minutes. Major con = Pace of play. The greens had just been aerated but overall the course was in excellent condition. The course Marshall (who was a lady with short hair and an aggressive tone) kept harassing us telling us that we were a half a hole behind. We were a group of four and there was a group of 2 in front of us. It's hard for a group of 4 to play as fast as a group of 2, and regardless there was nowhere for us to go yet she must of stopped 3 times to tell us in a very unfriendly manner. The group in front was waiting 5-10 minutes per shot. On a positive note, the starter was able to get me and my friend out without us having a scheduled tee time after the pro shop said they couldn't get us in for 3 hours. Another positive note, I birdied 3 holes in a row, first time I've ever done anything close to that. Bottom line: The course is in good condition, the Marshall is aggressive and unfriendly, and the pace of play is incredibly slow. I will give FR another chance because it is so convenient as I live very close by, the course is nice, and for the most part the staff is friendly and pleasant.
  • What was once a good course is now pretty lame. They redesigned the course about 8 to 10 years ago to make room for the driving range and club house. In doing so, they cut a few holes down from par 5s to par 3s and left this course a shell of what it used to be. I could care less about the clibhouse, don't ruin the course! I don't go back more than once every couple of years as the course is now just a weak place to play.
  • Course is in great shape and usually is however; saying the situational awareness capabilities married with the overall professionalism of the course marshal(s) being less than competent, is an understatement.
  • Horrible experience at this course. Purchased golf lessons from one of their golf instructors Brad Patterson. Paid for 5 lessons for $300. Never returns my calls, has made it impossible to set up a lesson. Staff at Falls River has not been very helpful at all. Would not recommend anyone go here. Wish I could give negative stars.

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