Mount Airy, Maryland
Links at Challedon Golf Course
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6166 Challedon Cir
Mount Airy, MD 21771, United States
Opened in the summer of 1996, The Links at Challedon immediately garnered recognition as one of the premier golf facilities in the Baltimore and Washington area. As time has matured, this 6,700 yard, Par 72 Brian Ault design has now taken its place among the area's elite.
The course features large undulating bentgrass greens and strategically placed green side bunkers that have a traditional links design.Water comes into play on six of 18 holes, challenging golfers of all levels of ability.
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KLao286 - 7/29/14
Very nice layout. Greens a tad bumpy but fun course and great shape otherwise. Apparently someone drove a four-wheeler around some of the greens, but nothing too terrible. That's Mt. Airy for you.
AaronLiver - 3/8/12
Course was pretty decent and had a pretty good layout (mid-November). The course is good enough to go back to only if they guaranteed me the first tee time of the day (see below).
Biggest gripes ares the staff and pace of play. I called a few days earlier and booked the 3rd tee time of the morning. There was two of us, and when we got there (20 minutes prior to tee time), the cashier said that there were 6 groups ahead of us. Next, we saw that the tee was empty from when we pulled in to when we were ready to tee off, but the starter made us wait 10 minutes because we were early for our tee time and for the people ahead of us to arrive and hit range balls. Which makes no sense since there were six groups ahead of us with our "3rd tee time".
Pace of play was extremely slow. 5 hours for a twosome. We even skipped 3 holes and teed off at 8:30am on a Friday
JSmith136 - 7/28/11
Greens were in bad shape, not consistant from hole to hole and in need of some TLC. Probably haven't been rolled in months. Very disappointing greens. The rest of the course was in pretty good condition. Some of the tee boxes full of crabgrass but other than that it was good.
GWeiss - 5/15/09
Course has obviously been well cared for. Tee to green the course was in excellent condition. Greens were pretty quick, but would hold well struck approach shots and rolled very true. Other than several blind tee shots, the layout was very good. Not overly difficult, but will definitely require you to use your course management skills and probably every club in your bag! Definitely worth playing at least once.
Ben Crane - 3/24/09
The course was in excellent shape for mid-March. The greens rolled true and the fairways were in excellent condition. The course wasn't quite what I expected. It didn't strike me as a links course due to the large number of trees. Bunkers are everywhere and avoiding them takes a lot of luck. The views are unremarkable - just one McMansion after another. The yardage markers in Kickntrue's review have been corrected and now are marked from 250yds in and on sprinkler heads as well. I'd play here again without hesitation.
Kickntrue - 9/12/06
I was actually expecting a lot when I played the Links at Challedon, and while I can't say I was let down, I have to admit, it wasn't quite what I thought it would be.
The course plays very fair and at a decent length. I played the Gold tees which are the 2nd set from the back. The course was generally good to look at but there wasn't anything breathtaking about any of the views.
One thing I was a little confused with at first was the lack of course markers for distances. They mark 150 on everyhole with a black and white striped stake- but after that- you have nothing. Not even sprinker heads. That led to some well struck shots, with bad results. I would score better if I played there again, but it shouldn't have to be a guessing game.
On the positive side, the course was lush and in great condition. The greens were fast and the bunkers filled with fresh sand. The highlight of my round may have been while coming up a fairway on the back 9, a brother and sister of maybe 8 and 10 were selling golf balls across the OB fence to passers by that have been hit into their yard. They also had fresh lemonade. They even had them sorted by brand- 6 for a dollar. It was a steal.
The staff was friendly and I hear this course has a pretty good deal if you have the Golf Card pass. It was a solid course with a quick pace of play. My one reccomendation would be GPS on the carts. If they are looking to keep the course free of markings- they could add that feature. It would go along well with the aura of professionalism they are aiming to have. It is on the verge of being an upscale course- it just needs that one last upscale amenity.
wesley243 - 6/19/13
gibbyvet - 7/9/12
westlingk - 6/16/12
kswong - 9/2/11
Best Score: 71