Silver Spring, Maryland
Northwest Golf Course
This course has been updated and is pending approval. These changes must be approved before they will be available by external applications.
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15711 Layhill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20906-1101, United States
This 27-hole facility is owned and operated by Montgomery County. Architect Edmund B. Ault designed both the main 18-hole course (the longest in the county system) and the interior 9-hole layout.
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ajax240 - 3/10/16
Fast Greens. Very long course. Not any memorable holes but close to DC so its always busy. Slow pace on weekends. Rather pricey relative to the value, service, and overall experience.
younc - 3/9/16
long course but very fair. greens always in good shape. one of the better moco courses
eabaskervill - 11/11/13
Follows the style and layout of other Montgomery County golf courses in Maryland. Quite open with some wooded areas and little streams. Great condition and value for the Fall season. Pace of play was the only problem for 18 holes.
I like Ike. - 3/21/12
Bomb, gouge, recover. If you slice, it is nice.
tttt - 9/14/11
Probably one of the most forgiving courses to play in maryland. And for those who play a fade very very friendly.
energizer101 - 7/14/11
Inside 9 specifically, this course is great, 15 during week/ 20 on weekends. Very ample size for an executive. Basically just a slightly short real course. Great conditions. Tougher than distances would suggest because of well placed hazards, need good course management. Only gave it 4 stars because 5 is reserved for pebble beach or whatever
jwilder78 - 3/16/10
This review refers specifically to the Inside 9 (I haven't played the 18-hole course):
- I have been searching for years for a quick 9-hole option in the area, but there's always been some drawback. Usually if you want low price you have to sacrifice course conditions, or you end up at an executive course that isn't a real test of golf...Or worse, you give up all those things and you still end up waiting on every hole.
Well, at least when I played this place (on a Friday around noon), the Northwest Inside 9 sacrificed nothing. The place was in great shape, it was just about full length (rating from the back tees was above par), and I hopped right on. Not too many people on the course, the pace was solid.
Bottom line, at $15, this is one of the best values in the area, especially for the "extended lunch break" golfer.
kenjab - 7/26/07
Not a bad muni. Plays long, but is overall pretty open. Grass/underbrush in the woods has recently been grown out, so hitting in woods is a likely lost ball. Rough is fairly dense. Green condition just ok.
dcdj - 3/9/16
benpen68 - 9/17/13
Best Score: 31*
9-Hole / Blue