Walden Ponds Golf Club

4.0937823529 4.1 stars from 5 (278)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt with collar required or mock, no denim shorts or pants.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7001 yards 74.1 134
Blue 72 6404 yards 71.2 129
White 72 5840 yards 68.8 124
Red 72 4885 yards 68.2 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 278 Reviews
5 stars:
105
4 stars:
137
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

263 out of 277 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"My Go-To Golf Course"


u983032896's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There isn't much to not like about this course. Quality for the price. The only annoying thing is that the course is very popular with leagues and the twilight rate seems to bring out every golfer in the area. Facilities are great, grass is great, I cannot stress enough how great the course is.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




caknightque's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Brian1031250's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


Brentorious's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played 18 holes in 3.5 hours. This is probably not the norm but due to windy weather the course was not crowded. Overall in great shape except some of the bunkers. Course layout is very good.. great mix of challenging terrain and well positioned hazards. Staff was great.. we'll be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great for leagues"


BraultJ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Our golf league has been playing for several years. Great staff and the course is always in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This is what is wrong with golf"


dmater's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here at least 5 times. Every time it's slow going. Often got stuck behind foursome of old guys playing slow. Come on people, there is no shame in letting faster players play thru!!! We constantly pushed them but they wouldn't let us play through. The bunkers were full of water even though it hasn't rain in four days. There was no water cooler in the front nine. I won't be back here unless I am desperate.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



wolfman4472's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Soggy Day."


bsk1023's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape for the amount of recent rains. Some low spots in fairways and rough were extremely wet and a few bunkers had standing water. With the rain totals, not unexpected. The greens were in perfect shape and were quick and true. 1st time back in years and will return soon. Staff were friendly and accommodating


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would be a really nice course if the bunkers were just decent....they are terrible


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course has a little of everything"


u00000929952's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course has a little of everything slopey but not overly so. Greens fairways and rough good condition for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



smcroberts's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bunkers still need some work"


areff's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It seems that there has been some attention paid the bunkers over the winter. They needed it. I don't think they got to them all though. I was in three bunkers and two of them were good. The sand like everything else on the golf course today was damp (read wet). The third was full of water with no sand. I dropped out of it. It seems though they are working on them, lets hope so. Otherwise the course seems ready for play this upcoming season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



eddie1097's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


cantonpf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For late winter the course is in good shape. It was a little wet and the greens wee a little bumpy, but it ws a good day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



samace024's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The course is fine — the staff aren’t."


Ryan8082304's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

They’ve been awful lately about overbooking and mismanaging tee times, but this time they really outdid themselves.

I showed up for my 3:27 tee time and made my way to the tee box. I waited for a group ahead of me to tee off and walked onto the tee box to get ready to start my round. Next thing you know I’ve got another two groups behind me telling me they’re part of a scramble and that they can’t believe the course sent me out. I was just going to tee off anyway (not my problem), but then the course ranger shows up and tells me I can’t start until the final FOUR groups in the scramble get through.

I didn’t tee off until 4:10 — nearly an hour late. There were back ups at every tee box. I didn’t come close to finishing my round before dark. The staff had ZERO sympathy. There were several groups behind me who I’m guessing struggled to finish their rounds as well. Completely unacceptable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Overrated"


dmater's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good:

Generous fairways for t-balls. Greens were good for this time of the year. Fairly well maintained.

Bad:

The guy in the pro shop was unfriendly. Not the first time either.

Very slow pace of play. It's just golf, move on!

Only play this course if you don't have to pay full fee.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"hacker"


mykie2's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Walden aspires to be a top notch course, and easily could be. But the group in front of us was a 5-some, which made our round longer than it should have been. A course that is possibly a high class place should never allow that to happen.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Solid but"


u000007667077's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friday afternoon. Apparently there was a wedding (and maybe a scramble that was part of it in front of us-either way, there was some sort of tournament in front of us but we were never told about it affecting our pace of play). Back 9 was crazy slow. Maybe it was just a solitary event. I’ll try again next time.

Course is very playable and holes are all unique.

I was a single and got paired with a 2-some but they were a bit late, so a twosome behind me was allowed to go in front of me-which made my tee time technically 10 minutes later. So basically, I was penalized for 2 people I didn’t know being late. Not a huge deal but still Interesting.

Overall, very solid course with enough hazards to keep you honest but not somewhere where you’re likely to lose a ton of balls.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too many homes throughout course, minimal privacy"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, great condition considering heavy rainfall recently. The only concern was that essentially all holes throughout the course were lined with housing. While drinking heavily, and the fact that there were very few wooded areas or restrooms available, it was very difficult to find a good spot to urinate. While we tried our best, people could probably see our wieners.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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