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Maidsville, WV  26541-8186
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Meadow Ponds Course

18 hole executive length course

Public golf course

69 par | 4,996 yards | 113 slope

64.9 rating

Recommend this course: +2 -1

Meadow Ponds Golf Course


The 18-hole "Meadow Ponds" course at the Meadow Ponds Golf & Country Club facility in Maidsville, West Virginia features 4,996 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 69.The course rating is 64.9 and it has a slope rating of 113. Designed by Bob Holt, the Meadow Ponds golf course opened in 1961. Marla Poling manages the course as the Manager.

Course Reviews


HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The reviews I've seen here have nothing to do with my experience of the course. I play this course a lot and have only run into rude people once and the course management followed up immediately on my complaint. The course is fairly well maintained. I have seen a few rocks in one fairway. For a budget course this is an excellent value.

Now I know why the membership rates are so cheap. Words can not describe how bad this golf course really is. The fairways are a mixture of dirt, mud, gravel, and grass. I had to pick up tee shots that land on the fairway and move them to a spot that has grass on it several time just to aviod hitting a ball out of mud and gravel. The greens are spongy and lumpy. Some of them even looked liked they were dying with brown spots in them. I don't think they care how the course looks. If I owned the course I would close the course and fix the fairways and greens and maybe redesign it. And there is also trash on the course; beer cans, water bottles, napkins, not a lot but just enough to make it look like nobody cares about it. I will not come back until they fix it.

Ok, I know what your going to say, it is to early in the year to judge how this course is. To that I say you are wrong. I had the unique displeasure of playing Meadow Ponds on 4 occasions in 2010 with family and/or co-workers. Each time we were greeted with uncut fairways , trash blowing across the course and floating in the ponds, a five or six some in front of us, bunkers that were full of rocks and dirt not sand, greens that were in pathetic shape, a broken mower sitting on the fairway, no Ranger to talk to, and poor attitude from management when questioned about the above. When I was asked by a co-worker last week to join his group as a fourth player there I reluctantly said yes, well nothing has changed.
Again I know it is early in the season, but I have been to two other courses in the area already this season and this past winters debris had been cleaned up, their greens had been rolled and mowed, there were no large branches in the fairways or on the greens, there were no beer cans and bottles along the cart paths, the leafs were not packed around the greens and tee boxes, my list could go on and on and on. I guess the management at Meadow Ponds is unaware of the basic maintenance, mowing , trash and debris removal and the general all around idea of what a golf course should be. I am sure if the ever see this review they will not understand why anyone would be disappointed with their fine establishment, after all they did build a new clubhouse a few years ago, what more could the general golfing public want?

Man, where to start. A couple friends and I decided to play this course after driving to Morgantown for a football game and should have checked it out first. At first it looked promising with a nice clubhouse and very friendly staff. All that went away once we started playing it. The condition of the course was some of the worst Ive seen (there was gravel in the fairway) but the worst of it was the lack of any type of etiquitte whatsoever. Next to one fairway was a townhouse with a bunch of guys drinking, yelling and blaring music on the patio (this was 2 in the afternoon) and it was a HUGE distraction. The 9 guys in front of us (yeah 9 of them) were drunk, hitting about 5 balls a piece and driving the carts up on to the greens when they werent trying to roll them. I was putting over tire tracks. We told the ranger about them and he didnt even care. Apparently, once they have your money they dont care what you do. I guess I could blame myself for not researching first, but I figured at $35 a round it had to be decent....wrong. Anyways, if you're in the Morgantown area and considering this course, just keep looking.

Lets see they dressed up the course by putting a few houses around it and then decide to charge you even more for such a poor course. Bring a lot of balls with you because you will hit dead straight drives into the fairway aka rough. The grass is so high your ball gets lost even on your good shots. Very poorly maintained and no golf etiquette on the course. I was out there with a group of 9 people out in front of us just hitting balls like it was the wild wild west and playing bumper cars with the carts. Management does not care.

DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT, go after it has rained. The course has extremely poor drainage and needs more then a day of sunshine to soak up the water. There are greens that are flooded and even the fairways.

Bottom line is stay away from this place unless your looking to just drink and mess around.

I have only played the front nine on this course, but I wouldn't spend the extra money to continue to the back nine. The greens have been aerated recently and have not recovered from it. Good luck getting your putts to go the direction you planned. This really the worst problem the course has right now, and I'm sure it will recover from this before long. The fairways are better than stated in the previous reviews, and the variety of challenges on the different holes is decent. This course is okay if you want to get in a quick round after work, but there are courses close by that are currently in better shape and are around the same price or less.

I semi agree with ryker. However, this course isn't meant to be taken seriously I believe. I used to play this course with my friends in college when I went to WVU. It is a great time if you just want to be outside with your buddies and not take the game so seriously, which is what makes it a great course to play with people of different skill levels. But obviously, if fun isn't your goal and you want to play a serious round spend the extra money and head out to Lakeview or Mountainview.

Terrible Course!

Overpriced and poorly maintained. Grass in the fairways was as long as the rough. Can not recommend this course to anyone except first time golfers and parents with their kids...

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Mike B. N/A 34 34 10/10/07
2 Mike B. N/A 38 38 10/08/07
3 dan M. N/A 40 40 10/10/07
4 dan M. N/A 42 42 10/22/07
5 dan M. N/A 42 42 10/08/07
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
19 Frank S. 9 84 75 04/19/12
32 Anthony S. N/A 97 97 08/31/11
18 David B. 18 91 73 07/27/11
21 David B. 18 94 76 09/21/10
23 David B. 18 97 79 08/11/10

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About Meadow Ponds

Meadow Ponds Golf & Country Club

Golf Only facility

18 executive holes

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Course Staff

Marla Poling, Manager
Russell Stamper, Owner
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