Laurel Golf Center is located at the meeting point of Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties. The year round facility includes a 50 tee driving range, 9 batting cages and a miniature golf course. Parking at the facility is plentiful.
The course does not contain any amusement types of obstacles (i.e. windmills), just different variations of twists and bumps in the greens. I thought the lack of obstacles would make the course feel boring for my four year old but it actually made the golfing experience easier for her.
Mature trees provide periodic shade throughout the course but most holes are in full sun. There is a waterfall and “river”that winds through the 18 holes. The landscaping is well maintained but the water features look like they could use a good cleaning. A nice touch at the Laurel Links is the speakers throughout the course piping in music from a local radio station. The music was a mix of oldies and current pop hits, all family friendly.
On a Thursday afternoon at 1pm, my daughter and I had the course to ourselves. Hours of operation are 9am to 9pm daily with the exception of an 11am opening time on Mondays. All of the facilities at Laurel Golf Center have lights for nighttime use. Management at the site said that evening hours are the most popular.
Cost for a round of golf is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children under 12. They accept cash and credit. The pro shop sells a variety of snacks like granola bars, cheese and crackers and candy bars for $.95 cents each as well as water, soda and Gatorade for $1.25. Men’s and women’s restrooms are also located in the pro shop. The women’s restroom was decently clean but does not have any changing table facilities.
Laurel Golf Center offers birthday party packages beginning at $80 for 8 kids including miniature golf and batting cage time. The center also offers annual golf camps for children ages 6 and up. Check their website for specific dates.
Photo by Kim Engstrom