Date Played: July 18, 2015
3.0 out of
Haven't played this course in 6-7 years, but we made a day trip. First, this course has some of the most amazing views of any course I've ever played! The views of the mountains are absolutely gorgeous, and actually can be distracting (in a good way)! The first hole is unique in that it has a rock formation which has an opening down into the caverns below...you get a free drop (golf course rule). Lots of elevation changes, uneven lies, doglegs, and some blind shots. The greens are undulated--not a flat lie anywhere to be had, but they run pure. (I only had 12 putts on the front.) This course has changed management and they are working on it. You will see some inconsistencies in the fairway grasses--some brown grass mixed with Bermuda (I think) and crabgrass. The rough was thick and long, again with a mixture of grasses and weeds. The bunkers were either really thick and fluffy, or hard pan, but you're able to get out of both if you understand what you need to do for the sand shot. For $29 w/cart on a Saturday morning, who cares! The course is a nice test with challenging greens and breathtaking views. It's about 2.5 hours from Baltimore. As they continue to work on the course, I'm hopeful they get it back into the shape it was in about a decade ago.