Date Played: July 8, 2015
4.0 out of
My annual trip to Rocky Gap...I really like this course and the Nicklaus layout. Mountain holes on the front nine with lots of ups, downs, blind shots, and hole-lining hazards. The back nine is more valley-type, with several narrow holes carved out with hazards running across fairways and up both sides. A little bit of everything! They have had rain almost every day for a month (the cart guy told me), so it was cart path only. It did shower on #8-#9, and the course did drain off the extra water pretty quickly. It seemed only around drains and low areas where it was really wet. Cart path only on this course can simply wear you out! Lots of tough holes to walk. Course, though, was in exceptional shape, including the bunkers which were dry and raked...only saw two bunkers with a little water in them. Staff is wonderful--welcoming, genuinely happy you are "their guest," and very helpful. This is a great course with lots of risk/reward holes, 5 par 3's, and variety in layout. It's worth the 2 hour drive from Baltimore, and they have a great restaurant (LB's Place) and the casino, although small, is clean, welcoming and has a variety of slots...as well as table games. We left at 8:20 am and arrived back home at 8:20 pm...played golf, played slots, had dinner, and driving time. Not a bad day!