United States Naval Academy Golf Club, is a Military, 18 hole golf course located in Annapolis, Maryland.
The U.S. Naval Academy golf course first opened for play in 1916. The original course had 9-holes and was located adjacent to the Academy yard. The current course was acquired by the Academy around 1939, when it was redesigned William Flynn. The 18 hole course plays to a par of 71.
The Naval Academy Golf Club is a private, university golf course owned by the U.S. Naval Academy. It is operated by the Naval Academy Golf Association (NAGA), which is affiliated with the Naval Academy Athletic Association(NAAA).
The golf course serves approximately 600 annual members, plus spouses. In addition, it serves as the home course for the brigade of 4000 midshipmen and all the faculty and staff at the Naval Academy. Active duty and retired military personnel also have access to the course. The golf course averages about 45,000 rounds per year, and is open year round, weather permitting.
This course does has sand bunkers scattered throughout the design and a water hazard that comes into play on hole #7. The fairways are narrow with most being tree lined. This terrain is very hilly, so you can expect a few uneven lies. The greens are small, undulating, sloped, and generally fast.
Blue tees: 6,611 yards, course rating 71.7, slope rating 132.
White tees: 6,222 yards, course rating 69.9, slope rating 124.
Gold tees: 5,974 yards, course rating 68.8, slope rating 118.
Red tees: 5,634 yards, course rating 71.4, slope rating 124.
Member (cart not included), played on Wednesday, June 2009 at 6am
Course is challenging with many of the greena elevated above fairways. Great ambiance and excellent condition make for a very enjoyable golfing day. No. 17, par 3, is especially challenging with a small green sitting atop a small hill; accuracy of the drive is essential.
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