Beechtree Golf Club is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Aberdeen, Maryland.
The course was designed by Tom Doak. The course first opened for play in 1998. The Washington Times said, "Tom Doak superbly mixes links-style and parkland features for a course ranked among the region's premier public golf courses..."
The layout is a par 71 with four sets of tees, stretching from 5,363 yards to 7,023 yards.
The strong par-36 front nine plays over open, rolling pasture land. Natural streams and two large ponds come into play on six of the holes. The back nine weaves through tall hardwoods and includes a variety of natural hazards. There are no uninteresting holes, no gimmicks here.
Beachtree Golf Course closed in 2008.
The course was so well regarded it was on Golf Magazine's top 100 public course list. Doak claimed the success of Beechtree helped him get high profile jobs at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon and Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand. The course, only 30 miles east of Baltimore closed to make way for a housing development.
(cart included), played on Sunday, January 2011 at 6am
Beechtree Golf Club closed in 2008.
$71 (cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2008 at 10am
Played here 8-27-08 for the first time, and fell in love! It is a terrific golf course...unfortunately, it's closing on 12-07-08, and the land is to be for housing (its location near the Aberdeen Proving Ground is the cause: APG is planned to grow substantially as a result of people moving in from other bases being closed). This is almost a links-type course, since the terrain is low and slightly rolling, with a bit of parkland thrown in, as there are several holes where large trees come into play (or at least must be considered). The architect did a magnificent job. No two holes look anything alike, and each presented a unique approach and challenge. Conditions were superb, from tee boxes to bunkers. Fairways are wider in the landing areas than they appear from the tee box, and we found the greens to be really fun. They are all large, most are very heavily contoured, and fortunately for us, were only medium fast. Bunkers were in great shape, and very playable. A fair amount of water on the course, but not excessive, and we didn't feel that any of the holes were unfair, either in design or set up. Course is walkable, if you're so inclined. The clubhouse is very nice, and the pro shop well stocked. Staff was uniformly excellent. Beechtree provides a delightful golfing experience, and it's a shame that it will soon be lost. I urge everyone to get there for at least one round before it closes.
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