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Potomac Ridge Golf Course

15800 Sharpersville RD, Waldorf, Maryland, 20601
Type: Public
No. Holes: 27
301-372-1305
Architect: Brian Ault (18)
                       Tom Clark (30)
                       Thomas Walker (6)
                      
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Detailed description of Potomac Ridge Golf Course

Potomac Ridge Golf Course, previously named Potomac Ridge Golf Links, is a Public, 27 hole golf facility located in Waldorf, Maryland. The facility has three 9-hole golf courses. They are the Hollow, The Meadows and The Ridge. They can be combined to form 3 different 18-hole golf courses: Hollow/Meadows, Hollow/Ridge, and Meadows/Ridge.

The Hollow & Meadows nines were designed by Ault Clark & Associates and opened in 1996; the Ridge nine was designed by Tom Walker and opened in 2003.

The 9-hole Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge facility in Waldorf, Maryland features 3228 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35.

The 9-hole Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge facility in Waldorf, Maryland features 3375 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 .

The 9-hole Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge facility in Waldorf, Maryland features 3372 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73 .

The Potomac Ridge Golf Links facility features, bermuda grass fairways and year-round practice facilities including driving range and chipping and putting areas.

This course has been reviewed 5 times
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Eldersburg, MD

$26 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2012 at 10am

Played here 10-13-12 for the first time, with friends who live nearby.

Course is very challenging and a worthy test for anyone. I personally feel it's a little too tough for higher handicappers (say 24 and up) because it is tight, has lots of trees, and has some very intimidating visuals off the tee. Having said that, it is a superior design, fully utilizing the terrain variations, and requiring serious thought on every shot. No houses anywhere in sight, either, and that's a major plus for me.

We played the Hollow-Ridge combo, and the first hole on each these is a bear. #1 on Hollow is a downhill tee shot to a fairway that slopes severely left to right, with a pond at the bottom of the slope on the right side. Very tough to keep your tee shot in the short grass. That's followed by an uphill shot to a well-bunkered green. #1 on Ridge is dogleg right, with the approach shot over a large ravine to a green that slopes AWAY...very tough to stay on that green in regulation: no one in our foursome was able to pull that off. Most of the other holes are a little more benign, but all feature sloping fairways (I don't think there's a level lie anywhere on the course), and large greens with considerable undulation, and a few with significant tiers. Bring your "A" game...

Conditions on 10-13 were pretty good: tee boxes are in decent shape; fairways firm, but very few bad spots; greens were VERY firm (and hard to hold) and fairly quick, although more grainy than I am used to playing: bunkers were not good, way too firm and thin.

Course was surprisingly empty for a nice Saturday morning. I don't know why, because the price is great for this superb layout, only $30 after 1030.

Clubhouse is OK, but the morning staff in the snack bar seened a little indifferent. After the round, the lady working there was much more accommodating.

All in all, a good golf experience: I highly recommend.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 018953
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Bowie, MD

$31 (cart included), played on Wednesday, March 2012 at 2pm

good price great day...

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 017239
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White Plains, MD

$56 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2011 at 10am

Good value $59 w/ warmup balls and cart included, greens very true with good speed "10 or more".

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 014525
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Washington, DC

$16 (cart not included), played on Sunday, November 2008 at noon

Would recommend this course to intermediate/advanced players.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 005407
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White Plains, MD

$76 (cart included), played on Tuesday, March 2008 at noon

BAD

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 001838
4.0/5
Based on 5 reviews
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