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Musket Ridge Golf Club

3555 Brethren Church Rd, Myersville, Maryland, 21773
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(301) 293-9930
Architect: Joe Lee (120)
                      
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Musket Ridge Golf Club -18-Hole, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Myersville, Maryland.

Musket Ridge Golf Course first opened for play in 2001. The par-72 course was designed by Joe Lee. And now...the rest of the story.

Musket Ridge golf course has roots in Civil War history. In September of 1862, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet staged a strategic retreat across the property that is now named Musket Ridge Golf Club, just before the Battle of Antietem.

Joe Lee, the course architect, is a descendent of Robert E. Lee. Joe Lee was inspired by the history and the beauty of the property with which he had to work.

Joe Lee course designes have included La Costa Country Club in Carlsbad, Calif, Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge in Orlando, Cog Hill near Chicago and The Doral Golf Resort's Blue Monster in Miamiover 200 courses are witness to his design vision. Joe's design on land that his ancestor once passed over somehow closes a circle and puts a period on a lifetime of golf design achievement. Musket Ridge Golf Course was Joe lee's last full measure. He died shortly after the completion of this, his final course design.

Musket Ridge golf course is situated on top of a ridge with views of the hills, valleys mountains and countryside.

This course does not live on scenary alone. The layout is a gem. Yes. you can get into trouble, but it's not hidden trouble. The greens are large and true but undulating, and if you land the ball in the wrong spot, three-putts should be expected. There are no tricks on either of the two nines -- the Blue Course, which serves as the front, and the Ridge Course, which serves as the back.

Most of the trouble you can get in comes from biting of too much risk in risk - reward situations. Know your limitations or it will cost you.

Hole #2 is a 168 yard par 3. It plays over a lake to an elevated tee.

Hole #3 is a 400-yard, dog-leg right par-4. A simple iron is the safe play to a narrow fairway that slopes to the trouble on the right, but a driver faded correctly can leave a wedge to the green.

Hole #6, is 520-yard par-5, the hole plays from an elevated tee to a rolling fairway. The hole dog-legs to the left, and a correctly placed tee shot allows an opportunity to fly fairway bunkers and attack the green in two. Two of the other three par-5s are reachable in two shots, the exception being the ninth on the Blue Course, a 567-yarder that plays uphill and frequently into the wind.

Hole #8 is a 185-yard par 3. This area around the green slopes considerably, bunkers can be a rolling balls resting spot.

Hole #16 is a 413-yard par-4 that plays from a mountain-top elevated tee. You drive through an opening of trees to a narrow fairway below. Drives to the left and you are in trouble, miss to the right and you can re-tee your lost ball. Hit down the middle and with a good roll, wow you might have your new distance record.

Musket Ridge Golf Club plays to a maximum distance of 6,902 yards for a par of 72 . The course rating of 73.0 and a slope rating of 140.

This course has been reviewed 24 times
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Frederick, MD

$36 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2014 at noon

Great layout, beautiful scenery, friendly staff

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
 
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Rank ID # : 022832
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New Market, MD

$101 (cart included), played on Monday, October 2013 at 10am

Price reflects that I played here for a MSGA Pro-Am that served lunch, Dinner by Bonefish Grill, and a voucher for future round- so $125 is a steal for that. Greens were in the best shape I have ever seen them here- and I have played here for years many times since it opened. They were firm and fast- simliar to MD National down the street. The only complaint I have is the bunkers were very firm with little sand around many of the greens. I was assured those are off season priorities. Keep them firm in the fairways- let them be soft near the greens.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 021272
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Bethesda, MD

$51 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2013 at 10am

Play this course, especially in the fall, you'll love it. Vistas are beautiful.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020352
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Vienna, VA

$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2013 at 2pm

The Musket Ridge staff work hard to give the player a "private club" experience. The course layout remains interesting and challenging after many rounds of golf.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020309
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Vienna, VA

$31 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2012 at noon

I highly recommend Musket Ridge

Would travel: 60-120 Miles
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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Rank ID # : 018151
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Gaithersburg, MD

$71 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2012 at 10am

N/A

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 018023
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Eldersburg, MD

$26 (cart included), played on Thursday, April 2012 at 8am

Played here 4-4-12, on the last day of the "aeration special" green fee of $30, plus tax. This is an update of my previous ranking. I think it's a wonderful golf course by every measure, and I highly recommend it. The only negative was that the recently aerated greens were just not ready. They were still pretty bumpy, and the course obviously recognizes that, as they've extended the special rate for a few more days. I also wanted to address previous comments about the bunkers being in poor shape. As played yesterday, they were pretty good: fairway bunkers were firm, and greensides were medium soft and very playable. I guess the course read those earlier comments and addressed the issue! Try Musket Ridge: you'll enjoy it!

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 017311
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Laurel, MD

$26 (cart included), played on Monday, October 2011 at 10am

Treat yourself

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 016354
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Alexandria, VA

$51 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2010 at 8am

Nice course. No weird holes, several risk/reward holes. Greens putt well.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 010746
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Bethesda, MD

$36 (cart included), played on Monday, August 2009 at 8am

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
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 # : 007662
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Silver Spring, MD

$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2009 at 6am

Very Nice Staff, Reasonable Price for the course. i would play again. PS this was the 4th time i have played this course.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007319
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Montgomery Village, MD

$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2009 at 6am

Wonderful course Best food anywhere

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007312
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Middletown, MD

Guest (cart included), played on Monday, June 2009 at 6am

If you are going to play this course more than 3 times in a 1 year period, their Blue-Gray Membership is a fantastic deal and will pay for itself quickly.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007125
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Frederick, MD

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2009 at noon

If planning to play the course more than four times within a 12 month calender year, it is definately worth joining "The Blue-Gray Club".

Would travel: 60-120 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, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006977
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$26 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2009 at 4pm

My only complaint about the course are the condition of the bunkers. Many are hard pan with large rocks in them. They really need to invest in some sand. The Blue/Grey membership is quite a steal and you get a lot of golf for very little money especially with the twilight pricing!

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 006971
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Middletown, MD

$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, March 2009 at noon

Excellent course. Winter rates are cheap... price climbs quite a bit during peak season. Play if you can!!!

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, 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 # : 006521
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Frederick, MD

$51 (cart included), played on Saturday, December 2008 at 8am

Very nice course. I will play again. Gets my recommendation.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006155
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Frederick, MD

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2008 at noon

After 60 years as a memeber of a prominent D. C. area country club, I find Musket Ridge to be the best course in the area, far above the usual daily fee track. Built for golfers not home owners. No adjacent home sites.

Superb drainage that they say allows you to play within fifteen minutes of a thunder storm!

Architect took great pains to utilize the mountain side grade separations. #1 is a great example with the tee box at least 100 feet above the target landing area with a large pond along the right side and the green tucked in around and behind it. Great git-go hole. Only serious problem is poorly maintained sand traps. Rewoking on the front nine underway. No two holes anywhere near alike. Great par 5s that a good player can reach in two.

At 82 years of age, I have shot my age each of the last 3 years. Rarely find a bad lie. Benefits in joining the Blue-GRay club. Can not wait for the opening of the 2009 season.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006079
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Harpers Ferry, WV

$71 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2008 at noon

I love it. I've joined the Blue-Gray membership to take advantage of discounts since I play so often.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006076
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Frederick, MD

$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, December 2008 at noon

Have been a Blue Gray member here since opening , great course for the money however, Greens tend to roll slow, and bunkers suck. Other than that Best views in Md and tee to green superb.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 005896
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Eldersburg, MD

$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2008 at 10am

PLayed here 9-2-08, on a special "Aerated Greens" discount price of $35...a SUPER deal.

Wonderful golf course in every measure: scenic, challenging, fair, superbly conditioned. Even though the greens had been aerated the previous week, we found them quite good: very playable, and the aeration just was not a factor.

The layout is awesome: the course has significant elevation change, and the architect took full advantage of it. The tee box on the opening hole is about 100 feet above the landing area, which is scalloped and mounded, and ends at a sizable pond, with the green slightly offset to the left: wow, what a great golf shot! No two holes look remotely alike, and there are very few blind shots, so it is not tricked up (as is the PB Dye course just a few miles away). Tee boxes were in good shape for this late in the year, and all are flat, with no crowning. Fairways were in great shape, and are generously proportioned in most cases. First cut rough is punishing, but not overly so. Bunkers are many, some exceedibgly deep, but all had good sand and were playable. Greens are largish, and most are fairly heavily contoured.

Pro shop is quite nice, if small, and the 19th hole is very "English-clubby." The day we were there, the bar attendant was a delightful lady named JJ, and she is worth the trip herself!

This course compares very favorably with the other upscale courses in the area, PB Dye, Maryland National, Hollow Creek, Worthington Manor, and IMHO, is a very close second to Whiskey Creek...and at $35, it is absolutely TOPS! I did not recommend it for a vacation stop, since the area is just not well-suited to that, but this golf course is a real delight, and I highly recommend it.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 004738
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Thurmont, MD

$56 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2008 at noon

We've played this course several times over the past couple years. Really like it a lot. It is challenging, pretty views, and in great condition. This was our first experience of slow pace of play. Got stacked up several times. Only thing that left a bad taste in my mouth was use of my "Tee Time" golf book. Was supposed to get $15 off the price. When I presented the book, the staff told me that would come to $60...I asked what the undiscounted price was and he said $75. Okay, good. Then I asked my buddy (who did not have a Tee Time book) what he paid, and he said $60. Now what's with that??

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 003303
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Walkersville, MD

$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, February 2008 at 10am

This was with Blue-Gray membership which for $140 includes keeping your handicap, one free round of golf, reduced greens fees all year round and an earlier twilight time. This is a top quality course, very fair and challenging (see course ratings), an excellent value.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 001569
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Montgomery Village, MD

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, December 2007 at 6am

This is a very nice course. Nice layout, nice condition, no negatives. A real treat.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 001387
4.3/5
Based on 24 reviews
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