Golf Course Photo, Blue Mash Golf Club, Laytonsville, 20882
Blue Mash Golf Club
Played on September 2008
5821 Olney-Laytonsville Rd, Laytonsville, Maryland, 20882
1 Ranking
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Golfer Bob

$51 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2008 at noon

Played here 9-24-08 for $56 with the Tee Time book. Very good price for a high quality course in an up-market area.

Course opened in 2001, and has matured well: very nice condition across the board. Design is excellent, considering that there is no elevation change to speak of, and most holes are very "linksy." Back nine has lots of water, and the view from tee boxes can be intimidating, but the landing areas are usually pretty generous, although bunkers abound. Tee boxes are lage, and flat, with no crowns, a good thing in my book. Fairways are sculpted, some with significant mounding. Bunkers are plentiful, and will definitely influence shot selection. Greens are largish, and none are flat. I found them very challenging, but fair, with many very subtle breaks.

Two negatives: the course rating of 124 from the White tees seems way too low for the difficulty: I would think it to be more like 130. Second complaint: the scorecard provides zero help to the golfer - no hole or course layout, just blank squares on a piece of cardboard. Somewhat inconsistent with the upscale image the course seeks.

Clubhouse is not very attractive from the highway: looks like an old farmhouse with vinyl siding, however, it has all the amenities, just not the "look". Staff was top-notch: very helpful, welcoming, and professional.

Highly recommend this course.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Layout, Price, No Houses on Course, Staff
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Rank ID # : 004755