Golf Course Photo, Cross Creek Golf Club, Beltsville, 20705
Cross Creek Golf Club
Played on September 2009
12342 Old Gunpowder Rd, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705
1 Ranking
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Golfer Bob

$36 (cart included), played on Thursday, September 2009 at 10am

Played here 9-3-09 for the first...and last...time.

The course is VERY tight, and if you are not hitting the ball straight, you are in serious trouble. I played the blue tees, 6,035 yards, sloped at 130, and it felt like it should have been sloped at 150. Design is routed through a development and the course went where they could not build houses. There is essentially no rough off the fairway, just a few trees, and then someones back yard. Some tee vistas are very intimidating, with just a narrow chute, frequently over water. However, I guess if you are on your "A" game, it is playable. I was not on my best game, and the course just beat me to death.

Course conditions were just terrible: the guy in the pro shop told to not judge the course by the green on #1, as it was the worst - well he was wrong it was only one of several very bad, burned-out greens. Fairways were generally OK, with some soggy spots (despite no recent heavy rains). Bunkers were very good. Tee boxes were not good: grass was thin on many of them (Possibly because so many of them are in the shade of big trees), and all of them were weed-infested. Environmental areas on almost every hole, so a ball in them is gone forever.

Anyway, I did not enjoy my round, at least partly because I just could not get commfortable on this very tight design. Clubhouse and pro shop were nice, but the starter was a little gruff. I do not recommend Cross Creek for anyone...

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby
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Condition of Course, Ambiance, Staff
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Rank ID # : 008075