College Park Maryland Golf Courses

Paint Branch Golf Course
University of Maryland Golf Course


Featured Golf Course Review:
University of Maryland Golf Course -- 4 stars if not 4 the 'modified' greens
Review by: Mike If it weren't for the greens, this would be a 4 or 4.5. Excellent clubhouse and locker rooms, course is well maintained. Hilly course that is longer than most, but not too long. No short par 4s here, save for two, one a blind dogleg left, the other a blind downhiller, both around 360 from the white tees. Most fairways bordered by very large, very old and very well established trees, but fairways not so narrow as to be unfair for average players, but you pay a price for missing the short grass. Water on several holes including a couple of tee shot carries. Greens relatively small, accuracy is important. 12 greens were modified in 2003 for better drainage. Modification basically involved digging deep grooves, about 1/2 inch wide, into the green and then filling them with a special silica sand. These troughs act like indented speed bumps and are impossible to putt well. While I am sure this was done with best intentions, it has essentially made 12 greens virtually unplayable. Hopefully grass will eventually grow over them or they will realize the mistake and fix the greens.
From MD

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Montgomery Village Golf Club -- burned up
Review by: Tiger This is a challenging course and fun to play. When the pins are tucked bring your A game ie Phil Mickelson flop shot. The greens are very big and always in pretty good shape although you may have to clean up some duck poop before you putt. Some of the fairways are burned to a crisp this time of year. If you can stroke it long off the tee, you will love this track. The only difference between the Championship tees and the White Tees are the distance of the par 3s.
From Boyds, Md




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