Flintstone Maryland Golf Courses

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort


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Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort -- Rocky Gap Review
Review by: Mark A beautiful course setting with mountains all around and a lake near by. Interstate 68 is a bit too close to the course but that is a minor distraction. The "open" section of the course is a bit boring. The mountain section is quite a lovely challenge. My biggest gripe is that I prefer to walk but this course is too spread for that. A cart is a must. There is a set of tees for every skill level. For the price, the course offers good value. This is a fine location for a corporate get-together. Good meeting areas, fine dining, great golf in a convenient yet relaxed setting. The Golden Bear has put a true beauty in Western Maryland. One nine is perfect and the other needs a wee bit of tinkering to be great.
From Frostburg, MD

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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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