Frostburg Maryland Golf Courses

Maplehurst Country Club


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Maplehurst Country Club -- Maplehurst CC - Review
Review by: Mark Out of bounds on the left for the first 6 holes. Every par 3 is a possible double. Some short pars fours to get a stroke or two back. One short and three longish and quirkly par 5s. Very hilly. Take a cart if you're not in good shape: empty your bag if you walk. Many side-hill lies. Very open on most of the course so you can recover from wild drives (but see first comment). This course can be very windy. The upper holes offer a great view of Frostburg below. Very squishy in the early season. Greens are well maintained but the bunkers are in poor shape most of the time and the tee boxes need work. A pretty course with good greens. Worth the walk/ride.
From Frostburg, MD

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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.
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