Oakland Maryland Golf Courses

Oakland Golf Club


Featured Golf Course Review:
Oakland Golf Club -- In the rolling hills of Western Maryland
Review by: Anonymous I have played this course many, many times and I absolutely love it. I first learned how to play golf at this course when I was 13 years old. That was 11 years ago and I still enjoy playing the course. Everyone who works and plays there is very nice and I can't wait until this season begins. Golf has taught me a lot about respect and I respect this golf course and the people who make it great to play here. Thank you Oakland Country Club!!
From 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.
From MD




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