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Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort16701 Lakeview Dr NE
Flintstone, MD 21530
Phone: (301)784-8400Fax: (301)784-8502
This exquisite resort facility, located in Rocky Gap State Park, offers eighteen holes of challenging golf with its distinctly different front and back nines. This is the only Jack Nicklaus signature course in Maryland. The course is played around a 243-acre lake. Creeks and the lake affect seven holes. The front nine holes feature a parkland design, which is flat and open with some hills. The back nine is a mountain course with some dramatic elevation changes. The fairways are narrow throughout the layout, especially the back nine with its tree-lined fairways. Most of the fairways average twenty yards in width. Hole #16, a 370-yard, par 4, has a fairway with a narrow corridor of merely twelve yards. Like the fairways, the greens are very narrow in dimension. They feature interesting slopes and offer significant undulation. There is an abundance of double-tiered greens in the design. The signature hole is #14, a 570-yard, par 5, which features an elevated tee that overlooks a lush valley. There is a pair of bunkers in the middle of the fairway, approximately 250 yards from the tee, with an insatiable appetite for golf balls. Golfers have a choice to go left or right on this split fairway. The approach to the kidney-shaped green is made more challenging by a pair of bunkers guarding its access. With its five sets of tees, this course offers a challenge for all levels of golf play.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bent Grass|
|Dress Code:||No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required|
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Rocky Gap Review, Apr 07, 2004
from Frostburg, MD
|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.|