Whiskey Creek Golf Club

4.5659000000 4.6 stars from 5 (129)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7010 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.6

  • 4804 Whiskey Ct , Ijamsville, MD 21754-9522
  • 1 (888) 883-1174, (301) 694-2900
  • (301) 695-4475
  • www.whiskeycreekgolf.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Mike Poellot (2000), Ernie Els (2000)
Type: Public
Golf Season: April 4 - June 3

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attired required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7010 yards 74.6 138
Blue 72 6610 yards 69.3 129
White 72 6195 yards 72.1 136
Red 72 5015 yards 70.5 121

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 129 Reviews
5 stars:
89
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

121 out of 127 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"GOOD COURSE AND STAFF"


BIGGUY71's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape with many beautiful views. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Close to Interstate 270


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ugh"


jefenoche's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

It pains me to give this course less than 5 stars. It's long been my favorite course in MD. However, even though it's not atrocious, I've never seen this course in worse shape (in years past it's been pristine).

Even though the greens were long ago aerated (with small holes), 4-5 of the greens seem to have been aerated again (with large holes) and heavily sanded. Maybe they were close to losing them?

There were some bare spots in the fairways and lots in the rough around the greens. Also the ground just off the greens was rock hard so several SLIGHTY off line shots rocketed into less that favorable positions...lol.

There was also a couple of VERY questionable pin spots...on VERY severe slopes (#10 and # 12).

I know it's been a rough year weather wise but there are a couple of courses nearby that are in better shape right now and I've never been able to say that.

Here's hoping 2017 is a better year for this course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course and layout"


poper15124's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played Whiskey Creek as part of a weekend buddy trip. I've heard many positive comments about the course and was not disappointed. I have played all over the east coast and this is in my Top 10 as far as course beauty and layout. There was much more elevation change than I expected. We can't wait to return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day for a beautiful course"


Lpm7237's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In spite of 3 straight days of rain the course was in excellent shape. The greens were great and rolled perfectly. Fairways were being trimmed and rough was thick. It is a really beautiful track. Cant wait to get back at it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Excellent Course!!"


u000004410405's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this hold for the second time and WOW....this course was in great condition for the lacknof rain and extreme hot condition. Highly recommend to play this course!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best in Maryland"


mravalico's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played Whiskey numerous times. It has earned my vote as the best public course in Maryland. Always a good round. The conditions are best in the Fall, the course is in pristine shape and the views are excellent!

I did hear they may be shortening the time between groups to get more rounds out and I really hope they don't do that! I've never had problems with pace of play, but if that became an issue, it might keep me away. It's already a little bit of a drive, can't afford 5.5 hour rounds.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout but marginal condition"


Rjnappi's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Whiskey Creek many times and have always been a fan of the layout and design. But the last time we played I was surprised at the condition of the Bunkers and the Tee boxes. It clearly was lacking attention that hopefully will be addressed in the near future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course and touch expensive"


JoeBDA's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in ok shape and layout slightly above average. Though the price to play wasa but high compared to other courses played in MD.

Would play again if on a last minute discount


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Outstanding Track !!!!"


stritz47's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is outstanding, you won't be disappointed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hottest day of the year"


brewcrew61's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

It was the hottest day of the year so far, but it did not deter our group from having a great time as usual at Whiskey Creek. This golf course offers it all when it comes to a course. Long carries, challenging par 3's, elevated shots. The course was in great shape and the greens were gorgeous. This course is worth the drive out on I-70 West from Baltimore, MD. If you have the opportunity to play this course, please do so.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Beautiful course"


jkelley005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. Wide lush fairways and large fast greens are part of the make up of this course. Set in the rolling hills outside of Frederick, Maryland each hole is separate and unique. At the top of the public courses I have played.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"DC Area Must Play Course"


johnhaskell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easy to get to venue on a hillside south of Frederick MD. Excellent course conditions. Beautiful scenic vistas from the high points.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great track, twilight is the way to go for value!"


johnpawlwiley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were crazy fast as expected. The overall condition of the course was excellent and the value for a twilight round ($55) is excellent. Pace of play was also fantastic. Dinner in the clubhouse can't be beat...

Can't wait to get back out to whiiiiiiskey again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Home of the PGA UnProfessional"


gweiss98's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2016
Previously played Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is unfortunate that a good course is ruined by unprofessional staff, but that is obviously the case at Whiskey Creek. I have played here several times in the past, and I return on occasion because it is a nice course (albeit quite overpriced if you don't catch it on a special deal or a hot tee time). However, on my most recent trip, I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with their head PGA Professional on what should have been a simple issue. The details of the encounter are not terribly important, but suffice to say they could have easily been dealt with without the need to berate customers in the middle of the Pro Shop. I have been fortunate enough to play golf all over the world,, and I have never encountered a more belligerent and ignorant PGA Professional. Save yourself the trip, as there is a multitude of high quality courses nearby that will be glad to earn your business.


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/27/2016

Following my amazing experience with the professional golf staff at Whiskey Creek two weeks ago, I tried to reach out to the General Manager to see if he had anything to say for his rude employees. As of today, I have yet to get as much as an email in response from him. I believe his silence tells me all I need to know about the level of concern that they have for their customer's experiences at their facility.


"Whiskey Creek Review"


deyholla's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed my round at Whiskey Creek. The course was very challenging and punishing but having the in cart GPS made it manageable. The course was mainly links style but had a few holes that went back in to the woods. The course used the elevation to its advantage and had a few amazing elevation changes. If I am ever in the area again, I will absolutely play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Winter golf"


Kilinko's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always love the layout. Saturday 10am 40° and Range was closed. Couldn't get an answer if range was closed for winter. Eight items on the menu. January golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Escape with some History"


Nclaxx18's avatar
DC Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I have been wanting to play this course for the past 4 years, finally I got the chance to do so last week. It wasn't ideal that it was late December but the weather was not that bad. The course is an open layout with multiple angle shots to the greens, where the difficulty comes in is the elevation changes and the sand and water hazards. I started the first 5 holes being 1 under par and then the course showed me whose boss. The fairways were a little damp due to the rain before and the day was cart path only. However the greens and tee boxes were in great conditions. Even though I mentioned the course was fairly open your tee shots need to be on because the only safe shots into the green is the fairway. If you are in the rough you will be on a slant or shooting through an obstacle and since I know this you can tell where my ball was most of the day.
This was an amazing experience and one I will make sure to again take on a more sunny and 70s kinda day. The history part I mentioned is that for me growing up I love to play Monopoly and my favorite were the railroads, well B & O Railroad runs right next to the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Well worth the trip."


pappynmimi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Traveled from Pennsylvania to play due to recommendation. Got a great price through GolfNow.Com. Enjoyed our round very much due to course conditions, scenery, and weather. Somewhat
difficult due to "up/down hill" hole layouts but still very satisfied with the experience. Will look for future specials as it is pricey.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is quite pretty.."


Yangjoh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staffs were very friendly and nice.
Good management of course.
However green fee is somewhat expensive to play, I don't think that much good to receive such a high fee..


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course but not in great condition (this time)"


Bjorn7660584's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Whiskey Creek a number of times before and have always been very pleased, but this time the course conditions and general experience did not match the standards they have set themselves..
Some of the issues:
* Many of the bunkers were unplayable. It rained a lot last week, but they should be playable by now.
* There was a lot of divots that had not been fixed. Many of them were clearly many days old.
* Many ball marks on greens that had not been repaired
* Three fairways were cart-path only due to aerification of the fairways. They did not clean the big pellets of the fairways until late in the day, so they were basically unplayable.

And finally to complain about the group ahead of us. They were extremely slow (5:15 hour round) and were throwing cigarette and cigar stubs all over the place, especially around greens and tees. Twice I had to brush cigar ash away from my putting line. I know it's difficult for the course staff to handle the smoking, but there were no rangers visible to make them speed up play.

I know this is a negative review of a basically great course, but this day they did not live up to the expectations I have of this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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