Whiskey Creek Golf Club

4.3374411765 4.3 stars from 5 (152)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7010 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

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 attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 152 Reviews
5 stars:
102
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

140 out of 150 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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u000001920276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"So SLOW!!!"


Filthy20's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Amazing course, I am so glad I got the chance to play it - but WOW that was one of the slowest rounds of my life. We teed off at 2:06pm on a Friday and finished in almost complete darkness around 7:15pm. I loved the course, the layout, the conditions, the friendly bar/restaurant staff, and the food we had before the round for lunch was great!

The group ahead of us was an embarrassment to golf. Did not rake their bunkers, hit upwards of 15 shots each down the fairway, topping and slicing and missing the ball. The greens were heavily pegged with unfixed pitch marks. The staff came out and gave us the opportunity to leave the back 9 around hole 14 to go play the front 9 again, but since this was my first time playing here I wanted to finish the course out. Next time if it's slow I'll play the front twice. I hope I get another chance to play here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




u126346796's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointed with the 5 hour round"


Charles1986833's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were expecting much more since we had heard such great things. Honestly, there is no excuse for a 5 hour round. We saw the marshal only once, and we were already on the 17th tee box. That pretty much ruined the day. The single playing with us quit on hole 13 since that was his allotted time for golf and had to get back to the family. The course was very nice, but not worth the price or the terrible pace-of-play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Amazing"


u000004377986's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most importantly the staff was amazing. The starter Ray was probably the best starter I've ever met. So friendly. Nice. Informative of the course. And very accommodating.

As far as the course. Very challenging. Greens roll fast and true. Fairways were in great shape. Rough was tough but playable. Each hole had its own personality and difficulty. Def one of my favorite courses to play in Maryland.


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"From Kansas City to watch baseball game."


Jimoehm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I came into town to watch our Royals play the O's. Checked reviews and felt Whiskey Creek was worth the drive to play. We were NOT disappointed. GolfNow tee time was worth the price. Free range balls and a chipping and putting greens were a bonus. GPS on carts was helpful even though it was cart path only. This course has a beautiful layout. Numerous elevation changes and views of hills in the distance. It was helpful to play with 2 local guys that knew the course. Marshalls kept teams moving and were friendly. Some tee boxes had a lot of divots. The fairways also were showing a lot of divots but this was probably due to the recent 5 inches of rain over 2 days. We have played in Mexico, Florida, Missouri etc and feel this is one of the top 10 courses for overall enjoyment. The views were just awesome. I would love to play here in the Fall when leaves are changing. Highlight of the day was playing hole 18. We had late tee off so we were pushing it to have enough light to play hole 18. Son and I were playing scramble and I sank birdie putt with just enough light to literally see the hole from 12 feet. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GREAT OUTING"


u000008067898's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Day two of a three day trip playing 4 courses in the area. All of us ranked this as our favorite and we played really nice courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course and great on course pace management!"


rcpeal01's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

An early holiday am round of golf as a foursome and we tee off on time. 4-5 holes in and we're waiting 2-3 minutes to tee off and the pace slows down to about a 5 1/2 hr round.

Marshall stops by a couple of times to tell us he's monitoring the situation then by the 7th hole, it opens up and we're moving along without a group in front of us. Marshall stops by and tells us after several warnings, he asked the group to skip 2 holes! We finished in just under 4 1/2 hours thanks to the Marshall doing his job. I was amazed and impressed and put Whiskey Creek at the top of the list for managing pace. Having played a dozen times over the past year, this is one of the only courses that proactively manages pace.

As always, their course conditions are among the best and the layout is challenging but fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


u000007827068's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, very expensive without a Hot Deal. So I wait and snag those up when I can. Challenging but not all that tough if you stay in the fairway. Feels like your out in the mountains despite only being a few minutes from Urbana and the homes on the course are not a bother. Play it, you won't regret it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Crazy Pin Placements!"


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 06/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape....but come on guys? Are you trying to ensure 6 hour rounds and embarrass players? I only played 10-16 because I was beyond frustrated with the impossible pins and pace of play. Here is the breakdown of pin placements:

#10 : middle far left, on a slope so severe that 2 of us putted UP to the hole and the ball backed up 2 feet. Imagine how it would be from above the pin

#11: Top tier...all the way back...need I say more?

#12 : Top tier...far right...no chance to hit an approach shop close....and if you miss right...no chance to get it close

#13: middle far right....right in the middle of a slope....no chance to get an approach shot close ...and if you miss right..no chance to get it close

#14: front middle....right in the middle of a slope....I hit a birdie putt about 2 inches from above the hole....par putt was from 5 feet

#15: front left....on a slope so severe that if you are in the middle of the green, you would have to be a magician to get it to the hole and keep in on the green...I hit a 4 hybrid from the black tees in the middle of the green and had about 0 chance of making a par

#16: front left....crazy slope again...landed a wedge just past the pin....off the green it goes

I am a good player and enjoy a challenge. I play here because this is a challenging course. I am however NOT preparing for the US Open. This was just insane and the wind was not even blowing. If the wind had blew I doubt a ball would have even stayed put around some of these holes, if you placed it.


I recommend this course


"Outstanding!"


Jeffrey4945412's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course! Can't recommend it enough. Well managed, challenging, pristine.


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


"Good, as always"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played as a foursome, teed off at ~4:20pm on a Saturday, and finished in ~4 hours. Not a lot of traffic, so we got around pretty well. Breezy day, some holes exposed to the wind, quite a few holes are protected by trees.

Course in good condition. Rough was mowed to a good height to be penal, but did not make it difficult to find balls.

Several uphill holes present challenges.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the price!"


Shannon8757700's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent day of golf! Staff was courteous and friendly, welcomed us and that led us for coming to play. Met in the parking lot as we parked with a cart for us and our clubs. Tee boxes were in great shape and had multiple boxes for your type of play. Course is well marked, didn't get lost, cart paths in great shape. Fairways were generous, allowing for a stray tee shot or two. Fairways in great shape, most divots in fairways were repaired by previous golfers. Greens were fast and in great shape, again very few divots marks, the course is respected. White sand in the bunkers, alot of bunkers. Different types of terrain made it beautiful and interesting. Cart GPS was accurate and helpful. Drink cart came by 4 times during round. Had lunch after round and the food and service was great. They even have home brewed whiskey. I highly recommend.


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


"It's been a while"


u000004775184's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played Whiskey Creek in a few years. Having just retired, I had a chance to play it during the week. It was a very enjoyable experience. Course was in great shape and staff was helpful and friendly. I'll definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day on the course"


u000004072699's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always an excellent day at Whiskey Creek - great course at a fair price


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


"Finally! A course that makes sense for average Golfer!"


Paul8322655's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tired of being brutalized by spring weather and tough course conditions, my weekly foursome took a week off and we returned from a break to this jewel !

Although about double the cost of our usual round, we all agreed, this place was worth it.

1. Played on a Monday at 12:15pm, the place was very quiet. Only saw five other foursomes all day. Pro encouraged us to hit some balls at the range (Included) regardless of our tee time.

2. The staff was super friendly, without being pushy. This had us staying for lunch, trying a demo club and taking the time to learn the GPS enabled golf carts.

3. The course is still waking up from winter, but was in good shape. This Ernie Els designed course feels like it has 10 signature holes! Great vista's without being super hard! In fact the white tee's played "short", the fairways are very wide off your drive and the undulations & sand traps have meaning (instead of just wearing down my ankles)

Just about my only complaint here is the distance between some greens and the cart path, but even this is rewarded with "bowls" around greens that seemed to move errant approach shots towards the flag.

Bottom Line: Although we lucked out with clearing conditions, very few players on the course and some long putts that found their mark, Whiskey Creek was the perfect spot to rekindle enthusiasm for the game. After playing so many courses in our area that seem intent on torturing the intermediate golfer, this place just embraced us... It is more expensive, but would gladly spend double playing here (even if we played just 1/2 as often). I never gave it much thought but, in this case, the course designer has actually created "value".

For older players, nothing ruins a round like a lay up hole, where you are forced to lay up with second or third shot, then still have an impossibly long approach shot over some hazard. This course had two such holes, but after laying up, you were left with approach shots that were just 110-140 yards. giving you a shot a long par putt where elsewhere you would be guaranteed double bogie.

Whiskey Creek wont save the game of golf in America, but they are trying.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Too Many Uphill Holes"


blamertroy's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Golf course was in decent shape. The greens had been punched about a week or so before and they were terribly bumpy and very unreliable. The rest of the course was alright though wet in some spots.

What really turned me off was the layout. There were two really good holes. The par 3 11th is a great par 3 and the par5 18th (with the exception of the building ruins in the middle of the fairway) is a really solid risk/reward par 5, especially as a finishing hole. However, I counted 13(!!) holes that either take an uphill shot into the green or you can't see the surface of the green. Not to mention a couple of the holes are almost identical in the way they play (3 & 17). For an $80 golf course, I expect a lot more out of the course design and layout.

Also, the staff was less than friendly. The cart person brought our bags to the cart and then set them on the ground behind the cart without strapping them in. It says a lot when the Starter is the nicest staff member you encounter all day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2017

Fact is, it's not a good golf course? Wow, I can wrap my head around liking other courses better, but not a good layout? I just don't get that. I also do get comparing #2 to #17. I'm not sure what tees you are playing. I see that you are a good player, as am I. I play the tips. and #2 is typically a driver and a wedge to a green layed out lengthwise. #17 is a much tighter and tougher tee shot and is a driver 7-9 iron depending on where the pin is on the extremely deep two tiered green. The bunkering, greenside and fairway is completely different on both holes.


Commented on 05/22/2017

I meant #2 & #17. I'm sorry you were so offended by my being a hole off.

Fact is, it's not a very good golf course. End of story.


Commented on 05/20/2017

You are free to not like a course but have some legitimate reasons for not liking it.

For one, #3 and #17 are entirely different holes. One is a par three while the other is a par four. The greens on those holes are entirely different. I don't know how anyone in their right minds could think those two holes play the same.

Bottom line is your assessment on the course it self is inaccurate at best.



polewis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this is an excellent course located in a mountain setting. many elevation changes make this both challenging and picturesque. the course is somewhat pricey in season as well as located in a remote area, but well worth the travel and cost.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u465617016's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Upon arriving to course we were told it would be cart path only. This is a very hilly course making it very difficult to walk. Still scratching my head on why it was cart path only!! Fairways were in perfect condition for this time of year...90 degree rule should have been applied 100 percent! Also, greens need a lot of work.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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