A view of the 17th green with water coming into play at Blue Mash Golf Course
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4.5
215 Reviews (215)
5 Stars
107
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
93.9%
Recommend this course
197 out of 215 reviews
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4.5
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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4.4
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.7%
Recommend this course
51 out of 55 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links/Parkland/Woodland
Par 71
Length 6885 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.0

Blue Mash Golf Course is the Rockville area's premier public offering. This Arthur Hills design combines links-style, parkland, wooded, and water holes. With such an interesting variety, the course is enjoyable for golfers of all different tastes and skill levels. With no forced carries, it's even a manageable course for beginners and high handicappers, while more seasoned golfers will be challenged by the length from the back tees, the well protected elevated greens, and the plentiful strategically placed bunkers. Water also comes into play on a few holes. The diverse mix of holes makes Blue Mash G.C. a true shotmaker's layout. In addition to the golf course, Blue Marsh is known for having one of the best practice facilities in all of Maryland. It features a 10,000-square-foot putting green, an all-grass-tee driving range, and a separate area for practicing your short game.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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4.5
215 Reviews (215)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 14
Watching the Game 14
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 25
Bunkers 23
Water Hazards 23
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 23
Locals 16
Walkers 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 20
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 12

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5.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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Out of towner

Always seen this course on golf now. And the rate of $90 was always a little steep to pay for when your not that good. So I got it for $62 during the week. Got paired up with 3 other locals. Seemed we all were playing pretty good today. Carts GPs was excellent. Greens were great. The ball rolled well. Fairways were excellent. Tee boxes good shape. Sand traps good shape. Had no issues with this course what so ever. Beautiful day out. Got done in 3 hours 40 minutes with 4 some in front of us.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/26/2020

Wonderful - thank you!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Play This Course

Greens were in great shape. The layout had me use every club in my bag. Challenged the best player in our foursome but playable for the highest handicap in our group. Grass driving range was a bonus. Drove an hour to get there and would do it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/14/2020

Thanks Anthony - we are glad everyone enjoyed it!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the better public courses in Maryland

Great course layout with a lot of variety over the eighteen holes. Course was in great shape and appears well maintained. Staff was very friendly at check-in and at the turn. One suggestion for improvement would be to have a starter and a few rangers on the course. Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone looking to treat themselves to a quality day on the links with friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/13/2020

Thank you!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great course

Love this golf course, play here often. It's a good challenging course, great for beginners and for long time players!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Suspected Covid infection

Played here for the first time 2 weeks ago and enjoyed the course. However it appears that I may have caught Covid here. I have not stepped out of my house other than a hike with family and this golf outing in the past 2 weeks and I tested positive yesterday after 10 days of daily low grade fever.

I had played at MCG course at Needwood 2 weeks before and was impressed with the effort taken by staff there to sanitize and clean the carts after every use. I do not know if the staff at Blue Mash are as diligent about this and would strongly advise players to take their own cleaning supplies and sanitize the cart before use.

Hopefully mine was an isolated case but I want to make sure it does not happen to anyone else.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/13/2020

We do sanitize every cart after the round.

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Blue Mash

First time playing course. Loved the layout. Even though we played in wet and windy conditions course was in excellent condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The greatest pleasure, golf.

This is such a beautiful course that offers a challenge for every club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/20/2020

Wonderful to hear - thank you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Great course, terrible pace. 2.5 stars

Course was nice, in pretty good shape, but NO ranger and zero pace of play adhered to on the course. Played a 5.5 hour round thanks to how backed up and mismanaged the tee times were. We went off as a twosome and then a single followed then a threesome. We let the single join us because we were already waiting 15 minutes between shots. At the turn, by the time we got to tee off there were 6 groups behind us waiting. 6! While I enjoyed the course a lot, I will probably never play there again if they don’t get a marshal.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Clarification: We skipped a hole by jumping ahead of the group in front of us and we did not complete the round due to loss of sunlight. The round would have been over 5 hours had we been able to play 18 hence my comment of a 5.5 hour round.

Also: kudos to the staff at Blue Mash for reaching out and owning the issue. I will be giving the course another shot. Like I said, great course just not a great first experience due to pace of play! Hopefully the second time is better!

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Commented on 06/10/2020

Hi, I'm very sorry about the trouble on your round Saturday. Your group played at 4:40 pm. According to our GPS Pace Management Tracking, your round finished in four hours and 27 minutes, but included a long wait at the turn. This is unacceptable and we are very, very sorry. We take pace of play very seriously, as we know how important it is to the enjoyment of the round. Our sincerest apologies

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful day, great course, super shape. Look forward to playing there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/07/2019

Wow - we are so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Love playing Blue Mash

I would highly recommend blue mash to anyone in the Washington DC area. I often stop by to play when visiting the area. It’s always in really good shape, the driving range never closes, and it is a fun place to walk if you have the time. It has an interesting layout because the front offers more of a links style while the back nine has more trees that are in play. The first three holes will get your attention immediately.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/27/2019

Thank you for recommending Blue Mash!

Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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