Blue Mash Golf Course

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4.3
120
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
92.9%
Recommend this course
107 out of 120 reviews
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4.5
18
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
26
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.3%
Recommend this course
24 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6885
Slope 134
Rating 73.0
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6885 yards 73.0 134
Blue 71 6502 yards 71.2 126
White 71 6001 yards 68.8 122
Red (W) 72 4966 yards 68.7 120
Scorecard for Blue Mash Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.0/134 449 452 478 206 580 160 392 310 548 3575 398 217 500 177 378 423 463 192 562 3310 6885
Blue M: 71.2/126 424 428 453 190 533 143 386 283 522 3362 367 204 476 160 360 400 445 177 551 3140 6502
Hybrid M: 70.3/124 389 401 426 172 533 143 386 283 500 3233 367 189 476 160 360 400 430 158 521 3061 6294
White M: 68.8/122 W: 74.5/132 389 401 426 172 508 127 301 259 500 3083 337 189 446 130 334 373 430 158 521 2918 6001
Green M: 66.8/118 W: 73.4/131 334 331 361 138 439 105 282 249 490 2729 328 180 438 121 326 365 410 97 444 2709 5438
Red W: 68.7/120 331 329 359 123 437 100 225 207 423 2534 293 142 386 107 277 285 405 95 442 2432 4966
Handicap 3 9 1 13 7 17 11 15 5 14 16 8 18 12 10 2 4 6
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 35 71

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
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.3
120

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

One of the best in the DC area

Played in less than 4 hours on Labor Day. Course was a little damp with two extra holes additional cart path only, but you could tell the staff cares about doing a good job. Will absolutely be coming back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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quinc108
Commented On 09/04/2018

Thank you. With the extreme heat we have had to water a little more than we would like to in order to keep the grass cool enough to survive. Plus, with all of the previous rain, the ground is saturated to begin with. The weather just did not make it possible to let the course dry out as much as we would like that day. It is a day to day thing this time of year. Cheers!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Very difficult

The course was very wet so there was no roll off the tee making the course play a lot longer. The first 3 holes play like par fives although they are rated four. The staff, practice area were great. Will play again when it’s dry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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quinc108
Commented On 08/06/2018

Yes, the whole area has had record rain, making the course play long. We look forward to serving you again!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Incredibly Enjoyable!

The staff was friendly. The practice range, puttting green, and short game practice areas were great. Then the course....

Stepping onto the first tee gave me hope for what might await. A fairway pot bunker about 200yds out into a 419yd hole splits the fairway into two landing areas. The upper fairway will give you slightly longer approach, but a better vantage point to the green than the lower fairway. The green was receptive, and they roll beautifully.

There are 500+ yd par 5’s and 306yd and 320yd par 4’s offering outstanding risk-reward resembling Pete Dye designed courses. The five par 3’s range from 119yd to 190yd, and flag placements will determine landing zones not to be messed with.

My only regret is not being able to stay long enough to play another round while I was here. Enjoy!! I know I did...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

The course was beautiful and in great shape. The practice facilities were closed because it was a Tuesday and they always close the driving range on Tuesdays for repairs. I thought they should have rearranged the schedule given the holiday, and been better prepared for the rush.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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quinc108
Commented On 07/09/2018

Thank you, the range is ony closed in the mornings, but that is a good point - we should have tried to do the range in the morning. I believe extreme heat was an issue that prevented us from getting that done on Monday.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough test

I played from the tips and am a scratch golfer. It was hard! The rough was long and made it near impossible to reach the green. Greens were excellent which is really all I care about. The kid who was starter didn’t know what he was doing which was unfortunate because it was the busiest day of the week I’m sure. Overall a good day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout

Easy booking through golfnow. Range was nice. Practice bunker is a nice feature to have. Love the links style of the course. Will definitely be back once the course dries out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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quinc108
Commented On 06/08/2018

Thanks - glad you enjoyed your day at Blue Mash!

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow play/High Rough

This is a nice course. It's pretty open but has a lot trees and underbrush so if you're not straight there's trouble lurking. Let's talk rough. The length of the rough AND the fairways on the par 3's was so long (3-4 inches) it was extremely hard to find a ball. I felt I was playing in the US Open! I was short of the green on a par 3 what should have been the fairway and I lost a ball due to the high grass. There's no need to keep the rough that long if you're trying to attract average golfers to play there. Pace of play was EXTREMELY poor. We got behind a foursome and they did not play ready golf. It took 5 hours for the round. There were no marshals on the course so we could only grind our teeth and wait. On the positive side the fairways were great, soft and thick. The green had been aerated 2 weeks ago so they were fairly rough. Nice course but could be better with more mowing of the rough and a more keen eye on the pace of play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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quinc108
Commented On 05/25/2018

Thanks for your review - had rain 9 out of last 10 days so tough to get all of the mowing done. I think a lot of courses had the same problem the day you played. Sorry about the pace - that is unacceptable and we will get it fixed!!

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