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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
84.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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4.5
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4.8
83.3%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6902 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.4

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Joe Lee (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire is required at all times. T-shirts, tank tops, cut-offs and jeans are not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
16 Reviews (16)
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Turn-off clubhouse

Everything was going well on June 20th until we returned to the 19th hole. What we saw was very disrespectful and insensitive to all customers. The clubhouse had serval portraits of Confederate Generals on the wall. Golfing today is a universal sport with diversity. All races and ethnicities play golf. Why send that type message and feelings to your customers of color. There is no reason to put those symbols on the wall. As a result my group will never play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the Drive....for the course and the views

This is one of Maryland's top golf courses... and worth the drive....Price/value is excellent when you take into account the quality of this course. You enter the course after driving though the humble and historic town of Myersville... wondering where the course is. A generous and large clubhouse greets you at the top of the hill with an easy area to drop your clubs off…. And you know you are in for a great time after viewing the course on the “way in” and pulling up to the clubhouse!

Scheduling, staff, greeting, those serving food and the cart service were outstanding. Friendly, professional and caring.

The course:

First there are three practice areas, the driving range, a large green and a chipping, putting and bunker area tucked in front of the clubhouse... Definitely get there early to warm up and take advantage of these areas... the chipping area also has a two tiered green which comes in handy as you get out to the course.

Water only comes into play on one or two holes. Every hole is different with wide landing zones in some cases landing zones that narrow down to 30 yards on other holes. Dog legs left and right and perhaps 3 holes that are “blind”. The course has incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valleys… breathtaking and serene would be the words I would use to describe the views.

Tee boxes, fairways and greens were in excellent condition. Bunkers were one step below, but only on a few holes did they need a little work. The course has four tee boxes so you can adjust to your game. The par threes are shorter, unless you play from the tips. There are no houses on the course and each hole feels separate from the other, as you would expect in this rural area. The hilly area leads to some uphill and downhill lies as well as approach shots both to elevated greens and greens you have to hit a downhill approach.

As a 10-12 handicap I would rate the course of moderate difficulty, but requiring a very accurate tee shot on about half the holes. Out of bounds tends to be “in the woods” or in the fescue. About 1/3 of the greens are relatively flat, with the others split between tiered and undulated.

If you have the chance, plan on some “porch time” on the 19th hole overlooking the 9th and 18th hole… Beautiful elevated view of the course and a great way to unwind in this quiet gem of central Maryland.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
D C Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, often overlooked

A lot of great courses in this area, and this is one of them, fun, always in the best conditions and some very challenging holes with some holes that are very good birdie opportunities if you don't get too greedy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Challenging, Fair and beautiful.

The course is challenging, but very fair. Its relatively easy on most holes to determine where to miss.
The views were fabulous. Nice quite area with no homes bordering.
Nice range with balls.
The staff is friendly and helpful.
Great patio seating.
The restaurant has good food/drink.
I always enjoy my rounds/dinners up there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
D C Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging and Fun

Musket Ridge sits amongst some of the best Public course in Maryland and it holds own. While using fewer acres, MR has great views, a very challenging course that will engage all of your stills. The conditions are great and the staff is friendly in the sense they treat you like a member or a regular player.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 143
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Golf Channel
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 81
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Maryland Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Annual Trip

Musket Ridge is one of the best tracks in Western Maryland. The hole designs are very diverse...giving you a little bit of everything, including mounds, narrow and wide landing areas, and uphill/downhill shots. Tee boxes, fairways, and bunkers were all in excellent shape. They had just aerated the greens, so they were a bit bumpy, but they did adjust the greens fees to $55 (from $76) to offset the less-than-smooth greens. The staff is excellent--from the starter and cart loading area, to the Pro Shop. My only issue is some of the clientele--I make the hour drive once or twice a year and always have the same experience. The starter tells us to go to #1 tee box where another player is waiting without a cart, clubs, or his partner. He is miffed, but he needs to take that up with the starter, not us. Then, they push us the entire front nine, even when we run into the back of other players and have to wait. Mind you, we played in 3.5 hours (and we are a 12 and 8 handicap), but clearly it wasn't fast enough for them! The clientele I've experience at Musket Ridge are rude, inconsiderate of other players, and clearly don't understand golf course etiquette. There was no reason to push us, especially since we were ahead of the course time and they had no one behind them so they could have paced themselves. Honestly, I think it's because we were women--hate to say that, but that's been my overall experience. This is not the course's fault, but my impression is the clientele wants an "exclusive club." Sad...but makes me want to go elsewhere.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Perfect!

Can’t say enough about the conditions of this course. Every aspect; including tees, greens, fairways, and bunkers were in excellent condition. This course has a lot of elevation changes but landing areas were open and visible. This course is a hem!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Hot weather
Used cart

What a piece of land!

From the moment my brother and I pulled in, we were very impressed. What a piece of land this track is on! Having played a majority of the Northern Virginia/Maryland public-private courses, we heard this was a must play! This place is a hidden gem and I would suggest this to any skill level golfer. It was well worth the hour drive! Best course conditions out of any public track in the DMV.

-Unbelievable views
-Greens are juicy!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best course in western Maryland

I play here frequently and it's easily the best course in the area. A fair but challenging layout with excellent conditions and terrific views. I have never heard anyone say a negative word about the course or the staff. When you're done playing, the beer selections are also top shelf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A must play!!!

At just over an hour from Northern Va, it was worth the drive.

Plan your trip for after 2 on a weekend to take advantage of the $60.00 Twilight Rates and this course will not disappoint.

Grass Tee practice range with free balls and short game green.

This course is near perfect in condition and will provide not only ample challenge but great visual vistas as well.

Do yourself a favor, play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 197
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Love The Layout, Needs TLC When The Season Starts

I've been able to play this course a few times since it opened, but today was the first time in several years. I love the layout with the elevation changes. This time of year with the fescue cut back you weren't as penalized for spraying a few drives, which I did... a lot. But during the season that would've really ballooned the score.

If you forced me to pick one course in the Frederick area, this would probably be my pick over Whiskey Creek, with a caveat... it will need some work before I'd recommend going full freight. There were several patches in the fairway, and the greens were very bumpy and inconsistent. The 11th green has 2 different grasses on it, and it was almost unputtable. In March, for twilight rate... ok. But if we had paid full price I'd have been very disappointed.

Overall, it's worth a go, but I'd wait and see what other reviewers say before booking a prime time early in the season to see how they handle the spring when it finally arrives and they can do some maintenance.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A good, wide open course

Musket Ridge has a good layout, not too many blind/tricky tee shots, and is in fairly good shape given the summer weather. Pace of play was rather slow, waited on every shot, but we still finished in 4:45, so not terrible. Greens were soft (surprisingly), but FWs slightly firm, which was great for rollout. Definitely judge elevation changes appropriately, especially off the 1st tee - it plays 20-30 yards shorter than expected.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Not what I expected.

I read a magazine that said this is " must play " course, so I did. The staff was very friendly the area is very scenic the egg and cheese sandwich I had was very good. The cart paths where good. The tee boxes where in good shape as well as the fairways the greens were slow and spongey. The slow group in front of us had a foot dragger in their group and just chewed up every green around the cup. I met 2 players and fortunately they've played here before. I am disappointed in the fact that this course does not have yardage books, if you are day tripping for golf courses they are very helpful and it is rather disturbing the a course that charges $ 100.00 on a Sunday doesn't have this product on the shelf as a complimentary item of for purchase. ( yes I know what GPS is ) How much could a book be to have made up. I understand the cost of things today but a realist value would $ 7.00 to sell in the pro shop I've seen them for 5 as well as $ 10.00 never playing a course before I think a lot of people would buy it for the round as well as a keep sake. I did not have a bad round 94 with a handicap of 13,, I'm ok with that.
I think this is a $ 65.00 course tops maybe a weekend rate of 72.00 The Course at Glenn Mills is a $ 100.00 course, Bulle Rock is a $ 100.00 course Wyncote is an $ 80.00 course They have yardage books too. On the back of the scorecard it has a course layout but you nee a magnifying glass to see it, it also states " # 6 Best place to play in the state of Maryland but I disagree. It's a likeable course but that's it.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

First time playing here

Good golfing experience, friendly pro shop staff, excellent course with challenging elevation changes, high rough in certain areas. Beautiful scenic views, played on a Wednesday afternoon, pace of play was as good as it gets, and a great value. got a hot dog and house made potato chips at the turn, excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Great conditions

I play this course a lot. Last year the greens got a little beat up during the summer months. Right now the course conditions are about as good as I've ever seen them, which is quite good indeed. Greens hold well but are pretty fast too. #11 green still has a bit of a poa annua infestation but the rest are fine. Most of the traps have good sand. Fairways are excellent. Rough is pretty thick and if you hit it in the gorse forget about it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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