Musket Ridge Golf Club

4.7058823529 4.7 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6902 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire is required at all times. T-shirts, tank tops, cut-offs and jeans are not permitted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6902 yards 73.4 140
Blue 72 6416 yards 71.4 135
White 72 5884 yards 68.9 128
Red 72 5333 yards 70.5 126

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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Reviews


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"What a piece of land!"


jmacdee6's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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!!


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


"Best course in western Maryland"


sabredad's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


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


"A must play!!!"


supratbo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Love The Layout, Needs TLC When The Season Starts"


DrOldSchool's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A good, wide open course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not what I expected."


u000004989554's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"First time playing here"


Paul6209061's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Great conditions"


u189763128's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

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



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