Maryland National Golf Club

4.5999176471 4.6 stars from 5 (236)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6811 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

  • 8836 Hollow Rd , Middletown, MD 21769
  • (301) 371-0000
  • (301) 371-0020
  • www.marylandnational.com
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Year built: 2002
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (2002)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: All sports shirts must have collars; ladies may wear golf specific collarless shirts.Shorts for ladies and gentleman must be of Bermuda style and length.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6811 yards 73.6 139
Gold 71 6474 yards 72.0 136
White 71 6069 yards 70.0 131
Green 71 5549 yards 67.4 124
Green (W) 72 5549 yards 72.3 133
Red (W) 72 4844 yards 68.3 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 236 Reviews
5 stars:
155
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

227 out of 235 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include forced carries elevation changes bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Great value"


u757400554's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got the hot rate for $45 or so. Course was in great shape and the pace of play on the front 9 was excellent. Got a little backed up at the turn but not too bad. Nice practice facility. The bunkers were a little soggy from the previous day’s heavy rain. Challenging and lots of uneven lies but a very fun course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"MD National"


u631743625's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and layout. Very fun and a must play. Worth the drive from Baltimore


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


"Course costs"


u000006901844's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Maryland National Is a high end club with granite bathroom counters and very well trained personnel and was able to play for $27. Richland Golf Club which is also in Middletown MD is not so high end golf club and the Hot Deals there are over $37. They are very near my home and convenient to go there, can you bring those costs down?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004171507's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hot and Humid"


terrywhitaker's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rain for three holes , hot and humid. lightning ended round after the 16th. Players in front teeing from the championship tees. Why? Did see a champion in the group? They must have had a tough day , and costly all those balls lost. LOL Shot 85 with two doubles and counting one over on holes not played.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Surprised"


terrywhitaker's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very slow even for cart path only. Group in front hit from the tips and never hit a green in regulation. Had my cigar and just set back and enjoyed a day in the sun.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Joe9852343's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Holes were challenging and fun to play. Highly recommmed giving it a shot.


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


"Disappointed"


Keith1499339's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After looking forward to finally playing this course. We arrived to find out that it was cart path only. We can appreciate that courses need to have cart path only sometimes after much rain. The course indicated that they had received 11 inches of rain in the past week. We had been playing in the area since Saturday and had played at courses were we could see that carts on the path was necessary. After being informed that they had fairways that couldn't be cut due to very wet conditions. We didn't see one fairway that hadn't been cut. We walked a lot. Not one time while walking in the fairway or in the rough did we see any dampness around our feet. Our shoes were dry at the end of the round. The restaurant had great food with great service. There was a good practice area. I didn't love the layout, but the visual surroundings were wonderful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



jamesyates9's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Conditions of greens"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Those course conditions were great on the fairways. The tee boxes were pretty beat up and had just been sanded. The greens also appeared to be recently sanded and were also pretty beat up.

It is still a great layout and I will play there again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Best Day Ever"


markrow1001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We lucked out today. For a weekend, the parking lot was "empty" when we got there. Maybe because the forecast was for rain sometime throughout the day, so it was cloudy and temps in the 70's. Perfect conditions. Yeah, the drizzle caught up to us, tops 10 minutes. No one was in front of us and no one behind us - the other pair of our foursome asked to play by themselves. Except for carts 90*, the course was stellar. As we were playing, my partner and I talked about tee-to-green's and couldn't think of a bad hole. Great shape for first weekend in May. One knock though, the grill wasn't open because of a wedding reception later in the day. Bottom line, its worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



12bswilder's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Always a good experience"


Sugrowe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here twice in Spring & twice in Fall over the past 15 yrs. Good every time. Nice weather & still not terribly crowded. Range balls included, making the price very reasonable for a Top 10 Maryland course. Whenever a tee time is available for under $35 ..... jump on it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play."


Douglas2171856's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I headed away from the Canadian cold for a few days and played this great course. It was in terrific shape. Greens fast and true. We will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Exceptional Conditions And A Great Layout"


MizunoBen's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This time of year, golfers don’t expect prime course conditions but Maryland National is making me rethink what’s possible. I’ve always thought the conditions were good here but when compared to clubs costing just as much or more over a hundred miles south that haven’t had as much snow or freezing temps, it’s even more impressive!

The fairways are completely filled in and the greens are immaculate. Both are mowed close and smooth and really gives the whole course a luxurious feel to it. Bunkers are blemish free, though some tee boxes showed a lot of wear during my round. Still, putts roll silky smooth and true, you’ll feel like a pro when you roll in your first 17-footer.

I really love the layout here with so much variety on a property you wouldn’t expect a lot of variance from. Indeed, you can see quite a bit of the course from the elevated clubhouse and it all looks kind of the same there. But Arthur Hills did a great job with utilizing the land to the max and creating beautiful and thoughtful holes. My favorite is the 11th (pictured) because it’s one of the few blind shots to the green if you play it safe on your tee shot to the left side of the fairway. Somehow I always end up on the hillside and somehow still make par on the hole.

The facilities here are very good (food is good but pricey) and the staff is friendly and helpful as well. My only gripe is a common one in this area: if you get behind the wrong group, you’re in for a long round and so far it doesn’t look like they have a marshall on the course other than the text on the built-in GPS screens in the carts telling you if you are keeping up with the calculated pace.

For as good as the course conditions are, a greens fee under $70 is a good value and you can often find them for close to half that which makes Maryland National the only MD course worth the 2+ hour drive from my home in Virginia. Looking forward to being back up here again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Best kept course anywhere close to Hagerstown."


barnetr222's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played here a few times now, the past couple of years. The course is always in amazing shape, from the tee to green. Greens are fast but I make a lot more 10-15' putts here than anywhere else. Driving range included with your round. GPS in cars is a huge help! Staff and food is always great. Played here for $37. That is an amazing deal....especially considering all of the other (less maintained) courses in the area are more expensive. Price will go up but you can usually find good deals on GolfNow. I highly recommend this course.


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 had been a while"


Bill4765124'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 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Looking back at my score history, it had been 10 years since playing Maryland National. I'm not sure why I waited so long. Fabulous course. Great condition. Almost perfect weather (could have done without the 15-20 mph wind). Only negative was the cart kept crapping out on us. We had to change it out after 9 when it wouldn't even climb the hill to make the turn. That won't keep me from waiting another 10 years though.


Pace of Play: Good

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 as always!"


Mike6130930's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If the course was closer to home, I would buy a membership and play it again and again and..again. This challenges you but without any “cutesy” tricks. I was playing my 2nd 18 of the day and I hit a wall on the 17 which prevented me from scoring low. All good though, still a great experience. Definitely recommend to all in the DMV area. Oh, and I recommend the chicken salad sandwich, it had a little kick to it. :)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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