Maryland National Golf Club

4.5734058824 4.6 stars from 5 (221)
  • 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: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 221 Reviews
5 stars:
143
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

214 out of 220 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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"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 100 Contributor
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


"One of my favorite venues, never disappoints."


Schwantego's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in less than 4 hours, on a beautiful Spring day. Course is tough, but fair, many different types of holes , all 18 are different. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Compares favorably with other courses nearby that are pricier. All in all, a very good course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



John711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout and condition."


u000002946836's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time it was a little bit cool but that's not the courses fault everything went great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First Time Playing"


u000002090999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing and enjoyed the course very much.

The course was in very good shape, especially considering the continuing cold weather.

I had contact with both the Golf Pro Shop attendant and a course landscaper and both very personable and helpful.

I am a high handicapper and found the course challenging but fair. Loved the layout. Very interesting and enjoyable course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Comparatively challenging with beautiful surroundings."


Mrudula's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course with nice surrounding and with excellent maintenance. Every hole is uniquely challenging...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well maintained"


Patch00034's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape for so early in the season… job well done to the staff


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


"Breatiful course"


sadoux5000's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this course as the weather in PA was not great in early April 2018. For that time of the year the course was in unbelievable shape. Greens rolled a bit too nicely that it took some getting used to. Layout is very fun and has lots of variety. While driver may seem like a good option on certain tees given the distance to the pin, you may regret pulling out the big stick. Food was great and staff was even better. Will definetly add this course to our yearly Easter golf trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Windy"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Round was fine , cart was loosing its charge around hole 15 . Had to get off and walk last couple of hills.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


Jonathan7975689's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s hard to write a review when the weather was below 35 the first nine holes, but this course is always fun to play. The greens are always in good shape and course is well manicured.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



TroyJames's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course - excellent conditions for winter"


psmcg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape for February. It's a tremendous layout & many holes require a risk/reward decision. There are some holes where local knowledge really matters (e.g., it's safest/easiest to use your 135yd club twice on #16), but the GPS system can really help. There are some beautiful vistas (take your time at the #11 tee box), and their 19th hole is a good one - some good beers on tap and friendly service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Weekday golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather was good till 17th hole then down pour course was in good shape for the time of year had the entire place to our group and had a blast for my buddy's birthday look forward to going back soon staff was great shot a decent round 78 found a ton of balls


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


1Oldtimer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff. The course is always in great condition.

Winter play is cart path only.

It’s always a pleasure to play here.


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


"This course was very enjoyable"


gmana1694's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time playing this course in spite of a frost delay. The pro shop staff was great and the course was in great shape . We look forward to returning again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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