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4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
92.3%
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73 out of 78 reviews
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4.3
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4.1
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4.1
Layout
4.8
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3.8
Amenities
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
51 Reviews (51)
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7375 yards
Slope 148
Rating 76.6
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Bulle Rock Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season March - November
Architect Pete Dye (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.5
78 Reviews (78)
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

I have played this course many times. It really it one of the best courses in Maryland. During the winter months you have to put up with "winter conditions". these include non-raked sand traps and slow greens. Disappointed that it was cart path only. I work at a golf course and there was no reason to have cart path only. The desk person said they will have cart path only the entire winter. This doesn't make sense. This just slows up play for no reason. Our round today was almost 5 hours. Way too slow. I look forward to when we the golf course is off cart path and the greens are back to normal.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Course was in great shape for December!

Bulle Rock is one of the nicest courses that i have ever played. This time around did not disappoint either, early December and course was in great shape. It was cart path only but that did not take away from the great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Cold weather
Used cart

Bulle Rock is a Pete Dye offering, where the front nine vibes are reminiscent of French Lick. The back nine, however, is where the course really comes alive and reminds me of his work at The Honors Course and The Golf Club.

Pronounced “Bully” - and named after the first thoroughbred race horse brought to the United States - the course is ranked firmly in the top half of a major golf magazine’s Top 100 public courses in America. A 50-minute drive north of Baltimore, it is also the top-ranked public course in Maryland.

The short par four, a staple of Pete’s layouts are found throughout the round (6 in total), including the opening hole. The par-5 second and par-4 ninth stood out to me for their strategy options. The strength of the course, in my opinion, lies in its inward half. I did not find a weak hole among them. The par 3s were very strong, including the signature 12th, which may remind you of a similar hole at Blackwolf Run. The par-4 13th plays longer than it looks and is home to a unique wooden plank lined bunker to the left of the green. The 14th had Blackwolf tendencies as well, before building to the intimidating closing hole that sports water all down the left side.

Playing in December didn’t allow me to experience the course in peak shape. I gather that the course was designed to play a little firmer and faster than I found it in the winter. The course reduces the number of tee options from five to three to aid in this. The bunkers were very firm and compact. Not sure if this is the usual consistency, but they were difficult to judge. The greens were a bit thin, but rolled fine and did not detract from the experience. Fairways and tee boxes were extremely lush.

The practice facility is world-class, with an awesome short game area that I recommend taking advantage of during the round.. the pro shop is one of the best I’ve encountered for variety and robust selection. As a bonus, everything in the store - except balls - is subject to employee price discounts for the holidays.

GPS is available on the carts. Course guides are also available for purchase.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Bulle Rock

Challenging golf course, especially for maiden voyage. Conditions were above average. Green complexes are large and can be tricky. Greens had good pace. Not set up well for walking, and they don’t allow push carts, bummer. Staff could be more friendly. Worth the hour drive, esp being as I had the GolfNow deal. In my opinion, not worth anything above the $64 we paid, regardless of season.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Bulle Rock Golf Course

This course previously hosted the LPGA McDonalds Championship. It is well designed and wonderfully maintained. Every where you look is green. The various tee boxes are clearly designed to accommodate all skill levels. The views on every hole are very appealing which inspires me to play better golf. I really like this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Layout

Went up here as golfnow had a hot deal. It is not worth full sticker price, but if you can get it on a deal it's worth the trip. More of a links style course. Course was in great shape and the greens rolled well. My only complaint is that it was nearly a 5 hour round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Really nice course. The staff is ok. No better or worse than other golf courses. The conditions were great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

5 1/2 hour round

Overall nice course but play was extremely to slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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Although I played terrible, this course is fair and extremely fun. The staff was exception and the facilities are top notch .

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

The course ranger is very rude

We had a tournament there today. The ranger yelled at us and forced us to skip one hole. It was not our foursome that slowed the pace. In fact,we had to wait at most of the holes.

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Commented on 09/16/2019

That’s too bad. How where course conditions? Have a few buddies coming to town October and planning to play course?

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic views

This course has a private course feel without needing a membership.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bucket List Check-Off

This is a good Donald Ross design course with plenty of doglegs and difficulties to avoid. Overall I thought the course was in good shape with a few fairways showing some wear. At least I did not have any 3 putts on these large and fast greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

EXTREMELY overrated

I can sum up our experience by what my friend said as we stood on the par 5 15th tee: "Wow, this looks like a muni" . There are so many bad spots in the fairways. The tees aren't in good shape. The driving range was a sandy mess. The greens are still recovering from being punched a couple weeks ago, but I still don't see them being pristine any time soon. Even the signature Pete Dye "railroad ties" are overgrown and unkept.

I expected MUCH more from what many say is the best public course in Maryland. It seems to me like they are living off of past glory and euphoric recall. . There are AT LEAST 10 courses (5 in the Frederick area) in Maryland in WAY better shape than this one.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

best in state

I don't play much golf in Maryland but there can't be many better golf facilities than this one. No two holes even remotely alike and with six sets of tees anyone can enjoy it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course but pricey

This is a nice track that I highly recommend. It can play difficult at times but the layout is very nice. Conditions were great as well as pace of play. Staff extremely friendly too. Pro shop reminds you of a small golf store. Very large. .

Driving range a little far away but adequate. Very nice practice area otherwise.

It’s ranked as the number one course in Maryland, and because of that, it is priced accordingly. I’m not sure what makes it $100 a round course but would say at least play at once. Some of the best conditions you’ll find. A great value if you get it off peak times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/21/2019

Worth every penny when you consider this is a top quality course and there are lesser courses charging the same or more to play.

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