A view of green #2 at Bulle Rock Golf Club.
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4.5
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
92.2%
Recommend this course
99 out of 107 reviews
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4.4
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.7%
Recommend this course
26 out of 29 reviews
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4.4
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.7%
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47 out of 53 reviews
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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.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
107 Reviews (107)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great birthday round

Great public course.. entire staff was very friendly and helpful..course is well maintained and pace of play was good.. course layout has a lot of variety and is challenging but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

Love playing Bulle Rock! Course is always in outstanding condition. A long drive to the range. Interesting layout with lots of mounds in the rough. Fairways smooth yet soft underfoot. Greens fast and the grain is definitely in play so include in your read. Very playable course for all levels if you use the proper tees for your skill level. Couple of really long holes. This is a true 5 star course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was in great shape. It is a challenging course, but a fair course. The greens had a fair amount of undulation that can be a strong test for even the best golfers. Overall, a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

In the end, it's surprisingly unmemorable

As a Maryland resident, I had placed this course at the top of my in-state bucket list. I was really disappointed, then, when I couldn't identify what all the fuss is about with this course. Yes, it's sprawling, and yes, it's in great shape for midsummer, and yes, several of the holes are attractive. But for me, its reputation as a destination course that deserves a $100+ greens fee is unearned. My friend and I kept saying variations of, "I like it, but it's not great." If they cut the cost in half, I guess I would return, but even then I wouldn't be enthusiastic. I did click "Yes" for whether I would recommend this course to a friend, but probably just to play once.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great layout

slow,, no marshalls, 4:45 course not crowded, group in front wouldn't let play thru. Greens have been better during past rounds, slow 9 on stimp. despite above great layout, great course , price unbeatable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf Now Deal Time

First time playing the Bulle Rock golf course after hearing about it for years. We booked the tee time through the GolfNow App for $50 dollars which is less than half of the normal rate. The course was perfect except for a few greens they may have recently been aerated but still puttable. The rough was super challenging. The course was nothing special, no holes that wow'd you.

For $50 dollars I would play it all day but if I would have paid the full rate. >$100 dollars, It would have been a disappointment.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course!!

Staff and facility are above par!!! Very friendly and courteous!!

Course is challenging and extremely well maintained. Greens and fairways like carpet!

I highly recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Our only complaint was groundskeeping crew didn’t stop while we were playing through. Kind of aggravating. This kind of takes away from the overall experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 79
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Worth every penny

Any time you get a chance to play this course, on a fabulous weather day, and for the cost of the deal I got, you take advantage of it!! 5 star course, all around. The rough was high today. Hard to find sometimes just off the fairway. It cost me a couple strokes today. Greens were a little thin in some spots, but were fast and near impossible to hold in some spots. Always worth the trip. Always 5 stars.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Top notch

My first time playing this course which I had heard a lot about. Every hole has its interests and challenges and you have to control your shots well to avoid slopes and a bunkers. Greens have a lot of subtle breaks that you have to watch out for. But they weren't ridiculously fast like a lot of upscale courses. if you're playing it the first time like I did I suggest you review the flyovers on their website so you know what you're going to face.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Always a true gem !

Played Bulle Rock many times in the past and it’s always been great. This time everything was perfect, except the greens weren’t at 100%. 2-3 more weeks of maintenance and they will be fabulous as usual. I got a great HotDeal on Golfnow and played for only $50, which if you’ve been there before, is unbelievable. Can’t wait to get back down there in the next few weeks when the greens are perfect !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 196
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Virginia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Pure Test of Golf

As the host of many state and national-level championships, Bulle Rock has gathered a strong reputation for toughness and excellence. In recent years, its greens fees have come down a significant amount leading many who haven't played here in a while to wonder if the course has suffered as a result. On the contrary, the course not only matches its esteemed legacy but is now a great value!

First impressions come from first interactions and for me that began with a call from Marta at the front desk to let me know the GolfNow tee time I had reserved was actually unavailable and made accommodations to get me out soon after. My friendly interactions with her, another front desk associate and the thorough and helpful starter all indicated to me the high level Bulle Rock sets their customer service standards.

A quick COVID19 note: don't forget your face mask so you can enter the pro shop to check in. Restrooms and snack shop at the turn are open. Noodles in the cups, practice range open.

Speaking of the practice facilities I have rarely seen better and was kicking myself for not showing up early to utilize them. I believe I overheard them say one of their driving ranges were closed but that another, shorter one (irons only maybe?) was open. There was also several pitching and chipping and putting greens to hone your skills, which really comes in handy on a tough course like this.

As with most Pete Dye courses, miss a little and you're in big trouble. That said, the course isn't overly penal if you know where to miss and I was happy to not implode as I had done two weeks before at the equally difficult Laurel Hill GC down in Northern VA. Many of the holes are quite pretty and despite being sent off the back 9 first and straight into the teeth of the course, I really enjoyed the routing, particularly the finishing (9th) hole with a great risk-reward tee shot.

Conditions were nearly perfect with excellent tees, fairways, and bunkers. The greens still showed signs of coming back from aeration but rolled smoothly and at a moderately quick pace. If you've played any Pete Dye course, you know the rough is a main defense and as such requires a thick, even application. I'm happy to report that is the case here and had to use my sand wedge more than once to get back on the fairway.

So often, a public course with a big name and big rep struggles to live up to them or simply rest on their laurels. Bulle Rock is not only met my high expectations, at just $84 it exceeded them.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Bulle Rock is the a great course. I understand why it is always ranked at the top or near the top of courses you can play in Maryland. I only had one problem today. I don't understand the reason you can't use a pushcart. They let you walk, but no pushcart. It can't be for speed because they let you walk. It can't be for damage to the course because push carts cause no damage and are safer for the course than riding carts. Maybe the owner thinks that the course looks less professional with push carts. Everything else was great, just would of been better to walk with a cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day

Staff went out of their way to he save but friendly and accommodating at the same time. The were directive buy hospitable at the same time. The course was in great ship and except for the wind it was a perfect day. Cant wait to play Bulle Rock again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Must Play!

Been waiting to play this Fazio course for years, but it’s an hour and a half drive and the price was a bit high. They have decent Hot Deals now so I made the journey, and it didn’t disappoint! I hear the rough gets pretty knarly later in the year, and it’s fairly thick now so plan accordingly, but do plan!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/22/2020

Not a Fazio course ...... this is a Pete Dye course and it is one of his best !!!!

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This is a Pete DYE course and one of his best !!!!!

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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