Little Bennett Golf Course

4.4674705882 4.5 stars from 5 (89)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6770 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 25900 Prescott Rd, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871, Montgomery County
  • (301) 253-1515
  • (301) 601-9208
  • www.mcggolf.com
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Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Dr. Michael Hurdzan
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6770 yards 73.5 138
White 72 6125 yards 70.7 129
Gold 72 5303 yards 67.0 118
Red (W) 72 4818 yards 68.0 112

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 89 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
42
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

84 out of 88 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries plays long   Great for drinks  

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"Stunning natural beauty"


u3222839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

Little Bennett is a beautiful course because the difficulty of the course is based on the natural hilliness and woods. It doesn't rely on the use of bulldozers to shape elevated greens and sand traps. Most of the par 4s have blind tee shots and all of the par 5s have blind 2nd shots (for a 250 yard driver). There is lots of wildlife. I wish that the greens on 3,5,9 and 13 didn't have such radical slopes, or were not cut nearly so short. Also, golfers have a nasty habit of tossing their beer cans off of the carts while driving through here. And, for avid walkers, like me, it doesn't seem reasonable to have be forced to pay the $15 cart fee to walk. It is still a fun and beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well Done!"


u028349228's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here as part of a golf group outing on Sunday- Shotgun start. Course was in EXCELLENT shape- Greens about 11 on the STIMP meter but rolled true, fairways well groomed, Tee boxes almost perfect. As a County Govt owned course, this blows away a lot of Private courses and Country Clubs I have played. Design and Layout are very imaginative- lots of blind shots. Play course management- a yardage book would have helped. Overall, an excellent course open to the public. Play it now!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value!"


yunssong's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Played here a few times this year after haven't been back in a couple of years. Course was in a great shape. Nice fairways and greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course, great value"


Kevin8412306's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Overall, a good course. Conditions were very well kept, and each shot posed a different level of challenge. Pace of play was a little iffy, it seemed like a lot of people were smashed in together. The group behind us (a threesome) kept playing into our group (a foursome) and complained to the ranger. They were also playing from the very forward tees, so they were constantly waiting to play from 100 yards closer than us. Otherwise, great round!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"My Home Course"


usersrule's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I haven't played golf in about a 2 months, but since is my home course and the weather was nice for November, I played around 11:00 and was glad I did. This course is always in great shape whether it's the beginning, middle or end of golf season. Really lucky to have this as my home course. Didn't play well, but didn't expect much considering the lapse of time since I've played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course conditions"


B2bFusion's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After a few days of constant rain the course was in excellent shape. I played as a single then hooked up with another single in the back 9. They were cutting the grass around the greens; lost my ball just outside a green because of tall and moist grass.<br/> The leaves start to fall now and constant maintenace is required to blow away leaves off around the greens. I'll play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"long round for a friday"


u000007935239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was a little disipointed it ok us over 5 hours for Friday afternoon round. 210 tee time took us far into dusk. Course was in good shape for the dry summer we had. I will come back and play again at an earlier time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Glad I Went Back"


Roger8019099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had not been there for a few years. After a drought, conditions were very good. Holes 9 & 18 are challenging, but memorable. Glad I went back and will be playing again there soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Place to Play"


dcpirate28's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Of all of the County Courses Little Bennett should be ranked near the top with a nice variety of holes and shots. The conditions were nice despite a warm dry summer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"An excellent course"


1damnduffer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways,greens and what i know from firsthand experience the rough are in excellent shape. Pro shop staff got us in and out. The snack bar person gave us after hours attention to refill our drinks when she could have easily said no. The sights of the mountains, the barns and the rolling fairways were really nice. One of our foursome tied his lowest score so Im sure we will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fair course"


u000007662416's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing on this beautiful golf course. It was my first time and we didn't know how the course condition and layout but the score card is very helpful. I found some of the par threes are more challenging than par fours and fives. The driving range is one of the best in the area....it's real grass and well maintained.Overall we had a good round and can't wait to go back and get a better score.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I recommend this course."


Gangseol7993688's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was interested for my friends and me.<br/> It was some difficult and easy.<br/> Generly good course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"little bennett"


Robert6206997's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very hilly.Would not recommend walking.Course was in good condition.The Greens were slow.A couple of quirky holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beatiful course"


u274907303's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked through GolfNow with a great rate and got there a little early and they sent us right off. First time ever here and there were quite a few golfers that date but not too much of a hold up on the tee boxes. Would play this course again when give the opportunity. Great time !


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"nice course but too much delay"


u000006329743's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved the course layout and condition. I recommend especially players who enjoy challenging hilly course. However, the pace of in 9 holes was really horribly slow. You will need lots of patience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Country Club conditions on a Public Course"


u000004254423's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very challenging course that will test all aspects of your game. But, if you play well you will be rewarded. Conditions are superb. Greens are smooth and fast, but receptive. Bunker sand is good. The Par threes are all memorable and the holes that finish both sides...9 and 18...will have you talking to yourself on the ride home. A great experience all around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Nice"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is in great shape with very challenging greens and pin placement

great setup, excited to play it again soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"challenging but fair"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions.<br/> 3 hours 50 minutes on a cool Wednesday afternoon.<br/> Plenty of obstacles. No out of bounds from houses lining the course.<br/> LOTS of blind shots. Need a local guide or modern GPS. Super hilly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Uphill holes and dowhill holes"


josefbrown's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition and there is only one hole where water comes into play. Almost all holes are either uphill or downhill and there are very few even lies. There are several holes on which you cannot see the hole from the tee box. Best to play the course with someone who knows it. Beautiful vistas.


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


"Awesome Course and Staff"


Jack6150816's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is beautiful and challenging. Hills, water aand blind shots abound. The neophyte should bring extra balls and be prepared to lose some and not be upset. The beauty of this course and friendly staff offset the loss. A great place to learn what the golf ball does when played from all lies.<br/> I especially appreciate Patrick Heath's help and enthusiasm he exhibited in finding and returning my sunglasses case that had been left in a cart when I buddied up with another player. A wonderful course and always a memorable experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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