P.B. Dye Golf Club
Course was in IMMACULATE condition and VERY challenging. My only complaint is the gnats. Love the course!
September 3, 2014
I had a wonderful time with my friends.
My score was 80.
Isn't it wonderful?
September 2, 2014
These Greens Are Insane
This is a multifaceted review to explain my 2/5 rating, which I normally reserve for courses barely above the dog track level.
For starters, the course is pretty beat up. All the tees are very rough and chewed up. Some of the fairways are patchy, and the fairways are ok for the most part. The rough is super high on some holes, and hardly there on others. So the condition is inconsistent.
Then there are the greens. You cannot fire at the flags here. You must fire to the right slope or level or section of the green. Quite often this does not involve the flag at all. Then putting on them? Let's put it this way, PB Dye has a reputation of being a bit loose, but he had to be on something quite strong to create these greens and thick they are playable. They are really unfair in a lot of places, especially hitting from high rough. Oh, and being a Dye, all the greens are slightly elevated above chipping areas and sand traps with railroad ties. They look pretty, but are a bear to deal with.
Then there is the other big problem of the course... the blind shots. You need a batting helmet to play it when it's busy. Not from stray side to side shots, but as we found out today from ignorant idiots who call themselves "members" that just hit into you. I caught a ball on 1 hop I was lucky enough to see at the last minute on #12, only to have another come right to my feet just after. This led to quite a confrontation and a 25 year old ranger who was clueless what to do about it. Fortunately the idiots disappeared after quite the yelling match between us.
So all in all I'd say give it a whirl once. Don't pay full freight for it, it's no where near worth it. Be prepared for ignorant idiots hitting at you, and accept the fact that 2 putts on all the greens are pretty good.
August 29, 2014
Great Course when you get Golfnow deal
Second time I have played the course, this was the first time during this season. I thought the course was in good shape with the rain the day before. I do not think I would pay full price but for $55 bucks before 12 on a Sunday it is a great course. And shooting a 76 doesn't hurt either, greens were rolling very true. I Will come back
August 25, 2014
Great Day on the Course!
Having only played PB Dye once ... several years ago ... I was reminded on this second outing just how terrific a course it is to play. Greens are in fabulous shape ... not a FLAT one in the bunch ... and fast. Lots of Dog Legs to keep you on your toes from Tee to Green ... and speed of play was as good as it gets. Worth driving 30 to 40 minutes for a wonderful golf experience for golfers of all levels!
August 21, 2014
Interesting Course worth playing, if not quite worth a long drive and the price.
July 29, 2014
ok but won't go out of the way to play frequently
I have found courses that are managed by Billy Casper Golf tend to not have the best upkeep. The fairways and greens were in fine shape as well as most tee boxes. However the surrounding areas could use some work - a lot of scrubby grass and overall aesthetic not worth the greens fee. There are bunkers they have let grow in and look bad - leads me to think they didn't feel like tending to them so just let spotty grass grow in. Food at the clubhouse was good and prices were reasonable. Coming from Baltimore I would bypass this course in the future in favor of others in the area.
July 17, 2014
The course was in condition and the greens were fast. The fairways were pretty open but don't let that fool you. It's very challenging. The greens are pretty large and very undulating. If its not missed in the right spot be prepared for a three putt. I will be back again!
July 15, 2014