Rattlewood Golf Course
Cool, well maybe even cold and breezy round, but a very nice course.
Temps hovered right about 50 with a medium breeze to make it feel even a bit cooler. I have read a number of negative reviews of Rattlewood, but to be perfectly honest I did not see much wrong at all, greens were fast, firm, true. They also insured you paid plenty of attention any time you were above the hole. My playing partner did not mention any issues with her teeing areas, but I did notice a few were a little uneven. Fairways were in very good shape and the rough was, well he rough, tough even to be penalizing without being totally demoralizing. Staff was terrific, the group in front of us was a little slow, but we still played in 4 hours. Maybe not as scenic as Little Bennett, but not by that much and all in all a much more fair golf course. Little Bennett has way too many blind shots, not saying I will not give that L.B. another go someday.
November 9, 2014
Not a destination course
We have played all the other Montgomery county courses and wanted to experience this one. We had a 40 minute drive but probably won't return. It's not as pretty or well maintained as Little Bennett (for a destination golf outing). My main issue was that there was not a level tee box on the entire course. The fairways and greens were in good condition. However, since Needwood, Laytonsville, Northwest and Hampshire Greens are all less than a 15 minute drive, I'll stick with those.
September 15, 2014
This is my 6th time playing here and it's still a good course to play. All hike are pretty straight forward and no big surprises.
September 5, 2014
The course is wonderful !
Can't wait to play it again The staff is very friendly, and The chicken salad is delicious !
August 17, 2014
A course trending the right way
This facility is improving every year of late. Excellent greens and fairways. The staff is really working on pace of play and my last round was in at 4 hours.
August 16, 2014
Course was under repair on some holes and the rough was extremely high, each member lost a ball in the rough during our round. Will be back to play the course again.
June 26, 2014
Good news, bad news
First the good stuff: For a public course that probably gets a lot of play, I thought the greens were really nice. Fairly quick and smooth. Pace of play was very good for a Saturday morning with excellent weather. We finished in a tad over 4 hours. I will also say that this place has one of the friendliest staffs I've every seen.
Now the not so good stuff: They are in the middle of changing the fairway grass (re-grassing with Bermuda). They've done about half the fairways. The fairways that they haven't started on yet were really nice. The ones they've started on are kind of a mess. So you nine really nice fairways and nine you'd just as soon do without.
June 1, 2014
Challenge but fair
Enjoyed playing but with the early spring cold and
wind it was not a fair review. Will make our way back under better conditions as we found this to be a fair course but to enjoy we want to play in a bit warmer weather.
April 27, 2014