There are many generic superlatives to describe a great golf course; exceptional, challenging, beautiful, scenic and on and on. But the highest accolade any course can receive is its ability to stick in your mind after the round.
Its how certain holes and the way you played the course replay in your head over and over again. The course literally offers such a unique experience that you can't wait to make your next tee time. Well in my mind no course does this better than Arthur Hills designed Maryland National Golf Club in Middleton Maryland.
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A couple of weeks ago we attended the official grand opening of 1757 Golf Club in Ashburn Virginia. The course and property has gone through multiple transformations during a long and troubled gestation period but the overall outcome seems worth the wait.
The club features first-class facilities, a tour caliber practice area and a course with plenty of challenge and variety to entertain all skill levels.
If you haven't made your way out of town or just don't want to fight the traffic like us…then do yourself a favor and get out to 1757 Golf Club pronto!
During our trip to Wisp Resort in western Maryland last month we were invited to play a preview round of the font nine at Lodestone Golf Club. The private Hale Irwin design is scheduled to open next year and in our mind will vault itself as one of the best courses anywhere in the state.
The nine holes we played were truly amazing. Sitting atop Marsh Mountain the course is the highest elevated course in the state offering dramatic views, elevation changes and is one of the most beautifully designed courses we've had the pleasure to play anywhere.