What characteristics make up a great course? Is it the quality layout and design? How about good practice facilities with first class amenities?
For some it might just be a combination of all at a reasonable price. Well if you're one of the "some", then you need look no further than the Greystone Golf Course in White Hall Maryland.
in 1997 the course was
designed by Joe Lee - golf course architect of Doral Resort's famed
The course is nestled among the rolling hills and farmland
just fifteen minutes north of
Baltimore. The secluded location gives
the impression of being miles away from the city, yet at the same
time, conveniently located and accessible for Baltimore county residents. Greystone offers a individualistic style and class
all its own.
With over 140 feet in elevation change the course
presents a variety of lies and slope angles for approach shots.
The highest point on the
course is a large knoll perched as thrown for the majestic
clubhouse. The clubhouse restaurant and patio provides an expansive
of the entire course, including views of 14 of the 18 holes of the
The bent grass fairways, greens and tees weave like a tapestry among
the seven ponds and eighty plus sand bunkers conceiving a most
impressive golfing venue.
What separates Greystone from
other courses is it's ability to give the
golfer an array of different ways to attack the course and capitalize on scoring.
Yet at the
same time the course stands guard to check against over aggressive
play. With strategically placed bunkers, water hazards and blind shots, Greystone only rewards those smart enough to give the proper respect
the course deserves. The design is truly unique
and unlike any other in the Mid-Atlantic.
7 Par 4 was our choice of favorite at Greystone. Labeled "Beauty
and the Beast", the hole requires two exact length shots to have
any attempt at birdie or par.
When contemplating your tee shot, refer to the course
guide club selection assistance. Depending upon the tee set
you're playing, longer hitters will require a long iron of fairway
wood to position themselves with a reasonable approach shot to
Once safe and in the fairway, you're left with a very
testy second shot over a pond to the green.
When most think pond the shot doesn't seem to menacing, but with
nearly 140 yards of carry over a pond to the green located just on
the other side, it is one of the most difficult approach shots anywhere on the course.
Like most all the greens on the course, number 7 slopes from back to front and if safely on the green after two you should have a run at birdie or well-deserved par to place on the scorecard.