Set in the foothills south of Frederick, MD, Whiskey Creek has all the beauty, elevation changes and views of a mountain course and it has all the thoughtful design features, undulating greens and pristine upkeep of a parkland course. It runs you $99 dollars at peak rates, but it is the best $100 dollars you can spend on golf in the D.C. area.
The staff is friendly. The practice facilities are good. The food at the turn is way above average. And for a daily fee course, the pace is surprisingly fast.
My favorite hole on the course is the long, uphill par 5, 4th hole. On the card, the hole only plays 532 from the blues which would be reachable on a good day for some better players. But after a slightly down hill tee shot to a generous fairway, the elevation starts to climb and the hole gets tougher. Although I always try to reach the green with my second shot, the approach is played about 20 yards uphill to an inverted bowl-shaped three tier green. In the half dozen or so times I've played the course, I have always been left with a 20-30 pitch to the green, and it was this final approach shot that determined my score. If you leave the ball on the correct level, its birdie time. Miss the green, or trickle it past the hole to another level, be ready for a bogey.
|The Signature 18th hole has a 19th century|
farmhouse in the middle of the fairway.
I could go on and on about each hole on the course, but for brevity's sake I will call it here. The bottom line is that Whiskey Creek is a great golf course that anyone living in, or visiting the DC area should play.