Golf Digest's Best Places to Play ~ 3.5 Stars
Patuxent Greens Golf Club's championship course, designed by golf course architect Russell Roberts, is a favorite among both locals and visitors alike to the Washington and Baltimore metro areas. The unspoiled native terrain is highlighted by majestic trees and lakes, setting the stage for a memorable round of golf that is enjoyable for players of all skill levels.
Originally built in the 1960's, Patuxent Greens Golf Club underwent a $1.3 million renovation in 2014 with a host of new improvements including:
Patuxent Greens is a tranquil and scenic course for a round of golf – a spot where you may see herons, deer, beavers and a bald eagle. Most of the course is bordered by unspoiled woodlands. The rough is plush and fair, and the greens roll true. You will not find a better conditioned golf course for your money.
Patuxent Greens as a whole does not favor a draw or a fade. Doglegs both left and right are mixed in with straightaway holes making for a new adventure every time you play the course.
You will start your round with a par-5 that can be reachable in two strokes for golfers who pick the right club and play their shots wisely. This double dogleg, wandering right then left, measures 459 yards from the back tees and 425 from the forward tees.
One of the better risk-reward holes that favors a draw is the 6th, a short par-4 that plays at 319 yards from the back and 294 from the front. As with many of the holes at Patuxent Greens, you must be decisive in your shotmaking. Either lay up between 100 and 150 yards out, or go for the green over the tree-lined dogleg.
The hole rated as most difficult on the front is the 398 yard par-4 9th. You will make your drive from a slightly elevated tee, over a collection pond, to a water and OB-lined fairway that doglegs right. But you must place your tee shot on the left side of the fairway to have a good angle into the green.
The par-4 17th hole (409 yards from the back, 292 from the front), is the toughest on the course. Par here feels like a birdie! Draw, fade or shoot straight away...just keep it in play.
The signature 18th hole makes for a picturesque finish. This mid-length par-4 allows for several options off the tee. Your approach shot is to a peninsula green that is framed by a fountain and the Clubhouse.
Conveniently located only 20 minutes from both Washington and Baltimore, easily accessible from I-95, 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) and Route 1.
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