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Hi everyone!  I've been playing a few years, but not enough to really improve much.  I probably average a double bogey game or maybe a little worse.  I'm in my 50's now, so I don't expect to ever become a scratch player, but I do have a goal of becoming a bogey player someday.  Of course, I need to break 100 first!

 

I really love to get out on the different courses here in the Frederick, Maryland area, but not nearly as much as I would like.  (Don't you just hate how nasty things like jobs get in the way??)

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Welcome! I'm sort of in the same boat. Occasionally I'll have a bogey average round, but it's rare. 

 

And yes...jerbs always getting in the way. z1_censored.gif

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I'm from Maryland too. Parents live in the Frederick Area. Where do you play.

 

For a good value I like Rattlewood. For a great course I like Whiskey Creek. In a (penny) pinch, Hope Valley.
 

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I'm from Maryland too. Parents live in the Frederick Area. Where do you play.

 

For a good value I like Rattlewood. For a great course I like Whiskey Creek. In a (penny) pinch, Hope Valley.
 

 

I like to play different courses.  If I just want to get out and hit some balls, I typically go to Frederick Golf Club.  You can't beat the price - $13 to walk all day Fri-Mon, $8 to walk all day Tue-Thu and twilight other days.  It's a short course and pretty wide open, but it's great for practicing.

 

For regular courses, I probably play Glade Valley and Maple Run the most.  I got my first par 4 birdie at Glade Valley.c3_clap.gif

 

I'm still saving up to play courses like Whiskey Creek.

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Welcome

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Welcome, I am from Maryland as well... Rattlewood is on Golfnow.com and they have some good deals some times. 
 

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For regular courses, I probably play Glade Valley and Maple Run the most.  I got my first par 4 birdie at Glade Valley.c3_clap.gif

 

 

I see these on Golfnow all the time but have never played them.  Do you like those courses?

 

I'm down in Rockville.

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I see these on Golfnow all the time but have never played them.  Do you like those courses?

 

I'm down in Rockville.

Glade Valley is a nice course, but fairly easy for hackers like me, although I also scored two of my few birdies there (we won't talk about some of the other holesb4_blushing.gif).

 

Maple Run is where my organization has it's regular golf scramble.  It doesn't have the best facilities, but the course itself is fine.  It's not a ultra-manicured course and can sometimes get a bit soggy if there's been a lot of rain.  The front nine is pretty open, but the back nine can get tight at times from the trees.

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So if I were to try out one of those, you'd recommend Glade Valley over Maple Run?

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Have you ever played Little Bennett?  That's a nice course.

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So if I were to try out one of those, you'd recommend Glade Valley over Maple Run?

 

Glade Valley is probably a little better course, but you can usually get into Maple Run a little cheaper.  It also seems to be easier to get tee times at Maple Run.  Either one is fine though.

 

 

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Have you ever played Little Bennett?  That's a nice course.

 

No, I haven't done that one yet.  I'll have to get there.

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Welcome! from a former Maryland resident (grew up in Silver Spring, and moved back for a few years to Germantown).

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