Blue Mash Golf Course

4.4332647059 4.4 stars from 5 (157)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6885 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6885 yards 73.0 134
Blue 71 6502 yards 71.2 126
White 71 6001 yards 68.8 122
Red (W) 72 4966 yards 68.7 120

Blue Mash Golf Course is the Rockville area's premier public offering. This Arthur Hills design combines links-style, parkland, wooded, and water holes. With such an interesting variety, the course is enjoyable for golfers of all different tastes and skill levels. With no forced carries, it's even a manageable course for beginners and high handicappers, while more seasoned golfers will be challenged by the length from the back tees, the well protected elevated greens, and the plentiful strategically placed bunkers. Water also comes into play on a few holes. The diverse mix of holes makes Blue Mash G.C. a true shotmaker's layout. In addition to the golf course, Blue Marsh is known for having one of the best practice facilities in all of Maryland. It features a 10,000-square-foot putting green, an all-grass-tee driving range, and a separate area for practicing your short game.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 157 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

143 out of 157 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Solid Course"


bzuck36's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is well maintained and plays true. The greens really get fast as the sun heats up. Very open course so no need to worry about losing too many balls if you’re into that sort of thing, like I have been lately.. some slow downs here and there by some golfers who prefer walking, but overall not a slow pace of play at all. Awesome course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too slow"


Roberthodges's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2019
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Reviewed on

Great course conditions. Had to wait on every hole for the group of hacks ahead of us. And we were walking!! Need better course management


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Experience"


u097076630's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Courteous and professional staff. Course is extremely well maintained with quality greens and manicured traps. A fair challenge to all golfers.

Well worth the effort to get there.

They could use a course book with hole descriptions and more yardages.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Challenge"


danredinger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. Fairways and greens could not have been any better. Course is very challenging, especially when wind picks up a little bit, but very fair. Only complaint is that given the nature of some of the tee shots, it would be helpful to have something besides just a scorecard given to you (could be something as simple as telling you how far water/bunkers/etc. are on each tee shot).

Overall, one of most fun tests in the DC/MD/VA area. I'll definitely be back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



taiwan5312's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a Challenge"


u000002910060's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Blue Mash is always in great condition and this Memorial Day was no exception. The tee boxes, fairways, rough and greens were in great shape. The rough was cut, however, it was extremely thick and dense, so you could lose a ball easily. Most of the bunkers were in good shape, but they were working on the large bunker on #8 and had the entire bunker marked GUR. We did have a threesome in front of us with a walker, and they were very slow. The marshal kept following them and us around, which became a distraction. I know he was doing his job, but we weren't the problem! We kept the gap closed with the group in front of us, so I would have appreciated a little less monitoring. For the $84 price, I was surprised at the number of players (in my group--whom I didn't know--and other groups) who were errant and lacked some skill for this challenging tract. It seems I spent more time looking for others' errant shots than over my own ball! The course was in great condition--and I love the layout--but the people we were paired with just made for a long day...too many errant shots and searching for balls. The staff at Blue Mash is also very friendly and attentive...even the marshal was nice (although hung around too much). I highly recommend this course, but you might want to take your own foursome...you never know who you're going to be paired with!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/28/2019

Thank you for the review!



omnipotent1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ltrane's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Don’t come here.. shhh"


Stirmon's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
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Reviewed on

This is a golfer’s club. Muscular, varied and windy. The greens are true but protect the course admirably. If you are a higher handicap, play forward or don’t bother..the course will chew you up. On the other hand, if you are a golfer, come play. You’ll have a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/17/2019

Thanks for the great review, Stirmon. We hope to see you again soon!


Commented on 05/16/2019

Thanks - you had me worried there for a second!



12bswilder's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



334Badger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ok"


Emmajo6311's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course overall was in good condition. I’m about an 11 handicap and played from the mixed blue and white tees. Pace of play was Terrible for the first 11 holes or so. Apparently there was no marshal out to regulate . Group in front of us called the pro shop and they promptly came out to try and pick up the pace. Last few holes played well as far as pace was concerned. In my opinion this is not an almost $80 a round course. Booked through golf now on a hot deal and paid $54 for my round which I was ok with.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/28/2019

Sorry about the pace, we were short staffed that day - our fault. We will schedule up for the late afternoon so that it doesn't happen again. Cheers.


"RELAXING RETREAT"


u1135234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found this course using "Golf Now", and I was extremely satisfied with my round. The cost vs. quality was definitely in good balance. I enjoyed the track, and the amenities as well. In all, I'd love to play here again. Given the area, and the weather, this course was in great shape. Challenging for any level, and a lot of fun! I will definitely be back.


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/25/2019

Thanks - we are so glad you enjoyed your round!



fineaview's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great track!"


JojoCinco's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open fairways and nice course conditions made for a great day! Will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Commented on 04/22/2019

Thanks - glad you enjoyed it!


"Great condition this time of year"


gwarnerdds's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
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Reviewed on

Great layout, great condition, great day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




Mike1905146's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/08/2019

Hi Mike, we appreciate you taking the time to rate us on Golf Advisor. Thanks for the five stars!


"Early Spring Tune-Up Round"


DanChristovich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Given the time of year, the course was in great condition and looking forward to when the weather gets better and the greens can start to be maintained. The foursome in front were first group out and should have been the "rabbits" setting the pace...played front in 2+ hours...too slow. Great job by staff keeping debris and leaves clear, obviously doing a lot of caretaker maintenance in the winter. The course will be back to peak form in just a couple of weeks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/18/2019

Thanks for the great review, Dan. We're glad to hear all our hard work isn't going unnoticed! Sorry to hear you had some pace of play issues, it's something we're monitoring closely as the season picks up. Hope to see you again soon!


"Green is good condition in winter season!"


u000007920995's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

There are so many in repaired ball marks. Even if t They enjoyed to play here with a lot of fun. They need to repair the ball marks and after their shots.please love the course and talks care of the green and fair ways. Thank you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/08/2019

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing!


Commented on 02/20/2019

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Yes, many people don't repair their ball marks.



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