Little Bennett Golf Course

4.4191941176 4.4 stars from 5 (104)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6770 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 25900 Prescott Rd, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871, Montgomery County
  • (301) 253-1515
  • (301) 601-9208
  • www.mcggolf.com
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Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Dr. Michael Hurdzan
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: 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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6770 yards 73.5 138
White 72 6125 yards 70.7 129
Gold 72 5303 yards 67.0 118
Red (W) 72 4818 yards 68.0 112

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 104 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
46
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

98 out of 103 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries plays long   Great for drinks  

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u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, But Difficult"


u000002910060's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I haven't played this course in over 5 years, and it will probably be another 5 before I come back. I think Little Bennett is a beautiful course--well kept, beautiful dogwood trees and environmental areas, with lush grass, and beautiful views of the mountains. The fairways were in excellent shape, and the rough was cut down a bit, so reasonable to play out of. However, the greens were treacherous! As always (and this is why I haven't been back for a while), they are extremely fast to the point of almost being unfair. Holes #1, 9 and 18 are extremely difficult because of the uphill/downhill tee shots, and other holes have visibility problems with the elevation changes. You really have to think your way around this tract, and make sure you are smart in your club selection. Lots of odd bounces that can put you into trouble. I'm really okay with some of those issues, but the greens just really turn me off. The staff--inside and out--are extremely nice and welcoming. If you're going to play Little Bennett, take your patience...and plenty of extra golf balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Staff/Course"


u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Excellent Staff both Club House and Course Maintenance. Course in great condition. Layout challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003623107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course. Not for beginners. Plenty of green to tee for environmental purposes. Staff, both golf shop and course maintenance excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bad Design"


tedgolf7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

There should not be a golf course on this land. The land itself would make a great ski resort.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Wonderful Course"


Bassman47's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a great tract, well maintained and fun. If you enjoy courses with allot of elevation changes, you will love this course.


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


"a very tough challenge"


bluemelonheads's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It's a course where you need to understand the layout. Huge elevation changes. Many uphill drives or down hill par 3's. The par 4 and 5 remind me of Bethpage. The par 3's do not. I'm not a fan of severe changes on par 3 where you are simply guessing how much it drops by 20 - 30 yards. There's almost no bailout room as well. Hence the pace on our round was 5 hours just to reach the 18th hole. The course was in great conditions but the greens had too much poa anna to keep the ball online on touch putts. Gorgeous views of the mountains. So my guidance if you want a tough place to test your game, try the blue tees but you better bring have a long trust worthy driver and be ready for some target shots as well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Stunning natural beauty"


u3222839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

Little Bennett is a beautiful course because the difficulty of the course is based on the natural hilliness and woods. It doesn't rely on the use of bulldozers to shape elevated greens and sand traps. Most of the par 4s have blind tee shots and all of the par 5s have blind 2nd shots (for a 250 yard driver). There is lots of wildlife. I wish that the greens on 3,5,9 and 13 didn't have such radical slopes, or were not cut nearly so short. Also, golfers have a nasty habit of tossing their beer cans off of the carts while driving through here. And, for avid walkers, like me, it doesn't seem reasonable to have be forced to pay the $15 cart fee to walk. It is still a fun and beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well Done!"


u028349228's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here as part of a golf group outing on Sunday- Shotgun start. Course was in EXCELLENT shape- Greens about 11 on the STIMP meter but rolled true, fairways well groomed, Tee boxes almost perfect. As a County Govt owned course, this blows away a lot of Private courses and Country Clubs I have played. Design and Layout are very imaginative- lots of blind shots. Play course management- a yardage book would have helped. Overall, an excellent course open to the public. Play it now!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Played here a few times this year after haven't been back in a couple of years. Course was in a great shape. Nice fairways and greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course, great value"


Kevin8412306's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Overall, a good course. Conditions were very well kept, and each shot posed a different level of challenge. Pace of play was a little iffy, it seemed like a lot of people were smashed in together. The group behind us (a threesome) kept playing into our group (a foursome) and complained to the ranger. They were also playing from the very forward tees, so they were constantly waiting to play from 100 yards closer than us. Otherwise, great round!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"My Home Course"


usersrule's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I haven't played golf in about a 2 months, but since is my home course and the weather was nice for November, I played around 11:00 and was glad I did. This course is always in great shape whether it's the beginning, middle or end of golf season. Really lucky to have this as my home course. Didn't play well, but didn't expect much considering the lapse of time since I've played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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