Whiskey Creek Golf Club


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Whiskey Creek Golf Club Est. 2000

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Whiskey Creek Golf Club must be one of the world's only golf courses with a house in the middle of the final fairway. If that doesn't spark your interest, then maybe the whiskey that was once distilled in the ruined house will. Designed by J. Michael Poellet and Ernie Els, Whiskey Creek is understandably one of the highest-rated public access courses within a 100-mile radius of Washington D.C.

The wonderfully crafted layout is contained within a quiet and natural woodland environment, where busy roads and real estate play no part. With scenic tree-clad hills constantly in view, and plenty of pristine woodland around the course, the holes themselves enjoy a predominantly open feel.

Whiskey Creek makes excellent use of its pleasantly rolling terrain, with a few pronounced elevation changes along the way. The excellent variety of straight and doglegging holes are played through a mix of woodland and more open spaces. Stylish bunkering and mounding are much in evidence, so too woodland copses, rocky outcrops and a few threatening ponds. Always easy on the eye, this handsome layout ensures fairness and challenge are kept nicely in balance.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: The wonderful closing par-5 plays from an elevated tee, over (or round) a stone ruin, which stands in the middle of the fairway. Having navigated past the house, and a tall elegant tree that stands alongside it, the hole sweeps down to the final green, with water to cross before the safety of the putting surface is reached. An inspired hole to close out your round on a much revered golf course.

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Making Contact

Whiskey Creek Golf Club
4804 Whiskey Court,
Ijamsville, Maryland 21754
USA
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Office   +1 (888) 883 1174 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (301) 694 2900
Fax

  +1 (301) 694 4475

Email  
Website   www.whiskeycreekgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Ted Goodenow (General Mgr) / Todd Ackerman (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: J. Michael Poellot & Ernie Els
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7001 5979 5296
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.6 70.5 70.5
 
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How2Get There?

9 mi SE of Frederick / 42 mi NW of Washington, DC.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Thur $89; Fri-Sun $99. Golf cart included. Reduced rates for seniors. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Upscale daily-fee course - visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The ruin in the middle of the 18th fairway was apparently built in the late-1800s. Rumour has it that during the prohibition years (1920-33) the house was used as a whiskey distillery. Barrels of the illicit liquid were rolled down to the nearby creek and then floated along to the next stop on their way to market. | Whiskey Creek Golf Club is operated by Kemper Sports, a leading company in golf course management.

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Published Ranking
2017-18 Golf Digest rating: 10th best course in Maryland.
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Location

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Latitude: (39.363336)
Longitude: (-77.300835)
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