Musket Ridge Golf Club

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Course: Musket Ridge Golf Club
Address: 3555 Brethren Church Road
  Myersville, MD 21773
County: Frederick
Phone: 301-293-9930
Website: www.musketridge.com
Rates In-Season 2012
Mon - Th75Greens fee, cart, and range balls
Fri - Sun & Hol95Greens fee, cart, and range balls
Rates Subject to Change! Always check with the course for current fees.
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Reviews
5/28/2006Another beautiful day in late spring took me back to Musket Ridge Golf Club just west of Frederick. As I suspected, a month or so ago, this course has came back into shape with fairways, greens and tee boxes being in excellent shape. Unfortunately for me, I also personally witnessed the sand traps which were also in nice shape. On this day, for whatever reason the early ball striking success that I found has disappeared. How does that happen? I slugged my way around – probably as many of you do – with a miserable front but managed to save the round with an excellent back nine to end up with a slightly above average score but one (as a result of that good back nine) that makes you come back for more! The two par 5’s on the back nine are definitely reachable in 2 with a well struck tee shot and aggressive 2nd shot but as mentioned in prior reports, hitting the big drive isn’t the only thing you’ll need at Musket to score well. One thing that I may not have mentioned prior is the nice clubhouse and cold beverages you can enjoy after the round! Musket Ridge is in great shape and is a great track to play in the Frederick area! Lefty
4/30/2006A Waggle.com 2 Person Best Ball was a good reason to sneak out and play at Musket Ridge on yet another beautiful spring day. I’ve played this track several times and it almost always makes a good impression…especially if I’m playing well! But then again, if you’re playing well isn’t ANY course a great course! Anyway on this day, perhaps it was just a little early as some of the fairways and greens seemed to “not quite have grown in” yet. That’s a nice way of saying they aren’t quite in tip top shape –but I do know that this track will come around in a month or so and be back in great shape. Also, our group commented on the beat up shape of the tee boxes. A couple of holes of note are #2 which is a testy uphill par three which requires at least one additional club – make sure to check the wind too, and #10 which is a fun (and reachable in 2) downhill par 5. On this day, I hit driver and 6 iron! I will not mention my score for the hole as simply reaching the green in 2 isn’t the end-all. But don’t you all know that! I was hitting the ball pretty well this day and look forward to getting out to the Musket when it comes into it’s usually great form. Lefty
8/25/2004A course that is top 5 in the state, top 100 in the Mid-Atlantic, and had Golf Digest writers gushing over it this summer is very easy to describe - Exceptional! Only ten minutes from Frederick (45 from DC or Balt.) Musket Ridge fortunately lies close enough to play for most Waggle fans. That’s a huge break for us, as the course is perfectly manicured and certainly one of Joe Lee’s best layouts. On a recent Wednesday my spirits sank as I drove into a full parking lot, as few courses have full lots mid week without an outing. I was happily surprised that we could be squeezed in along with the rest of the other daily fee golfers who have discovered this gem. Outings are however popular at this facility since it offers so much for a group activity, so call ahead for a tee time soon. The views alone are worth the fairly priced fees. Ayce
10/24/2003I got the rare opportunity to play a weekend round of golf at Musket Ridge on an overcast but otherwise perfect Sunday. I had played Musket Ridge earlier in the year and always seemed to play and score fairly well at this track. Today was no different although a rough front nine with a triple and double definitely hurt the bottom line, the back was nearly perfect! On this day, Musket Ridge was slightly beat up. For the most part, the fairways, tee boxes and greens were adequate (in the “upscale” range) but I’ve seen this course in better shape. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a “patch” but ball marks on the green, many unfilled divots in the fairways, and some tee boxes in need or repair or reseeding are apparently showing signs of either a lot of play or not enough attention from the maintenance crew. I will say that the greenside traps were nice. I’d call them devilishly “fluffy”. They require good sand play to escape, I know, it cost me that triple mentioned above! Musket Ridge is a wonderful track and beautiful layout. There is a large driving range and full service restaurant and bar for the before and after round festivities. I’ve gotta believe that these minor imperfections will be corrected soon on this beautiful course. Enjoy the Musket! Lefty
5/3/2003The Waggle.com team got a chance for a rare weekend round to play beautiful Musket Ridge in scenic Myersville Maryland. This track offers many scenic tee shots and will test your golfing skills. On this day, the greens didn’t hold particularly well and they were fairly scruffy (but we were told they’d be back in a week). The rest of the course was in great shape from tees to sandtraps to fairways to rough. This course has many holes which will bring an errant shot back into the fairway which makes it fun to play. Many approach shots have bail out areas which offer the same slope back to the green to further help out us “non pros”. Trust us, there are places where you can hit the ball and be in trouble but all in all, you should enjoy this upscale and beautiful venue! Lefty/Bogeyman
11/5/2002I was requested to play in an outing at Musket Ridge on Election Day and managed get out prior to casting my vote and boy am I glad I did. I rate Musket Ridge as a “must play” course. This is an upscale course just west of Frederick. The conditions were excellent including tee boxes, fairways, greens, and even the rough. The greens, although fairly new, putted true and held shots pretty well. On this particular day, they were installing under drains in the greenside bunkers and adding sand as well. My playing partners (I managed to avoid the sand on this day) indicated the greenside traps had nice “fluffy” sand – at least the front side which had been completed. This course is also scenic and to make matters even better, most of the fairways have rough on either side that will guide your errant shot back into the fairway. I also played some approach shots off of greenside slopes that funneled my ball to the green for a birdie putt. They allowed carts on the fairway and the guidebooks on the carts tell you how to play the course. The staff was friendly and helpful and the clubhouse is beautiful too! Like I said, a “must play” course! Lefty
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