P.B. Dye Golf Club

Almost Spring Golfer



Course: P.B. Dye Golf Club
Address: 9526 Dr. Perry Rd
  Ijamsville, MD 21754
County: Frederick
Phone: 301-607-4653
Website: www.pbdyegolf.com
Rates Summer 2012
Mon - TH69Green fees, cart, and balls
Fri - Sun89Green fees, cart, and balls
Rates Subject to Change! Always check with the course for current fees.
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5/1/2008Last time I played this course I was disappointed with the conditions. This time I think I found a new favorite! What a difference two years made in the conditions of the course. The wet weather made the entire track gorgeous shades of green, making the view from the clubhouse spectacular. Sugarloaf Mountain looms in the distance of one the toughest courses anywhere. The greens are like giant greased potato chips. The rough lurks just over many of the abundant mounds, so bring extra balls. Half the holes on this course could qualify as signature holes. But, bring you’re a-game or Dye’s masterpiece will humble you in a hurry. Ayce
8/26/2007It had been quite some time – come to think of it, almost at the beginning of Waggle in 1999 since I’ve been to PB Dye Golf Club in Ijamsville just south of Frederick. I didn’t remember the deviousness of this track from my last play but definitely experienced it today! The slope rating from the blue tees of 134 is correct as you will pay for misses. A unique thing about this course is the “bouncing bunkers” on several holes. That is the large 6” by 6” buried wooden planks which may or may not deflect your errant shot into the bunker or on the green or elsewhere. Several holes have this feature and if you happen to not to hit them, don’t be too upset. I happened to find them on the signature hole, the par 3, #11 which is a “hit-the-green-or-be-doomed” type of hole. I thought I had bailed out properly to the right and long (avoiding the water hazard left and the environmental hazard short and the sandtrap short right) only to catch a “buried railroad tie” which deflected my ball across the green and into the waiting water hazard! On this day, when I was hitting the tee ball and most other shots pretty well, the difficulty on the greens and my short game gave me a higher than deserved score. For instance, two big shots got me to the #1 handicap par 4, 6th hole in regulation. Unfortunately, 4 putts later I had a double bogey! There are some massive greens on this course and Mr. Dye had tricked them up pretty good so bring your total game. The course fairways suffered from the effects of this summer’s drought and some was in need of some TLC. The rough on this day was definitely grown up and played tough. Some of the greens needed some attention (mostly by golfers not fixing ball marks!) but the course was very playable and I anticipate I’ll be back to give it another shot…or perhaps, it will give me another shot? In any event, the clubhouse featured cold beverages and PB Dye’s staff were very helpful and friendly! Lefty
9/23/2006Having heard many comments about this course, I was anxious to see for myself whether the pro or con remarks were justified. I came away feeling both were valid. Sure this course has a giant name designer who worked overtime to make it a challenge - but perhaps too much a challenge. The holes are unique for the most part – but perhaps too difficult for many golfers. Excellent scenery abounds with nice terrain changes worked into the layout. But again, the golfer better be able to have good shot control or boxcar scores are going to dot their scorecard. The biggest disappointment in the course was the conditions of the fairways. Greens and tees were excellent, but not enough to offset the poor fairways. I might give the course another try in the spring, but won’t rush out til my game can handle it. Ayce
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