Ever run into an awkward kid from your high school days only to find that now they are an interesting person? For me that was the case this month for a golf course… the Ospreys at Belmont Bay. Having not played the course in at least five years, I bit the bullet to go see what possible changes could have been made to a course that had a lot working against it on my last visits. No use digging up the past, as any problems are now just that… in the past. A newly designed par 70 shot makers layout seems far from civilization with wonderful views of the Potomac yet is conveniently close to Route 1 & I-95 in Woodbridge.
As you approach the course the new residential development of condos and town houses will surprise and impress you. Fields and marshlands have been replaced by residences that brought an “I could live here” reaction to my lips as I got out of the car. The facility is managed by Billy Casper with all of its customary excellent customer service. The new clubhouse is now comparison to the old temporary one of years past. But, most importantly the course is TERRIFIC. It is a well maintained new design that places a premium on intelligent shot making. If you resist the urge to blast away, your scores will be rewarded. Bring your driver out too many times… and I hope you brought some extra balls. The distance of the course looks short only on the score card, so choose your tees wisely.
I have no complaints about my new friend the Ospreys, and I even drew a random foursome of great partners. It seems like there are a lot of weekday regulars who have discovered this gem. Discover it for yourself, and bring your Waggle Golf Pass so that the fee is only $25!