Cross Creek Golf Club
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12800 Bay Hill Dr
Beltsville, MD 20705-1182
This medium-length course was designed by Tom Clark of Ault, Clark & Associates and is located in a residential development just east of the District. It features several holes with varying challenges; the opening hole requires a tee-shot over water, while remnants of an old gravel quarry are in play on the second nine. Of note is the view from the top of the hill on the par-5 13th hole.
Rates vary by season, although seniors, juniors, women, military, firefighters, and police receive a discount.
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Austin White - 3/8/12
A lot of hazzerds need your A.b game trouble on both sides of fairways.But I like the it makes you concentrate gets you ready for the next round I do think the price is to high we want to play not go broke
deepinthewoods - 8/20/11
Super tight and narrow, but in excellent condition.
jwilder78 - 7/13/11
kenjab summed it up well -- tight and tough. You really have to be accurate with your tee shots or you will pay with penalty strokes. It's not that long, but it's very narrow.
On the plus side, I've never seen the course crowded, and they keep it in pretty good shape. The holes are not boring, there's a lot of variety. And the price is pretty reasonable.
On the down side, #14 is the most ridiculous abomination of golf that I have ever encountered. It's not only the longest par 4 I've ever played, it's also the narrowest. BY FAR. It really appears that they ran out of space b/c it's wedged up against the border of the course. So for the whole hole, you are in golf jail -- don't bother with a driver or even a long iron, b/c you will most likely end up in a hazard. Which of course makes it impossible to get on in regulation. The fairway is also pinched in several places so it becomes station-to-station. So if you aren't 100% confident in your ability to hit the targets, the optimal play is probably something like 7i, then 8i, then 9i. I'm sure there are some regulars who've adjusted to it, but if you are playing there for the first time, be warned.
The rating system is a little limited here, b/c I would love to give Cross Creek a 3.5, but I just can't justify a 4. So it gets a 3. If you want a little variety and can deal with some quirks, Cross Creek is a good change of pace.
Mookie - 2/16/09
Tight and quirky. Agree with kenjab. Fun to play now and then, but not as a steady diet.
kenjab - 8/8/07
I played on a weekday afternoon, $29 incl cart, good deal. I think we were the only foursome on the course, we had to let a twosome and a single play through, so pace was no problem.
Course is tight and tough, no doubt. Any thing that is tailing away from the fairway is in danger of going into a hazard. I played the "Creekside" (blue) tees, but they were up on most holes, which you'd think would make it easier but it actually brought a lot more trouble into play. Course is overall pretty dry and looks a little unkempt in places, but greens are still green and smooth.
I like the course and the challenge, but I couldn't play here all the time.
westlingk - 9/16/12
MikeBod82 - 5/8/12
slizenyuten - 7/20/11
aezwerdling - 5/16/10
ellmnopyon - 1/19/10
Best Score: 71