P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville, MD 21754-8721
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MCochran - 6/7/13
nce course, hopefully play again, kinda tough
GWeiss - 9/25/12
I love this course. The layout it exactly what you would expect from a Dye course. Undulating fairways and greens, strategic bunkering, railroad ties, and a design that will require you to think and hit every club in your bag.
I was a little disappointed in the conditions of the course. Most of the course was in good shape, but there were lots of areas that are browned out and dead. They were out seeding the day I played, so at least they are attempting to fix things up a bit. The price has come down from where it used to be, so at $45-50 during the week it is a reasonable value.
starver - 10/24/11
This course is too much target golf. You'd need to play it 6 times before you learn the course, it's way over designed.
A few examples:
#2, narrow green, railroad tie wall in back, steep bank in front - no bailout. #11, water on the left and long, hillside and jail on the right - no bailout. #13, 120 yd approach to a green with no landing area - you are on the green or in jail. #18, from the left side of the fairway you can't see the green, which is protected by a pond - neither of which are visible from the tee . #15, without a yardage book the tee shot is a crap shoot. Some of the greens are so built up that you can't keep your balance if you land on a side slope.
As far as the greens themself - aside from being ridiculously undulated they are all different shapes. Some are oval, some are long and narrow, same are C shaped, some kidney shaped.
Overall, the course has too many intricacies. Its way overcooked.
Ravens9900 - 8/17/11
Greens ran at a good speed,tons of ball marks. Tees and fairways good shape. Rough was burned out, especially around greens. Expect better conditions for what they charge. Great layout just needs better maintenance.
ccie2711 - 6/20/10
Very tricked up in my opinion. The course is in great shape right now. The layout is very interesting. The greens I find to be way too much. Now, I don't mind a tough multi-tiered green every now and then, but not every single hole.... It gets old after a while and just really starts getting annoying having to feed one down to make sure you stay on the right tier or blast it 10 feet past to make damn sure it doesn't roll back to your feet (and then feeding it back down to the hole...).
Feels too much like work for a weekend round of golf. I won't be back.
rweaver55 - 4/21/10
I played P.B. Dye the day after Easter. That had a great deal, the course was in great shape, and everyone that work there was friendly. I'll be back!
RickC - 7/6/09
Was very disappointed with this course! Did not enjoy the layout, did not enjoy the conditions. The greens were as hard as a rock. I about broke my ball mark tool trying to fix one of my marks. Will not be playing this course again.
gbrink4 - 6/9/09
I was very disappointed with this course. The layout was great, but for almost $100, it's a total ripoff. The range and warmup areas are nice, and the fairways and tee boxes were pretty good. The greens, however, were awful. They had just been aerated and were COVERED in sand. Granted, they are obviously not always like this, but to charge full price for the course in that kind of shape is ridiculous! I wasn't surprised that they were empty on a Sat. morning after playing it myself.
Kickntrue - 3/19/09
It looks like new management IS helping a lot. I was at PB Dye and despite the fact that rained shortened our day (out of their control as far as I can tell), the course was in AMAZING shape- especially for this early in the year.
I think this course is def on the way back to being one of the top in the DC area. Still pretty expensive though...
Ben Crane - 7/9/08
90 degrees and they are offering ice cold towels as you are loading. However, an employee removed all the water coolers about 4:00pm just 10 minutes after receiving the towels. Course could have been in better shape - numerous bunkers with ponds in them and hadn't rained in nearly 2 days. 6 bunkers on the back 9 were mud and bare ground and barely had any sand in them. Greens were marked up bad as well as the fairways. Course is gimmicky with every tee shot being a blind shot that you either hit uphill and then a downhill approach or a downhill tee shot and an uphill approach.
The bag boy was extremely apologetic about the water situation and assured us he would let the appropriate person know in the morning. He also said that a new course management company (Billy Casper Golf) took over in April and has made a lot of improvements in the short time they have been on the scene. I can say that this was the best condition I have seen the course, but it has a LOOOOONG way to go.
Best Score: 71