Maryland National Golf Club
An Arthur Hills
Par 4 Handicap 12
Our opening hole is a beautiful and challenging par 4. Trouble in the form of a steep and fescue-laden hill lurks along the entire left hand side of the hole. A large fairway bunker on the right requires your first tee shot of the round to be an accurate one. The green is not visible from the tee as the second shot plays downhill. A well-struck tee shot should leave you a mid-iron approach into this narrow, kidney shaped green.
Par 5 Handicap 8
The spectacular view of the surrounding mountains combined with an elevation change of over 100 feet from tee to green, make this par 5 a special hole. A solid drive should catch the down slope and shorten the hole considerably. The decision to lay up or go for the green in two will be complicated by the narrow opening to this well bunkered green.
Par 3 Handicap 18
Swirling winds and elevation change can make proper club selection difficult on this uphill par 3. This hole always plays at least as long as the yardage. Plan on a minimum of one extra club to carry the false front and the deep bunker that protects short and left.
Par 4 Handicap 4
This hole is a slightly uphill dogleg left, with out of bounds along the left side. The fairway is sloped from right to left with deep bunkers left and two pot bunkers right. Cutting the corner shortens the hole but brings the bunkers on the left into play. Your approach shot is to a raised green surrounded by stadium style mounding and guarded by a deep bunker front left.
Par 4 Handicap 14
This beautiful dogleg left provides a very generous landing area bordered on the left by the same large fairway bunker that guards the right side of #1. Finding this fairway will leave you with a mid to short iron approach shot to a green protected by a bunker front left.
Par 3 Handicap 16
The 6th tee sets you high above the putting surface, giving you a great view of your target. This hole will play as much as one to two clubs shorter than the posted yardage. Enjoy the view of this pear-shaped green framed by two large Sycamore trees and guarded in front by a meandering creek.
Par 5 Handicap 2
This is the first of three consecutive holes that occupy the lowest part of the course. From tee to green, there is very little elevation change on this par 5, but there are plenty of subtle dips, bumps, and uneven lies along the way. The tall grass pinches in the closer you get to the green, so be cautious with an aggressive play from the fairway.
Par 4 Handicap 6
Its length and narrow fairway defend this slight dogleg right. Not only is it the longest par 4 on the golf course, but this slightly downhill hole plays directly into the prevailing wind. Hitting the green in regulation will be especially difficult if you lose your tee shot into the rough and mounding along the right side.
Par 4 Handicap 10
The only pond on the property comes into play on this short par 4. You may consider playing a fairway wood or long iron for position in this fairway. The more you challenge the water down the left side, the more the green comes into view as a large mound will block the view for those who play it to the safer, right-hand side.
Par 4 Handicap 17
The first hole on the back nine features a creek at the end of the fairway, out of bounds left, and hazard right, so long hitters may want to gear back and hit a long iron or fairway wood on this short hole. Check yardage from the tee and leave yourself with a short iron approach shot to a very narrow green with a bunker left and wooded area right.
Par 4 Handicap 1
The championship tee on the #1 handicap hole is the highest point on the property and affords great views of the golf course, the Catoctin Mountains and western Frederick County. This impressive sweeping dogleg right will tempt the gambler to try a tee shot over the deep bunker that protects the entire right side of the fairway.
Par 3 Handicap 15
This is the longest of the five par 3’s at Maryland National Golf Club, and provides another vantage point from which you can see much of the property. The green is 70 feet below the level of the teeing ground, making it play considerably shorter than the yardage. The large bunker short and right of the green catches many mishit shots, but otherwise there is little danger.
Par 5 Handicap 5
Those of you who have passed by our property on Interstate 70 will recognize this one. This beautiful hole is why we enjoy the game of golf. Your drive will play a bit downhill, but reaching this green in two will take two healthy swats as the fairway climbs back uphill all the way to the putting surface. Two deep pot bunkers in front and a steep approach protect this two-tiered green.
Par 3 Handicap 13
This beautifully simple par 3 occupies the quietest corner of the golf course. An environmental area extending from the tee to the green and woods left and right create what is, in essence, an island green. The bunker that wraps around the front and left of this green will collect minor miscalculations of both the wind and your confidence.
Par 5 Handicap 7
This is the shortest par 5 on the course and a solid tee shot should lead to a great scoring opportunity. From the championship tee you will be faced with a long carry over an environmental area to a fairway sloped severely from right to left. This is a good hole to go for it since laying up is no easy task. Laying up anywhere around the 150 yard marker will bring the trees on either side of the narrowing fairway into play.
Par 4 Handicap 11
This short par 4 has plenty of options off the tee box. A meandering creek extends from the right of the forward tee box to the left side of the green. The overhanging limbs of the Ash tree to the left of the green await even the slightest mistake. Aggressive play could be rewarded with an eagle chance should you thread the needle. A lay up area short of the creek may appeal to the more conservative player.
Par 3 Handicap 9
Our signature hole! This is another downhill par 3 that provides a stunning perspective of the property. Avoid going long, left, or right, and you may be fortunate enough to escape with a par. A thin bunker frames the front and left side of this wide but shallow green. This is an all-around beautiful hole that is always one of our guests’ favorites.
Par 4 Handicap 3
Driving accuracy is a premium on our par 4 finishing hole. This narrow fairway is bordered by tall native grass on the left and dense woods on the right. The hole slopes severely from left to right, so start your drive left and let the ball feed back to the center of the fairway. Your second shot is over wetlands to a narrow, slightly elevated green with bunkers that will swallow a bail out to the left.