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Blue Mash Golf Course

Blue Mash is located 15 miles north of the Beltway in Laytonsville, Md. The course is mostly flat, but does have a fair number of doglegs. Many holes are open, providing a links-like feel. A smaller number of tree-lined holes provide a nice contrast and keep the layout interesting. Water comes into play on several tee shots and well-placed bunkers make good course management essential. Five sets of sets of tees allow you to tailor the challenge appropriately. We played the course in December and it was in great condition.
Last Played: 
December, 2012
Overall Difficulty (1-5: 1=Easy, 5=Difficult) Green Speed (1-5: 1=Slow, 5=Fast) Rough (1-5: 1=Short, 5=Long) Bunkers (#)Water Hazards (#)
343NANA
TeesRatingSlope Yards
Gold73.01346885
Blue71.21266502
White68.81226001
Green66.81185438
Red68.71204966
Condition1-5 : 1=Poor, 5=Excellent
Greens5
Tee boxes4
Fairways4
Bunkers3
Amenities
Driving RangeYes
Putting AreaYes
Short Game AreaYes
RestaurantYes
Golf Course Location: 
Blue Mash Golf Course
5821 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Laytonsville, MD
Green Fees: 
$39-59. Check the website for details. Prices can vary (see below for more details).
Phone Number: 
(301) 670-1966
Additional Notes: 

Blue Mash is a very nice course. We played in December and they were running a great special where you payed the temperature (for greens fee and cart!) at the time you check-in. One thing we did not like is that the layout is not on the score card. This is annoying if you have not played the course.

The pictures below provide a general idea of what to expect. The course is pretty open, but there is long grass waiting around the greens and off the fairway. You will also be required to hit over water on a few holes. Well-placed bunkers require that you think about your shots.

The course was in great shape. The fairways were cut short and rewarded good shots, while the rough was penalizing but not terrible. The difference in grass length between the fairway and rough makes for visually-pleasing holes from the tee. The greens had some speed, so take some time to practice putting if you get the chance.

The position of the flag on the green is given by its color, blue for back, white for middle, and red for front. There are stakes in the fairway that mark the distance to the center of the green. Note that there distance markers on the tee boxes that also give you the distance to the center of the green. These are especially helpful on par threes.

There were no water coolers in December, for obvious reasons, so we obviously can't report on their frequency.

Images: 
Blue Mash Golf Course Hole 1
Blue Mash Golf Course Hole 2
Blue Mash Golf Course Hole 5
Blue Mash Golf Course Hole 9
Blue Mash Golf Course Hole 11
Blue Mash Golf Course Hole 12
Blue Mash Golf Course Hole 15
Disclaimer: 
Please remember that our rating information is subjective and course conditions can change on a day-to-day basis. We do our best to give you an idea of what to expect when you play the reviewed courses, but do not make any claims as to the accuracy of the information presented. By using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions. We are in no way responsible for any loss or injury that may occur due to the use of the presented information.

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