Enjoy a weekday foursome at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland.
"30-mile views... spectacular tee shots... the par 5 finishing hole is truly remarkable," Golf Magazine, April 2000.
At the end of a mile-long drive through forest and field, Whiskey Creek Golf Club has a feeling of privacy and seclusion. Bordered by a high ridge of hardwoods and a winding, free-flowing creek, the property contains many different environments and natural features including springs, streams, stone walls, wetlands, rock outcroppings, broad meadows, pine forests, and dramatic views of the Catoctin Mountains.
"The property is amazing," Poellot says. "It's only 35 miles from Washington, DC, but it feels like a different world."
Poellot and Els wanted their golf course to be as big and bold as the land itself, and they approached the design of Whiskey Creek as an opportunity to create a world-class golf course. Els has won tournaments all over the globe, and Poellot's firm, JMP Golf Design Group, has a resume peppered with some of the most highly-ranked courses on the Pacific Rim. Whiskey Creek was their first collaboration, and Els said, "We wanted to make it a winner."
For sheer excitement, Whiskey is hard to match. The course has several elevated tees, including the dramatic fifth tee, where the tee box is framed by huge boulders and the fairway tumbles down to a green 100 feet below. The view seems to stretch across all of Maryland. The 14th tee isn't quite as high, but the drive is even more challenging, as the tee is perched above a long, narrow lake. Even the par 3's are formidable, protected by wetlands, water, bunkers, or rock walls - and in the case of the 200-yard 11th hole, by all of the above.
Monday - Thursday. Expires 12/31/2012.