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9526 Doctor Perry Rd
Ijamsville, MD  21754-8721
United States
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P.B. Dye Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,036 yards | 140 slope

74.2 rating | Bent grass

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P.B. Dye Golf Course

The 18-hole "P.B. Dye" course at the P.B. Dye Golf Club facility in Ijamsville, Maryland features 7,036 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.2 and it has a slope rating of 140 on Bent grass. Designed by P.B. Dye, ASGCA, the P.B. Dye golf course opened in 1999. Michael Kim manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed March 30, 2012

This is my first ever review of a golf course and there will be more to come. I feel there aren't enough honest reviews about courses around Frederick Co. I played this course on 3/29/2012 with a friend. The overall layout and scenic value is superb. I can't comment on the greens, because they were being aerated. Staff is friendly. The rough should most definitely have been cut a little lower. I didn't hit any sand traps, but a few of them, especially the 15th dog-leg right need manicured. Overall, this course is a 4/5 IMO. Oh by the way, if you're reading this, REPAIR your divots! Leave the course in the condition in which you wish to find it. That goes for your low-scale course to Augusta National.

Reviewed December 30, 2008

There are "gimmicky" courses out there...and then there is PB Dye. This was the most fun gimmicky course I've ever played. When golflink reviews are being have to wonder about reviewers' handicaps. Reviews are only adequate when they are relevant to your own style. 5 and 6 putting these greens? They really aren't that hard. This is a challenging course...tests every part of your game but that is part of the game. But everywhere...this is a fair course. Blind tee shots...when in doubt...just attempt to hit the ball straight...there is always a marker in the middle of the fairway to indicate where to aim. I'm a 16 handicapper and shot a 91. I don't stray...just don't have the power. The front nine is just a prelude to the back. Hole #4 has a very tight green to approach. The Par 3 signature hole #11 is worth looking at...but treacherous to approach on a windy day. Holes 15 and 17 don't allow the short hitter to drive the fairway. Hole #16 has a series of bunkers that meander the right side of the fairway from the tee box to near the green...and have more rail ties than a mile of train track...makes you wonder what kind of time PB Dye had conjouring up all this stuff (and yet it's so fun). The approach shots to both #9 and #18 are spectacular with the huge clubhouse behind and ponds on one side of each. Gimmics everywhere. Don't like potbelly bunkers...stay away from them! Don't like huge mounds...aim away from them. Get into trouble...get a sense of humor. This isn't necessarily a course to fret the score...this is a course to enjoy the thrill. An stimulus overload that though an expensive course...I'd come back here anytime. I've reviewed close to 100 courses...this is in my top 5!

Reviewed October 27, 2008

Reviewed October 14, 2008

Reviewed August 12, 2008

On our first trip to PB we were disappointed to learn the front nine was closed for airation. Oh well, we played the back nine twice and was given a voucher towards our next round there for our troubles. The staff was very helpful and sympathetic about it. I can only speak for the back nine because I've never seen the front nine but the lay-out is fine, the par 3s are short, the par 5s are reachable, and the par 4s are generally the toughest holes on the course. The greens are so wicked you'll have the yips and shakes in no time! The par 5 12th has a green that you might 5-putt. The greens are fast and pure but they are also full of hogbacks and shelves to add to the fun (or the treachery). I hit a nice half-wedge ten feet from the cup on #12 but I just missed the hogback and it rolled 40 ft left and off the green. My partner seven-putted that green from the back fringe. You have to putt defensively on these greens if you're in the wrong spot. The par 3 11th is very penal if you miss the green -- the ball is lost. I do like the aprons around many of these greens because these are large areas mowed so close you can lag putt up to these pins. Generally a good driver's course with ample fairways (at least on the back nine) but a few lay-ups are needed for accuracy, especially on #16, the most hazardous hole on the back. You'll enjoy the dead-flat tee boxes, lush and tight fairways, and the pure greens -- that is if you have the patience and nerve to pull the putter head back.

Reviewed August 11, 2008

Reviewed February 17, 2008

uhh, slicer82, Pete Dye is the father of PB Dye. This is PB Dye's course, not Dad's. You have to make it up to Bulle Rock to play a Pete Dye course in MD.

Blind shots are part of the game. Just because it's not in front of you doesn't mean the hole is architecturally deficient.

Reviewed November 22, 2007

Played here 11-21-07 for $47, after noon. While standing in line to pay, I saw three different fees being paid, from $42 to $49...guess you gotta shop for coupons. Be prepared to be beaten up: it is a VERY tough golf course. We played Blues (mistake #1):6292 yards, 70.7/134. Typical Dye construction; lots of mounding, sculpted/scalloped bunkers, timbers, and heavily undulating greens. The green on #12 has three levels, with at least 12 feet of elevation difference among them. The score card does NOT have a hole layout, so if you don't have a yardage book, it is very important to either ride up and look, or find a playing partner who knows his way around. Pace of play yesterday was quite slow, and no Ranger around to speed things along. This was not helped by cart-path only on most holes, or by the groups ahead who putted at PGA pace. Greens are very large (I'd guess that some approach 30,000 square feet), and if there's a flat putt out there somewhere, I sure didn't see it. Pro shop staff and Starter were OK: Starter was very nice and assured us there would be a Ranger out there to get us through before dark...HAH!! Refreshment area is a bit small, but OK: the girl working yesterday was not especially hospitable, but capable enough. Kitchen closed before we got back in at 4:45, so only packaged snacks, but the bar was open and a pitcher of Yeungling was about $10. The course is kind of out of the way, so make sure you have good directions before setting out. The degree of difficulty is such that I do not recommend this course for handicappers above 20: it is just too discouraging, with long carries off many tees and the difficult putting. I'm a 15, and it will be a long time before I go back.

Reviewed September 25, 2007

....felt like I was paying rent on the clubhouse instead of green fee. .... I came to play golf, not pay rent.

Reviewed October 10, 2006

Bring your A game

Undulating fairways and superfast greens can be humbling. I found this to be very demanding. Few holes give you a break. Nice bar area.

Reviewed May 01, 2006

I hate Pete Dye!!!

Blind tee shots. Blind approach shots. You are penalized even before you put the ball into play. This is not my style of golf. I should at least have a fair shot at par BEFORE I actually put the ball into play. The game of golf is hard enough without the added tricked up layout we have here. But that's what you get with a Dye layout. If you've played any of his courses you know what I'm talking about. The conditions here were excellent, but it doesn't make up for the frustration you get trying to figure out where to hit the ball. Hmmm, let's just guess. Uh, NOT! I also take issue with the lack of a ranger to keep pace of play going. We played on a Tuesday afternoon and I guess the whole world picked this day to play here. And they didn't seem to care that it was getting dark. I hate the lack of urgency in hackers with 2 holes to go and 5 minutes before you can't see. Some people have no common courtesy. Shame on the staff for allowing this.


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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Rico C. 36 63 27 08/05/10
2 Eric B. 15 85 70 06/30/13
3 Don S. 28 99 71 11/09/11
4 rob O. 22 94 72 05/22/10
5 Barry C. 18 91 73 07/21/10
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About P.B. Dye

P.B. Dye Golf Club

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Michael Kim, General Manager
Jon LeSage, Golf Professional
Chris Navin, Superintendent
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