Washington, DC

Blue Mash

Description

Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville MD is THE premier public golf course in the Rockville area. Designed by Arthur Hills and only 15 minutes from downtown Rockville, Blue Mash features a mix of links style, parkland, wooded, and water holes. There are no forced carries so it is manageable for beginners and high handicap golfers, and low handicap golfers will find its length from the back tees, strategic bunker placement, and devilish, well protected greens plenty of challenge.

The practice facility at Blue Mash is among the best in the entire state of Maryland. A 10,000 square foot putting green, all grass tee driving range, and short game practice area host some of the finest instructors around, including Clubgolf Performance Center and World Long Drive Champion and custom club maker Mike O’Barsky.

Arthur Hills’ son, Joe Hills, co-designed and owns the course in partnership with Tom Healy, a native of Chicago and former corporate banker. Surprised at the lack of courses in the greater Washington metro area, Hills and Healy made building Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville MD their dream. It took them a grueling 10 years to complete! However, the partners never gave up on their commitment to the course, and they continue to reaffirm it year after year in course improvements.

Blue Mash Golf Course gets its name from the property’s original name “Blue Marsh,” referring to the blue clay of the marshy, thickly wooded land. Pronounced colloquially “Blue Mash,” the land was inhabited by freed slaves who also made it a stop on the Underground Railroad, hiding runaway slaves on their way north. The blue stars and gold stripes logo of the Laytonsville golf course refers to the property’s historic function as a stop on the long journey to freedom.

Scorecard

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 36
Hcp 7 9 5 15 3 17 11 13 1  
Gold 449 452 478 206 580 160 392 310 548 3575
Blue 424 428 453 190 533 143 386 283 522 3362
White 389 401 426 172 508 127 301 259 500 3083
Red 331 328 359 123 437 100 225 207 423 2533
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Par 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 35
Hcp 12 14 6 18 10 8 4 16 2  
Gold 398 217 500 177 378 423 463 192 562 3310
Blue 367 204 476 160 360 400 445 177 551 3140
White 337 189 446 160 334 373 430 158 521 2948
Red 293 142 386 107 277 285 405 95 442 2432
Tees Yards Rating Slope Ladies Rating Ladies Slope
Gold 6885 73.3 133
Blue 6502 71.6 128
White 6031 69.0 124
Red 4965 68.9 113