This course is a museum piece; it's a moderately well-preserved exhibit of a bygone era. Pulling into the parking lot of the shack of a clubhouse is like going back in time. The clubhouse and course show some wear and tear, like an old '80s beater that you drive to and from work. Greens are spotty, one or two completely missing even; most of the toilets in the men's room don't work, and they don't take credit cards. But what it lacks in condition it more than makes up for in charm, with most of the course completely isolated from the adjoining neighborhood by thick brush and trees, and a wide-open field devoted to golf (without paved cart paths!) opening before you from the vista atop the second green. Every hole can present a challenge with tiny greens atop (sometimes unmowed) steep slopes leading to grass bunkers, but it's wide open enough to provide you with a fun nine holes where you aren't guaranteed to lose 5 balls. If the layout were in any kind of decent shape, this would be one of the top handful of nine-hole courses in the country.
In short: it's in a pretty location, cheap and great to walk ($14 for 9, $22 for 18), often empty, relatively challenging but also relaxing, and quite definitely one of the most unique golf courses I've ever played.
about 5 years ago
Horrible Course. They should really take "Annapols" out of the name. It does not fit the standard of what an Annapolis Golf Course should look and feel like. They dont take credit cards, horrible bathrooms, uncut grass, missing greens, and no fairways! it is missing everything that a Golf Course should be held accountable for on the course. Dont get me wrong, if i was just starting out in the game of golf; this would be perfect for a beginner. It will give you solitude, no body looking on wondering how good or bad you are, and you can swing away! But for those of us who love a challenge and do not like shabby golf courses; this is the worst! please sell, and build houses or redo the whole course. one or the other!