Travel reviews by
Bulle Rock Golf Club
Based on 10 traveler reviews
Premier Golf, Ideallic Setting
Nov 26, 2013 by: surgRN from Havre de Grace, MD
Bulle Rock Golf Course is one of the most beautiful, challenging courses you'll ever come across. Pete Dye created a masterpiece in this tract. Bring your "A" game, try to enjoy the beauty even if your score isn't as pretty as you'd like. Remember that all greens are fast and break toward the Bay, and slow when putting back toward the Clubhouse. Keep it in play and have a hot putter and you'll score well here. Don't forget to come inside after your round and enjoy a cold drink. Ask Matt the bartender to make you one of his special Red Sangrias. My all time favorite golf course!
Bring your A game
Oct 08, 2013 by: Soonergolf from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Bulle Rock will challenge every aspect of your game and require every club in your bag to be used over the course of the round. The course is gorgeous and always in perfect condition. Pace of play is usually good in terms of not waiting on every shot but you should expect five hour rounds because of the difficulty of the course. I make it up there three of four times a year from DC, which is about a 90 minute drive. It is worth the trip.
Jul 02, 2013 by: NH53 from Deering, New Hampshire
This was to be the pinnacle of our three days of golf in Maryland. After reading numerous reviews lauding Bulle Rock, we kept it for last in anticipation of what was to come. First off, the setting is indeed quite pretty, at first blush. Staff was very accommodating, the clubs were loaded promptly (and with a complimentary Bulle Rock bag tag), and we were off to the practice range. The range is quite a drive from the course itself, as its location was initially destined to be part of a second 18 holes. The economy - per the starter - took care of that. :) After a good overview from the starter - and his request that we only use the Bulle Rock divot repair tools that we were given (which worked exactly the same as any other tool) - we were off. The course is a typical Dye deign - thick rough, deep bunkers etc., but what struck me was the inordinate amount of dogleg holes, and the fact that NO hole was memorable. Usually a Dye course will have two or more holes that you remember for a really long time - not this one. It DOES, however, have very tame deer who show up quite often and make for a pleasant diversion. I also must agree with a previous reviewer and remark about the lack of twilight rates. There really is no reason to penalize the player who would like to play the course, but can not or will not shell out $130 for the pleasure. (I will take time now to once again agree with a previous review and state that for $130 this is a darn good $85 course). So, nothing really memorable for me. I don't really "get" the accolades - there are at least a half dozen Dye courses that stand out more than this one, and if you're golfing Maryland I would try Lake Presidential in Upper Marlboro. Just as difficult, less than half the price, and very interesting in both layout and topography.
Over Rated and Over Priced!
Jun 25, 2013 by: CoolMoBe from Houston, Texas
I am an avid golfer and a member of a very popular and noted country club that hosts PGA and Senior tour events. Thus, I believe I know golf, golf courses, and appropriate value of courses all across the US. This course is rated as a Top 100 public course and while it is a very well maintained course, it does not have any signature holes, or anything unique or special to justify it rating. It is a good course and one that is worth playing, if in the area, but not at $130/round. I would rate this course as a $85/round course. Also, this is one of the few courses I have ever found that does not offer a twilight rate. It may be worth the money in the AM with perfect weather conditions, but believe the course is taking advantage of their Golf Digest recognition. Also, the beverage cart did not come by until the 8th hole, and while I was putting, elected to keep going rather than wait to see if I wanted something from the cart. Thus, for the money, the customer service could have been at a higher level.
Exceptional golf course and nice restaurant
Feb 07, 2013 by: Franksl550 from
I have the frequent player program so I play this course quite often. The course is always in immaculate condition. The greens and fairways are pristine. Bunkers are well maintained with plenty of sand in them. This is the kind of course that anyone can enjoy but it is more suitable for lower handicap players The restaurant serves great lunch at reasonable prices. The waitresses and bartenders are always pleasant and they provide great service.
Read more reviews on the TripAdvisor page for this attraction.