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“Not a place to play if you want regulation time” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Little Bennett Golf Course

Little Bennett Golf Course
25900 Prescott Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871-9160
(301) 253-1515
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Houston, Texas
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“Not a place to play if you want regulation time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice course but the Marshall does not make sure that the course is played in regulation. We teed off at 10:30 and finished at 3:30. It was painful!!!

Visited May 2013
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“From great to terrible in one season”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Let's start with the positive. The setting is beautiful. The layout is fantastic, with a wonderful variety of holes. And weekday "member for a day" specials including breakfast and lunch make this a good value if you just want to get out and play.

But things are different this year at Little Bennett. First, nearly half the greens are in awful shape; a combination of dirt and shaggy grass. When I complained about the conditions of the greens, they tried to tell me that all the courses in the area had suffered from a hot summer, but it's just not true. I've played 8-10 other local courses and only one other had problems with its greens, and not nearly this bad.

Second issue is that they've swapped the front and back nines. In the past, the first few holes were great warmup holes, while the 18th was a classic risk/reward hole. Now the first hole starts you off with an intimidating shot over a ravine, into an uphill slope on a long par 5. And the new 18th has such a short tee shot, it takes driver out of your hands.

Finally, while they've posted signs asking golfers to play the course in 4.5 hours, there's no enforcement. On a Monday morning, we sat behind other groups in a 5 hour round.

I hope that Little Bennett can fix its problems and come back strong year. It could be a great course. But for this year, stay away.

Visited August 2011
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