Golf News for Wednesday, November 7, 2007 | Daily Golf Blogs

Shanks: Lake Presidential Golf Club in Southern Maryland

Wow! I just played a preview round on the newest addition to top tier daily fee golf courses in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Lake Presidential is located in Upper Marlborough, Md. and situated on spectacular, natural, rolling terrain. You like tree-lined holes? Got em. Lakes, streams, gullies? Got them too. Open holes, risk/reward shots, shaved chipping areas, raised greens? Check.

The owners have done a wise and wonderful thing. Although it is quite playable right now, they’ve opted to give the course additional time to mature before opening to what is sure to be a full docket once the word gets out. So there won’t be any of the usual new-course commentary about how nice it will be when they get it in good condition.

I’ll go as far as to say this layout is at least as good as any in the entire state, with the lone exception of spectacular Bulle Rock. Not too shabby. So, remember the name, alter your schedules, do whatever it is you have to do to ensure that you play this course when it opens to the public in Spring 2008. You won’t be sorry.

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