Voted Best Golf Course in Montgomery County by Montgomery Gazette readers, and listed as one of the Top Six Rated Courses in the Washington Area by Golf Advisor, Blue Mash Golf Course in Gaithersburg, MD is less than 15 minutes from Rockville and Gaithersburg downtowns, 20 minutes from Germantown, and less than 10 minutes from Olney. With access via Route 108, Route 200 Inter-County Connector, I-95 and I-270, Blue Mash is conveniently accessible to Washington D.C., Frederick, Baltimore and Northern Virginia. Designed by world renown architect Arthur Hills, 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 features a 10,000 square foot putting green, all grass tee driving range, and short game practice area, all supported by world-class instructors, including PGA Certified Teaching Professional Kent Keith, and LPGA Top 50 Teacher Joy Bonhurst. Arthur Hills’ son, Joseph 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.
Junior golfers enjoy low walk-on rates at Blue Mash and are invited to Blue Mash Golf Course for renown summer golf camps! Kids 12 and under play for free during twilight with a paying adult. Blue Mash features sunset pricing – as the sun goes down so do the fees!