|Address:||320 Blenhiem Ln, Havre De Grace, MD 21078, USA|
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A Private User
Overall, my golf experience has been pleasant at Bulle Rock, from the bag attendants, on-course staff, and pro-shop (not to mention the people behind the scenes who keep the course immaculate day in and day out). However, the restaurant and bartending service is some of the worst Ive seen anywhere in the country - no joke. First, after getting done with a round on a Sunday afternoon around 1pm, there were about 60-70 people in the clubhouse eating or drinking. However, there was only one person working up there - I guess no one read the tee sheet or thought that people might be thirsty on a hot summer day. Waited 15 minutes to get a draft beer when I could have reached around the bar myself for one. When I went to order lunch, I was told that I "could only order brunch food until 2pm". Apparently, a sandwich is too much effort to make and lunch doesnt start until 2pm - who knew! [however, I did see a table able to order lunch food behind me - I guess they were "friends of the chef" - TERRIBLE double standard]. When I ordered brunch food too - toast and eggs - they ran out of jelly. I guess strawberry jam is a priceless commodity. Lastly, when I asked the bartender to change the TV at the bar to golf (dear god, someone at a golf course might want to watch golf!), she told me that "its too difficult to change the channel on the TV". So, my golf experience is remembered by being thirsty at the bar, eating bland toast for lunch, dealing with poor, non-existent service, and watch some paid infomercial on TV because "it was too hard to change the channel". Good work, Bulle Rock. Now I know a place NOT to have my wedding at! ~ Justin K.
A Private User
I played Bulle Rock for the first time ever this past fall. I used to deer hunt on this particular piece of property so i was curious to see how different it was from what i was used to. This particular day I had a 1pm tee time. As I pulled up in my car I saw a foursome teeing off about 40 minutes before my time. I went to the range to hit some balls before the round and to give this foursome a good head start. The pro shop had told me I was the last tee time that day. At 1:30 I made my way to the 1rst tee box to star my round. I played through 7 holes before catching up with this foursome who also had a caddie from the course. They took thier time, never once being hurried by the marshall and the caddie never had them keep up to pace. I stopped after the 9th hole for drinks and a sandwhich. Hoping they would be out far enough, I finished the 10th hole and they were just taking thier 2nd shot on 11. I stopped the marshall and ask why they were so slow he said Ive tried to hurry them. At 6:15 I started the 18th hole and it started raining I did get to complete my round at the 5 hour mark. When I called the next day to speak with someone about my un pleasant round of golf no-one would return my calls. I have talked to a few other people who have had this type of experience there and they have never heard from the course as to why. It would be my best guess that when playing with a course caddie he would help keep up pace of play and may be a little faster. This foursome teed off at 12:24 and walked off the last green around 6:20 pm. 6hrs with a caddie and a marshall is still ridiculous.
A Private User
Bulle Rock has to be the number one public golf course in Maryland, if not in the whole Delmarva region. Tee boxes, fairways and greens are excellent. Greens are fast, true and very challenging. The layout is marvelous with no two holes being alike. The signature holes (number 9 and number 18) are as good as any youll find in the country. My experience was dotted with exemplary service from the time I arrived to the time I departed for home. The staff that greeted me and took my clubs from my car when I arrived was more courteous than at any course I have played. They were smiling when they welcomed me to Bulle Rock and gave me all the logistical information (parking, locker room, pro shop, etc.) I needed. The pro shop was friendly and thanked me for coming to Bulle Rock. The starter was very helpful as were the marshalls who asked me if there was anything they could do to make my experience better. As a matter of fact, the weather was rather hot the day I played and the marshalls offered me "cold" towels to help me be more comfortable. I can only say that the quality of the course and the service were of a true five star caliber. I would recommend Bulle Rock to everyone.
Nice golf course; however, the customer service was awful. Visiting the area on vacation and came out around 4:30 for the "twilight" rate. Ranger was clearly anxious to go home and hovered around us asking how may holes we were playing and warned of "severe thunderstorms" in the area. Finished front 9 in 90 minutes and hit tee shot on 10 at 6:00. Pro raced out to us on the 10th fairway yelling that we only paid for 9 holes. Despite confirming several times that we could continue beyond 9 holes on the twilight rate, we were aggressively reprimanded for extending beyond 9 holes. Even after offering to pay again for the "9 hole" twilight rate, we were told "no, its too late to play another 9". Obviously, the staff was more concerned with making it home for dinner than treating out of town visitors kindly. Regardless of the quality of the golf course, I would not return to "Bully" Rock.
I work in the industry and it always cracks me up when I read about bad experiences people have when they show up to play golf after 430. This isnt a goat track desperate for the discount hackers who want to stay out till dark. At the club I work at we eliminated twilight rate and after 3pm the rate goes back up to the full amount. If you want to keep people there while your the only ones on the golf course you should at least pay for it. Most courses still offer this twilight rate though. You should at least throw the cart guy a few bucks if your gonna make him wait but I am sure that will never happen because only the cheapskates come out for those bottom of the barrel rates.
There is a reason this track is touted as the #1 Golf Course you can play in the entire Mid-Atlantic -- thats because it is. 18 completely different, sick holes, staff makes you feel like you are playing Pine Valley, out of this world course conditions & maintenance staff, and unless you are a + handicapp -- stay off the tips here. Simply, fantastic -- and with their package thing its only like $90/round!
Great layout, and experience. However, if you are going to pay what they ask, you should expect a full experience. The greens are fast and difficult to read, but you will lose unnecessary strokes on short putts because they have crowned holes, so the ball always rolls off. That is bush league and unacceptable. It ruined my round.