Eisenhower Golf Course

August 13, 1998|By Steven Kivinski

Address: 1576 Generals Highway

Crownsville, Md. 21032

Telephone: 410-571-0973

Director of Golf: William J. Delayo

Superintendent: Steve Sweiderk

Course architect: Ed Ault

Opened: 1969

Open: All year (First tee-off at dawn)

Status: Public

Holes: 18

Par: 71

Yardage: 4,865 (forward tees), 6,284 (middle), 6,648 (tips)

Course rating/slope: back 70.8/122; middle 69.3/118; front 68.7/115

Greens fees: $19 (Anne Arundel residents), $22 (non-residents)

Carts: $22 (per cart)

Tee-time policy: Times reserved up to one week for weekday rounds and weekend times made five days in advance over the phone.

Additional features: Full irrigation, lessons, driving range, practice bunker, putting green, club rental, pro shop, snack bar, covered outdoor pavilion, beverage cart.

Review: Eisenhower Golf Course, Anne Arundel's only county-run links, is undergoing an ambitious face lift. The Maryland Economic Development Corporation, which operates the course located five miles outside of Annapolis and 20 minutes from Baltimore and Washington, brought in Billy Casper Golf Management, Inc., a consulting firm, to oversee the repairs and perform complete turnkey management services.

The championship-style layout, named after an avid golfer who served as the 34th president of the United States, features gradual elevation changes, huge putting surfaces and water hazards on half of its holes.

Construction is currently under way on the teeing areas on the par-5 third hole and No. 9, a 429-yard par 4 which will serve as the finishing hole when the club reverses the front and back nines back to Ed Ault's original design.

Steps are already being taken to repair the patchy spots on some of the fairways and greens and overgrown trees are being trimmed back to "restore the integrity of the course."

Even in its current state, it is obvious that Eisenhower is not your typical municipal track. The course sits on more than 200 acres of rolling woodlands and meanders through tall, hardwood trees, which help provide the challenge as well as a gorgeous setting.

Pub Date: 8/13/98

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