Oakmont Green Golf Course

September 24, 1998

Address: 2290 Golf View Lane, Hampstead 21074

Telephone: 410-374-1500

General manager: Leland Snyder

Superintendent: David Schreck

Architect: Snyder family

Opened: June 1991

Open: 7 a.m.-dusk

Status: Public

Holes: 18, par 72

Yardage: Blue tees -- 6,600 yards; white tees -- 6,373 yards; forward tees -- 5,139 yards

Greens fees: $16 (weekdays); $25 (weekends); cart $10

Tee-time policy: Times may be reserved up to two weeks in advance.

Additional features: Driving range, chipping and putting greens, pro shop, lessons (Thomas Haskell, teaching pro) and snack bar

Review: The front nine is wide open, but the back nine is tighter. Water comes into play on five holes. The tees and fairways are ryegrass; the greens, bent grass.

A sister course of Hickory Heights (same ownership) in Spring Grove, Pa., this one was built because of what at the time was a need for courses in the area.

Overall, this is a forgiving layout that will challenge the good players with some long par-4's, including ones of 461 yards and 439 yards. At the same time, the openness presents a course any golfer can play, providing it is from the tees commensurate with the player's ability.

Pub Date: 9/24/98

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