Andy MacLean

Began caddying at Myopia Hunt Club (4 early US Opens) when I turned 10. Hooked on the game ever since. Received a Quimet scholarship all 4 years at UMass-Amherst. Handicap has ranged from 3-7 for most of my life.

Fortunate to have played many old-school USGA courses as well as some of the great links courses in Ireland and Scotland. Huge fan of Mike Strantz designs, especially Tobacco Road and Royal New Kent. Have been a member of designs by Dan Maples, Arthur Hills, and now Jack Nicklaus. Ron Kirby (Old Head) grew up in the town next to mine.

Favorite golf books include The Match, To the Linksland, and A Course called Ireland.

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Cripple Creek 08/08/2022

14th Delaware - Best in Area
Nice course. Some really nice views, particularly a par 3 you play that backs to water, but mostly pretty plain track with marshland. Greens are nice. Course, in general,...

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Maryland National 08/08/2022

30th Maryland - Best in Area
I have only played this course a couple of times but it's an interesting layout. One side is wide open, the other side is tight. It's easy to get to (right off the highwa...

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Worthington Manor 08/08/2022

26th Maryland - Best in Area
I have played this course 6-8 times and it's always in good shape. It's one of several excellent public courses in the Montgomery County area. Better golfers will be chal...

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Caves Valley 08/08/2022

3rd Maryland - Best in Area
I agree with all the previous reviews. If you get the chance to play at Caves Valley, go. You will love it. You'll feel special. Everything is first class. The course is...

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Rum Pointe 08/08/2022

24th Maryland - Best in Area
Beautiful and fun golf course for all skill levels. Love the views along the coast of Assateague Island (wild horses, National Seashore), nice short game warm-up area. Fa...

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TPC Potomac 08/08/2022

14th Maryland - Best in Area
I love this course. Have played it 6 or 8 times now, post redesign, and like everything about it, including the 9th hole. It still suffers, I think, from its pre-redesign...

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Lighthouse Sound 08/08/2022

11th Maryland - Best in Area
This is one of a handful of courses I take out-of-town visitors to play. Yes, there are some weak holes, but I guarantee it is a course you will not forget. The fun start...

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Heritage Shores 08/08/2022

15th Delaware - Best in Area
The course is in pristine condition. The practice area is annoyingly a ways from the pro shop on the other side of the parking lot. Interesting pub. Friendly staff. The c...

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Pasatiempo 03/07/2022

9th California - Best in Area 63rd USA Ranking 72nd North America Ranking
Quite simply the hardest short course I have ever played. It's worth the money if you get the chance to play it.I have only played it once, but plan another go at it next...

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Peachtree 03/07/2022

2nd Georgia - Best in Area 46th USA Ranking 51st North America Ranking
Peachtree, in my view, is one of the best courses in the US. If anything, it's usually underrated by the various magazine polls. I put it in the same category as Winged F...

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Bayside Resort 02/05/2022

5th Delaware - Best in Area
I relocated and joined Bayside in November of 2021. Having played the course nearly 40 times now, I believe I can offer a fair review.First, a note on course conditioning...

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