From Bulle Rock Golf Course:
Bulle Rock has received top nods in the May issues of major golf publications, being named by GolfStyles as “Course of the Year Maryland,” and being chosen as the only Maryland course on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2011-2012.
“It is a real honor that golfers in the know recognize us as one of the nation’s premier courses,” said Richard Rounsaville, Bulle Rock’s general manager and director of golf. “It is a tribute to our original philosophy of operating a world-class course that anyone can play, and that our course conditions continue to get better and better.”
“Bulle Rock: Still the best of the best, the cream of the Middle Atlantic golf crop. Unmatched for the combination of great design, great conditions, great service,” GolfStyles stated in its list of 80 Courses Around The Middle Atlantic You Shouldn’t Miss.
“Named after the first thoroughbred brought to America, Bulle Rock is as strong as its name,” the article continued. “The superb design by Pete Dye rolls around 235 acres, while the service, from the bag drop to the dining is also fist class. There’s a good reason Bulle Rock is Maryland’s best course.”
Golf Digest has conducted America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses rankings since 1966, making it the oldest and most respected ranking in the game. More than 1,000 panelists nationwide played and rated the courses according to shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambience.
Bulle Rock was ranked 59th on the list, improving from last year’s ranking of 81st. What’s more, it also had the highest ranking of any Mid-Atlantic course on the list, which is featured in the magazine, as well as on www.golfdigest.com/go/100greatest and www.golfdigest.com/app.
Centrally located in Havre de Grace, Md., between Baltimore and Wilmington, De, Bulle Rock is set on a lush horse farm. The course rolls amid 100 feet of elevation changes. Fairways are lined with bluegrass and tall fescues, which lend a classic look to the layout. The best golf break offers tall hardwood trees, natural rock formations and stone walls provide backdrops to many of the holes. Seven holes feature water and at least that many are of signature caliber. With a course rating of 76.4, a slope rating of 147 and a yardage of 7,375, the course tests the best of golfers.
Practice facilities include a double fairway driving range with an all-grass tee, a three-green short game area and a 17,000-square-foot putting green. The clubhouse includes a fully-stocked golf shop that offers lesson programs and custom club fitting. It also features full-service locker rooms with attendants on staff, and a strong caddy program. Additional amenities include Silks Restaurant, banquet rooms and an outside deck – all for casual dining, golf outings, meetings, weddings or parties. For more information, call 410.939.8887 or visit www.bullerock.com.
Bulle Rock owners, Manekin, LLC, Clark Turner and H&S Properties Development Corporation, are developing a resort-style residential community around the golf course called, “The Residences at Bulle Rock.” With the slogan, “Life Imitates Vacation,” the project will comprise approximately 2,200 condos, villas and single-family homes, a 37,000-square-foot Community Center, and many other amenities for luxury living. For more information, call 410.939.8700 or visit www.bullerock.com.