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Golf Course Communities in Frederick County Maryland


Hey there, it's Eddie Brady, your Maryland real estate guide. Today, we're diving into something that might pique your interest if you're considering a move to Frederick County: golf course communities. No fluff, just the facts—let's get started. Check out the video below or continue on to read along.



Golf Course Communities In Frederick County

Moving to Maryland and eyeing a place near the fairway? I've got you covered. Golf course communities in Frederick County offer not just a residence but a lifestyle. No, we won't talk about subscriptions or bells and whistles. Let's focus on the top three communities in the area.


1. Whiskey Creek Estates

Whiskey Creek

This community is located in Ijamsville Maryland in a really great location. It’s less than 10 minutes from Urbana, about 20 minutes from downtown Frederick, just under an hour from Baltimore, and just OVER an hour to DC.


So a little about the course itself, it opened in June of 2000. It was designed by professional South African golfer, Ernie Els, and Golf Magazine described it this way  “… 30-mile views… spectacular tee shots… the par 5 finishing hole is truly remarkable,”.


Whiskey Creek is not a membership golf course, they are strictly a daily fee course and allow you to schedule tee times as much as 14 days in advance. They have a 5,000 sqft clubhouse with a full-service restaurant and bar. 


And if you want to live in Whiskey Creek estates, the homes here are amazing themselves. Almost all of the estates here are on the course, except for a few sitting just outside of the course in their own private court.


There are 3 main styles, colonial, french, and craftsman. They all sit on 1-2 acres and range from over 3,000 sqft to over 7,000 sqft. They don’t come up for sale too often, but if and when they do, expect to see prices range around $1.5 million or more.


This is by far the most exclusive community on the list due to how few estates there are, and these homes appreciate incredibly well due to, not only their location on the golf course, but in Ijamsville as well.



2. Holly Hills

Holly Hills Clubhouse

Now if you’re looking for a golf course community with more homes available, without giving up the feeling of being in an exclusive neighborhood, that would bring you to #2 on the list, the Holly Hills Community and Holly Hills Country Club.


Located just up the road from Whiskey Creek, Holly Hills is also in Ijamsville Maryland, and is even closer to major commuter routes like 144 and I-70, so you can get to Frederick in about 10 minutes, Baltimore in about 45 minutes, and commuting to DC is about the same, at just over an hour.


The Holly Hills Country Club is a private club, so you have to have a membership to play here, but there are a lot of other amenities as well. The course was designed by Russell Roberts and opened in 1977, and is known for being a very challenging course. An article in Golf Digest describes the 6th hole as the “toughest hole in Western Civilization.”


Membership here also includes the driving range, pool, Tennis Courts, sand volleyball court, Grill Room, Lounge, Terrace Dining, Dining Room, and Complimentary Banquet Rooms for Business and Personal Functions..which is a great bonus of the membership. They also have a lot of events throughout the year for members, which is different from other courses and clubs in the county.


Homes here are all colonial-style, sitting on roughly half-acre lots. They range in size from just under 3,000 sqft to over 4,000 sqft. The price range here is between $800,000 and around $1.2 million, depending on the lot location and house size.


Homes here come up for sale much more frequently than in Whiskey Creek, but they don’t last long because there are a lot of people who are waiting to move here and it is a well-known neighborhood in Frederick County.



3. Manorwood at Rattlewood Golf Course


Rattlewood Golf Course

Located on the Frederick County side of Mount Airy, this neighborhood is about 20 minutes from Frederick, 43 minutes to Baltimore, and just over an hour from DC. 

This course is unique because the homes here are in Frederick County, but the majority of the course is in Montgomery County and is managed by the Montgomery County Revenue Authority (MCRA), which manages all the public golf courses and the regional airport in the county.


The course itself is a daily fee course, has a mix of challenging and risk/reward plays, and is known for being open in wet conditions because of the great drainage on the course. There’s a massive 18,000 sqft clubhouse with a snack bar and pro shop. This is a popular course for tournaments and fundraisers and has lessons available from certified instructors.


If you’d like to live in the surrounding Manorwood Community, you’ll be looking at colonial-style homes in the high 600s to high 700s. Some of them may hit the low 800s in 2024 if the market keeps up the way it is. Most of the homes are right around 3,000 square feet.



What You Should Know

These communities have their perks and quirks. Some are exclusive, some more accessible, and others offer unique setups. Have a preference? Let me know which you prefer!


Next Steps


Moving to a golf course community in Frederick County isn't just about hitting the links; it's about finding a home. If you're considering a move or exploring options beyond these communities, let's chat. Find my details below to schedule a call—I'd love to help you navigate your move to a golf course community or any other part of Maryland.


Eddie Brady, REALTOR

Cell: 301-395-0815

Office: 301-648-6000


Eddie Brady with Showcase Real Estate, LLC








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