Woodmont Cross Country 2018

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The Woodmont Cross Country is the anticipated klosure golf event of the Woodmont season.   This year’s Four-Person Step-Back Scramble Competition, appropriately called the “Reality TV Rockville”,  will be played on the North Course on Sunday October 28th with morning tee times on a newly assembled collection of holes by Dweck and Farrell Design.

Eleven original holes, wending about the North Course terrain,  the likes of which you have never seen before.   The Par 42 Course measures 3375 yards from the regular tee and 2515 yards from the forward tees.  This strategic test includes five par fours, four par threes, and two challenging par fives, with a finishing stretch of holes that will convince you that “reality is much more interesting than fiction”.  Fair, unlikely…..Fun, for sure……this is a unique event you don’t want to miss.

The round starts with a stunning look from the 2nd Tee on the South 150 yards across the landscaped ravine to a back pin on the North’s 4th Green

Forward Tees are provided to challenge the full skill set of all players. Gentlemen with a handicap index plus their age of 93 or higher and all the ladies in the field can opt to play the Forward Tees.

“Project Runway” follows with a drive off the forward tee on #4 up and across the hill…final destination-350 yards away-is a waiting pin on the front of the 1st Green

The format is a step aside scramble with four tee shots on every hole.  Each subsequent shot is played by three of the teammates.  The player’s whose shot is chosen on the drive will step aside for the next shot and the other three play the approach.  The player that has his shot chosen on the approach will now step aside with the first player back in the mix for the third shot on the hole.  This continues until the ball is holed.  All four folks return to play the tee shot on the next hole.

The other abiding rule, to insure full participation in the team result, is that every player must have his tee shot chosen on one hole in the round.  You have been warned…..plan accordingly!!!

The final stretch may look familiar-it begins with the 470-yard 8th hole from the U.S. Open Qualifier played from the stealth competition back tee next to the 9th Green….the forward tee is played from a much more reasonable 350 yard distance.

A team scramble handicap is calculated by the USGA suggested formula which is a black box calculation if there has ever been one.  The team handicap is taken off the gross team total for the eleven holes to get your event net score.

Sweeps prizes are awarded to the low gross and net scores in each flight.  Up to three flights, assuming sufficient numbers in each category, that are based on the tee markers that your team members play from-Flight 1 all your players are playing the Regular Tees, Flight 2 you have players playing from both Regular and Forward Tees, and Flight 3 all your players are playing the Forward Tees.

The day ends with a driveable Par 4 off the forward tee of the 7th….aim at the club house stairs and let the big dog eat…….

This event is open to all Woodmont golfers and you can sign up for this event through the Woodmont Website Golf Event Registration.


It is only 11 holes but they are full of “Hard Knocks”……


Downloadable Course Documents:

(Click to see the Google Course Routing Map)

(Click to see the Hole and Pin Information)

(Click to see the Complete Course Yardage Book)


2 thoughts on “Woodmont Cross Country 2018

    Harry A Harrison said:
    October 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Kolman apt and I are signed up and playing with 2 non keepers

      keepersgolf responded:
      October 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm


      This may be a violation of the Keepers Magna Carta but we will give you a pass since
      you are both so hugable.



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