Compass Pointe Completes New East Course

Anne Arundel County and Billy Casper Golf (“BCG”) announced the East Course at Compass Pointe in Pasadena, Md., opened for play on Friday, July 1, 2005. The East Course is the final nine holes at Compass Pointe, a now-36-hole facility that began in 2003 with the North and West nines. The South Course – third of the four nines completed at Compass Pointe – opened last year to great reviews from the public and golf media.

The par-36 East is a links-style design complete with elevation changes, undulating greens, grass bunkering and collection areas, as well as wiry fescue rough to catch an errant drive or approach. Measuring 3,470 yards from the back tees and 2,334 from the front, East also contains three other sets of tees to ensure it is playable and challenging for golfers of all skills.

The East Course is paired with the North, creating a 7,157 track with a rolling terrain and an open feel. Routed through 800 acres of Maryland countryside, Compass Pointe offers a variety of holes, including the links-ish North/East combination and the tree-lined, parkland-style South/West pairing.

“The East nine is a fun and fantastic test of golf that requires players to use every club in their bag,” said Tony Cianci, BCG’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Operations Manager. “The two distinct styles of courses at Compass Pointe promise a different experience each and every time golfers come out to play.”

Local golf course architect Lindsay Ervin designed all four nines. The Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area’s newest daily-fee facility, Compass Pointe has been recognized for its quality of design, conditions, amenities and value.

The courses feature bent grass from tee to green, an ample practice putting surface, and a driving range with both grass and mat tees. Compass Pointe also houses a full-service pro-shop, grille and a new outdoor pavilion seating available for any size event or corporate outing.

“The East nine adds to the great variety of holes that can be found at Compass Pointe,” said Compass Pointe General Manager Brian Rhodes. “We accomplished exactly what we set out to achieve: two championship-caliber courses at an affordable price for area golfers.”

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