Mid Atlantic Golf Destinations

  • Delaware

    When it comes to golf, Delaware has become the little state that could, and it offers a surprisingly wide variety of off-course attractions.

    Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, Del., is a 145-acre public course, billed as a “natural treasure.” The 18-hole championship course gets the moniker thanks to its surroundings -- the ancient forest of White Clay Creek State Park.
    Brandywine Country Club in Wilmington is a player-friendly golf course that will appeal to all skill levels. The course is tight and covered with mature trees. It is also flat, which makes it an enjoyable course to walk. There is an interesting variety of holes as well as five different sets of tees.
    Designed by Arthur Hills, White Clay Creek Country Club in Wilmington, Del., features 7,007 yards of golf from the longest tees. The par-72 championship golf course has water coming into play on all 18 holes.
  • Maryland

    Maryland is a small state compared to neighboring Pennsylvania and Virginia, but with more than 200 golf courses -- one for approximately every 43 square miles of land -- a golfer is never far from a fairway.

    The 18-hole Fantasy Valley Golf Course in Mc Henry, MD is a resort golf course that opened in 1980. Designed by Dominic Palombo, Fantasy Valley Golf Course measures 6719 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 139 and a 72.
    The 18-hole Maryland National Golf Club in Middletown, MD is a semi-private golf course that opened in 2002. Designed by Arthur Hills, Maryland National Golf Club measures 6811 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 139 and a 73.
    The 18-hole Lodestone Golf Club in Mc Henry, MD is a private/resort golf course that opened in 2009. Designed by Hale Irwin and Todd Schoeder, Lodestone Golf Club measures 7475 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 139 and a 75.
  • Virginia

    From Virginia Beach on the Atlantic to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Washington D.C. area, the state of Virginia -- or Commonwealth of Virginia as it's officially called -- offers a wide variety of golf over a geographically diverse area.

    The 18-hole Blue/Red Course at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, VA is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1974. Designed by Buddy Loving, Blue/Red Course at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club measures 6399 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a 71.
    Laurel Hill Golf Club has some of the best conditions of any public course in the area, which is why it is popular amongst the locals. It is hard to believe that the club sits where the DC Department of Corrections facility at Lorton used to be located. The layout has a traditional design, but unlike older golf courses it runs a lengthy 7,102 yards from the back tees.
    Located in Montpelier, Hollows Golf Club has a 27-hole layout that is considered one of the best values in the area. The holes are divided into three nines that provide three different 18-hole combinations. The green fees are applicable the whole day, which allows golfers to play all three courses if they have the time and the inclination. The Cottage/Road combination only has water on one hole, but it is a memorable one.