Mid Atlantic Golf Destinations

  • 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 Redgate Golf Course in Rockville, MD is a public golf course that opened in 1973. Designed by Sullivan, Redgate Golf Course measures 6432 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 131 and a 71.
    The 18-hole Little Bennett Golf Course in Clarksburg, MD is a public golf course that opened in 1994. Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Little Bennett Golf Course measures 6770 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 138 and a 73.
    The Potomac Ridge golf course offers 27 holes of championship golf divided into the Hollow, Meadows, and Ridge nines. The Hollow Course is one of two designed by Ault Clark. It's the longest of the three at 3,375 yards from the back tees, but it's just barely longer than the Ridge nine, which was designed by Tom Walker.
  • 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.

    Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course in Lorton has been one of the area's most popular public courses since it opened in the early 1980s. Playing at Pohick Bay is like playing two golf courses in one, with a front nine that has long, tree-lined fairways and a hillier back nine that features a variety of doglegs and water holes.
    The Osprey's at Belmont Bay sits alongside the Occoquan River on a pristine stretch of land that was carefully preserved, earning the golf course certification as an Audubon Sanctuary. The narrow golf course has plenty of tricky doglegs, including one that's u-shaped. The course calls for a variety of shots, though there won't be many chances to pull out your driver.
    Situated in the foothills of Bull Run Mountain, Bull Run Golf Club has a beautiful woodland setting that is conveniently located just minutes from many historic Civil War sites. The course plays through mature forests and across lush, grassy meadows. There are also several ponds that come into play throughout.
  • 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.
    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.
    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.