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.

    Nestled in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains about 15 minutes from Fredricksburg, Glade Valley Golf Club has been selected as a top-100 golf course in the Mid-Atlantic region by Washington Golf Monthly. The Jim Reck design, which opened in 1990, has a nice mix of woods, water, natural habitat and sand traps that will test golfers, but the golf course isn't overly difficult.
    The 18-hole Rattlewood Golf Course in Mount Airy, MD is a public golf course that opened in 1995. Designed by Brian Ault, Rattlewood Golf Course measures 6501 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 125 and a 70.4 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
    The 18-hole Rapidan Golf Club in Locust Grove, VA is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1997. Designed by Jerry Slack, Rapidan Golf Club measures 6832 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 136 and a 73.