Mid Atlantic Golf Destinations

  • 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.
    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.
    The First Tee of Chesterfield, as well as the First Tee of Richmond, was established to provide educational golf programs for junior players. This comprehensive learning facility includes an 18-hole golf course, a three-hole practice loop, a large grass practice tee, a putting green, and a short-game practice area.
  • 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 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 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 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.

    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.
    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.