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.

    Frog Hollow Golf Club in Middletown boasts the title of "best public golf course" in Delaware. The course has a links-style layout that is challenging but still player-friendly enough to appeal to beginners, seniors, and juniors. The layout is wide open and quite forgiving but there are still plenty of hazards with which to contend.
    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.
  • 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 P. B. Dye Golf Club in Ijamsville, MD is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1999. Designed by P. B. Dye, P. B. Dye Golf Club measures 7036 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 141 and a 74.
    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.
    River Run Golf Club in Ocean City is just minutes away from the beach. The golf course has different front and back nines that make for an interesting round. This Gary Player design starts out across a wide-open landscape before moving on to more tree-lined terrain on the backside. The player-friendly layout is gentle enough for beginners with medium-sized greens that aren't especially difficult and generous fairways that offer plenty of room.
  • 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 Lee's Hill Golf Club in Fredericksburg, VA is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1993. Designed by Bill Love, Lee's Hill Golf Club measures 6572 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 135 and a 72.
    The 18-hole Westpark Golf Club in Leesburg, VA is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1968. Designed by Ed Ault, Westpark Golf Club measures 6430 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 125 and a 70.5 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 18-hole Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club in Front Royal, VA is a public golf course that opened in 2007. Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club measures 7315 yards from the longest tees.