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.

    Garrisons Lake Golf Club, nine miles north of Dover, is a historic play centrally located to all parts of Delaware. The course is nature friendly: with tree-lined fairways and large, well bunkered greens throughout. The par-72, 7,060-yard course was recently renovated and improved.
    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.
  • 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.

    Rock Harbor Golf Course is nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, just west of Winchester, providing a landscape that is distinct for its plentiful water features and orchards. Rocky outcroppings also have a prominent presence, inspiring the names of the two 18-hole golf courses, the Rock and the Boulder. The Boulder Course is the longer of the two. It measures a whopping 7,547 yards from the back tees but the Rock is no pushover either, it is just short of 7,300 yards.
    The Gauntlet is situated along the banks of the lake that is the centerpiece of Curtis Memorial Park. When it first opened in 1995, Golf Digest recognized it as one of the "top ten new courses to play in the U.S." This challenging layout will definitely test your shot making abilities.
    Cahoon Plantation in Chesapeake originally opened with a 27-hole layout but it has seen a major transformation since opening. One of the nines was eliminated and the flat terrain was molded into a gently rolling championship layout. The golf course has mostly parkland holes but there are some that have a links-feel, guaranteeing that there's enough variety to please any golfer.
  • 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 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.
    The 18-hole Poolesville Golf Course in Poolesville, MD is a public golf course that opened in 1959. Designed by Al Jamison and Ed Ault, Poolesville Golf Course measures 6811 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 123 and a 72.
    Ocean City Golf Club boasts 36 holes of championship golf. The Seaside Course opened in 1959 and it was later joined by the Newport Bay Course. Both offer scenic views of the surrounding marshes and bay. Newport Bay is a formidable challenge but it will test your ability to think strategically, not your distance. Strategically placed bunkers come into play and the subtle contours of the landscape were utilized to their full extent.