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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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 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.
    Situated between Richmond and Williamsburg, the Club at Viniterra sprawls across abundantly wooded hills. There is no shortage of elevation changes on this Rees Jones-designed golf course. There is a difference of as much as 70 feet from the tee to the green on most of the holes. When combined with the mature trees, the result is a tough layout that demands accuracy.
    Beaver Creek divides Old Hickory Golf Club with nine holes sitting north of the creek and nine holes south. The course has a classic parkland layout that plays across gently rolling hills. The fairways were cut through forests of mature hardwoods but they are wide and carefully sculpted to direct balls toward the middle.
  • 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 Hampshire Greens Golf Course in Silver Spring, MD is a public golf course that opened in 1999. Designed by Lisa Maki, Hampshire Greens Golf Course measures 6815 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 72.
    The 18-hole Maryland National Golf Club in Middletown, MD is a semi-private golf course that opened in 2002. Designed by Arthur Hills, Maryland National Golf Club measures 6811 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 139 and a 73.
    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.