Destination Guide

Destination: 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.

Because Maryland is so close to Washington, D.C., there are many golf courses frequented by presidents and other dignitaries. Most of these are private clubs, but everyone can watch the real celebrities (PGA Tour pros) tee it up in the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.

Folks in the Baltimore-Washington area, however, expect a lot from the home courses they can play -- and they get it.

Where to play golf in Maryland


Ocean City has more golf courses than in any other city in Maryland and is considered one of the East Coast's premier vacation destinations. Notable courses in Ocean City include Eagle's Landing Golf Course, Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links and River Run Golf Club.

The metro Baltimore/Annapolis area has a variety of choices as well. None is better than Bulle Rock, a Pete Dye design in Havre De Grace that has been ranked among the top 50 courses in the nation.

Frederick and Washington counties in western Maryland may not be tourist hotspots, but there are several courses worth playing, including PB Dye Golf Club in Ijamsville and Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana. On the eastern shore, Hog Neck Golf Course in Easton is a local favorite and nationally acclaimed.

What to do besides golf?

Maryland has more than 31 miles of coastline, making for a variety of recreation options on the Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay.

Assateague Island is a natural barrier located off the coast of Ocean City. No golf is available on this 37-mile island, which is completely natural. But sandy beaches allow for surfing and tanning, as well as canoeing and exploring marshes within the island. Camping, horseback riding and hunting are also popular activities through the Assateague National Park Service.

First-class fishing is available in Chesapeake Bay, which helps provide great seafood along the shores and throughout Maryland. Many Maryland restaurants are known for famous blue crab dishes. Along with fishing, Chesapeake Bay has an abundance of crustaceans and is a popular activity in the bay. Maryland is also home to the Fishing Bay Water Trail, which is a trail throughout the wetlands of the state.

There are many historic towns all along the eastern shore of Maryland. Kent County is the second-oldest county in the state. Each May, the citizens of Chestertown have a reenactment of the lesser-known Chestertown Tea Party. Talbot and Queen Anne's county also provide a blend of historic charm and sea life.

Getting there


Six airports make getting in and out of Maryland very easy. The only international airport, however, is the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Ocean City is another regional airport golfers may find of use.

Baltimore is the center of Maryland's activity and most highways funnel to it. I-70 runs into Baltimore from the west, and I-95 comes from Virginia and continues on to Washington D.C. I-83 comes from Pennsylvania to the north. Annapolis, Maryland's capital, is just 20 miles south of Baltimore and is connected by I-97.

Transportation


Maryland is serviced by six airports total. The only international airport however is the Baltimore-Washington. International Airport. Ocean City is another regional airport golfers may find of use, located south of Baltimore on the Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore is the center of Maryland’s activity and most highways funnel to it. I-70 runs into Baltimore from the west, and I-95 comes from Virginia and continues on to Washington D.C. I-83 comes from Pennsylvania to the north. Annapolis, Maryland’s capital is just 20 miles south of Baltimore and is connected by I-97.

FAQ


1) Where is the biggest concentration of golf in Maryland?

Ocean City has more courses in Maryland than in any other city. It’s considered one of the east’s premier vacation destinations. Notable courses in Ocean City include: Eagle’s Landing, Rum Pointe, River Run, the Links at Ocean Sound and the Beach Club golf links. However, with over 200 courses in Maryland, you’re never too far away.

2) What about in the metro areas of Baltimore and Annapolis?

The metro Baltimore/Annapolis area has a variety of choices, even for those without a membership. Pete Dye’s Bulle Rock is the most noteworthy, having been earned “best new upscale course” in 1998. Beach Tree Golf Club is another prestigious course in the area, having been noted as a “Top 100 You Can Play”.

3) Is there any coastline in Maryland so I can enjoy the Atlantic?

Assateague Island and the rest of Maryland provide for over 31 miles of coastline, making for a variety of recreation options on the Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay.

4) I've never heard of Assateague Island. Is it a good place to visit?

Assateague Island is a natural barrier located off the coast of Ocean City. No golf is available on this 37-mile island, which is completely natural. But sandy beaches allow for surfing and tanning, as well as canoeing and exploring marshes within the island. Camping, horseback riding and hunting are also popular activities through the Assateague National Park Service.

5) Western Maryland is mostly farmland and countryside, right?

That used to be the case, but there has been a lot of new developments including many new golf courses. The counties of Fredrick and Washington aren't exactly tourist hotspots, but several courses are worth a look if passing through or visiting family: P.B. Dye Golf Club, Whiskey Creek, Worthington Manor and Musket Ridge are among the honor roll.

6) What flavor does the Chesapeake Bay bring to Maryland?

First-class fishing is available in Chesapeake Bay. The bay also provides for some great seafood along the shores and throughout Maryland. Many Maryland restaurants are known for famous blue crab dishes. Along with fishing, Chesapeake Bay has an abundance of crustaceans and is a popular activity in the bay. Maryland is also home to the Fishing Bay Water Trail, which is a trail throughout the wetlands of the state. For more information: www.tourdorchester.org

7) What else is going on in the eastern counties of Maryland?

There are many historic towns all along the eastern shore of Maryland. Kent County is the second oldest county in the state. Each May, the citizens of Chestertown have a reenactment of the lesser-known Chestertown Tea Party. Talbot and Queen Anne's county also provide a blend of historic charm and sea life. As for golf, Hog Neck is a local favorite and nationally acclaimed as a four star course by Golf Digest. River Marsh and Harbourtowne Golf Links are also among the best courses along the shore.

8) How can I play the TPC Avenel?

The TPC Avenel is one of several TPC courses that are private. As the host to the PGA's Kemper Open, the TPC is one of the most prestigious golf spots in Maryland. Its vicinity to the Washington D.C. area in Potomac means it's just another private club for government officials. The closest you can get to the action is by being in the gallery during the tournament.

9) What makes up the "Capital Region" of Maryland?

The Capital Region spans across the middle of the state and is bordered by the Potomac River. Much of Washington D.C.'s current land was donated by Maryland in 1791. The Capital Region isn't all bustling suburbs, some farmland still exists today. Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George County make up the Capital Region. The golf in these counties is mostly comprised of old, public layouts. The more modern designs are west and along the eastern shore. Glenn Dale, Potomac Ridge, Cross Creek and Marlton are the top, classic layouts in the region.

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Courses

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River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $25
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $59
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $30
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39 - $59
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $40
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $14.99
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $25.95
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $24.95
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $39
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $29.95
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $17
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $29
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $25
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $25
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $23
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $24
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $17
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $25
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $27
Nassawango Country Club
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Snow Hill $39
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $25
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $60
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $40
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $20
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $26
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $55
Ruggles Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
University of Maryland Golf Course
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College Park $50
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $25
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course
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Easton $30 - $45
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $29
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $75
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $35
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $37
Furnace Bay Golf Course
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Perryville $26 - $41
Wood Creek Golf Links
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Delmar $28
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $26.95
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $30
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $22 - $34
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
River Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $50
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $23
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $40
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $25
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $52 - $62
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $24
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $13.5
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $27.95
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $32
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $30
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $42
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $49
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $25
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $20
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $29
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Greystone Golf Course
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White Hall $25 - $58
Pine Ridge Golf Course
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Lutherville $30 - $46
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $75
Montgomery Village Golf Club
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Gaithersburg $55
Exton Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $40
Harbourtowne Golf Course
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Saint Michaels $80
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $16 - $26
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $42
Bittersweet Golf Course
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Elkton $22 - $30
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $45 - $75
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $55
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
River House Golf at the Easton Club
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Easton $25 - $49
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $35
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $35
Caroline Country Club
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Denton $36
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $25.95
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $26
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $24.95
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $45
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $15
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $26
Bulle Rock Golf Course
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Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $24.95
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $32
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $15
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $40
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $36.95
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $40 - $55
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Trotters Glen Golf Course Olney $39
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Elk's Golf Course Salisbury $18
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $15 - $17
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Annapolis Golf Club Annapolis $14
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Willow/Dogwood at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Patriots Glen National Golf Club Elkton $10 - $20
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Members Club at Four Streams Beallsville $120
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Parks at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $45
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Pines/Willow at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Lake Arbor Country Club Mitchellville $27 - $52
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Maplehurst Country Club Frostburg $45
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Waverly Woods Golf Course Woodstock $39 - $59
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course Pocomoke City $29
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $29.50 - $39.50
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Applewood at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $27
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Dogwood/Pines at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Sand/Surf Links Course at Beach Club Golf Links Berlin $79
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Tantallon Country Club Fort Washington $70
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
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