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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.

See also


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Courses

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River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $35
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $25.95
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $45
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $19.95
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39 - $59
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $19
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $30
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $59
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $19.95
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $22
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $29
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $20
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $39
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $24
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $60
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $41
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $17
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $17
Nassawango Country Club
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Snow Hill $39
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $21.5
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $25
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $40
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $26
Montgomery Village Golf Club
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Gaithersburg $35
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $30
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
River Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $50
River House Golf at the Easton Club
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Easton $25 - $49
University of Maryland Golf Course
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College Park $50
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $23
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $21.95
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $24.99
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $15
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $25
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $29.95
Bulle Rock Golf Course
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Havre de Grace $79 - $130
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $29
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $42
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $29
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $30 - $45
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $22 - $34
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $24.95
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $27
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $20
Harbourtowne Golf Course
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Saint Michaels $80
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $13.5
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $52 - $62
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $27
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $45 - $75
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $14.95
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Pine Ridge Golf Course
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Lutherville $30 - $46
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $35
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $22
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $55
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $25
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $15
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $35
Furnace Bay Golf Course
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Perryville $26 - $41
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course
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Easton $30 - $45
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $45
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $30
Exton Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $69
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $22.65
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $45
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $35
Bittersweet Golf Course
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Elkton $22 - $30
Ruggles Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
Greystone Golf Course
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White Hall $25 - $58
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $35 - $50
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $49
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $32
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $16 - $26
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $30
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $40 - $55
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $49
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $27.95
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $26
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $42
Wood Creek Golf Links
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Delmar $28
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $29.50 - $39.50
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Parks at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $45
Elk's Golf Course Salisbury $25
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Applewood at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $27
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $15 - $17
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $25
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Pines/Willow at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $30
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Bay Hills Golf Club Arnold $35
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
TPC at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Sand/Surf Links Course at Beach Club Golf Links Berlin $79
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Dogwood/Pines at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $30
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Members Club at Four Streams Beallsville $120
Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Maplehurst Country Club Frostburg $45
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Annapolis Golf Club Annapolis $14
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $15
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Waverly Woods Golf Course Woodstock $39 - $59
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Trotters Glen Golf Course Olney $39
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $49
Patriots Glen Golf Club Elkton $49
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course Pocomoke City $29
Willow/Dogwood at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $41
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
Blue Mash Golf Course Laytonsville $39 - $54
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Lake Arbor Country Club Mitchellville $27 - $52
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Wetlands Golf Club Aberdeen $38
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
Caroline Country Club Denton $60
Tantallon Country Club Fort Washington $70
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
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