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