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.

See also


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Courses

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Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $10
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $19
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $22
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $12
Richland Golf Club
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Middletown $12
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $33
Ocean Pines Golf Club
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Berlin $18
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $42
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $25
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $12
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $12
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $35
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $28
Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Marriottsville $30
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $25
Laytonsville Golf Course Laytonsville $35
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club Berlin $50 - $119
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $11
Harbourtowne Golf Course Saint Michaels $80
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound Bishopville $60 - $149
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $25
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $25
Oak Creek Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $26
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $10
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $12
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $12
Maplehurst Country Club
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Frostburg $15
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $10.65
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $12
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course
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Andrews AFB $57
Sligo Creek Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $12
Mountain Branch Golf Club Joppa $45 - $75
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $10.65
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $19
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links Berlin $40 - $109
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $35
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $34
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $25
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $23
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $12
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39
Little Bennett Golf Course Clarksburg $39.95 - $49.95
Main at Northwest Golf Course Wheaton $20 - $55
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $10
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $20
Nutters Crossing Golf Club Salisbury $49
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $12
Executive at Needwood Golf Course Derwood $22
Nine Hole at Northwest Golf Course Wheaton $23
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $11
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $34
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $12
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $15
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course
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Pocomoke City $12
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club Berlin $35 - $99
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $12
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $9
Hampshire Greens Golf Course Silver Spring $39.95 - $54.95
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $35
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $33
Rattlewood Golf Course Mount Airy $19.95 - $39.95
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $12
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course
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Andrews AFB $57
Patriots Glen National Golf Club
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Elkton $15
Poolesville Golf Course Poolesville $25 - $42
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $19
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $10.65
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $12
Main at Needwood Golf Course Derwood $52
Severna Park Golf Center
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Arnold $5
Falls Road Golf Course Potomac $45
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $10.65
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $12
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $29 - $65
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $9
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $17.4
Caroline Country Club Denton $36
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $12
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $19
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $12
Clearview at Horn's Point Cambridge $46
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $25
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course
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Andrews AFB $57
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $16 - $21
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Lodestone Golf Club Mc Henry $59 - $89
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $17 - $42
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $16 - $23
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $15 - $45
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $17 - $28
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20 - $39
Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Green Spring Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $20 - $62
Nassawango Country Club Snow Hill $39
Worthington Manor Golf Club Urbana $29 - $69
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Crofton Country Club Crofton $45 - $65
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $23
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
River House Golf at the Easton Club Easton $30 - $52
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $16
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $35
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Elks Golf Club Salisbury $18
Eagle's Nest Country Club Phoenix $55
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $15 - $33
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $10 - $33
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
National Golf Club at Tantallon Fort Washington $70
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Four Streams Beallsville $120
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $29 - $54
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $30 - $35
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $15 - $47
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Deer Run Golf Club Berlin $26 - $67
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
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