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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Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $40.5
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $59 - $89
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $45
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $29
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39 - $59
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $23
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $23
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $31
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $66
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $39
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $25
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $65
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $14
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $15
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $18
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $23
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $17
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $30
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $22.5
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $25
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $25
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $50 - $60
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $18
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $24
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $25 - $49
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $18
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $23
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $10
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $28
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $28
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $27
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $15
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $20
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $14
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $29
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $28
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $40
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $26
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $20
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $21
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $40
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $27.95
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $28
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $24
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $38
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $15
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $26
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $42
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $30 - $45
Caroline Country Club
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Denton $36
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $19
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $28
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $45
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $14.95
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $29 - $65
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $26
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $23
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $28
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $26
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $9
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $35
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $37
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $19
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $35
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $23
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $59
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $22
Annapolis Golf Club Annapolis $14
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Dogwood/Pines at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Elk's Golf Course Salisbury $18
Mount Pleasant Golf Course Baltimore $42
Members Club at Four Streams Beallsville $120
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Willow/Dogwood at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Clifton Park Golf Course Baltimore $22 - $34
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Parks at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $45
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Trotters Glen Golf Course Olney $39
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Beaver Creek Country Club Hagerstown $40 - $55
Sand/Surf Links Course at Beach Club Golf Links Berlin $79
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Patriots Glen National Golf Club Elkton $10 - $20
Lake Arbor Country Club Mitchellville $27 - $52
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Nassawango Country Club Snow Hill $39
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $15 - $17
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Forest Park Golf Course Baltimore $32
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Applewood at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $27
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
River House Golf at the Easton Club Easton $25 - $49
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Harbourtowne Golf Course Saint Michaels $80
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Pines/Willow at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Carroll Park Golf Course Baltimore $23
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $29.50 - $39.50
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
Mountain Branch Golf Club Joppa $45 - $75
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Maplehurst Country Club Frostburg $45
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course Pocomoke City $29
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $50
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Tantallon Country Club Fort Washington $70
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Waverly Woods Golf Course Woodstock $39 - $59
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
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