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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Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $35
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $49
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $60
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $55
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $25
Nassawango Country Club
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Snow Hill $39
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $40
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $26
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $21.5
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $41
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club
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North East $25
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $30
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $17
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $60
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $25
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $29
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $39
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $29
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $42
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $45
Greystone Golf Course
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White Hall $25 - $58
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
Wisp Resort Golf Course
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McHenry $30 - $60
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $27.95
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $12
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $35
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $29
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $29
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $15
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $21
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $109
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $32
Bittersweet Golf Course
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Elkton $22 - $30
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $22 - $34
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $50
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $95 - $125
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Furnace Bay Golf Course
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Perryville $26 - $41
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $20
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $19.95
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $19.95
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $49
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $14.95
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $25
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $26
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $25
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course
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Easton $30 - $45
Montgomery Village Golf Club
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Gaithersburg $35
Bulle Rock Golf Course
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Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $35
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $42
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $25
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $60
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $75
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $46
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $20
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $29 - $44
River Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $75 - $89
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $22
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $39 - $69
Wood Creek Golf Links
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Delmar $28
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $75
Harbourtowne Golf Course
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Saint Michaels $80
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $16 - $26
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $30 - $45
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $39
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $40 - $55
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $19.95
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $23
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $25
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
Ruggles Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $25
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Exton Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $27
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $25.95
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $39
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $45 - $75
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $23
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
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $24
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $52 - $62
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Pine Ridge Golf Course
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Lutherville $30 - $46
Sand/Surf Links Course at Beach Club Golf Links Berlin $79
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Maplehurst Country Club Frostburg $45
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Applewood at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $27
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
Members Club at Four Streams Beallsville $120
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $49
Wetlands Golf Club Aberdeen $38
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Blue Heron Golf Course Stevensville $22
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Waverly Woods Golf Course Woodstock $39 - $59
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
TPC at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $29.50 - $39.50
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Lake Arbor Country Club Mitchellville $27 - $52
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Trotters Glen Golf Course Olney $39
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Caroline Country Club Denton $60
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
Pines/Willow at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $30
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Parks at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $45
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Blue Mash Golf Course Laytonsville $39 - $54
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Patriots Glen Golf Club Elkton $49
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Annapolis Golf Club Annapolis $14
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Dogwood/Pines at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $30
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
Tantallon Country Club Fort Washington $70
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Willow/Dogwood at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $41
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $15 - $17
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Elk's Golf Course Salisbury $25
Bay Hills Golf Club Arnold $35
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $15
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course Pocomoke City $29
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