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