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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Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $23
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $95
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $40
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $69
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $25
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $21
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $30
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $20
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course
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Pocomoke City $12
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $64 - $82
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $10.95
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $31
Severna Park Golf Center
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Arnold $5
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $14
River House Golf at the Easton Club
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Easton $25 - $49
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $30
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $18
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $21
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $10
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $26
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $28
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $45 - $129
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $18
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $32
Maplehurst Country Club
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Frostburg $10
Patriots Glen National Golf Club
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Elkton $15
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $10
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $49
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $25
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $43 - $49
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $45
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $52
Caroline Country Club
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Denton $36
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $34
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $39.95 - $49.95
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $12
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $43 - $49
Richland Golf Club
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Middletown $30 - $45
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $10
Main at Northwest Golf Course
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Wheaton $20 - $55
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $22
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $35
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $45 - $75
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $23
Harbourtowne Golf Course
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Saint Michaels $80
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $45
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $26
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $25 - $42
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $19.95 - $39.95
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $10
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $89
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $39.95 - $54.95
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $14
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $29
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $40 - $109
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $35
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $29
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $35
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $60 - $149
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $29 - $65
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $54
Oak Creek Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $30
Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Marriottsville $41
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $46
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $29 - $37
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $35 - $50
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $109
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $35 - $79
Nine Hole at Northwest Golf Course
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Wheaton $23
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $33
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $18
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $25
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $43 - $49
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $29
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $35
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $16 - $21
Beaver Creek Country Club Hagerstown $40 - $55
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20 - $39
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $23
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Lodestone Golf Club Mc Henry $59 - $89
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $15 - $47
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $30 - $35
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $50
National Golf Club at Tantallon Fort Washington $70
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $15 - $45
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Nassawango Country Club Snow Hill $39
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $16 - $23
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $29 - $54
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Elks Golf Club Salisbury $18
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $16
Eagle's Nest Country Club Phoenix $55
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Crofton Country Club Crofton $45 - $65
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $15 - $33
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Mount Pleasant Golf Course Baltimore $42
Clifton Park Golf Course Baltimore $22 - $34
Carroll Park Golf Course Baltimore $23
Green Spring Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Forest Park Golf Course Baltimore $32
Worthington Manor Golf Club Urbana $29 - $69
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $17 - $28
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Four Streams Beallsville $120
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Deer Run Golf Club Berlin $65
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
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