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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
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $59
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39 - $59
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $25.95
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $75
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $35
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $24.95
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $60
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $29.95
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $14.99
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $17
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $60
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $37
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $39
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $23
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $20
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $29
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $25
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $26
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $25
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $40
Nassawango Country Club
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Snow Hill $39
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $41
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $17
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $26
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $75
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $23
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $15
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $27
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $15
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $75
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $22
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $25
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $35
Wood Creek Golf Links
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Delmar $28
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $29
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $69
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $27.95
University of Maryland Golf Course
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College Park $50
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $35 - $50
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $26
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $54
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $32
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $24.95
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $22 - $34
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $19.95
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $30
Harbourtowne Golf Course
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Saint Michaels $80
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $25
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $42
Bittersweet Golf Course
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Elkton $22 - $30
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $52 - $62
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $30
Montgomery Village Golf Club
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Gaithersburg $35
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $99
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $14.95
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $26.95
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $40 - $55
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $35
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $42
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $26
Exton Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $35
Furnace Bay Golf Course
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Perryville $26 - $41
River House Golf at the Easton Club
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Easton $25 - $49
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $45 - $75
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
Ruggles Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course
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Easton $30 - $45
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Bulle Rock Golf Course
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Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $49
Pine Ridge Golf Course
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Lutherville $30 - $46
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $32
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $20
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $29
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $30
River Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $50
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $39
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $25.95
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $36.95
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $13.5
Greystone Golf Course
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White Hall $25 - $58
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $16 - $26
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Parks at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $45
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Lake Arbor Country Club Mitchellville $27 - $52
Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Annapolis Golf Club Annapolis $14
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Waverly Woods Golf Course Woodstock $39 - $59
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course Pocomoke City $29
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Caroline Country Club Denton $60
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Dogwood/Pines at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $29.50 - $39.50
Members Club at Four Streams Beallsville $120
Elk's Golf Course Salisbury $18
Maplehurst Country Club Frostburg $45
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $15 - $17
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Pines/Willow at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Willow/Dogwood at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Trotters Glen Golf Course Olney $39
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Applewood at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $27
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Patriots Glen National Golf Club Elkton $10 - $20
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Tantallon Country Club Fort Washington $70
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Blue Mash Golf Course Laytonsville $39 - $54
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Sand/Surf Links Course at Beach Club Golf Links Berlin $79
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
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