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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Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $21
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $39
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $25
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $14
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $12.65
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $14
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $27
Ocean Pines Golf Club
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Berlin $21
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $35
Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Marriottsville $41
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $44
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $52
Richland Golf Club
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Middletown $23
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course
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Andrews AFB $50
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $42
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge Waldorf $43 - $49
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $15
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $26
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $34
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $40
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Blue Heron Golf Course Stevensville $22 - $34
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $16
Harbourtowne Golf Course Saint Michaels $80
Patriots Glen National Golf Club
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Elkton $14.35
Oak Creek Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $25
Executive at Needwood Golf Course Derwood $22
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge Waldorf $43 - $49
White Plains Golf Course White Plains $16 - $27
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $24
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $36
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge Waldorf $43 - $49
Mountain Branch Golf Club Joppa $45 - $75
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $21
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $25
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $31
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $12
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $14
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links Berlin $40 - $109
Falls Road Golf Course Potomac $45
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound Bishopville $60 - $149
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $18
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club Berlin $50 - $119
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $20
Nutters Crossing Golf Club Salisbury $49
Severna Park Golf Center
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Arnold $5
Nine Hole at Northwest Golf Course Wheaton $23
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $30
Main at Needwood Golf Course Derwood $52
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $26
Little Bennett Golf Course Clarksburg $39.95 - $49.95
Hampshire Greens Golf Course Silver Spring $39.95 - $54.95
Sligo Creek Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $17
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $40
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $60
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $18
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club Berlin $35 - $99
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $30
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $27
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course Pocomoke City $12
Poolesville Golf Course Poolesville $25 - $42
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $9
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $30
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20 - $39
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $17
Laytonsville Golf Course Laytonsville $35
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $15
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $12
Main at Northwest Golf Course Wheaton $20 - $55
Maplehurst Country Club
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Frostburg $12
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $14
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $20
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $23
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Rattlewood Golf Course Mount Airy $19.95 - $39.95
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $21
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $19
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $30
National Golf Club at Tantallon Fort Washington $70
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $15 - $45
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $30 - $35
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Eagle's Nest Country Club Phoenix $55
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $10 - $33
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $17 - $42
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $15 - $33
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Lodestone Golf Club Mc Henry $59 - $89
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $16
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Four Streams Beallsville $120
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $20
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $20 - $62
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Worthington Manor Golf Club Urbana $29 - $69
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $8.00 - $13.75
Cross Creek Golf Club Beltsville $25.99 - $34.99
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $16 - $21
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $29 - $54
Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Choptank River Golf & Events Cambridge $49
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $8.00 - $13.75
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $23
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $35
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $20 - $32
Green Spring Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $16 - $23
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Elks Golf Club Salisbury $18
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $29
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $8.00 - $13.75
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $15 - $47
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Crofton Country Club Crofton $45 - $65
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
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