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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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Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $30
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $39.95 - $49.95
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $13
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $19
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $21
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $39
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $25
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $15
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $15
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $39.95 - $54.95
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $19.95 - $39.95
River House Golf at the Easton Club
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Easton $25 - $49
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $25 - $49
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $15
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $22
Maplehurst Country Club
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Frostburg $12
Severna Park Golf Center
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Arnold $11
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $30
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $17
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $15
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $15
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $20
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $12
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $15
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $39 - $47
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course
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Pocomoke City $12
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $50 - $60
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $28
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $22
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $89
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $15
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $22
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $32
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $36.95 - $41.95
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $32
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $18
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $19
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $14
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $45
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $27
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $35
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $18
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $59
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $16
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $14
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $10
Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Marriottsville $29
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $10
Patriots Glen National Golf Club
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Elkton $20
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $27
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $30 - $45
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $32
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $25
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $45
Harbourtowne Golf Course
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Saint Michaels $80
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $49
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $55
Caroline Country Club
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Denton $36
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $29
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $18
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $21
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $49
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $20
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $44
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $62 - $82
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $52
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $18
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $15
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $13
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $18
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $25 - $68
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $25
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $29 - $54
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
National Golf Club at Tantallon Fort Washington $70
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $30 - $35
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $50
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $17 - $28
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $35
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Beaver Creek Country Club Hagerstown $40 - $55
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $16 - $21
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
Elks Golf Club Salisbury $18
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Forest Park Golf Course Baltimore $32
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Lodestone Golf Club Mc Henry $59 - $89
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Deer Run Golf Club Berlin $65
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Clifton Park Golf Course Baltimore $22 - $34
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Mount Pleasant Golf Course Baltimore $42
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $16 - $31
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Carroll Park Golf Course Baltimore $23
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Four Streams Beallsville $120
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Fantasy Valley Golf Course McHenry $39 - $59
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Green Spring Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
Nassawango Country Club Snow Hill $39
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Worthington Manor Golf Club Urbana $29 - $69
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