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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Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $10
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $10
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $25
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $10
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $10
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $16
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $22
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $13
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $10
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $10
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $10
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $10
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $19
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $10
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $10
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $10
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $10
Maplehurst Country Club
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Frostburg $25
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $10
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course
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Pocomoke City $10
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $30
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $10
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $10
Severna Park Golf Center
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Arnold $5
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $15
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club Berlin $35 - $99
Mountain Branch Golf Club Joppa $45 - $75
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $25
Little Bennett Golf Course Clarksburg $39.95 - $49.95
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $34
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links Berlin $40 - $109
Nutters Crossing Golf Club Salisbury $49
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $25
Caroline Country Club Denton $36
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $10.65
Oak Creek Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $23
Laytonsville Golf Course Laytonsville $35
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $12
Nine Hole at Northwest Golf Course Wheaton $23
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $18
Hampshire Greens Golf Course Silver Spring $39.95 - $54.95
Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Marriottsville $30
Clearview at Horn's Point Cambridge $46
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $10
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $19
Falls Road Golf Course Potomac $45
Richland Golf Club
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Middletown $21
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $26
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club Berlin $50 - $119
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $10.65
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound Bishopville $60 - $149
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $10.65
Patriots Glen National Golf Club
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Elkton $15
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $10
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $19
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $25
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $16
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $9
Executive at Needwood Golf Course Derwood $22
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $11
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $17
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $25
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $35
Poolesville Golf Course Poolesville $25 - $42
Rattlewood Golf Course Mount Airy $19.95 - $39.95
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $30
Ocean Pines Golf Club
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Berlin $18
Harbourtowne Golf Course Saint Michaels $80
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
Sligo Creek Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Main at Northwest Golf Course Wheaton $20 - $55
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $10
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $15
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $23
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $35
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $11
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $13
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
Main at Needwood Golf Course Derwood $52
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Crofton Country Club Crofton $45 - $65
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $15 - $45
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $35
Eagle's Nest Country Club Phoenix $55
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Green Spring Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $16 - $23
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $16 - $21
River House Golf at the Easton Club Easton $30 - $52
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Lodestone Golf Club Mc Henry $59 - $89
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $29 - $54
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Nassawango Country Club Snow Hill $39
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $10 - $33
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
Deer Run Golf Club Berlin $26 - $67
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20 - $39
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Elks Golf Club Salisbury $18
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $20 - $62
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
National Golf Club at Tantallon Fort Washington $70
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $15 - $33
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Worthington Manor Golf Club Urbana $29 - $69
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Four Streams Beallsville $120
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $17 - $42
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $17 - $28
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $30 - $35
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $15 - $47
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $23
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $16
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