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