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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.

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Courses

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Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Marriottsville $30
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $12
Ocean Pines Golf Club
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Berlin $18
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $39
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $26
Richland Golf Club
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Middletown $21
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $10
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $20
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $25
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $27
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $65
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $35
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $22
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $22
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $34
Falls Road Golf Course Potomac $45
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $19
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $10
Maplehurst Country Club
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Frostburg $15
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $11
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $18
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound Bishopville $60 - $149
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $20
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course
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Pocomoke City $12
Nutters Crossing Golf Club Salisbury $49
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $35
Sligo Creek Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Nine Hole at Northwest Golf Course Wheaton $23
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club Berlin $35 - $99
Little Bennett Golf Course Clarksburg $39.95 - $49.95
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $10.65
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $20
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $23
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $19.95
Laytonsville Golf Course Laytonsville $35
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $25
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $12
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $25
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $25.65
Mountain Branch Golf Club Joppa $45 - $75
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $12
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $10.65
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $33
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $12
Rattlewood Golf Course Mount Airy $19.95 - $39.95
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $25
Poolesville Golf Course Poolesville $25 - $42
Patriots Glen National Golf Club
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Elkton $15
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $19
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $25
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $23
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club Berlin $50 - $119
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $14
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $12
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $12
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $12
Caroline Country Club Denton $36
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $34
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $11
Oak Creek Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $25
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $9
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $19
Main at Needwood Golf Course Derwood $52
Harbourtowne Golf Course Saint Michaels $80
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links Berlin $40 - $109
Severna Park Golf Center
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Arnold $5
Executive at Needwood Golf Course Derwood $22
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $17.65
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $16.8
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $17
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $35
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $10.65
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $12
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $10.65
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $9
Clearview at Horn's Point Cambridge $46
Hampshire Greens Golf Course Silver Spring $39.95 - $54.95
Main at Northwest Golf Course Wheaton $20 - $55
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $20
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $29 - $54
Eagle's Nest Country Club Phoenix $55
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $15 - $45
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $23
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Deer Run Golf Club Berlin $26 - $67
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $15 - $47
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Crofton Country Club Crofton $45 - $65
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $10 - $33
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
Four Streams Beallsville $120
River House Golf at the Easton Club Easton $30 - $52
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $17 - $28
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20 - $39
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $16 - $23
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Elks Golf Club Salisbury $18
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Worthington Manor Golf Club Urbana $29 - $69
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $16
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
National Golf Club at Tantallon Fort Washington $70
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $20 - $62
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $15 - $33
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $30 - $35
Lodestone Golf Club Mc Henry $59 - $89
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $16 - $21
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Nassawango Country Club Snow Hill $39
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Green Spring Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $35
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $17 - $42
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
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