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.

See also


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Courses

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Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $19
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39 - $59
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $19.95
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $59
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $25.95
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $75
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $49
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $45
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $30
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $39
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $17
Nassawango Country Club
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Snow Hill $39
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $21.5
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $60
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $40
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $26
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $25
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $24
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $23
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $25
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $29
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $17
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $41
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $30
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $27
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $30
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $13.5
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $22 - $34
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $14.95
Montgomery Village Golf Club
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Gaithersburg $35
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $22
Pine Ridge Golf Course
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Lutherville $30 - $46
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $29
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $15
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $35 - $50
River House Golf at the Easton Club
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Easton $25 - $49
River Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $50
Furnace Bay Golf Course
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Perryville $26 - $41
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $20
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $35
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $55
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $24.95
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $22.95
Harbourtowne Golf Course
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Saint Michaels $80
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $25
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $45 - $75
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $45
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $21.95
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $42
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $69
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $29
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $26
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $16 - $26
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $29.95
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $26
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Ruggles Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $30
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $19.95
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $52 - $62
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
University of Maryland Golf Course
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College Park $50
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $25
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $30
Bittersweet Golf Course
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Elkton $22 - $30
Greystone Golf Course
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White Hall $25 - $58
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $35
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $32
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $25 - $68
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $40 - $55
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $42
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $35
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $23
Bulle Rock Golf Course
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Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
Exton Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $27
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $15
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course
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Easton $30 - $45
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $32
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $26
Wood Creek Golf Links
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Delmar $28
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $49
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $40
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $45
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Maplehurst Country Club Frostburg $45
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Parks at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $45
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $15 - $17
Tantallon Country Club Fort Washington $70
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Applewood at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $27
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
Elk's Golf Course Salisbury $25
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $29.50 - $39.50
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Sand/Surf Links Course at Beach Club Golf Links Berlin $79
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Annapolis Golf Club Annapolis $14
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course Pocomoke City $29
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Caroline Country Club Denton $60
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Pines/Willow at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $30
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Patriots Glen National Golf Club Elkton $10 - $20
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Waverly Woods Golf Course Woodstock $39 - $59
Lake Arbor Country Club Mitchellville $27 - $52
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $15
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Blue Mash Golf Course Laytonsville $39 - $54
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Members Club at Four Streams Beallsville $120
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Willow/Dogwood at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $41
Trotters Glen Golf Course Olney $39
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Dogwood/Pines at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $30
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
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