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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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Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39 - $59
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $30
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $39
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $40
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $25.95
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $24.95
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $40
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $59
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $14.99
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $29.95
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $40
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $23
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $26
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $29
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $20
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $41
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $24
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $38
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $17
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $60
Nassawango Country Club
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Snow Hill $39
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $25
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $25
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $25
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $29
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $15
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $49
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $26
River Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $50
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $24.95
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $19.95
Caroline Country Club
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Denton $36
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $42
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $30
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $29
Mount Pleasant Golf Course
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Baltimore $42
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $75
Greystone Golf Course
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White Hall $25 - $58
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Clifton Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $22 - $34
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course
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Easton $30 - $45
Montgomery Village Golf Club
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Gaithersburg $55
Ruggles Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
Harbourtowne Golf Course
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Saint Michaels $80
River House Golf at the Easton Club
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Easton $25 - $49
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Exton Golf Course
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Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club
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Westminster $25 - $50
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $39
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $35
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $40
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $30
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $40
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $55
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $40
Beaver Creek Country Club
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Hagerstown $40 - $55
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $36.95
University of Maryland Golf Course
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College Park $50
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $13.5
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $24.95
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $26
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $32
Carroll Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $23
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $27
Forest Park Golf Course
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Baltimore $32
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $29
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $32
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $25
Furnace Bay Golf Course
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Perryville $26 - $41
Wood Creek Golf Links
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Delmar $28
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $15
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $39
Bittersweet Golf Course
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Elkton $22 - $30
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $55
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $52 - $62
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $27.95
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $75
Pine Ridge Golf Course
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Lutherville $30 - $46
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $22
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $35
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $45 - $75
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $26.95
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $25
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $26
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $16 - $26
Bulle Rock Golf Course
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Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Sand/Surf Links Course at Beach Club Golf Links Berlin $79
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Annapolis Golf Club Annapolis $14
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Elk's Golf Course Salisbury $18
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course Pocomoke City $29
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $29.50 - $39.50
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Willow/Dogwood at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Patriots Glen National Golf Club Elkton $10 - $20
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Maplehurst Country Club Frostburg $45
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $15 - $17
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Lake Arbor Country Club Mitchellville $27 - $52
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Parks at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $45
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Members Club at Four Streams Beallsville $120
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Trotters Glen Golf Course Olney $39
Applewood at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $27
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Pines/Willow at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Dogwood/Pines at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Tantallon Country Club Fort Washington $70
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Waverly Woods Golf Course Woodstock $39 - $59
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
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