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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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Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $29
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39 - $59
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $33.99
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $40.5
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $29
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $45
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $25
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $59 - $89
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $25
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $30
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $38
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $25 - $49
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $35
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $18
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $25
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $22.5
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $59
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $18
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $50 - $60
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $15
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $28
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $20
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $30
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $25
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $25
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $20
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $30
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $30
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $26
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $23
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $39
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $26
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $22.99
Maplehurst Country Club
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Frostburg $15
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $28
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $24
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $14
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $19
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $19
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $25
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $40
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $10
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $35
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $14.95
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $9
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $45
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $41
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $29
Caroline Country Club
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Denton $36
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $29
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $29
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $20
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $29
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $14
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $40
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $42
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course
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Pocomoke City $13
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $27.95
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $35
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $59
Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Woodstock $49
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $49
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $22
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $29
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $29
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $30 - $45
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $41
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $30
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $21
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $16
River House Golf at the Easton Club
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Easton $19
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $25
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Nassawango Country Club Snow Hill $39
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $15 - $17
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Harbourtowne Golf Course Saint Michaels $80
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
Carroll Park Golf Course Baltimore $23
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $29.50 - $39.50
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Patriots Glen National Golf Club Elkton $10 - $20
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Trotters Glen Golf Course Olney $39
Dogwood/Pines at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Sand/Surf Links Course at Beach Club Golf Links Berlin $79
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $50
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Beaver Creek Country Club Hagerstown $40 - $55
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Tantallon Country Club Fort Washington $70
Lake Arbor Country Club Mitchellville $27 - $52
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Mount Pleasant Golf Course Baltimore $42
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Elk's Golf Course Salisbury $18
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Willow/Dogwood at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Applewood at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $27
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Forest Park Golf Course Baltimore $32
Parks at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $45
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Clifton Park Golf Course Baltimore $22 - $34
Annapolis Golf Club Annapolis $14
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Pines/Willow at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Four Streams Beallsville $120
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
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