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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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Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $29.95
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39 - $59
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $39
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $24.95
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $35
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $29.95
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $20
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $25
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $59 - $89
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $39
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $25
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $25
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $20
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $30
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $18
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $20
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $17
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $17
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $25 - $49
Nassawango Country Club
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Snow Hill $39
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $24
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $25
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $40
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $60
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $25
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $27
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $15
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $25
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $26.28
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $16 - $29
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $26
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $15
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $30
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $30
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $19.99
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $15
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $39
River Course at Queenstown Harbor
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Queenstown $75 - $89
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $24.95
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $39
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $25
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $25
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $39
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $25
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $13.5
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $27.95
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $20
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $24.95
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $12
Caroline Country Club
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Denton $36
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $27.95
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $24
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $45
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $24.95
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $42
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $24.95
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $35 - $50
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $29.95 - $50.95
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $32
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $30
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $40
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $39
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $29.95
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $26
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $30
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $39 - $69
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Members Club at Four Streams Beallsville $120
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $29.50 - $39.50
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Tantallon Country Club Fort Washington $70
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Waverly Woods Golf Course Woodstock $39 - $59
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
River House Golf at the Easton Club Easton $25 - $49
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Carroll Park Golf Course Baltimore $23
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Tom Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Applewood at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $27
Clifton Park Golf Course Baltimore $22 - $34
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Parks at Courses at Fort Meade Fort Meade $45
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Forest Park Golf Course Baltimore $32
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
White Plains Golf Course White Plains $16 - $26
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Elk's Golf Course Salisbury $18
Pines/Willow at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Beaver Creek Country Club Hagerstown $40 - $55
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Maplehurst Country Club Frostburg $45
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $50
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Trotters Glen Golf Course Olney $39
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Mount Pleasant Golf Course Baltimore $42
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Patriots Glen National Golf Club Elkton $10 - $20
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Sand/Surf Links Course at Beach Club Golf Links Berlin $79
Harbourtowne Golf Course Saint Michaels $80
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Willow/Dogwood at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Mountain Branch Golf Club Joppa $45 - $75
Lake Arbor Country Club Mitchellville $27 - $52
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course Pocomoke City $29
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $15 - $17
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Annapolis Golf Club Annapolis $14
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Dogwood/Pines at Pine Shore Golf Course Berlin $18 - $29
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
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