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.

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P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $20
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $95
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $27
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 $34
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $15
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $30
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $49
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $30
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $49
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course
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Pocomoke City $12
Maplehurst Country Club
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Frostburg $10
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $15
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $16
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $12
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $44
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $22.5
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $28
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $14.35
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $29
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $30
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $21
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $64 - $82
Severna Park Golf Center
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Arnold $5
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $25
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $33
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $35 - $50
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $10
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $29
Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Marriottsville $44
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $34
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $46
Nine Hole at Northwest Golf Course
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Wheaton $23
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $35
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $45 - $75
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $12
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $39.95 - $54.95
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $29
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $22
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $29 - $65
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $52
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $49
Main at Northwest Golf Course
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Wheaton $20 - $55
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $42
Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $19.95 - $39.95
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $18.96
Caroline Country Club
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Denton $36
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $10
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $43 - $49
Oak Creek Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $27
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $10
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $109
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $39.95 - $49.95
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $25
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $19
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $43 - $49
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $35 - $79
Richland Golf Club
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Middletown $30 - $45
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $43 - $49
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $29
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $18
Patriots Glen National Golf Club
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Elkton $20
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $89
Harbourtowne Golf Course
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Saint Michaels $80
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $14
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $46
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $39
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $40 - $109
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $60 - $149
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $27
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $29 - $37
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $45
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $35
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $45
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $25 - $42
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Carroll Park Golf Course Baltimore $23
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
Deer Run Golf Club Berlin $65
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $16 - $21
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Crofton Country Club Crofton $45 - $65
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $16
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Green Spring Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Mount Pleasant Golf Course Baltimore $42
Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Forest Park Golf Course Baltimore $32
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $23
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $15 - $45
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $35
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
Elks Golf Club Salisbury $18
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Four Streams Beallsville $120
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
River House Golf at the Easton Club Easton $25 - $49
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $15 - $33
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $20 - $62
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Rocky Gap Casino Resort Flintstone $45 - $129
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
National Golf Club at Tantallon Fort Washington $70
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $30 - $35
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $17 - $28
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Beaver Creek Country Club Hagerstown $40 - $55
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Clifton Park Golf Course Baltimore $22 - $34
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Eagle's Nest Country Club Phoenix $55
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Windsor Mill $29 - $54
Worthington Manor Golf Club Urbana $29 - $69
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Nassawango Country Club Snow Hill $39
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $16 - $23
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Lodestone Golf Club Mc Henry $59 - $89
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $15 - $47
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20 - $39
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $17 - $42
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
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