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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Courses

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Rattlewood Golf Course
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Mount Airy $17
River Run Golf Club
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Berlin $29
Glade Valley Golf Club
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Walkersville $18
Fantasy Valley Golf Course
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McHenry $39 - $59
Hampshire Greens Golf Course
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Silver Spring $31
Lodestone Golf Club
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Mc Henry $59 - $89
Maryland National Golf Club
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Middletown $34
Blue Mash Golf Course
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Laytonsville $29
Little Bennett Golf Course
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Clarksburg $18
Seaside Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $30
Worthington Manor Golf Club
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Urbana $29
Newport Bay Course at Ocean City Golf Club
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Berlin $35
Oakland Golf Club
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Oakland $19
Deer Run Golf Club
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Berlin $15
Ocean Resorts Golf Club
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Berlin $12
Marlton Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $22.5
Cross Creek Golf Club
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Beltsville $25
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
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Columbia $35
Wetlands Golf Club
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Aberdeen $19
White Plains Golf Course
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White Plains $22
Black Rock Golf Course
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Hagerstown $18
Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Street $13
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Flintstone $50 - $60
Fairway Hills Golf Club
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Columbia $23
Great Hope Golf Course
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Westover $13
Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club
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Cambridge $30
West Winds Golf Club
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New Market $20
Maple Run Golf Course
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Thurmont $28
Poolesville Golf Course
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Poolesville $17
Westminster National Golf Course
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Westminster $15
Waverly Woods Golf Course
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Marriottsville $49
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
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Berlin $35
P.B. Dye Golf Club
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Ijamsville $29
Hollow Creek Golf Club
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Middletown $30 - $45
Clearview at Horn's Point
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Cambridge $30
Walden Golf Club
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Crofton $22
Redgate Golf Course
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Rockville $26
Timbers at Troy
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Elkridge $35
South/West Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $23
Nine Hole at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $22
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
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Berlin $44
Mountain Branch Golf Club
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Joppa $40
Man O' War Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $29
Patuxent Greens Golf Club
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Laurel $16
War Admiral Course at GlenRiddle Golf Club
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Berlin $28
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
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Berlin $25
Clustered Spires Golf Course
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Frederick $21
East Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $28
Laytonsville Golf Course
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Laytonsville $19
Meadows Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $20
Links at Challedon
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Mount Airy $20
Green Hill Country Club
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Quantico $25
North/East Course at Compass Pointe Golf Club
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Pasadena $24
Horse Bridge Golf Course
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Salisbury $9
Blue Heron Golf Course
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Stevensville $13
Hollow Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $20
Bowie Golf & Country Club
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Bowie $13
Executive at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $29
Bay Hills Golf Club
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Arnold $14.95
Willow Springs Golf Course
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West Friendship $17
Sligo Creek Golf Course
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Silver Spring $10
West Course at Bay Club
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Berlin $25
Caroline Country Club
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Denton $36
Eisenhower Golf Course
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Crownsville $31
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course
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Pocomoke City $10
Renditions Golf Course
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Davidsonville $41
Falls Road Golf Course
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Potomac $19
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
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Salisbury $18
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
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Ijamsville $41
Maplehurst Country Club
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Frostburg $13
Main at Northwest Park Golf Course
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Wheaton $31
Ridge Course at Potomac Ridge
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Waldorf $20
Links Course At Lighthouse Sound
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Bishopville $62
Main at Needwood Golf Course
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Derwood $29
Lake Presidential Golf Club
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Upper Marlboro $35
Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
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Issue $25
River House Golf at the Easton Club
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Easton $15
Talbot Country Club Easton $53
Wicomico Golf Course Mechanicsville $35
Yinglings Golf Center Hagerstown $12
Golf Club at South River Edgewater $65
Kenwood Golf & Country Club Bethesda $95
Beaver Creek Country Club Hagerstown $40 - $55
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Hagerstown $9 - $12
Burning Tree Club Bethesda $135
West Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $130 - $175
Fountain Head Country Club Hagerstown $67
Gold Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
Montgomery Village Golf Club Gaithersburg $55
Paint Branch Golf Complex College Park $10 - $15
Eighteen Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $64
Front Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Harry Pitt Nine Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $15
Exton Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $14
Winters Run Golf Club Bel Air $55
Par-3 Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $7
Fox Hollow Golf Course Timonium $16 - $31
McDaniel College Golf Club Westminster $10
Patriots Glen National Golf Club Elkton $10 - $20
Hope Valley Golf Course Mount Airy $25
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs Bel Air $65
Leisure World Golf Course Silver Spring $25
Holly Hills Country Club Ijamsville $83
River Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $75 - $89
Mitchell's Golf Complex Reisterstown $12
Red/White at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
West at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun Rising Sun $20 - $42
East Course at Baltimore Country Club Lutherville $150 - $175
Country Club at Woodmore Mitchellville $84
Hayfields Country Club Hunt Valley $110
Country Club of Maryland Towson $95
Elks Golf Club Salisbury $18
Great Oak Landing Marina Golf Course Chestertown $20
South Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Cedar Point Golf Club Patuxent River $37
Woodlands at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $29 - $54
Argyle Country Club Silver Spring $80
Clifton Park Golf Course Baltimore $22 - $34
Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Queenstown $52 - $62
United States Naval Academy Golf Club Annapolis $61
Cumberland Country Club Cumberland $50
Red/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Pine Ridge Golf Course Lutherville $30 - $46
Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club Frederick $20
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club Leonardtown $46.5
Sherwood Forest Golf Course Sherwood Forest N/A
National Golf Club at Tantallon Fort Washington $70
Green/White Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club Bethesda $170
East at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Rocky Point Golf Course Essex $16 - $31
Ruggles Golf Course Aberdeen Proving Ground $20
Chestnut Ridge Country Club Lutherville $85
Hawthorne Country Club La Plata $25.50
Oak Creek Golf Club Upper Marlboro $76
Piney Branch Golf Club Hampstead $77
Green Springs Valley Hunt Club Owings Mills $117
Lakewood Country Club Rockville $100
South at Andrews AFB Golf Course Andrews AFB $57
Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park $62
Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville $55
Wood Creek Golf Links Delmar $28
Woodholme Country Club Pikesville $125
Carroll Park Golf Course Baltimore $23
Diamond Ridge at Diamond Ridge Golf Course Woodlawn $16 - $31
Cattail Creek Country Club Glenwood $101
Harbourtowne Golf Course Saint Michaels $80
Cove Creek Club Stevensville $45
Rolling Road Golf Club Catonsville $48
Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills $185
Hialeah Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Waterfront Greens Golf Course Swanton N/A
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East $15 - $30
Towson Golf & Country Club Phoenix $55
New Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Nassawango Country Club Snow Hill $39
Bittersweet Golf Course Elkton $22 - $30
Suburban Club of Baltimore County Pikesville $55
Liberty Road Golf Center Frederick $10
Forest Park Golf Course Baltimore $32
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Lusby $40
Montgomery Country Club Laytonsville $59
Championship Course at Mellomar Golf Park Owings $15
Heritage Harbour Golf Course Annapolis $21
Gold/Green Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Gunpowder Golf Course Laurel $5 - $17
University of Maryland Golf Course College Park $50
Enterprise Golf Course Mitchellville $41
White/Gold Course at Wakefield Valley Golf Club Westminster $25 - $50
Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville $75
Greystone Golf Course White Hall $25 - $58
Winnfield Golf Lonaconing $20
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills $8.50
Back Creek Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Nine Hole Course at Sparrows Point Country Club Baltimore $38
Old South Country Club Lothian $80
Chester River Yacht & Country Club Chestertown $61
River Downs Golf Club Finksburg $30 - $35
Regulation Course at Manor Country Club Rockville $105
Glenn Dale Golf Club Glenn Dale $16 - $21
Mount Pleasant Golf Course Baltimore $42
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club Swanton $20 - $30
Bretton Woods Golf Course Germantown $55
Marlborough Golf Club Upper Marlboro $50 - $59
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase $120 - $160
Severna Park Golf Center Arnold $10
Old Course at Hunters Oak Golf Club Queenstown $49 - $65
Henson Creek Golf Course Fort Washington $15
Gibson Island Club Gibson Island $101
Black Horse Golf & Learning Center White Hall $5
Oakmont Green Golf Course Hampstead $13 - $23
Hillendale Country Club Phoenix $105
Original Course at Turf Valley Golf Resort Ellicott City $87
Back Nine Course at Frederick Golf Club Frederick $10.25 - $13.75
Assateague Greens Golf Center Ocean City $24
Four Streams Beallsville $120
Norbeck Country Club Rockville $80
Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase $130
North Course at Woodmont Country Club Rockville $90 - $121
Bethesda Country Club Bethesda $100
Crofton Country Club Crofton $40 - $60
Elkridge Club Baltimore $91
Twin Shields Golf Club Dunkirk $17 - $28
Furnace Bay Golf Course Perryville $26 - $41
Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace $79 - $130
Executive at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $17 - $29
Fore Sisters Golf Course Rawlings $35
White/Blue at Hunt Valley Country Club Hunt Valley $79
Eighteen Hole at Hog Neck Golf Course Easton $30 - $45
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac $205.15
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