15 Golf Courses in Maryland You Have to Play
Whether you’re looking to punch your shots over a marsh or rip drives through a dense woodland, Maryland has a golf course for you. Much of the golf world’s attention has turned to Ocean City in recent years because so many strong courses are clustered there. With a surprisingly diverse array of options throughout the state, though, every golfer is sure to find a track to fit his or her game—here are 15 you really should play.
1 Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace
Named for the first Thoroughbred horse brought to America, this course designed by the legendary Pete Dye has become one of the most popular in the Mid-Atlantic. It hosted the LPGA Championship from 2005-2009 and has been lauded by Golf Digest and Golf, and with good reason. Challenging for the pros, but accommodating for even the greenest duffer, Bulle Rock is a true must-play.
2 Congressional Country Club, Bethesda
It just doesn’t feel right talking about golf in Maryland without mentioning Congressional. Yes, the club is private—and exclusive—so getting a tee time will require some finagling. But if you pull it off and get to play the Blue Course, you step onto what’s widely considered one of the finest golf courses in the world.
More about Congressional Country Club
8500 River Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
3 Eagle’s Landing Golf Club, Berlin
This well-kept municipal course—it’s owned by the town of Ocean City—challenges players with occasional ocean winds. But with prices set lower than many other top-tier courses in the area and beautiful marsh vistas, players have come to appreciate Eagle’s Landing’s features.
4 Greystone, White Hall
Another municipal course—this one in northern Baltimore County—draws golfers because of its interesting layout, good conditions, strong service and reasonable prices.