The Links at Perry Cabin Inn
Joann Dost

Golf Courses in Maryland You Have to Play

By Chris Korman

Whether you’re a tour pro or your handicap is old enough to hit the 19th hole, Maryland’s got the course for you.

The Links at Perry Cabin Inn
Joann Dost

Get in a quick nine with a backdrop of mountain vistas or get the lay of the links along the shores of the mighty Chesapeake. Spend a week in OC trying to golf til you drop, or duck out for an afternoon at a top-class public course. With so many amazing courses to choose from, Maryland is a true duffer’s delight. 

Golf Courses You Have to Play

Bulle Rock
Havre de Grace
Bulle Rock Golf Course

Designed by the legendary Pete Dye and named for the first thoroughbred horse brought to America, Bulle Rock played host to an LPGA Championship and has become one of the most popular courses in the Mid-Atlantic.

Links at Perry Cabin
St. Michaels
The Links at Perry Cabin Inn
Joann Dost

Another golf course designed by legendary architect Pete Dye, the Links at Perry Cabin opened in Spring 2018 and plays through stunning terrain with iconic views of Maryland's Eastern Shore and the Chesapeake Bay. 

Eagle’s Landing Golf Club
Eagle's Landing Golf Club

This well-kept municipal course challenges players with occasional ocean winds. But with prices set lower than many top-tier courses in the area and beautiful marsh vistas, players have come to appreciate all of Eagle’s Landing’s features.

White Hall
Greystone Golf Course

Another fantastic municipal course, Greystone draws golfers with its interesting layout around seven small lakes. Solid conditions, strong service and reasonable prices.

Lake Presidential
Upper Marlboro
Lake Presidential Golf Club

Just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C., this serene course is set around a pristine lake and has established a reputation for relaxed play suitable for all skill sets.

Lighthouse Sound Golf Course
Links at Lighthouse Sound

Situated amid dense trees alongside the Assawoman Bay, Lighthouse Sound features peaceful wetlands full of birds and a stunning view of the Ocean City skyline.

Lodestone Golf Course at Wisp Resort
Lodestone Golf Course, Wisp Resort

Cut into the mountains surrounding Deep Creek Lake, this course combines breathtaking scenery with challenging play including narrow fairways and undulating greens.

Maryland National Golf Club
Maryland National Golf Club

Famous architect Arthur Hills doesn’t build golf courses so much as he conjures them from the landscape. With Maryland National Golf Club, he utilized natural changes in elevation and wetlands to create a Maryland take on the classic style. A true must-play.

Musket Ridge Golf Club
Musket Ridge Golf Club

Featuring impeccably conditioned fairways in the rolling foothills of the Catoctin Mountains, Musket Ridge was the final project of prolific architect Joe Lee.

Queenstown Harbor Golf Links
Queenstown Harbor Golf Links

The River course at Queenstown Harbor was renovated in 2011 to better incorporate it’s ideal location along the Chester River . This new take on an old favorite offers up an exciting challenge and majestic water views just east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.


A globe spanning tribute to the greatest championship courses on Earth, Renditions recreates the holes from Golf’s most iconic matches. Play the “Amen Corner” — holes 11, 12 and 13 from Augusta National — one of the toughest stretches in all of golf,  plus holes from Sawgrass, Oak Hills and more. And you can still be back for dinner that night!

River Marsh Golf Club
River Marsh Golf Club

Built into the winding banks of the Choptank River, this course builds to a truly thrilling end. The par-5, 18th hole has water and sand running the entire length of the left side, and a green that is tucked to the left of the fairway.

Rocky Gap
Rocky Gap Casino, Resort and Golf Course

Jack Nicklaus designed this lakeside course in the mountains of Western Maryland as part of the Rocky Gap luxury casino resort. The course offers two playing experiences at once: the front nine was cut from rocky, up-and-down terrain, while the back nine slopes over gentle hills.

Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
Rum pointe Seaside Golf Links

The broad views of Assateague State Park from nearly every hole make this course—a collaboration between Pete Dye and his son P.B.—as breathtaking as it is intriguing for the player.

Swan Point
Swan Point Yacht and Country Club

About 45 minutes south of the nation’s capital and set beautifully along the Potomac River, Swan Point promises interesting play and bird-watching opportunities on the Great Atlantic Flyway.

Turf Valley Golf Club & Resort
Ellicott City
Turf Valley Resort
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Turf Valley is situated in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington, DC corridor.  This 1,000-acre haven is convenient to both cities, and its championship courses are set against Maryland's serene rolling hills and farmland in scenic Howard County. The Turf Valley Resort also offers many other relaxing options as well for both golfers and non-golfers.

Whiskey Creek Golf Club
Whiskey Creek Golf Club

Located roughly 45 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., this Frederick-area course was designed by PGA Tour pro Ernie Els. It runs over rolling hills and features old stone ruins—in play—on the 18th hole.

Worthington Manor Golf Club
Worthington Manor Golf Club

This Ault-Clark signature course is a frequent U.S. Open Qualifying site and offers a picturesque country setting with sloping green valleys, scenic wetlands and bentgrass tees.

P.B. Dye Golf Club
The Club House and a green at the P.B Dye Golf Course
P.B Dye Golf Course

Over the course of his remarkable career, duffer and designer Pete Dye built 100 golf courses around the world, but only one was worthy to bear the legend’s name: the P.B. Dye Golf Club in Ijamsville. Set against the stirring backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain and laid luxuriously over 250 acres of rolling hills and stunning forest, The Club at P.B. Dye is simply a must-play. But enough of us talking about it, book your tee time now!

Blue Mash Golf Course
A Fairway at the Blue Mash Golf Vourse
Blue Mash Gold Course

Carved into the gorgeous surrounding forest and named for the area’s distinctive blue clay, this course has it all. Parkland, wooded holes, and gorgeous water features abound, and did we mention the state-of-the-art practice facility complete with a 10,000 square foot putting green? Consistently named one of the top courses near Washington D.C, Blue Mash’s beauty and playability are rivaled only by its convenience.

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