Throughout most of the year, with plenty of warmth and
sunshine, golf is one of the top sports enjoyed by thousands
in Maryland. With almost 230 Maryland golf courses to
choose from statewide, there's no lack of choice
for every skill level. The only time Maryland golf tapers
off is when winter starts to kick in. As fall foliage
disappears and golf courses in Maryland see less and less
players, save a few hard cores that keep playing into
the first few snow falls, Maryland skiing becomes one
of the top pastimes.
The city of Baltimore attracts thousands of visitors each year, some for business and some for pleasure. Though the two trip types often differ greatly in experience, the common denominator is how easy it is to get in a game or two of Maryland golf in the Baltimore region. With more than fifty nine and eighteen hole area courses, there is no difficulty in finding an ideal course for each level.
Diamond Ridge Golf Course is located a mere twelve miles
form the core of Baltimore. Diamond Ridge is designed
by Lindsay B Ervin, ASGCA and has history dating back
to 1967 when the course was first opened to the public.
The course features 6,613 golfing yards and a par 71.
It has a slope rating of 127 and an overall rating of
71.6. When visiting the area also make sure to visit to
the Inner Harbor area. Excellent nightlife, shopping dining and attractions such as the National
Aquarium can all be found there. Ball fans should
head over to the Babe Ruth
Museum and try to catch a game at Oriole
If you're in the Western area golf courses in Maryland can be found near and in cities like Frederick, Germantown and Silver Spring. In Frederick, near Monocacy National battlefield, visitors can try their hand at a morning or afternoon of Maryland golf at one of almost thirty area golf courses in Maryland. Just two miles from the city center lies Worthington Manor Golf Course, an 18-hole course with a slope rating of 143 and an overall rating of 74. The course features Bent grass with the longest yard at 7,014 with a par 72. This decade old course was designed by Eric Ault and Brian T. Ault, ASGCA and is a well kept golf course that receives great reviews. If you happen to be staying in one of the Frederick hotels be sure to ask about any special deals or Maryland golf packages that might be available when you reserve a room. Often you can save off your green fees or enjoy two for one golf in the off season.
Along the coast in and near Ocean City there are numerous Maryland golf courses to choose from. There are many things to do in the area but golf remains at the top for many. With Ocean City's designation as Maryland's top resort destination, some Ocean City hotels will plump up deals with Maryland golf packages or other special savings so be sure to inquire before booking. There are a number of Championship courses located in the area to choose from including The Beach Club Innerlinks and Outerlinks, the very challenging Eagles Landing and Lighthouse Sound which overlooks the skyline and beautiful bay. Ocean City Golf Club Seaside and Newport Bay, River Run Golf Club and Nassawango Country Club offer even more choice and variety. There are also almost ten separate organizations in the city that will arrange custom stay and play packages.
With many excellent Maryland golf packages offering great savings for the average player, there is even more incentive to get out on the greens and hit some balls. No matter where it is you are in the state there will always be at least a few Maryland golf courses to choose from to keep you outdoors and enjoying a challenge.