No areas in Maryland have seen more golf growth in the past 25 years than the Frederick and Hagerstown regions. A natural crossroads for states to the north and south, Frederick and Hagerstown are a short 24 miles apart with the latter now the second largest city in the Free State. Both have unique downtown districts.
The city and county of Frederick have been the fastest growing regions of Maryland. Downtown Frederick’s more than 200 shops, galleries, and restaurants create a quaint small-town Camelot. Every type of cuisine from traditional brewpubs and bars to authentic Thai and Italian can be found in this true culinary hot spot. Plenty of local brews and IPAs reside within the city of spires including Flying Dog. Frederick also has one of the finest clusters of golf courses in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Clustered Spires Golf Club located within the city limits borders the Monocracy River and is constantly voted as the favorite golf course in the county. Worthington Manor has garnered quite a distinguished résumé. They have hosted numerous USGA events including seven U.S. Open Qualifiers. Two-time U.S. Open Champion Ernie Els carved his name into the countryside when he co-designed Whiskey Creek. This layout that consistently finds Maryland’s top ten lists will have you literally bobbing up and down with its dramatic elevation changes. If incredible challenge and scenery are on your golf checklist, you cannot go wrong choosing the P.B. Dye Golf Club. Your imagination and competitive spirit will be captured here. Musket Ridge Golf Club on the west side of the county was the final design of architect legend Joe Lee. The course is lauded for its playability and conditioning and also makes plenty of top ten lists annually. Maryland National Golf Club, an Arthur Hills creation, is equal parts visually stunning and challenging. The special topography of this course includes open links-style holes, wetland carries, and wooded tree-lined fairways. These two courses on the west side of Frederick make a 36-hole day very attainable based on the proximity each has to one another.
The Rick Jacobson designed Richland Golf Club in nearby Middletown has dramatic elevation changes of up to 100 feet with Hollow Creek coming into play on five holes. It is home to a great 19th hole in the Valley Grill & Sports Bar with 25 giant TVs.
Earning the nickname “Hub City,” Hagerstown today bustles with the best of history, culture, specialty shops, and cuisine from around the world that includes Hagerstown’s German heritage. Black Rock Golf Course takes you on a golf journey from its opening holes that are nestled in the Shenandoah Valley to its spectacular back nine with scenic views of the Appalachian Mountains. Beaver Creek Country Club allows golf travelers access to one of the finest courses in the Tri-State. Rocky Gap Casino Resort, a destination golf course in Flintstone, makes full use of Maryland’s natural beauty. This Jack Nicklaus Signature Course also makes an ideal stop for travels to and from the region.
Interstates 70 and 81 are the perfect cart paths to golf in this part of Maryland. With such a great location these areas are some of the most requested that Mid-Atlantic Golf Getaways offers.
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