Golf in the State of Maryland
Famous for crabcakes, Maryland, named after England’s Queen Mary, and nicknamed "The Old Line State", borders the Atlantic Ocean and states of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Although small, it is one of the most densely populated states in the U.S., a fact that is partially responsible for the presence of 170 golf courses. Largest city Baltimore boasts 72, Salisbury 19 and Hagerstown 5, with other metropolitan centers sharing the balance.
Pete Dye-designed Bulle Rock Golf Course, Havre De Grace, is a Maryland must-play course. Queenstown Harbour Golf Course offers 36 holes of golf accompanied by great waterfront views. Musket Ridge Golf Club, Myersville, is close to the Baltimore and Washington DC bustle, yet when you are there, it seems far-removed. Greystone Golf Course, White Hall, has been reviewed as a Country Club level course, with surprisingly low prices. Ernie Els had a hand in design consulting the secluded and private feeling Whiskey Creek Golf Club, Ijamsville.
In 1992, Mark Carnevale, born in Annapolis, was the PGA Tour rookie of the year. Donnie Hammond, born in Fredrick, is a member of the Jacksonville University Sports Hall of Fame. Vicky Hurst decided to announce her intention to be born by interrupting her mother's round of golf on the 16th hole of the Andrews Air Force Base course. Her mother finished the round before giving birth to Vicky at the base medical facility. In her rookie year, Vicky led the LPGA Tour in driving distance. Mike Reid, from Bainbridge, had successful college and amateur careers and won major championships on the Champions Tour.