Maryland, the Free State, is considered by some to be a microcosm of America and earns its nickname of “America in Miniature” due to its climatic extremes and its topographical variety.
One of the smallest states in the Union, Maryland has a long golfing history, which some reckon dates back to the mid-18th century, but the Maryland State Golf Association was definitely formed in 1921 and now looks after the interests of around 160 golf clubs across the length and breadth of the Free State.
For the golfing aficionado, Maryland offers a little bit of everything, from the classic Baltimore Country Club, which was founded in 1898 and hosted the US Open one year later, to the perennially top rated Blue course at the Congressional Country Club, to modern layouts from Pete Dye at Bulle Rock and Tom Fazio at Caves Valley.
Our Maryland Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2020. Click the link to read the story.