A Guide to Golf in Frederick County

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Frederick County is home to many championship golf courses, each with its own individual character and challenge. Aesthetically beautiful, the area has miles of putting greens, flat and hilly landscapes, and country clubs. Here are seven of the top clubs and courses in Frederick for the perfect golf trip in Maryland.

1. Musket Ridge Golf Club
Hit your first hole-in-one at Musket Ridge Golf Club, a 150-acre oasis with rolling hills and friendly staff. This state-of-the-art golf course is surrounded by natural beauty and was designed by one of the world’s most famous golf architects, the late Joe Lee, using his signature layout. Musket Ridge is proud to be the first zero waste golf course and venue in the country. All of the food waste generated on the property is composted into fertilizer using a Japanese process called Bokashi.

2. Whiskey Creek Golf Club
Golf Magazine has raved about Whiskey Creek’s flawless courses, detailing its “30-mile views, spectacular tee shots, [and] par 5 finishing hole [that] is truly remarkable.” With rippling creeks, scenic woods, and holes designed for golf greats like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, Whiskey Creek provides a relaxing atmosphere as well as fun activities and training.

3. Clustered Spires Golf Club
Bring your entire family to the fantastic Clustered Spires Golf Club, which offers a handful of programs such as Junior Golf (for kids 17 and under) and a Friday Night League (a two-person competition). The courses are located at a former dairy farm along the Monocacy River. Visitors can also enjoy the rich landscape and catch a glimpse of the clustered spires. For those who need to brush up on skills, pay a visit to The Vault where professional trainers are on hand for instruction.

4. Holly Hills Country Club
For an upscale experience, reserve a round and dinner reservations at Holly Hills Country Club. A short drive from downtown Frederick, this country club overlooks the scenic Catoctin Mountains. Guests have access to many perks such as swimming pools, a pool house, tennis courts, an elegant clubhouse, and of course the Holly Hills top-notch golf course.

5. Maryland National Golf Club
If you’re looking for a public golf course with beautiful views of the Catoctin Mountains, Maryland National Golf Club is the course for you. It’s 18-hole, par 71 layout was designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Hills. It features  rolling fairways that lead to magnificent holes carved out of natural wooded lowlands and various water hazards. After enjoying great golf you can relax at the 13,780 square foot clubhouse. Be sure to visit the full-service gift shop and enjoy a delicious meal at Shroyer’s Tavern, Middletown’s hidden gem when it comes to dining.

6. PB Dye Golf Club
Named after world-class golf course designer PB Dye, this club offers more than perfect holes and views. PB Dye Golf Club boasts a popular clubhouse in traditional Maryland motif and features elegant interiors with large windows overlooking the course. Visitors can purchase discounted tees and clubs at the golf shop. Once you’ve worked up an appetite after finishing the front nine, head over to The Grille for sandwiches and burgers.

7. Worthington Manor Golf Club
Featuring a 19th-century clubhouse, picturesque wetlands and wispy trees, Worthington Manor Golf Club makes golfing a superb experience. This beautiful golf course is not for beginners. Its undulating terrain creates complicated and challenging holes. After a long game on the fairways, golfers can stop for delicious burgers and wings at J.T.’s Grill.

For more information on golf packages, visit www.golffrederickmd.com or contact Chris Moore at 301-473-7579 or chris@golffrederickmd.com.