Tri-state region abounds with excellent golf

Tri-state region abounds with excellent golf

Washington County enjoys the benefits of five area golf courses ranging from the sentimental favorite Municipal Golf Course with nine holes, to exclusive Fountain Head Country Club, an 18-hole championship course.

Beaver Creek Country Club Preferred member of CVB. Beaver Creek golf course is a semi-private course with 18 holes; par 72 - 6,878 yards. Built in a traditional layout, this course features plenty of trees with a rolling, but easily walkable terrain. A challenging course that is sure to test your skills.

Black Rock Golf Course Preferred member of CVB. Black Rock is a public course with 18 holes; par 72 - 6,700 yards. In addition to being the county's newest course, Black Rock is one of the most spectacular public courses Maryland, attracting golfers from as far away as Baltimore. Golfers can enjoy scenic views, an outstanding practice facility, exciting play for all skill levels, and exceptional value. Recently awarded Golf Digest 4-Star Rating.

Greencastle Greens Golf Club. Greencastle Greens is one of the premier golf courses in the region today. Greencastle Greens is a public course with 18 holes; par72 - 6,900 yards. Many of the holes feature intervening ponds and waterfalls making this course one of the most challenging in the area. Located close to Hagerstown.

The Greens at Hamilton Run. The Greens at Hamilton Run is a public course with nine holes, par 34 - 2,550 yards. This course features only one water hazard, one par 5, and three par 3s. The Greens at Hamilton Run is a short tight course, making it easy to walk. Located in Hagerstown.

Fountain Head Country Club The golf course at Fountain Head Country Club is a private course with 18 holes, par71 - 6,323 yards. Fountain Head takes golf to a higher level setting the standard for golf in Washington County. Golfers can enjoy rounds of golf through winding meadows and peaceful valleys.

Cress Creek Country Club/Locust Hill Golf Course (public) is located at 100 Cress Creek Driver in Shepherdstown, WV. They are considered "The Best Green in the Blue Ridge." For more information call 304-876-3375 or visit www.cresscreek.com or www.locusthillgolf.com.

Maryland National Golf Club - Maryland National Golf Club's picturesque 18-hole, par 71 layout, provides an unforgettable golfing experience. Designed by the world-renown architect Arthur Hills, Maryland National takes full advantage of the dramatic terrain changes and wetlands surrounding the course. From long, rolling fairways to magnificent holes carved out of natural woodlands and various water hazards, each hole of this 6,811-yard layout provides a unique challenge sure to inspire any golfer. Close by to Hagerstown and Washington County.

Musket Ridge Golf Club - Musket Ridge golf course is a newer course designed by Joe Lee. This rolling hillside golf course is an 18-hole public play course. Musket Ridge's full service golf club includes a clubhouse, restaurant, and golf shop. Located minutes from Washington County.

Penn National Golf Club & Inn. Founders course: 18 holds; par 72 (6,958 yards). Blend of tree-lined fairways, large greens, Iron Forge: 18 holds; par 72 (7,000 yards). Modern open-style course with rolling terrain. Both courses boast 4-star ratings from Golf Digest. Semi-private club also offers a golf academy, restaurant, hotel, and more. They are located at 3720 Clubhouse Drive, Fayetteville, PA. Call 1-800-221-7366 or 717-352-2400 or visit www.penngolf.com for more information.

Whitetail Golf Resort - Whitetail Golf Club's course is an 18-hole, par 72 - 6,950 yards. Golfers of many skill levels will enjoy the manicured mountainous terrain, challenging every aspect of their game. The layout is unique to the area due to its beautiful views and frequent changes in elevation. The course has multiple tees and yardage markers making it accommodating to all handicap levels. Whitetail offers a variety of shot-making opportunities. This nearby rolling links style course was designed by Rick Robbins.

The Woods Golf Course - The Woods "Mountain View" golf course is a nearby public championship course with 18 holes, par 72 - 6-500 yards. This exciting course meanders over a rolling plateau with magnificent panoramic views. For a quick round, The Woods "Stony Link" golf course is a mid-length course, having some of the most beautiful and challenging holes of golf at The Woods.

Yingling's Golf Center Yingling's golf course is a public course with 18 holes, par 54. Washington County's only par 3 course making it ideal for beginning golfers and for those who want to work on their iron game. Facilities and services at Yingling's Golf Center also include a driving range, miniature golf course, golf lessons, and batting cages.

This information was provided by the Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitor's Bureau - www.marylandmemories.com