Anne Arundel County Golf Course Communities (LOCALISM FEATURED)

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If you're a golfer, chances are good that living near a golf course is a priority for you.  I know because that describes my family!

There's no shortage of golf courses in the D.C. - Baltimore area, that's for sure!  In Anne Arundel County alone there are thirteen, including three on military installations (Fort Meade and the U.S. Naval Academy).  But which are located in a "golf course community" where you and your family could walk or bike to the golf course?

To answer that question for you, I compiled this list of Anne Arundel County golf courses along with addresses and links to their websites.  A brief description of each golf course is based on data from and information about housing was compiled from listings in the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS), our regional MLS.  Courses I consider to be located in "golf course communities" are marked with an asterisk (*).



1.  * Bay Hills Golf Club - 545 Bay Hills Dr, Arnold, MD 21012 

This Par-70 course was built on rolling hills that wind throughout the Bay Hills community. Greens are bent grass and the fairways are zoysia.  Memberships available but not required.

Neighboring Homes in the Bay Hills subdivision line the fairways of Bay Hills Golf Club.   Homes range from about $315,000 to $550,000, including detached homes and townhomes.   Chances are good that your children can walk or bike to Bay Hills Golf Club from home.

2.  Eisenhower Golf Course- 1576 Generals Hwy., Crownsville, MD 21032

This Par-71 hilly course has a seven-acre pond, along with a variety of creeks which come into play on a number of holes. Greens and fairways are bent grass.  Public Access.

3.  * Heritage Harbour Golf Club - 875 Harry S Truman Pkwy., Annapolis, MD 21401

This is a nine hole par 3 course (par 27 total) with generous and hilly Bermuda-grass fairways and bent-grass greens that are are fast and undulating. Yardage for the men's tees ranges between 80 and 172 yards. The ladies' yardage ranges between 67 and 123 yards.  Membership required.

Neighboring Homes in this "over-55" community are priced from about $265,000 to $525,000 including detached homes, townhomes, duplexes and high-rise condos.  

4.  U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club- 64 Greenbury Point Rd., Annapolis, MD 21402

This Par 71 course has sand bunkers scattered throughout the design and a water hazard that comes into play on hole #7. The Bermuda-grass fairways are narrow with most being tree lined. This terrain is very hilly, so you can expect a few uneven lies. The Bermuda-grass greens are small, undulating, sloped, and generally fast.  Access limited to authorized personnel.  

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5.  * Crofton Country Club - 1691 Crofton Pkwy., Crofton, MD 21114

Bring your long game to this 7211-yard Par 72 course.  Bent grass greens are larger than they look and fairways (also bent grass) are lined with homes.  It's a beautiful course, with two creeks and two ponds that come into play on several holes.  Membership required.

Neighboring homes include detached homes, townhomes and apartments in "Old" Crofton, Crofton Commons, Crofton Park, Crofton Town, and Lake Louise.  Most homes range from the mid $200,000's to mid $600,000's.

6.  * Walden Golf Club- 1500 Riedel Rd., Crofton, MD 21114

This Par-71 course has sloped bent-grass greens and winter-rye fairways that are lined with homes. Water hazards come into play on fifteen holes.  Semi-private.

Neighboring homes in Chapman Farms, Walden and Crofton Meadows (Townhomes, condos and detached homes) are priced from the $200,000's to $800,000's.


7.  Compass Pointe - 9010 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, MD 21122 (Public)

This is Anne Arundel County's newest and only 36-hole public golf course.  The "four nines" - North, South, East and West - cover more than 800 acres of diverse woodland and provide a wide variety of golf terrains and challenges for golfers of all skill levels. Bent grass greens and fairways.  Public access.

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8.  * Chartwell Golf & Country Club - 1 Chartwell Dr., Severna Park, MD 21146

Large bent-grass greens, so three-putting is a common occurrence. Located in a heavily wooded area, featuring several moderate elevation changes.  This is a Par-72 course with bent-grass fairways often lined by homes.  Membership required.

Neighboring homes are located in a mature community of detached homes that line the fairways of Chartwell Country Club.  Price range from the mid $500,000's to mid-$700,000's. 


9.  Fort Meade, Applewood Course - 6800 Taylor Ave., Fort Meade, MD 20755

A very-tight course with small and fast bent-grass greens, Bermuda-grass fairways, and water hazards on four holes.  Access limited to authorized personnel.

10. Fort Meade, Parkwood Course - 6800 Taylor Ave., Fort Meade, MD 20755

Par-72 course with a wide-open front nine, large open bent-grass greens, and Bermuda-grass fairways. Access limited to authorized personnel.


11. * Old South Country Club- 699 Marlboro Rd., Lothian, MD 20711

Bring your best putting to these quick bent-grass sloped greens. The Bermuda-grass fairways have moderate speed, and out-of-bounds markers come into play on two holes of this Par-72 course. The signature hole is #18, a 480-yard, par 5, providing some of the most breathtaking scenery the course has to offer. Membership required.

Neighboring homes in the Old South Country Club community are few, and their prices are usually over a million dollars.  There are six on the market at this time ranging from $987,500 to $1,395,000. 

Renditions Golf Course12.  Renditions- 1364 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035

Renditions is a collection of golf holes inspired by famous courses around the world.  This Par-72 course re-claimed land that had been a sand-mining operation, and was re-developed under the watchful eye of the Maryland Departent of the Environment.  Public access.  (No information on

13.  * South River Golf Links- 3451 Soloman's Island Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037

More than 165 acres with eight lakes and fourteen environmentally protected areas scattered throughout the course. The course is cut through a hardwood forest with fourteen bridges over the water and valleys. Wildlife is abundant on the course, with bald eagles flying overhead from time to time.  Public access for this Par-72 course with bent grass greens and fairways.  

Neighboring homes in South River Colony tend to be in the $800,000's, although some are priced at nearly double that.  Other homes in South River Colony that are not as close to the golf course include townhomes starting in the $300,000's. 



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Margaret Woda
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114

Matt, it's a lot of work to pull this together.  I would get it half done, and by the time I got back to it, the MLS info would change - and this happened a few times.

Castellum Realty - Thank you fo rsuch a nice compliment

Thesa - Thank you!  This is a question golfers want the answer to.  I do, as I look at potential retirement areas around the country.

Ana - Thanks, I hope it gave you some inspiration for your area.

September 18, 2008 10:09 PM
Thom Abbott
Midtown Atlanta Condos For Sale Thomas Ramon Realty

Could there even be a doubt who the REALTOR of choice is is Anne Arundel County!

When my posts grow up, I want them to be just like yours!

September 18, 2008 10:13 PM
Margaret Woda
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114

Thom and Ray - You always make me laugh...  Thank you!  'Just posted another Localism post - gosh, it's hard work being the sponsor for several cities.

September 18, 2008 10:45 PM
Marjorie Taylor
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
Landon Homes

How wonderfuly helpful information for golfing prospects intersted in your area.  Well researched and well presented.  Great job!

May 17, 2010 10:17 PM
Margaret Woda
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114

Marjorie - Thanks for the compliment.  I guess this post is one you would call and "oldie but goodie" - 

May 18, 2010 06:22 AM

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