Golf Courses Near Salisbury, MD
Salisbury, the largest city on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is a commercial center in the Delmarva peninsula region. While you might want to consider the abundant courses in Berlin and Ocean City when making your tee times, there are closer options. Nutters Crossing, the only public course in Salisbury, extends over gentle rolling hills with an open front nine and a contrasting back nine that churns through woodlands. Green Hill Country Club in nearby Quantico is a predominantly flat course that dates back to 1927. It sports a classic look and features a couple of holes on the Wicomico River. Great Hope Golf Course, an open layout with forced carries over ponds, enjoys a natural setting in Westover and frequently appears on Golf Advisor’s list of top Maryland courses. It was #2 in 2016. In Seaford, Delaware, Hooper’s Landing Golf Course, a classic design from 1949, features a mix of tight and wide-open holes that spread out over 200 acres and culminate at small, well-bunkered greens. Keep an eye out for a Hot Deal at Plantation Lakes Golf & Country Club, an Arthur Hills design with an abundance of wetlands and water hazards, large bunkers, and superb greens in Millsboro Delaware. It’s rated Delaware’s #3 public course.
Salisbury, the home of Salisbury University, calls itself “Maryland’s coastal college town.” Downtown Salisbury offers small shops, restaurants, and events. In summer, it’s home to minor league baseball—the hometown Delmarva Shorebirds are a Baltimore Orioles farm team. Top Salisbury attractions include Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, which is renowned for its folk art; Poplar Hill Mansion, a historic house museum; and the Salisbury Zoo, one of America’s finest small zoos. Salisbury’s flat terrain makes for great biking. and the Wicomico River is popular for kayaking and boating. Ocean City is the closest beach to Salisbury, about 30 miles away.