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County has public, private golf courses

September 26, 2007

Beaver Creek

Access: Semi-private.

Layout: 18 holes, par 72, 6,920 yards. A challenging course with plenty of trees on some holes. Course follows a rolling terrain.

Cost:Full-time members pay dues of $160 per month for single, unlimited golf play. There are other rates for juniors, seniors, families and couples available.

For nonmembers:

· 18 holes - $45, weekdays; $50, weekends, including cart.

· 9 holes - $23, weekdays; $25, weekends, including cart.

· Twilight (3 hours before sunset) - $34, weekdays; $37, weekends, including cart.

Address: 9535 Mapleville Road, on Md. 66 between Boonsboro and Smithsburg.

Directions: From Interstate 70, take Exit 35 and head one-half mile south on Md. 66.

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For information and tee times, call 301-733-5152 or go to www.beavercreekcc.com.

Black Rock

Access: Public.

Layout: 18 holes, par 72, 6,646 yards.

The county's newest course at 18 years old, Black Rock is one of Maryland's most spectacular public courses.

Cost:

Greens fees for county residents:

· Nine holes - $16, weekdays; $9 for a cart

· 18 holes - $26, weekdays; $31, weekends; $17 for a cart.

Greens fees for out-of-county residents:

· Nine holes - $18, weekdays; $9 for a cart.

·18 holes - $32, weekdays; $42, weekends; $17 for a cart.

Juniors and seniors:

· 18 holes - $31, weekdays, including cart.

Midday (weekdays after noon):

· 18 holes - $35, including cart.

Midday (weekends after 1 p.m.):

· 18 holes - $38, including cart.

Twilight (after 3 p.m.) - $30, including cart.

Tee times are required one week in advance.

Address: 20025 Mount Aetna Road.

Directions: From Hagerstown, go east on Dual Highway and turn left onto Mount Aetna Road. Course is about one mile on the right.

For information, call 240-313-2816 or go to www.blackrockgolfcourse.com.

Fountain Head

Access: Private.

Layout: 18 holes, par 71, 6,323 yards.

Cost: Must be a member or a guest of a member to play.

Address: 13316 Fountain Head Road, off Pennsylvania Avenue, north of Hagerstown.

For information, call 301-739-6933 or go to www.fhcc1924.com.

Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run

Access: Public.

Layout: Nine holes, par 34, 2,554 yards. Course is short and tight. Only one water hazard. One par 5, three par 3s.

Cost:

· Weekdays - $9 for nine holes, $12 for 18 holes; seniors (62 and older) and juniors (16 and younger), $8 for nine holes, $10 for 18 holes.

· Weekends - $13 for nine or 18 holes

· Twilight (6 p.m. until dusk) - $7.50

Carts: $10 for nine holes, $16 for 18; for seniors, $9.50 for nine holes, $15 for 18.

For frequent golfers, the best deal is to pay $290 for yearly membership for unlimited play, $220 for seniors. A spouse or dependent can be added for $150.

· Walk-ons only, no tee times.

Address: 2 S. Cleveland Ave., at corner of Dual Highway and Cleveland Avenue.

For information, call 301-733-8630.

Yingling's

Access: Public.

Layout: 18 holes, par 54, 1,720 yards. The county's only par-3 course.

The course is ideal for beginners and others who want to work on their iron game.

Cost:

· $10 for nine holes, $12 for 18 holes.

· For seniors (55 and older) and juniors (16 and younger) - $8 for nine holes, $10 for 18 holes.

· Memberships are available for $250 for a single adult, $150 for seniors and $125 for juniors. Family rates also are available.

· No carts. Walk-ons only, no tee times.

Address: 20220 Jefferson Blvd., one mile east of Hagerstown on Md. 64.

For information, call 301-790-2494 or go to www.yinglingsgolfcenter.com.

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