Spring Creek Golf Club was the darling of Golf Advisor in 2014, earning top marks in overall and value categories in the U.S. (Courtesy of Spring Creek G.C.) Views of the water abound at The Links at Lighthouse Sound near the coast of Maryland. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor) The Ocean City, Md. and southern Delaware coast area offers plenty of quality golf, such as the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Del. (Courtesy of Bayside Resort G.C.) The view from the 18th green at Bull Run Golf Club demonstrates the exquisite tract of land on which the course was built. (Kevin Dunleavy/Golf Advisor) Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club's 10th hole features a tricky shot over water to a shallow green. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor) The par-5 10th is the signature hole at The Club at Viniterra in New Kent, Va. (Kevin Dunleavy/Golf Advisor) There are three nines at Bear Trap Dunes Golf club, including the Black Bear. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor) A guard tower overlooks the par-3 11th hole at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. (Kevin Dunleavy/Golf Advisor) Tulips adorn the bridge and tee box on the par-4 finishing hole at Baywood Greens. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor) After two benign holes to start, the third ups the ante at the Fred Couples-designed Westfields Golf Club. (Kevin Dunleavy/Golf Advisor) The par-5 eighth at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links plays along the water. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)

Top 25 courses in the Mid-Atlantic on Golf Advisor in 2014



It was a good year to be a golfer in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. At the top of the Mid-Atlantic Top 25 in 2014 is Spring Creek Golf Club in rural Virginia, which checked in with a near-perfect score of 4.96/5.0. Not too shabby for the course that also ranks in Golf Digest's most recent ranking of the Top 100 Public Courses You Can Play.

The Top 25 in the Mid-Atlantic, including all Virginia and Maryland courses, plus southern Delaware and Washington D.C., features a little bit of everything. Rural courses like Spring Creek, plus a nice chunk of courses from the Ocean City destination spanning Maryland and Delaware. High-end resorts like the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay and Bayside Resort, as well as Metro-D.C./Beltway courses in both Maryland and Virginia also fared well.

Top 25 Mid-Atlantic Courses on Golf Advisor in 2014

1. Spring Creek Golf Club, Gordonsville, Va.

2. The Links at Lighthouse Sound, Bishopville, Md.

3. Cambridge River Golf Club at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Cambridge, Md.

4. Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links, Berlin, Md.

5. Maryland National Golf Club, Middletown, Md.

6. Whiskey Creek Golf Club, Ijamsville, Md.

7. Colonial Heritage Club, Williamsburg, Va.

8. Eagle's Landing Golf Course, Berlin, Md.

9. Baywood Greens, Long Neck, Del.

10. The Club at Viniterra, New Kent, Va.

11. Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville, Del.

12. GlenRiddle Golf Club*, Berlin, Md.

13. Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Oceanview, Del.

14. Dogwood Trace Golf Course, Petersburg, Va.

15. Laurel Hill Golf Club, Lorton, Va.

16. Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville, Del.

17. Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, Issue, Md.

18. Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, Leesburg, Md.

19. Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Front Royal, Va.

20. Clustered Spires Golf Course, Frederick, Md.

21. Northwest Park Golf Course, Wheaton, Md.

22. Heritage Oaks Golf Course, Harrisonburg, Va.

23. Cypress Point Country Club, Virginia Beach, Va.

24. Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Va.

25. Bull Run Country Club, Haymarket, Va.

A minimum of 20 reviews in 2014 were necessary to qualify.

*Denotes 36-hole facility.

Apr 10, 2015



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