Ocean City Golf CoursesWith Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. all within three hours, Ocean City's weekend population often swells to more than 300,000, a tough act to pull off on a 36-square-mile strip of land. The good news for golfers is that Ocean City has plenty of modern, quality tracks to accommodate the crowds.If you like seaside golf, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware is your ticket. There aren't a hundred golf courses here like there are in Myrtle Beach, but the quality is just as good if not better, albeit perhaps a little more expensive. Best of all, though, for those who live in the big cities of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, it's convenient.With coastal views, coastal cuisine and some golf courses designed by big name architects, the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Delaware is luring an increasing number golfers from the hustle and bustle of the big eastern cities. In a sense, the Ocean City/southern Delaware coast area is the Myrtle Beach of the northeast. There aren't as many courses, but the quality certainly rivals Myrtle and then some. Oh, and there's something else: Nowhere are you likely to find a better crab cake!Two distinct waves of upscale public golf have left Ocean City, Maryland with more reasonably priced, high-end choices than any coastal resort north of Myrtle Beach. In addition, with night spots such as tourist destination Seacrets, and many quality restaurants open throughout the year, there's plenty of off-course activity on the Delmarva coast.Playing at Eagle's Landing Golf Course in Ocean City, Md., can be a singular experience, especially when riding over marshland between holes. The only noise is the clatter of the cart bridge as you roll from green to tee, checking out the sunset, the wildlife or another unique view of one of the extraordinary holes. And even if you deposit a ball or two in the cordgrass, it's worthwhile to disengage, take a peek in all directions and enjoy what makes Eagle's Landing memorable.