Hunters Oak Golf course offers 9 holes of links style golf located in Queenstown, Maryland.
A links is the oldest style of golf course, first developed in Scotland. Links land is typically characterised by dunes, an undulating surface, and a sandy soil unsuitable for arable farming but which readily supports various indigenous browntop bents and red fescue grasses, that result in the firm turf associated with links courses and the ‘running’ game.
Links courses tend to be on, or at least very near to, a coast, and the term is typically associated with coastal courses, often amid dunes, with few water hazards and few, if any, trees. This reflects both the nature of the scenery where the sport happened to originate and the fact that only limited resources were available to golf course architects at the time and any moving of soil had to be done by hand, so it was kept to a minimum. Even today, some links courses do not employ a greens staff, use only basic machinery such as hole cutters without boards to ensure that the hole is cut unevenly, and use grazing animals to keep the grass cropped.
At Hunters Oak we utilize our limited resources to great effect, and employ a very minimal greens staff, doing as much as we can to create a challenging, but rewarding golf experience.
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In 2008 Golf Digest voted Hunters Oak among the top 15 courses in the state of Maryland.
As our members know, improvements are always underway and great things are in store for those who join us, including delicious food and drink at our pub, a driving range, practice green, and Bed and Breakfast so you can stay-and-play! In Spring 2018 we will also be reopening our pool and tennis courts.
You will not find a better deal anywhere in the area!