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Date: Aug 2012

Golf is a fascinating game, because it really is for everyone. You can spend an entire lifetime mastering it, becoming one of the premier athletes in world. On the other hand, if you are less talented at it, then, as Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne once said, “…it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.”

In any case, no matter how experienced you are, a round of golf is a great way to spend a morning and afternoon and in Baltimore County we’re proud to be home to five award winning public golf courses. Check one out today!

Greystone Golf Course

2115 White Hall Road
White Hall, MD 21161


Tee off on the scenic fairways of Greystone in north County, rated one of Maryland's Finest Golf Courses by Maryland Life's Free State's Finest in a 2011 poll.  It was also named 26th in Golfweek's Top 50 Municipal Golf Courses for 20082009, as well as Golfweek’s 2009 Best Courses You Can Play.

Rocky Point Golf Course

1935 Back River Neck Road
Essex, MD  21221


Putt along the picturesque wetlands of Rocky Point, a challenge to golfers at any level. Opened in 1971, Russell Roberts skillfully created Rocky Point to be a challenging yet fair test of golf.

Fox Hollow Golf Course and Training Center

1 Cardigan Road
Timonium, MD 21093


Work on your game or play 18 holes at the Fox Hollow Golf and Training Center.

Fox Hollow offers golfers a fun and challenging layout as well as a state-of-the-art training center and driving range.

Diamond Ridge Golf Course and The Woodlands Golf Course

2309 Ridge Road

WindsorMill, MD  21244


In west County, the Woodlands and Diamond Ridge sit side by side, offering true golf experiences for the novice and well-seasoned player. Lush fairways and rolling terrain best characterize Diamond Ridge Golf Course, which shares a clubhouse and state-of-the-art practice facility with The Woodlands. Washington Golf Monthly called The Woodlands "the best public course in the Baltimore suburbs." Golf Digest has rated The Woodlands a "Four Star Places to Play Award Winner."

Keywords: golf, recreation, sport

by Kevin Kamenetz

Baltimore County Executive

In Baltimore County, we are proud to be the home of the Ravens. They may play their games in M&T Bank Stadium, but when the games are over and the lights are off, they make their home in Owings Mills. The preseason is always exciting, not necessarily because of the games themselves, but because we know football season is on the way.

As the Ravens play the Detroit Lions tonight in Baltimore, things are a little different. For the first time in years, on the same night as a football game, the Baltimore Orioles are deep in a playoff race. The O’s may not make their home in Baltimore County the way that the Ravens do, but they are just as near and dear to our hearts as the Ravens.

So tonight, we face a dilemma that we haven’t had to deal with in ages, the prospect of flipping back and forth between Ravens football and a playoff race involving our own Baltimore Orioles. As problems go, this is a pretty good one to have and I know I speak for everyone in Baltimore County when I say its one we wouldn’t mind having every year.

Keywords: orioles, ravens, sports, summer

This is an illustration of the Digital Counties Survey Winner 2012 Juliette Goodwin
Baltimore County Office of Information Technology

Some of the most creative times in my life have been the result of being broke. I had to learn how to exist on very little money. A dish that saw me through leaner years was rice and beans - inexpensive and simple to prepare. I dressed it up with extras when I could afford to, but even in its most basic state, rice and beans sustained me for long periods of time.

Baltimore County recently won a spot in the top ten Digital Counties Survey by responding to a similar problem: How does local government improve the way it does business with fewer resources than in the past? The Center for Digital Government, in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) conducted the survey. A panel of expert judges reviewed responses - the top ten winners demonstrated successful use of technological solutions to county priorities on a limited budget.

The year and a half I've worked for the County, the move to streamline has been swift. Instead of customers traveling to County offices to do business, services like paying Property Taxes or reporting potholes can now be taken care of online.

Financial necessity is responsible for much of this change, as is a keen interest by County Executive Kamenetz in the County's web presence. The outcome has resulted in processes becoming easier and more accessible to the public, and less of a burden on taxpayers.


Revised April 6, 2016