Zagat's Survey of Local Golf Courses

All of the courses listed here received ratings of 25 or higher in the 2005 Zagat's Survey of America's Top Golf Courses. Zagat's populist system, best known for its use in restaurant evaluations, invites readers to rate golf courses via questionnaires. Courses are rated on a 30-point scale: A score of 25 means "excellent"; 26 through 30 means "extraordinary to perfection."

map of Zagat-recommended courses in Maryland and Virginia

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