Howard County The Guide

Sports and Recreation


Columbia Association
10221 Wincopin Cir.
Columbia, MD, 21044
410-715-3000 Recreational facility membership: 410-730-1802
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Rob Goldman, Vice president, sport and fitness
Howard County Department of Recreation
and Parks

7120 Oakland Mills Rd.
Columbia, Md., 21046
410-313-4700 Fax: 410-313-4660
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More information about individual playgrounds and community, neighborhood and regional parks can be obtained through this main address and phone number.

Columbia Recreation

Columbia Horse Center
10400 Gorman Rd.
Laurel, Md., 20723
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An equestrian facility offering lessons for children and adults. It also has an Equi-Lease Program, show teams, horse sales, summer and winter camps, clinics and boarding. Discounts available for Columbia Association members. Facility is available to the public. Free introductory lessons are provided at 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Columbia Ice Rink
5876 Thunder Hill Rd.
Columbia, Md., 21045
410-730-0322 Hotline: 410-730-0321
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Public skating rink. Lessons offered to all ages and ability levels.

Columbia SportsPark/SkatePark
5453 Harpers Farm Rd.
Columbia, Md., 21044
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Includes skating ramps, batting cages and miniature golf.

Columbia Swim Center
10400 Cross Fox Lane
Columbia, Md., 21044
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An indoor swimming center with water slides. Slides are available Fridays-Sundays from September through May and on Fridays only in June. Slides are closed in July and August.

Golf Courses

Cattail Creek Country Club
3600 Cattail Creek Dr.
Glenwood, Md., 21738
Office: 410-442-1772 Golf shop: 410-442-1787


Fairway Hills Golf Club
5100 Columbia Rd.
Columbia, Md., 21044
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Owned by Columbia Association and open to members and their guests.

Hobbit's Glen
11130 Willow Bottom Dr.
Columbia, Md., 21044
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Owned by Columbia Association and open to members and their guests.

The Timbers at Troy
6100 Marshalee Dr.
Elkridge, Md., 21075
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Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center
2700 Turf Valley Rd.
Ellicott City, Md., 21042
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Two 18-hole golf courses for members and resort guests.

Waverly Woods Golf Club
2100 Warwick Way
Marriottsville, Md., 21104
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Willow Springs Golf Course
12980 Livestock Rd.
West Friendship, Md., 21794
410-442-7700 410-489-7700
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Golf Driving Ranges

Rocky Gorge Golf Fairway
8445 Old Columbia Rd.
Laurel, Md., 20723
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The driving range features a miniature golf course.


Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County
Northrop Fields at Covenant Park
4560 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, Md., 21042
410-203-9590 Fax: 410-203-9592
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Recreational leagues and camps for all ages; a Junior Striker Program for children ages 3 to 6.

Soccer Dome
7330 Montevideo Rd.
Jessup, Md., 20794
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A 24-hour indoor soccer facility.


YMCA-Howard County
Family Branch

4331 Montgomery Rd.
Ellicott City, Md., 21043
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