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The Course

Bowie Golf Club has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the City of Bowie's premier public golf courses and best value.
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Bowie Golf Club provides friendly, attentive service with a warm and friendly approach. Our goal is to provide a refreshingly positive golf experience and change the way people view public golf courses. Our guests enjoy an atmosphere of relaxation while being treated with respect by our professional staff.
In the 1700’s this land was a 600-acre horse farm called “Peachtree Estates”. Over the next 100 years, into the 1800’s, family and relatives split up the land and sold the vast majority into farms.

In the late 1800’s approximately 175 acres was owned by the Maenner Family who farmed the land. Many of their sons and daughters were born in the masonry farmhouse built in 1727 and is listed on the historic roles within the state.

In 1956 or 1957, 134 acres was sold to Doug Smiley and his group of investors. They proceeded to develop a golf course on this land and in 1959 opened the course called “Belair Golf & Country Club”.

In 1974, United Investors Inc. purchased the course for a real estate investment. They made little improvements to the course itself, but did make changes, to the historic house by adding two additions for a pro shop and a snack bar.

In 1980 United Investors Inc., submitted plans to the County Planning Board for developing cluster homes on the property.

In July 1981 the City of Bowie was looking for an outside group to lease the Belair Golf & Country Club and make major improvements to the facility. After all the proposals were submitted and evaluated, Fred Ryder leased the course beginning on October 1, 1981. The name was changed to Bowie Golf & Country Club in 1982.

For the next 40 years, the property was operated and managed by the same company, later renamed Bowie Golf Management (BGM). That arrangement ended on September 30, 2021 when the owners of BGM retired. In April 2021, the City advertised for a new firm to manage the golf course. Indigo Sports was selected to manage the course and opened for business under the new management on November 1, 2021.
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Our Pro Shop offers a full-service golf operation with a complete line of golf equipment and accessories for our members and the general public.
  • Starting times are taken 7 days a week
  • USGA Handicap service is provided for $40.00 per year. The course provides a fully accredited computer service approved by the Mid Atlantic PGA.
  • Schedule of Tournaments for 2022 coming soon
  • Driving range is open year round
  • Golf Lessons – Private, Group, On-course, Corporate Clinics, all ages, all levels

Hours of Operation:
7:30AM - 5:00PM Daily


Kids (15 and under) play free with a paying adult Monday - Friday anytime and after 1:00PM weekends and holidays. To receive resident rates, you must live within the municipal boundaries of the City of Bowie. Click here to check your residency online.
2023 Weekday Non-Res Ride Non-Res Walk Res Ride Res Walk
Open - 1:00PM $45 $35 $40 $30
Twilight 3:00PM - Close $35 $25 $30 $20
9 Holes $30 $25 $23 $18


2023 Weekend Non-Res Ride Non-Res Walk Res Ride Res Walk
Open - 1:00PM $55 $45 $50 $40
Twilight 3:00PM - Close $45 $35 $40 $30
9 Holes $35 $28 $30 $23