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Golfing Green: Mount Pleasant Among The Best

July 1, 2008

Mount Pleasant
(Tom Pierce)

Baltimore's Mount Pleasant Golf Course ranked 12th in Golfweek Magazine’s ranking of the top 30 municipal golf courses in the country.

“It is thrilling to be included in this list which includes some great golf courses the United States,” said Jonathon Ladd, PGA, executive director for the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation. "We take pride in our accomplishments over the years and have maintained a high level of quality and service as it relates to serious golfers as well as those players new to the game.”

New York's Bethpage State Park Black Course, host of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open, topped the list. Indian Wells (Calif.), home of the Skins Game competition, ranked third and Torrey Pines South Course (Calif.), host of the 2008 U.S. Open, ranked fifth. 

Mount Pleasant, a par-71 course designed by Gus Hook, opened in 1934. In 1956, Arnold Palmer secured his second American tournament win as a touring professional golfer at Mount Pleasant.

Issue 3.27: July 3, 2008