Maryland's Tournament Course

Opened June 30, 1934

Course Designer and Builder: Charles Augustin (Gus) Hook

President, Baltimore City Park Board, 1931 to 1937: Edward Hugh (Ned) Hanlon (aka "The Father of Modern Baseball"and "Foxy Ned")

Championships Conducted on the Course

USGA Sponsored National Events

1939 U. S. Amateur Public Links Championship

1954 U. S. Open Qualifying Round

1956 U. S. Open Qualifying Round

PGA of America Sponsored International Events

Eastern Open: 1950 to 1958, 1962

BMGC Sponsored State and Local Events

Maryland Amateur Stroke Play Championship: 1968 to 2009, 2011

Baltimore Two-Man Team Championship: Annually since 1990

Baltimore Women's Amateur Championship: Annually since ____

Baltimore Match-Play Championship (final round): Annually to 2011

Mount Pleasant Park Course Records

One Round: 64 by Tommy Bolt in 1957

Next Best Round (65): Clayton Heafner, 1950; Dow Finsterwald, 1958; Doug Ford, 1962; Billy Wingerd, 2004*

Next Best Round (66): Doug Ford, 1952; Ralph Lomeli, 1953; Bob Toski, 1954, Arnold Palmer and Harold Williams, 1956; Fred Hawkins, 1957; Bart DeLuca, 2000*

Eastern Open Records

One Round: 64 Tommy Bolt, 1957

Four Rounds: 275 Sam Snead, 1952

Playoff Wins: 1 Art Wall, 1958, over Bob Rosburg and Jack Burke, Jr.

Best Finish by a Maryland Professional: T2 Charlie Bassler, 1953

Best Finish by a Maryland Amateur: T27 Deane Beman, 1958

Best Finish by a Baltimore Amateur: T37 Bill Cole, 1956

Lowest Round By A One-Armed Golfer: 78 Jimmy Nichols, 1953

Best Finish by an Australian movie star with a PGA Tour victory: T21 Joe Kirkwood, Jr., 1951

Best Finish by a Lawyer who won the Masters Par-3 Tournament: Out of Final 18 Terry Dill, 1962

Maryland Amateur Stroke Play Championship Records

One Round: 65 Billy Wingerd, 2004*

Three Rounds: 205 Billy Wingerd, 2004*

Number of Wins: 5 Joe Walter, 1976 through 1980

Baltimore Two-Man Team Championship Records

One round: 62 Jim Castagna and Craig Groenendaal, 2007

Two rounds: 128 Chris Baloga and Michael Larkin, 2004

Number of wins: 6 Joe Records and Larry Storck, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2004

Baltimore Women's Amateur Championship

One round: 73 Stephanie Connelly, 2003

* Alteration of the course layout after 1962 resulted in the lowering of par from 72 to 71, and the shortening of the course from 6,895 yards to 6,726.