Hyatt Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
A perfect golf resort to tee it up.

From the March 24, 2003 Issue of New York

toronto skylineEstates, farms, military bases, and even garbage dumps have been turned into world-class golf resorts, so why not a mental institution? The new Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina replaces a psychiatric hospital, and we can guarantee it’s an improvement. The course balances the playability of a resort course with the windswept challenge of an oceanfront design. Tall marsh grasses and omnipresent wildlife give it a feel reminiscent of the acclaimed courses of Kiawah Island and the coastal Carolinas.
— Larry Olmstead and Aric Chen

The Hyatt Chesapeake Bay (800-55-HYATT; is about a four-and-a-half-hour drive from New York. Golf packages (room, breakfast, and golf for two) start at $309.