- Arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time. Please check-in at clubhouse. Please wear your mask (if you are not fully-vaccinated) and follow all physical distancing signage prior to and during play.
- Masks are required (if you are not fully-vaccinated) at all times except during play when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Gathering in groups is prohibited.
- Scorecards and pencils will be issued individually and are not to be shared.
- Two riders per cart, mask is required (if you are not fully-vaccinated) while in cart, unless riders are immediate family members.
- Cup has been modified so that no flag-touch is necessary. Ball washers and rakes have been removed.
- One player on the tee box at a time, others must remain physical distanced at no less than 6 feet.
- Sharing of equipment is discouraged.
- Ruggles staff will be routinely monitoring the course to enforce implemented measures.
Port-a-pots are available at the driving range and on the course.
- 18-Hole Championship Golf Course
- Driving range - with natural and artificial tees
- Putting green
- Short game chipping area
- Fully stocked Pro Shop
- Computerized handicap system
- Golf lessons
- Locker rental
- Sutherland Grille - serving sandwiches and grill items daily, as well as catered events
- Outings and tournaments throughout the season
- Short (red) tees: 5,071 yards
- Medium (gold) tees: 5,900 yards
- Intermediate (white) tees: 6,330 yards
- Long (blue) tees: 6,790 yards
- Championship (black) tees: 7,230 yards.
- Ruggles Fees
Our fee structure offers both military and civilian golfers the opportunity to play a challenging course. Harford County residents may play the courses, or become a member, enabling them to participate in club-sponsored events. All fees subject to change.
Ruggles - Daily Green Fees
Status 9 holes
E1 - E6 Active Duty Military $10 $13 $15 $18 E7 & DoD Civilians $15 $19 $22 $29 Guest $18 $22 $27 $37
Ruggles - Annual Membership Fees
Annual memberships are available and structured according to the individual's rank or grade. Membership fees are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and allow the patron to participate in club-sponsored events.
E1 - E6 Active Duty Military $450 $720 E7 & DoD Civilians $870 $1,390 Guest $1,110 $1,775
Ruggles - Rental Fees
Cart (9 holes): $11 per person
Cart (18 holes): $17 per person
Pull Cart: $5
Golf Clubs: $15
Range - Small Bucket: $5
Range - Large Bucket: $9
All prices subject to change.
- Golf Lessons
All of the best players take regular lessons in order to keep their game in top form. Most amateurs are not trying to achieve the level of top professionals; however, regular instruction and coaching are important to improving and enjoying the game of golf.
APG Golf Professionals are available for lessons at Ruggles and Exton Golf Courses 7 days a week. All lessons are by appointment only. Group lessons are also available. To defray some of the cost, form your own group of two or more. Playing lessons are available for up to 3 players. Please continue to check this website for upcoming clinics and events.
Lessons will be available at Ruggles Golf Course April through November. Call the Pro Shop at +1 (410)436-2213 for more information and to schedule a lesson.
Get Golf Ready Special
Get five 1.5-hour sessions, meeting once per week. Cost: $120 Authorized Patrons; $145 Guests. To register, call the Pro Shop at: +1 (410) 278-4794.
Ruggles' PGA Professional
Ruggles' resident PGA Professional began playing golf in 1974. After winning the 1989 Maryland Amateur Stroke Play Championship, he turned professional in 1990. He enjoys playing tournament golf and has won tournaments both as amateur and professional. He developed a loyal following of students shortly after he turned professional, and has been helping golfers of all ages and skills to improve their game for nearly 20 years.
The Ruggles PGA Professional also serves as the Head Coach of the Harford Community College men’s varsity golf team. He and his family reside in the Aberdeen area.
Ruggles' Golf Pro says, "My philosophy is quite simple: there is no such thing as one golf swing for everyone. I pride myself on being able to apply the correct swing principles to each person, based on his or her physical and psychological make up. I have one other basic belief: golf lessons should be enjoyable, as well as informative. Bottom line, my students improve! What may be even more important is they enjoy the process of improving, practicing, and working on their game."
Private Lesson Pricing
10% Discount for Active Duty Military
Description Price Single 30-minute session $40 Single 60-minute session $65
All fees subject to change.
- Ruggles Tee Times
Open: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat - Sun: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tee times and driving range reservations must be confirmed prior and all fees paid in full via phone call to 410-278-4794. Tee times are spaced 12 minutes apart AND carts must be turned in by 8:30 p.m. each day.
Tee time reservations will be taken: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tee Times: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.*
Sat - Sun: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.*
* Carts must be in by 8:30 p.m.
- APG Courses - FAQ
Q: Can I play Ruggles and Exton if I do not have a government ID?
A: Yes. Ruggles Golf Course is located on MD route 715 outside the gate. No ID required. Exton Golf Course is behind the security gate off of Maryland Route 152. You will need your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance to gain access. At this time the Garrison is also offering long term visitors passes for frequent visitors. Please go to www.apgmwr.com for current prices.
Q: Can I make tee times at Ruggles and Exton?
A: Yes. You can make teetimes at Ruggles up to two weeks in advance for a single group and up to six months in advance for larger groups. Please call Ruggles at 410-278-4794 or 410-278-9452. Exton Golf Course is always on a first come, first serve basis. Please call 410-436-2213 for current conditions of the Golf Course and availability.
Q: Can I purchase an annual membership to play Ruggles and Exton Golf Course?
A: Yes. Please visit https://aberdeen.armymwr.com for current prices.
Q: Can I host a golf tournament or outing at Ruggles or Exton?
A: Yes. To set up an event at Ruggles please call 410-278-4794. To set up an event at Exton please call 410-436-2213.
Q: Does Ruggles and Exton have practice areas?
A: Yes. Ruggles has a fee-based practice range that includes one acre of grass, bunker and free practice green. Exton has a free short game warm-up area.
Q: Can I have a non-golf event at the club houses at either Ruggles or Exton?
A: Yes. We host parties of all sizes both inside and outside all year long. To set up an event at Ruggles Golf Course please call 410-278-4794. To set up an event at Exton golf course please call 410-436-2213.
Q: Can I get lunch at Ruggles and Exton?
A: Yes. You can get lunch at Ruggles from April through November which includes hot meals sandwiches, daily specials and a full-service bar. Exton has light snacks hotdogs beer and sodas.
Q: Can I get lessons at Ruggles or Exton?
A: Yes. All private and group lessons are currently being conducted by a PGA Professional at Ruggles Golf Course; please call: 410-278-4794.
- Advertising Opportunities at Ruggles
Prices in effect: Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2020
Golf Carts (30 Carts) (Advertiser/Sponsor supplies material and installation)
- $800 - 1-2 months (any months)
(1) Yard Sign (Advertiser/Sponsor supplies material and installation)
- $2,000 - 7 months (May-Nov)
- $1,000 - 3 months (any months)
- $600 - 1-2 months (any months)
(1) Weekend Table Display & Signage in (20) Carts (May-Sep) (Advertiser/Sponsor supplies materials, table and installation)
Counter Wraps - A counter featuring your brand and a special message. (Advertiser/Sponsor supplies material and installation)
- $3,600 - 12 months
- $2,000 - 6 months
- $1,000 - 3 months
- $600 - 1-2 months
Window Clings (Advertiser/Sponsor supplies material and installation)
- $3,000 - 6 months
- $1,500 - 3 months
- $2,000 - Front or Back Cover (color ad: 4.5” x 3.75”)
- $1,000 - Inside Cover (color ad: 4" x 1")
- Watermark - SOLD
Driving Range "Advertising/Sponsored by" Sign (sizes vary) (Advertiser/Sponsor supplies material)
- $800 - $2,600 - 12 months
Driving Range Balls (Advertiser/Sponsor supplies imprinted balls)
- $3,000 - 12 months
Other: Napkin Holders, Golf Cart/Beverage Cart, Outdoor Banner Advertisements, Stickers, Cart Key Rings, etc. (Advertiser/Sponsor supplies the printed materials)
- $750 - 6 months
- $500 - 3 months
- $300 - Each day (up to 2 months)
Special Note: All advertising must be approved by legal on the installation and have the public disclaimer. “Advertisement does not imply or actually constitute an endorsement of the U.S. Army, federal Government, or Department of Defense.”
Ruggles Golf Course is now open to Active Duty, Retirees, DoD Civilians, Annual Patrons, and Guests.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Pro Shop: Closes at 7 p.m.)
SENIOR SPECIAL (55 and over)
Location: Ruggles Golf Course
When: Mondays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (not valid on holidays)
Cost: $37 - includes 18 holes, cart, and a small bucket of driving range balls.
IMPORTANT: The following COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly enforced:
Built during the 1950s, the original 9-hole design was by William Gordon; the expansion to 18 holes was by Ed Ault; and further course renovations were by Dan Schlegel. The course is truly a traditional masterpiece. Golfers of varying skill levels may select from our new tee complexes:
The Sutherland Clubhouse (and parking areas) was renovated during 2009, offering golfers and non-golfers a casual, relaxed dining experience on the patio or in the dining room.
Ruggles hosts numerous golf outings throughout the year. Book your next event with us!