In the AC, NJ area, I have to put in a pitch for my home course, Seaview CC (formerly Marriot Seaview). It was recently bought by Stockton State College, and they have remodeled and upgraded both of their courses. Their two courses are totally different in character, with the Bay course being a true links built on saltmarsh wetlands (and site of the LPGA ShopRite Classic), and the Pines course being a classic tight parklands style. Seaview has a rich heritage, having been visited by Presidents, celebrities, and golf legends, and is a wonderful overall playing experience.
Both of the Seaview courses are nice I played both years ago and thought highly of both the courses. I will say for south jersey I played Twisted Dunes and thought that course was pretty nice but maybe it has changed since I was there.
Maryland has a lot of nice courses a ton of which are public I guess Bulle Rock is the front runner according to most top 10s. I personally think some other courses are slightly better but Bulle Rock is a nice place to play. If you are in Ocean City I like Links at Lighthouse Sound but only slightly over some other courses and it is a little on the pricey side.