Aside from being dubbed as the “White Marlin Capital of the World” due to the city’s long history on fishing, Ocean City, Maryland is also a known Family Resort destination. The humid subtropical climate of the city has created a perfect environment for renowned golf courses to thrive within the remarkable land forms. This famous East Coast destination is a home to famous beaches and a variety of 18-hole golf courses designed by professional golf legends. Golf vacation packages and specials are also offered.
Cited as one of the best new courses by Golf Digest in 1999, the East Course of Bay Club is a spectacular 18-hole, par-72 course nestled in the natural woodlands. The layout features the Zoysia grass fairways, natural and man-made wetland areas, sand traps that were strategically placed, and the glistening lakes all packed in the 426 acres of the incomparable “Paradise Island” green.
The six imposing lakes within the play made the Beach Club Golf Links the longest course in Ocean City. The large, undulating greens protected by the appropriately placed bunkers would challenge even the experienced players. This unique layout is comprised of the 3 sets of links – The Sand Links, The Surf Links, and The Sun Links.
The Sand Links has the challenging par 5 opening hole. The Surf Links puts water and sand into play. The Sun Links is demanding even to the golfer with the lowest handicap.
The newly re-built Newport Bay Course of the Ocean City Golf Club has been the leading golf course even before it underwent the renovation. This 18-hole layout features the marsh and bay vistas which will soon be regarded as the Mid-Atlantic Coast’s most beautiful golf course. The design of the entire layout offers challenging rounds for players on all skill levels.
The River Run Golf Club is a 6,705-yard course set in a 250+ acre site with natural foliage and terrain that is located seven miles west of the Ocean City. Designed by the golf legend Gary Player, this 18-hole layout is a picture of true beauty and well designed course to what was once a forest and farmland. The developers also vowed that they will ensure the protection of the unspoiled nature.
This Carl M. Freeman golf club is one of Delaware’s most challenging golf layouts. The Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club now features the 27 championship holes with the winding bentgrass fairways, natural dunes, and the groomed, oversized greens. The course’s architect Rick Jacobson has incorporated various imaginative techniques and tee placements that will challenge golfers of every skill level.
With the four sets of tees for all golfers, the Rookery is the newest 18-hole layout that offers challenging rounds in the Rehoboth Beach resort area. Designed by 2004 British Open winner Pete Oakley and course visionary Chris Adkins, The Rookery has become a haven for golf tournaments. The golf course also features the state-of-the-art practice facility.
The lush fairways that roll over the gently sloping hills and passes through eight water hazards and a maze of over 50 bunkers is what make the Nutters Crossing Golf Club course very challenging. The front side allows the player for a little shaft on the tee while the back side provides a test of accuracy. The entire layout was built according to USGA specifications which are now recognized as one of the area’s best-conditioned courses.
The Rum Pointe Golf Links is one of Maryland’s premier golf venues with the spectacular seaside design. Designed by a father and son tandem Pete and P.B. Dye, the course opened in the spring of 1997. This is the only Scottish-style links in the area that uses the bent-grass on the greens and fairways. Their combined talent has created a quality championship course that is capable of hosting a PGA Tour.
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