River Marsh Golf Club - Hyatt Chesapeake Bay
The Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club is Maryland's leading Eastern Shore golf course. The classic design incorporates challenging elements including sculpted bunkers and mature trees but balances them with wide, player-friendly fairways and inviting greens. Water has a prominent presence on the course with Shoal Creek meandering through the course and the Choptank River serving as a backdrop to many of the greens. The riverside golf course has the look and feel of a seaside links course. The final two holes are the golf course's most memorable. The par-3 17th requires a dramatic carry over Shoal Creek to a large green strategically guarded by three bunkers. The 17th is a challenging and scenic hole but it only sets the scene for Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club's final hole. Touted as one of the best holes in the Mid-Atlantic region, this classic risk-reward par 5 has a bunker and the Choptank River running its entire length.
|Red (W)||71||4748 yards||67.8||111|
|Gold M: 73.0/132||372||369||493||440||538||217||360||194||484||3467||435||359||432||241||429||154||519||203||562||3334||6801|
|Blue M: 71.2/129||352||335||476||420||520||200||335||178||414||3230||410||336||421||206||412||141||503||185||547||3161||6391|
|White M: 68.5/126 W: 73.9/134||345||294||460||397||475||179||319||147||399||3015||350||325||382||175||299||127||475||170||527||2830||5845|
|Green M: 65.4/119 W: 70.2/126||345||294||460||397||475||179||319||147||399||3015||350||253||382||175||299||127||475||170||527||2758||5773|
|Red W: 68.1/120||263||259||384||329||417||122||251||136||348||2509||281||219||339||139||246||80||389||76||470||2239||4748|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesLounge, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Internet Access
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Available SportsFitness, Tennis
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Excellent course conditions
Perfect course with challenging greens. Highly recommended it.
Great day at a beautiful course
Slow pace lots of temporary tees
We have played this course several times. I really like the lay out. Yesterday, the pace of play was horrible and the course had several temporary tees. When I complained I was told that it was winter conditions. That is all well and good but they are still charging top dollar. There was actually a fire in the rough on one of the holes so we could not play it. It would be great if a large entity like the Hyatt took some responsibility if a patron’s round was less then it should be!
The course was in much better condition than a month ago and it usually is in very good shape. I have played this course many times and it very seldom disappoints. Go play!
How not to drive a cart!
Mostly, the course is pleasant to play. Some of the greens were a bit slow, but all in all in good condition. One annoying factor was the (new since I last played there) restrictive cart function control! It did not seem to make sense in many areas and the boundaries seem to vary such that it became sort of a "crap shoot" to the driver as to where the cart could go!
Like so many courses in our area that don't cut the grass as often as needed. The rough was unplayable and some bunkers needed grooming but the fairways and greens above average. They either use course management companies or their own people but don't cut rough and neglect bunkers to save money. Many in this area do it.
The first time I played there was off season, but I was still impressed with the course condition, namely it’s beauty and medium-fast greens. I’m not arguing against the layout which would impress anyone exposed to higher end golf courses. What they did with the natural terrain and vegetation is certain to impress any visitor let alone a golfer. The views were impressive, especially the signature 17th and 18th holes of pars 3 & 5 respectively. The par 3 shot is over water until it lands on the green after a 200 yard carry, and the par 5 follows the Choptank river bordered on the left side while the hotel maintains its invitation to observe it up close as you approach the green. Rooms for improvement are in some of the fairways and tee boxes as they have been dried out and balded by a lack of watering or allowed to be saturated by partly swampy conditions in some areas. One tee box was completely bare of grass as it was surrounded by tall trees except the opening toward its fairway. To be fair the course must be visited more than once a year to be evaluated to gain a comprehensive understanding of how it’s managed; nevertheless, if repeat customers is the goal, they must be more diligent with the maintenance of this attractive course as the first impression elicits from its brochure.
This course is getting worse
This use to be one of my favorite courses to play in Maryland. Last year was the first year there were three or four of the fairways that were in poor condition and the rest were in average condition at best. This year most of the fairways were in below average condition and several of them the grass was so sparse in places you had to roll your ball just to find grass to hit off of. The greens were aerated about a week and half ago and we were told that before we played. Overall they were in good shape. Really like the layout of the course. Just hope they put the necessary work into the fairways to bring this course back to the condition it was just a couple years ago.