View of the 17th green at River Marsh Golf Club
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4.3
294 Reviews (294)
5 Stars
160
4 Stars
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3 Stars
18
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
91.5%
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275 out of 294 reviews
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4.3
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.8%
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30 out of 32 reviews
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4.3
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.5%
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63 out of 66 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Par 71
Length 6801 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.0

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Keith Foster (2002) Kevin Hargrave (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Lounge, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Internet Access

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
294 Reviews (294)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Patio Dining 13
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 30
Forced Carries 27
Water Hazards 26
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 28
A Weekend Splurge 22
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 34
Worth the Drive 29
Convenient to the City 8

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4.0
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Hyatt Golf

The course was nice for the discounted rate - tee boxes a little shabby.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dec. 2 2021

Played at 1:12 was able to get whole round in. Green had very pin holes in them, but did not affect the role.
Tee Boxes were Punched with larger Holes. Hey it was great for First week in December.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A amazing day on this beautiful course!

We played this course for the first time on a beautiful fall day where things we pretty wide open for a weekday. We got off ahead of schedule and played as a twosome. The course was in outstanding condition even after the heavy rains of late. The fairways were generous, the hazards manageable to steer clear of and the greens ran true with no unexpected surprises. About 70 miles from my house this course was well worth the scenic drive across the Bay bridge. There are a lot of risk/reward shots out here waiting for you to decide on. I enjoyed the round, the staff was super friendly and conditions were perfect for a getaway round of golf. You won't be disappointed you booked here and enjoyed a incredibly scenic and fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Back at river marsh

We had a good time, play there a lot. What I don't understand we got there a bit early and there is no one on the first hole. Wide open asked if we can get out early. Answer is no. Second time this happened. Group showed up late and then everyone behind them runs late. They had 2 holes open when they teed off. Don't get it. Why not bump people up until they show. Poor time mgmt

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

No chipping area

They have a bit far chipping area but It is ONLY open for members. Never encounter such rule in any other course. Stupid policy.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Blowing in the wind

I have played this course several times over the years. Staff is always friendly. Course is consistantly in good shape. Love the layout. Only a few challenging holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice resort course

Nice resort course. Appears to only be built with carts in mind, walking would be a stretch due to distance between some greens and next tees, etc. For the most part a generous fairway width as a lot of resort courses are which is fair and helps with the varied skill levels. Course was a little wet, not sure if that is normal or time of year, etc. Greens rolled pretty well even though wet and a little chewed up due to damp conditions and foot traffic around the hole. Got lucky with a great deal on a tee time website so felt like an amazing value. Carts included the gps with yardage to center of greens and stuff so that helped to quickly grab a club for everyone in the group. All in all a very nice facility and beautiful finishing hole along the riverfront , let alone at twilight, it was a great finish, even if my score did not look at pretty.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Interesting and fair course.

My wife and I like discourse on September 27, 28 and 29. The conditions were excellent as was the weather. The course is very fair, interesting, and have some really beautiful holes. We stayed at the Hyatt hotel on the golf package and the hotel conditions and food were first great. I highly recommend it for a golf getaway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No ranger miserable day

Started w no one on first tee group on the green. So instead of letting us go we waited while the late 5 some got to the tee. Stuck behind a 5 some and a drunk 4 Some that cut between us on 10. I have played here multiple times and it was ridiculous. Ruined an expensive Labor Day round.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice resort course

The course has a nice layout, though conditions could have been better. Greens had been punched a week or so prior, but puts still rolled well. Starting to get crabgrass and some weeds creeping into the fairways and rough. Tee boxes were pretty rough. Not moving the tee markers enough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in great shape except for one item

Tees, fairways and greens in great shape. Bunkers need to be raked. Looks like they haven’t been raked for some time since there were gullies in the sand on a few of them
Fairways are very wide making this a very forgiving course. Couple of long par 3 and over 400 yard par 4’s from the blue tees but still not very difficult.
Would play the course again and will recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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