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4.5
262 Reviews (262)
5 Stars
132
4 Stars
100
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
96.3%
Recommend this course
245 out of 262 reviews
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4.3
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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4.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
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3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.1%
Recommend this course
39 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6657 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.0

Ocean City Golf Club boasts 36 holes of championship golf. The Seaside Course opened in 1959 and it was later joined by the Newport Bay Course. Both offer scenic views of the surrounding marshes and bay. Newport Bay is a formidable challenge but it will test your ability to think strategically, not your distance. Strategically placed bunkers come into play and the subtle contours of the landscape were utilized to their full extent. The course is a formidable test but it is player friendly enough to appeal to all skill levels. The golf course also touts some of the most scenic views on the Mid-Atlantic coast, although the surroundings are more Carolinian in feel. Both of Ocean City's courses offer something different. Seaside has a more traditional design but both offer plenty of variety.

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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lester George

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
262 Reviews (262)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 30
Forced Carries 24
Bunkers 21
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
Locals 18
A Weekend Splurge 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 16
Near Local Attractions 10

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Reviews 5
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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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My only criticism was the rate of play. Everything else was flawless. Excellent course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

Overpriced and over rated

The course website boast this course as one of the most beautiful courses in OC. So I had a high expectation playing this course for the first time as one of the venues for my golf trip with my buddies. I was very disappointed. There are few holes by the waters that are pretty. But this course is no where near what it claims to be. The fairways had patches of crab grass growing everywhere and the overall condition of the fairway was not that much different from county courses in NJ. It is not a terrible course but I would not pay more than $50 for this course in the morning. I paid $65. Considering that Rum Pointe was $65 for the afternoon tee time, I'd play that course over this one every time. In short, the course is overpriced for the overall condition of the course and its layout. Not a bad course, but nothing impressive to warrant its rate. (I would have played its sister course - Seaside- had I really enjoyed and was impressed by this course.)

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging layout

Nice course
Greens need time to grow out but overall course is in good condition
Loved all the water and dogleg holes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

This course is usually a great course

This course is usually a great course But this time it looked like it was in bad shape most of the greens were aerated play was very slow it look like a beat up course not been taken care of as it has been in the past maybe it’s a Covid pandemic problem I don’t know but those was very disappointed

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf87

Course in great shape played year ago course was in poor shape amazing improvement! Well deigned fun to play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very scenic course

Great course. Disappointed in the cart path only rule for the day.. Staff said reason was they had just over-seeded. Would not allow an exception for my 83 year old handicapped father.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great day of golf

Newport Bay is always on my list to play. Never disappoints. Great condition and always a challenge I appreciate.
Course was very slow pace of play but first week of November an d in the 70's brought everyone out to play. Four and a half hours but excellent golf

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course!! NO EMPLOYEES WEAR MASKS!!

Another awesome course in Berlin MD!! Loved it. Is challenging in places but the fairways are pretty wide and not much tall grass at all. Amazing views. BUT absolutely no employees AT ALL (inside even!) Wearing masks. Unacceptable. The pro shop guy I believe did have one maybe but neither of the two bartenders did and starters and Two beverage cart people Did not.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Potential

Great layout with very scenic views on a few holes. This could be a top course with some attention to detail and investment. The driving range is horrible and needs new mats. The fairways were over watered and very soggy. This was supposedly the result of recent over seeding but there is no need to drown grass seed and make many areas of your fairways unplayable. Greens were receptive, smooth and a little slow.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very friendly

All staff are very friendly..
Over all course are very good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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