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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6749 yards
Slope 129
Rating 73.1

Course Details

Year Built 1969
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell Roberts

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.0
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

DO NOT HAVE YOUR OUTING HERE

Our group had an outing at this course yesterday, 10/13/21. There was an error made by the staff regarding what we were to have for lunch. We were told pulled pork, chicken, potato salad, and baked beans. We were ham and tortellini which was clearly left over from wedding the prior weekend. When we complained, we were told by the golf pro that he would serve us something else to our liking. However, the owner or head staff member, came down and told us we would eat what we were served. He was extremely condescending, rude, and most of all unprofessional. We had 7 groups and although we had a great time on the course, none of us will ever go back. Apparently., that doesn't matter to the owner, because he said, exactly, "that's fine, don't come back, we do y need your money." Do not have your outings here if you are looking for professional, courteous treatment from the staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Had an Awesome Day

It’s been about a month since I have played golf, and CBGC was my first choice. Man, was I impressed! The course is in phenomenal shape, as I always have remembered. The greens and great value is what always makes me come back. I noticed the club owners purchased brand new carts, and they are extremely clean and quiet. I also noticed that they have been putting in work in their clubhouse. With a brand new set up of Trackman simulators and brand new grille room, it felt like a top tier private club when I entered. Just to make the day even better, the round was less than 4 hours which made it even more enjoyable. 10/10 recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course, don't miss out

Wow what fantastic shape the course is in. No better way to spend the day then at Chesapeake Bay. Fast rolling greens and beautiful fairways and they just got in all new carts. Can't wait till the winter leagues start up. Got some fantastic simulators they just finished up. Looking forward to playing golf indoors when it's cold watching some football drinking some beer and having some great wings. And we'll still do the same outdoors if weather permits. Put Chesapeake Bay on your must playlist now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

I grew up on this course; and it was never the most difficult or complex, but always in GREAT shape. This course was known for its greens being soft and receptive and yet smooth and quick. I recently moved back into the area and played it today and it was a disgrace. They are losing an entire 9 worth of greens, the tee boxes and fringe are covered with Crab Grass. This course looks NOTHING like it did 20 years ago, not even 10 years ago and clearly the owners are living off of its reputation and are unwilling to put any money back into the course. It was a sad experience...

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 109
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Maryland Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Been A Long Time I've Played This Course...

I haven't played Chesapeake Bay since it was Chantilly, which is a very long time ago. Honestly, I couldn't remember many of the holes so took a couple of minutes to figure out each hole. The pros: the greens were running pretty true, and most had some subtle breaks; and there were a fair amount of large trees for shading on a hot day. The cons: the fairways were long and a lot of crabgrass throughout; the rough was thick but really inconsistent with bare spots behind thick clumps of grass which was a challenge to advance the ball; most bunkers were thick dirt and holding a lot of water (although, in fairness to the club, they had T-storms the night before); and balls were flying all over the place from adjacent fairways...this is an older course with side-by-side holes and poor players--lots of errant shots from other holes almost hitting us twice. I was pretty underwhelmed frankly, and this course was a $45-$50 course at best. It's well over an hour for me, and it will be a while before I drive up again. The staff was very nice and friendly, but the course was just not manicured like I thought it would be. The one other thing that I really didn't like...every pond on the course had an algae skim on the top, which was disgusting. It was just ugly. Not a bad layout but the conditions are not anywhere near other courses I've played, unfortunately.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Average

Don’t know why course is so highly rated. Although greens in fantastic condition, rest of course is average. Average layout with only a few interesting holes. A few ponds in play and many forced carries off the tee, otherwise flat, long, and tree-lined fairways. Poor condition golf carts (need new ones), irons-only range. Poor COVID practices (no touchless payment and restaurant allows overcrowded indoors room with tables not socially distanced). Not a good value. Will not return- much better courses around.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic greens on our day

Greens were like carpets, rolling true with very get ball marks unattended.
Challenging doglegs and good variety of tee length.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Late afternoon round

Had a free afternoon, walked in and was on the course in a few minutes. Great staff very friendly. Course in great shape for this late in the season, greens were in great shape.
Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

My favorite golf course to play!

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun is my favorite golf course to play in the area! The greens are in incredible shape, the fairways are well manicured, and the rough, tees, and bunkers are in great condition. The course is so fun and enjoyable for players of any skill level. Besides great conditions and great golf, the food at Chesapeake Bay GC is so good. I had both breakfast and lunch here. The pancakes are great and the chicken salad sandwich was one of the best I’ve ever had! I could definitely eat the food at Chesapeake Bay every single day! The clubhouse and pavilion have recently gone through renovations and have transformed completely! With theses changes, this course is now an awesome place to play golf, eat, have weddings/events, and just hangout! I highly recommend this course! Beautiful aesthetics!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 61
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 168
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

comfortable course

This was a nice comfortable course to play. It was mostly open. There were enough trees to make it interesting if you hit offline but not a total tree lined venue. Course was in good shape considering all the local rain. I recommend this as a fun comfortable course to play. We played as a two some cart path only in less than three hours and we weren't pushing it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Oklahoma Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice setup

Final day of trip and played here before departing the next day. The course overall has some challenging holes, and it was in good shape. The pace was good and you had to pay attention to where your ball ends up, as the holes are close enough that other shots may be in your fairway.
For the Mrs, she did have a first... an island tee box for her one particular hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Open and challenging

Excellent staff. Except for a few holes (blind tee shots), the course is right in front of you. All greens were true (deceptively fast). Highly recommend this course. Could hear the race way a little distance away but not to the point of being annoying. Minor shortcomings are the range, gas carts (could use electric), and some of the bunkers. Range is irons only. Some of the bunkers have a thin layer of dirt which will not allow you to use the bounce on your sand wedge correctly. Starter acknowledged lack of sand in the bunkers. Rough is not bad.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Slow rainy morning= wide open course. Finished a solo round in 2 hours and decided to replay another 18. Staff is always curtious and friendly, nice course with a laid back relaxed atmosphere .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great test of golf

I'm not sure what the TexanPa lady is talking about, but this course is a true test of golf. The drag racing noise can be faintly heard in the distance, but it is MILES away, and has nothing to do with course conditions at this challenging course. The design and condition are much better than most "traditional" courses, with some gorgeous holes, elevation changes, shot-shaping requirements, serious challenges, and outstanding greens. I play many courses in Md, Va, and Pa, and other than Penn National, this course has perhaps the best greens of any regional (public) golf course. The greens are excellent, but the rest of the course is also very well maintained. The Superintendant and grounds staff obviously know what they are doing. The other staff members are very friendly, professional, and accommodating. One fairway and one bunker were in need of some attention, but otherwise this course is in great shape, and is a very fair but challenging test of golf. The driving range is irons only, and maxes out at about 210 yards, which is a small detraction, but otherwise, I definitely recommend the Chesapeake Rising Sun course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Favorite Course

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun is in as good of condition as a course can get, its extremely well maintained. The greens are quick and the rolling fairways are in pristine condition .The layout is perfect for all player types. The environment is family friendly and the staff was very professional. The value was great and the price was right. On top of it all the burgers in the Players Grille were excellent. I also played 9 holes of footgolf (after my round of real golf) and i will definitely come back to play all of the 18 holes of footgolf, it was awesome. I would recommend this course to everyone. It is one of my all time favorite courses, a must play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Walked

NOISY course

I would never play this course again...(without earplugs). It's a decent course, but is so close to the Cecil County Racetrack you are constantly attacked with the sound of high revving engines. If not for the amazing staff, I would give this course an overall of 2 instead of 3. They were friendly & really welcoming. If you play Chesapeake GC in North East, MD and expect this one to be as nice - be ready to get disappointed. If you're looking for a pretty easy, cheap (I paid $20) family friendly course. This is it.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 126
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 100 Contributor

take a trip and play here..you'll love it..

I come and play here every year driving down from the Philly area.. Chesapeake Rising Run has very nice greens and many real good golf holes.. You wont find discounts on Golfnow.com for this course as its associated with another discount service but dont let it stop you from coming here.. Its a great value for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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