Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 6
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 6
Views of the water abound on the front nine at The Links at Lighthouse Sound near the coast of Maryland. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 1
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 1
A large green greets golfers on the first hole at The Links at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville, Maryland. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 2
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 2
The par-5 second at The Links at Lighthouse Sound plays around a large water hazard and also shares a green with the third hole. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 4
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 4
The tee shot on the par-4 fourth at The Links at Lighthouse Sound plays over marshland. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 5
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 5
The par-3 fifth at The Links at Lighthouse Sound is exposed to the elements. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 7
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 7
A lagoon runs across the fairway of the par-5 seventh at The Links at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville, Maryland. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 9
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 9
The no. 1 handicap hole at The Links at Lighthouse Sound is the long par-4 ninth. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 11
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 11
The 11th at The Links at Lighthouse Sound is a par 3. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - cart bridge
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - cart bridge
The Links at Lighthouse Sound has the longest cart bridge in America. Courtesy of The Links at Lighthouse Sound
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 12
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 12
The par-5 12th at The Links at Lighthouse Sound plays along the water. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 15
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 15
The 15th at The Links at Lighthouse Sound is a 430-yard par 4. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 17
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 17
The long par-4 17th is the no. 2 handicap hole at The Links at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville, Maryland. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 18
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Links at Lighthouse Sound GC - hole 18
At 532 yards from the tips, the par-5 18th at The Links at Lighthouse Sound is a good risk-reward finishing hole. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Coastal views galore from The Links at Lighthouse Sound near Ocean City, Maryland

BISHOPVILLE, Md. -- Designed by Arthur Hills, The Links at Lighthouse Sound is one of the most visually stunning golf courses in the Ocean City area. It's also a tale of two nines.

The front side is laid out along Assawoman Bay, with several views of the Ocean City skyline, while the back nine (starting with nine actually) meanders its way through a marsh and mature hardwoods. It's also where you'll find the longest cart bridge in America, at nearly 1,500 feet, bridging the two sides of the course. And it's one of the few golf courses in the world with a shared green on consecutive holes (2 and 3).

The Links at Lighthouse Sound also has six sets of tees, ranging from 4,553 yards to just more than 7,000.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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Coastal views galore from The Links at Lighthouse Sound near Ocean City, Maryland