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November 18, 2022 Kristen Oliver0

Ocean City is home to many great golf courses, and all of them are worth playing. Whether you want to play 18 holes or 9 holes, these courses offer something for everyone at every skill level. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite courses in town:

Man O’War at GlenRiddle Farms

Only 5 miles from downtown Ocean City, the Man O’War course preserves the beauty of the historic racetrack, featuring double fairways, pot bunkers, and bentgrass tees. 

The GlenRiddle Farms course has a par 72 and features 36 holes, with 7,163 yards of total length. Ocean City Golf Club, Lighthouse Sound, Eagle’s Landing, River Run or Ocean Pines are all within a 15-minute drive.

Lighthouse Sound

Lighthouse Sound is a public golf course in Ocean City, Maryland. It was designed by Arthur Hills and opened in 2000. The course has a par 72 and a slope rating of 144, with 6500 yards of total length.

At Lighthouse Sound, you get to enjoy all golf has to offer while you take in all of mother nature’s beauty. To cap it all off, this fantastic golf course hosts the longest cart bridge in the US to facilitate movement between the marsh and bay sides.

Rum Pointe

A premier, championship-quality golf course, Rum Pointe should be at the top of your bucket list. With a total of 18 holes, 17 offer a full view of the bay and its scenic views to ensure a memorable experience throughout your stay there.

This amazing golf course overlooks the Assateague National Seashore Park and is the only course in the area with bent grass on fairways and greens. The course’s unique design by Pete & P.B. Dye ensures it caters to every golfer’s needs.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced player, Rum Pointe will meet you at your level. Fair warning, your skills will be tested!

Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club

Visit the Newport Bay and Seaside course at Ocean City Golf Club, with 36 holes of championship golf. Both courses offer stunning views, and the facility includes a 250-seat clubhouse perfect for large gatherings. 

Eagles Landing

Golf with a sweeping sea view at Eagle’s Landing, a wetland adjacent course just 5 miles from Ocean City in Berlin, MD. This par-72 18-hole course features sweeping sea, land, and sky vistas, including peninsula-type tees and marsh land holes. Close to Ocean City Golf Club, Rum Pointe, GlenRiddle, and The Bay Club.

River Run

River Run Golf Club is a par-72, 18-hole golf course in Berlin, Maryland. The course was designed by Gary Player and opened in 1991. 

River Run offers a great golf experience for all levels of players, with the layout featuring five sets of tees to accommodate everyone. You can enjoy a fully customized option with the Tournament Management Package.

Bear Trap Dunes

Rated among Ocean City, Maryland’s most popular golf courses, Bear Trap Dunes offers an immersive and unforgettable golf experience. With the course measuring approximately 6,901 yards, there’s a range of options for beginners and experienced golfers alike.

Enjoy unmatched coastal cuisine, the best event venues, and value-for-money membership.

Ocean Pines

Ocean Pines is among the best golf courses in Ocean City. The course has been around since 1972, and it’s easy to see why: it offers a wide variety of tee boxes and views of the ocean, making for some spectacular views (and pictures if you care to take any). 

With an 18-hole course that takes about 3 hours to play through (and another hour for beginners), you can let your game get off on the right foot at this scenic course.

Nutters Crossing

Designed by Ault Clark and Associates, Nutters Crossing features among the top ten most popular public golf courses in Ocean City, MD.

This golf course features gently rolling slopes, water hazards, and bunkers for that extra challenge. And when you’re done, or as you wait for another round, enjoy the pro shop or clubhouse dining facilities. 

Heritage Shores

Heritage Shores is an 18-hole championship course designed by the renowned architect Arthur Hills. The course is a par 70 and slightly over 7000 yards from the back tees.

The first hole of Heritage Shores begins with an uphill shot to a green perched over the beachfront. It has water on both sides as you play your first shot down toward the ocean below before finishing up with another uphill tee shot into an elevated green guarded by bunkers on both sides. 

The second hole plays out similarly, with two deep bunkers guarding both approaches to its large green complex that sits above water level along one side of this dogleg left-hand turn-away hole.

Plantation Lakes

Featuring an exceptional Arthur Hills design, the course measures 6,661 yards from the back tees and is a par 72.

The fairways are wide-open, with large sand traps on both sides of each hole. The greens are small but fast; they keep their shape well, even under heavy rains or snowfall conditions.

If you’re looking for a naturally picturesque and challenging golf course, Plantation Lakes is for you.

Enjoy a memorable golf experience in Ocean City

Your next golf outing doesn’t have to compromise on quality.

 Princess Bayside Beach Hotel partners with Pam’s Golf to create customized golf trips. Whether you are a single golfer or a group of 24 or more, we can help create a plan for an incredible golf vacation that is just right for you! Contact us today and include your travel dates and the courses you want to play. 

Booking for a group? When you book a golf trip and 2+ nights for 10+ Bayside Efficiency rooms, Princess Bayside offers a complimentary hospitality space (subject to availability). 

Princess Bayside is open seasonally between February and October.