Bayside Resort Golf Club

4.4264000000 4.4 stars from 5 (129)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7545 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 76.4
  • Layout

  • 31806 Lakeview Dr, Selbyville, DE 19975, Sussex County
  • (302) 436-3400
  • (302) 436-3405
  • www.golfbayside.com
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Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (2005)
Type: Resort/Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards are accepted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Signature 72 7545 yards 76.4 148
Champion 72 6835 yards 73.2 142
Member 72 6418 yards 71.4 139
Blended 72 6101 yards 69.9 135
Club 72 5615 yards 67.2 126
Club (W) 72 5615 yards 73.3 128
Forward 72 5125 yards 64.4 116
Forward (W) 72 5125 yards 70.2 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 129 Reviews
5 stars:
77
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

120 out of 126 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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u000006271397's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007661768's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



winningcon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



KenMarcus's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005877089's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Breath Taking"


Steve1487663's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here and was not disappointed. Probably the hardest course I've ever played. Staff members could not have been nicer. Greens were perfect, views were AMAZING. Thank you Bayside can't wait to play here again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"#1 ocean city course"


Bruce6899398's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The best course in ocean city Maryland area. I will be back in the spring/summer to play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, but Slow Play"


dkronser's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and had an interesting layout. Unfortunately, the foursome in front of us took 5 hours to play the round. A Players' Assistant stopped on the 8th hole and told us he had asked the slow group to pick up the pace. This worked for a hole or two, and then play slowed down again. The Players' Assistant never came back to monitor play after we saw him on the 8th hole. Very disappointing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot Day and a Hot Course"


bobby81's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bayside is a must for any golfer playing in the Bethany-Ocean City area. The course was in terrific condition despite being aerated less than three weeks earlier. The layout is challenging but fair. However, you must be capable of carrying your drives 220+ over water on some holes. The greens were fast but not overly so and the bunkers were well tended. The staff was courteous and friendly. Overall a very pleasant golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course, horrible greens, equals big disappointment"


DunleavM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'll start with the positive. This is a very interesting course that requires well thought out strategy as well as skilled shot execution. Early on I decided to club down often, sacrificing distance for accuracy, and noted that things started to go better.

The practice green was very good and up to the standard that one would expect. On the first few holes it was clear that the greens had been aerated a week or two ago, but they were passable. After that, there were a large number of greens that were almost like fairway on a really good course, or like the greens on a $10 country course. Interspersed were a few good greens, so that we never really knew what to expect on our approach.

The next day I played Baywood Greens which had impeccable conditions, phenomenal landscaping, and a much better vibe. Paying a few dollars more to play Baywood, or from what I hear, Lighthouse Sound or Rum Pointe , would definitely be worth the extra cost.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course was in fair condition"


jkelley005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens had recently been aerated and several of the fairways had large bare spots in them. The course condition had deteriorated significantly from the condition when I played the course a month earlier.

It was disappointing that this wasn't disclosed when booking the tee time.

The fees were also not reduced accordingly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect golf day"


u000005036029's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Would have given higher marks, but the fact that aeration was recently done... I understand the need and all, just a timing thing. I would certainly go back for another round. Course knowledge will help next time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good course, but..."


yasumimark's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was very nicely designed and challenging. this only thing was the maintenance of greens. ball jumped around on the green.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great track for all skill levels"


Robert8390305's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you play the designated tees for your skill level this course is a lesson in accuracy. I was paired with 3 guys that thought they should play the champion tees so I played them too. At 6835 yds it was long but a really fun track. Those guys should have been warned to stick to the member tees instead of shooting in the high 90's from the back tees.

I am going to play this course at least one more time this week. Between the friendly staff and one of the best courses in the area, it's worth getting paired up with pot luck players and playing tees too long.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Needs some work"


loniewsr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Jack wouldn't be happy if he saw his course in this condition. The front 9 fairways and greens are in the worst condition that I have experienced in the last 6 years. It looked as though two different green keepers split the maintenance on the front and back 9. The back 9 although in better shape than the front, still lacked the plush fairways and fast greens that I had experience at Bayside in the past.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"A precise experience!"


u000004566956's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Study the on-line yardage book and you will enjoy this layout so much more. I played 2 tees above my regular yardage and still beat my handicap by a couple of strokes. Forced carries, lots of bunkers, and medium-fast, but true greens,....a gem. You will want to play this one again, and again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Shape, somewhat unforgiving!"


lpwalton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round. We were told being a twosome that is may be slow, but we never really caught up to anybody, nor did anybody catch us. So we played at a good pace.

The course was in very good shape, greens are fast, and seems like you had to play over, around, next to marsh and wetlands on nearly every hole .. paid the price for mishits.

Multiple tee choices, even a blended tee choice that shortens the long par 4's for the most part.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Jack did not make it easy!"


u257600635's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Strategy course hard to score on without gps on the cart. Only negative however


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great day on the course!"


bookme's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall experience couldn't have been better. Staff very accommodating and friendly. The course is in excellent condition. One final comment. I did notice that Jack has placed a bunker at the end of many of my drives!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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