Newport Bay at Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club

4.1550000000 4.2 stars from 5 (129)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6657 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

  • 11401 Country Club Dr, Berlin, Maryland 21811, Worcester County
  • 1 (800) 442-3570, (410) 641-1779
  • (410) 641-4240
  • www.oceancitygolfclub.com
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Year built: 1958
Architect(s): Lester George
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Rye
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6657 yards 71.0 126
Blue 72 6307 yards 69.4 119
White 72 6025 yards 67.5 113
Red (W) 72 5205 yards 71.5 119

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 129 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

118 out of 126 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks brunch  

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"Pleasantly surprised"


BlueMarshMonster's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wasn't sure what I was going to find but it turned out that I played this course 20yrs ago. Layout is forgiving but does have a couple demanding holes. Fairways were dormant but greens were rolling smooth. Isn't as demanding as some of the surrounding courses so it's the perfect course to ease into your trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"lATE wINTER pLAY"


Frank729's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course normally. I play it often. Was good shape for the time of the year, but for what I expect from this course (As I said I play it often) I would have thought the superintendent would have had the sand bunkers raked. Was predicted to be 70s for the day. Not only that, but there were no rakes in the bunkers, not one. A FUH PA I hope as the courses there are usually well maintained through out the year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value for the Winter"


Brian7718045's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a local and play this course often. If you ever get a nice winter day with temps in th 60's play this course. The view are still pretty even though everything is brown. Course is always in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ocean city golf vacation"


davidpare49's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Windy but beautiful sunny day on great course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First Time at OCGC"


Bakemoney2000's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We added our round at OCGC to our planned golf weekend and it was a great start. Not the longest of courses, can get away with not hitting driver on some holes. Course was very wet from storms over the previous week, so some holes were a little soupy. Fairways were also high, probably because of not taking mowers on them. Would give the course another play on a future trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Jeff"


jcollinspyramid's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course has several tough holes will play it again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


u957708893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

well maintained. Difficult rough


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Country club doing us a favor"


u000001926379's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course - challenging holes - bitting flys on hot humid day - no water on course and no hole layout on scorecard or hole marker - felt like country club was doing us a favor letting us play their course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Reborn"


mangelom99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I last played this course many, many years ago when it was the only golf in the OC area. Decent then, but very crowded with horrible pace of play. Still, the only game in town.

Apparently redone, it's a very economical treat that is pleasin to the eye. Greens run true. Perhaps our speedy round was due to our tee time immediately succeeding an outing, but it's worth a try if you're in the area particularly if your skills are average at best.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"NO WATER PROVIDED!!!"


scottiemac3's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Heat index reached over 100 degrees, guess how many water stations for the entire 18 holes? 1!!!!! Unbelievable how course management could take your money and provide nothing in return. Bev cart was seen twice, and could purchase water. Unreal. Have played here a few times, but after they showed little regard for safety I will never play here again. Almost passed out at 15.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Newport Course"


llavezzo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good variety in hole layouts & outstand views of bay and marsh lands.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course, good value"


Wilgus's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We live in the area and this is one of our favorite courses. We went off early in front of a large group of foursomes so our pace was excellent. Fairways and greens in good condition. Even the rough wasn't bad. Very scenic on a lot of the holes overlooking the

Assategue Bay and marsh. Some carries but manageable. For the price including a cart, it's a great value. It poured for 45 minutes but they were able to reopen so we could finish the round. Fairways were very wet but the greens drain well. They used to have great hamburgers but didn't get a chance to try them out this time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wide open course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition ! Courteous staff and helpful attendants ! Will play there again soon !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Hot deals rule"


Matt5074935's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape after many days of rain.. Hot deal was perfect made for a great time..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Never again"


dpo410's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

We finished our morning round early and headed here for our afternoon tee time. In the parking lot/bag drop area were two groups for 5-6 foursomes. Each going out on different courses. They were drinking to excess to say the least prior to going out. While on the course they were loud and rude. They threw beer cans and insults at other golfers. The speed of play was at a crawl. The ranger were told repeatedly. He did nothing but say they paid their money to play. After nine holes the rangers were no where to be found. At one point at the 14th hole their were 6 groups on the hole or waiting to play. After the end of this 5 Hr and 20 minute round, the course staff was gone. The pro stop closed and all the rangers and starter were gone.. Possibly the worse golf experience I have ever had.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice and Slow"


Brian6219162's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course is an excellent layout in pretty good shape. We were very disappointed in the pace of play. Never saw a Marshall the entire 5 1/2 hours plus to play 18 holes. We waited on every single hole, every single shot and it never opened up. One group playing extremely slow was allowed to stifle everyone behind them. Very poor job of monitoring pace of play by management.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A pleasant, uncomplicated course"


pwmwilson's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Seaside is a fun course for a high handicap golfer. Skilled players will not be challenged. Not particularly scenic but well maintained and in very good condition. Regular green fees in the $65-$75 range are too expensive for this course. However, a Golf Now Hot Deal rate of $34 was a great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ocean City GC: Newport Bay"


davegolf617's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

The Newport Bay course a OCGC is one of my favorite tracks on Delmarva. However, playing it this past week was quite a disappointment. The bermuda fairways were no where near ready for play and the greens still had pock marks from the last aeration, all at a premium price. Given the condition, a significantly reduced green fee should have been applied.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cold and Windy"


u855762125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though the weather was bad; 50 degrees, overcast and gusts up to 30 mph we had fun. This course is most challenging because it has a half dozen dog leg lefts, so shaping shots is key.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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