Ocean City Golf Club - Newport Bay

4.1420823529 4.1 stars from 5 (150)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6657 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 150 Reviews
5 stars:
62
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

137 out of 147 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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Reviews


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"A Surprising Gem"


u214924319's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was very impressed with the Newport Bay Course. The layout is very old-style with Holes moving both ways and relatively small greens. There are several holes along the water or marshes, which are beautiful. We saw several bald eagles fly overhead and there were plenty of other birds around the course. A warning, though. We had winds that were probably 25 mph sustained and gusts over 30 mph. The back nine is very open and was brutal to play in that wind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome staff made the round!"


bdevaney13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Newport Bay is a nice course with gorgeous vistas especially on the back 9 but something about the course feels like it was squeezed into the property and doesn't seem to quite flow. The staff was incredibly accommodating. Though we were supposed to be paired with another golfer, the starter offered to start us on the back 9 which was wide open. At the turn, the starter told us we could play wherever as there was nobody on the course that late in the day. We played a few holes on the front 9 which were not as pictuesque or interesting as the back so we skipped over to Seaside and played 9 or so holes. Frankly, I enjoyed Seaside more and would look to play that course next time. Regardless, both were fun courses especially for the prices Golfnow offers. The staff made day though!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great staff equals great time"


u000007952989's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My foursome travels from NYC and Philadelphia to OC once a year to play and OCGC is the one course we play every year. This year we got to play both Courses thanks to to Buddy and Chris, who helped us overcome a scheduling conflict. These gentlemen worked with us to insure we enjoyed their courses and we cannot thank them enough. Great staff everywhere at this facility.

The course is in excellent shape and challenged you with a risk reward type of play, for mid handicappers like us, especially at the Newport course. We would recommend this as a must play on your OC golf list.


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



u822428349's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Newport Bay course in excellent condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the end of summer this course is in the best condition that I have ever played! The greens are smooth and rolling true! The tees and fairways are also in great condition! Pace of play was great and we really enjoyed the day. Will definitely play again soon!


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


"Great course for the money"


u7927848's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Newport Bay course is a great course for the money. Teed off at 11 on a Sunday and finished in 4 hours. The course is in great shape given the combination of extreme heat and tons of rain. Greens were running great.

The ranger and all the folks at the course are super friendly. And the price for food and drinks at the clubhouse are extremly reasonable.

I would recommend Newport Bay for low handicappers as well as the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


tillerct11's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in OC and absolutely the best for the money. They have two 18 hole layouts. Both are excellent and have totally different layouts. The ocean course is built primarily through the wooded part of course. It consists of mostly open fairways with a few water carries. The Newport Bay course is built on the shoreline of Newport Bay which brings water into play on many holes. Of the two I prefer Newport Bay even though it might be the tougher of the two.

I think you will find either course enjoyable and the people at the course couldn't be more courteous or helpful. Next time you are in Ocean City drop by and see for yourself, I don't think you will be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Golf87"


golf87's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Newport a great course in super condition great staff stunning veiws along water a great value and a must play!


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



Tim4104507's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course



u6655526's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Course With Bay Views"


twokerson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is challenging, visually appealing with a friendly staff. I have played many times, score reasonably well for a senior player. It is somewhat out of the way but well worth the extra effort to visit and play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good conditions. Great natural environment with wet land views galore.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellant round."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Single golfer 3 hour round . Ranger assisted in making this a very pleasant experience. Let me jump to the back nine to avoid the back up, then finish the front.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Nature"


Jerry8059560's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful design, great conditions, perfect weather, well maintained fairways and greens. And all in a natural preserve!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"We should not have had to play....."


u494355947's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The night before, we had over 3 inches of rain. We decided to call the course because unfortunately, we booked through golf now for a better rate. The only problem with that, if the course is open, you must play or lose your money.

We called from our hotel while eating breakfast and they said, of course, we are open. Well, we arrived at this old run down brick building which was the pro shop and snack shop and locker room. This place was like taking a trip back to the 70's. We arrived an hour early. We dropped off our bags and were told to go to the driving range but we had to walk and not take the cart. I explained I had MS and the old fella goes I don't make the rules sorry. So we grab 4-5 clubs, go to the driving range, the mats are soaked and there are no rubber tees except 2 for people that like to tee their driver up over 6 inches.

No one was on the coarse, why couldn't we just tee off and get it over with at this dump. They said they were putting a single with us and he had not arrived yet. That is ridiculous! We wanted to play alone not with some stranger, though he turned out to be a nice guy.

It was cart path only but on most holes, the cart path was under water! There were puddles in the fairways and sand traps, by far the worse conditions I have ever played in. Because of you policy Golf Now, I will never book another course through your service for a golf vacation. I ended up twisting my knee because I slipped while trying to hit my ball on a steep down slope. It was a nightmare!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/28/2017

Obviously poor conditions due to rain. That much is evident. In addition if you have a set tee time that you prepaid for then why does it become the fault of the course for honoring that time. You can't expect people to accommodate you at every turn sir.




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jmat59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played 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



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