Ocean City Golf Club - Newport Bay

4.2200647059 4.2 stars from 5 (143)
  • 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 4.2 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: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 143 Reviews
5 stars:
59
4 stars:
61
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

130 out of 140 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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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


"In need of some TLC"


RBRae's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our tee time was set for 11:48 and we got there with about 30 minutes to spare. Unfortunately, a group of 40 players from NY arrived a few minutes before we did and so the backup would have been huge except that the starter suggested we fit in somewhere on the back nine since things were so hectic. We were a twosome and so we were happy to do that. We started on 15 and rushed through the first couple of holes until things calmed down. The facilities looked run down and the carts did not have GPS.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"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
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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
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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



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