River Run Golf Course

3.7772000000 3.8 stars from 5 (184)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6705 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 11605 Masters Ln, Berlin, Maryland 21811, Worcester County
  • (800) 733-7786, (410) 641-7200
  • (410) 641-8157
  • www.riverrungolf.com

Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Gary Player (1991)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6705 yards 72.1 136
Blue 71 6353 yards 70.5 130
Gold 71 6096 yards 69.3 127
White 71 5629 yards 67.1 122
White (W) 71 5629 yards 73.5 137
Red (W) 71 4818 yards 69.5 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 184 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
96
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

153 out of 182 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole specials  

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Reviews


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"june1, '2017"


u5184690's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the friendliest staff I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Course is always lush and maintained.

We got a great rate thru golfnow that really made it a fantastic value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice little course"


Bonehead42's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

This was our final course on our buddies trip. The fairways were the most challenging for me on this course. They are somewhat tight and seemed more narrow due to the way I was playing!! Very scenic and the water hazards made you plan your shots. The weather was not great so that made our pace of play great as I think a lot of groups cancelled. We had a fun time and my score card showed I got my money's worth!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I'd recommend"


tom718'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 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than a couple of holes here and there, the only challenge to this course was that the fairways were tight and you had to be accurate. The course was in excellent shape and the greens as well, very true. I wouldn't pay full price for this course, I got it at half price online which is why I put a good value for the buck. But would definitely recommend playing it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



cindycash731's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



cindycash731's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course




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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens need some TLC"


Jay4624914's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I stopped playing this course last summer when they lost several greens. I figured that they had all fall to reseed and recover, so I booked a tee time for April 2. I was wrong. The greens were recently aerated, but the problem is that there is still little vegetation (other than some poa) on many of the greens. Several aprons were sand, so chipping was more exciting than it needed to be.

It's a shame, because this is a fun little layout. I'm going to read the reviews and comments before I book another tee time here. If I start seeing comments that the conditions have improved, I'll come back. Until then, there are a bunch of good layouts in the area that are in excellent condition - I'll stick with them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good conditions for the time of the year"


Kenneth3435032's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm pleased with conditions and the weather, all and all turn into a excellent day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Winter conditions"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very soft, winter conditions, greens very bumpy but roll at a good pace given the conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


regottg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather was great for this time of year as was the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not bad for the price"


kknelly's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

My foursome was fortunate enough to get a Hot Deal on Golfnow for $45. As other reviews mention, the course is a mess. We would play there again for the same price. Definitely not worth more than that. Staff in the Clubhouse and Restaurant were very friendly. Half way house was not opened at the turn.


I recommend this course


"Friendly Staff, Terrible Conditions"


u327587265's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

To start off.....I am a USGA 5.8 handicap, and I do not generally have high course condition standards. I generally play public golf courses only, so I am used to a lot of things not being perfect or ideal, I just like to play. The condition of River Run is a shame. The layout was great, I thought some holes were very challenging but fair. The course conditions were just awful. The tee boxes were beat up, uneven, and just not in any kind of shape a course should be in during September. The greens were borderline unplayable. A lot of bare spots with sand, or just dead grass. I gave a 1 out of 5 for course conditions I chose to make it a 1 instead of a 0 because the fairways were ok.

The staff is fantastic at the course. We were rained out in the morning and had to wait for the rain to pass. We hung out at the restaurant inside and the staff kept us company, and was friendly and accommodating. It was a slow day at the course, so the chef came out and had friendly conversation. He was really cool guy, talked about his military service, and actually had an impromptu putting competition with me. He also made a very good turkey club sandwich. The staff on the course and pro shop was incredibly nice as well.

All in all, it is a shame the course is in the condition it is in. I must have said to myself a hundred times "if the course was in good shape I would come here all of the time", but the conditions was horrendous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"River Run nicest course in Ocean City"


dmcohen3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great layout and a great place to play when in the area


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Goose turds"


u000007742589's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I already wrote a review but forgot to say the 15th green had about 50 geese on it and it was full of goose turds you couldn't even putt it was ridiculous I complained at the pro shop and he said oh well also in the fall they have very high greens fees beware


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Very sad..."


Challenger73's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Never wrote a review before. Had to after yesterday's round. The course is in atrocious condition! The greens - weren't! Most had large areas of non-existent grass - aerated yes - but no grass. Putting on bumpy sand basically. The sand traps were for the most part hardened concrete. The fairways were a mishmash of different grass and a lot of weeds. The course definitely has drainage problems. Not to mention geese problems. They ruled the back nine. On the 15th green we couldn't putt at all - droppings everywhere. My partner had to "shoo" them from the 16th tee - and we aren't talking 5 or 10. There had to be 50 to 75. No joke!

To top it off - 18 holes took 5+ hrs to play. Not once did a Marshall come by to monitor play. Not once did the drink cart come by. No plans to pay $70 at this course again. It wasn't worth half that.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Bad day for golf"


u000007742589's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in very bad shape the course was wet and cart path only it was an outing in the morning slowed the whole course down over 5 1/2 hours not a good day of golf conditions at the course was poor staff not very friendly or accommodating


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Weather Beaten"


exM1dog's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was so wet from bad weather. Greens aerated and not fun to putt on. Some very bad tee boxes and fairways. Water filled bunkers. No cart girl. No food at the turn. Saw 1 water cooler on the course. 2 hot dogs and 2 beers was $21.50. Not a pleasant round of golf at River Run.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"MIght want to hold off on this one for a few weeks"


sony420's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Ive played it before, earlier this year and the grounds were ok, rough due to the spring weather. Once again I tried it and the grounds are a complete disaster. the greens are the worst ive seen. recently aerated but a lack of cleaning them up afterwards have left them a mess. I would assume that it would get better in a few weeks, but after paying a $59 mid-day mid week round price, I feel it is way, way overpriced based on the condition. I have played 1/2 dozen courses around the area in the last two weeks, none were as expensive, and all were is remarkable shape compared this River Run. The staff is friendly, restaurant is good. I think there is other courses at the current time, and weather conditions that would be better than this one. You can see by other recent reviews (that I wish I had read) that im not alone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Very disappointed!!!"


Bob4989329's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course 2 different times this year. It was in beautiful condition great layout very fair. I got on golf now and saw me, my son in law and brother in law could play for half off. Little did I know and the staff did not tell us that they airiated the course and it was in terrible condition. I was very excited to play River Run and take my family with me and then was disappointed. At least the Club Pro and bag person could of told us what to expect.

That being said, I will be back to golf this course. I do enjoy golfing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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