East at Bay Club, The

4.0750000000 4.1 stars from 5 (80)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7004 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

  • 9122 Libertytown Rd, Berlin, Maryland 21811, Worcester County
  • 1 (800) 229-2582, (410) 641-4081
  • (410) 641-9955
  • www.thebayclub.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Charles Priestley
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Zoysia
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7004 yards 72.4 122
Blue 72 6750 yards 71.2 120
White 72 6125 yards 68.4 115
Red (W) 72 5231 yards 67.4 115

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 80 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

73 out of 80 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals playing multiple courses advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"East Course Fan"


jtc100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round. Especially the zoysia fairways. Never dissapointes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bay Club"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on warm day in winter, so under the circumstances was all good. Only criticism is that I played with my wife and in winter have all tees moved up and same tees for men and women.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bay Club West real gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my 1st time playing Bay Club West and it was awesome. A very challenging, tree-lined layout with fast greens. Have your "A" short game. tremendous value in the OC area. Can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"High Value For The $$"


Gary6810237's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, friendly staff, great value for the money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the East course today. Got a great deal through Golf Now. Tees and fairways are in great shape. Greens are almost ridiculously slow. Took 2-3 holes to get used to the speed of the greens. Once I did, they were great.

Many of the holes are the same. Relatively short (from white tees) but tight and the trees are unforgiving. There are trees in play on almost every hole.

Staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. I will definitely recommend this course and come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Aeration"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was told by starting that they aerated and to look at hole number 9 and see how good the rest of course would be. 9th green was in good shape considering aeration but the rest of the greens were terrible. They were unplayable. They were sanding greens ahead of us and it was like putting in the bunker. They should have closed course. I would never recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Bay Club Berlin"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like this course , especially the East course. Played as a twosome late afternoon and only problem was we had to go through about 4 groups who were playing rather slowly. No ranger was ever seen. West course is nice layout but not in as good of shape as the East.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Experience"


John8005657's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played nine holes in the evening on the 20th and came right back and played 9 holes in the evening on the 21st. We really enjoyed ourselves both times. Course is fun to play. We played the West course front nine one evening and the West back nine the next evening. We enjoyed the course design, the friendliness of the staff, the back to nature experience (the course is not in a housing development), encountering several forms of wildlife. Also the course is near the town of Berlin which is a great place to visit and has several good places to eat. We definitely are planning to return soon and often.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout, nice course conditions."


Roger8019099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A VERY hot day, so not many players. This mad to pace of play great. Tee boxes, fairways and bunkers were all in great shape for mid July. Greens were clean and relatively fast. Very friendly staff. Overall a good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good overall choice in the OC area"


jdubs's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

We played both the West and the East course on different days. We all liked the west course layout a little more as it is park-like but both are fun and challenging. The west course has bent grass fairways and the east has zoysia. Both are relatively long from the blue tees, 6575 and 6750, and with the recent rain played even longer. Think of it as good bonding time with your driver.

The staff was friendly and helpful and the chicken salad sandwiches from the grill were really quick and tasty.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Very surprised and pleased with the conditions!"


u000001538947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Played the West course. Great layout and very challenging. Course was in good condition, especially the greens. Rough was deep, but there has been a lot of rain so probably not able to cut.

I would play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"2 courses to choose from"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are 2 different 18 hole courses. East is the easy side and the west is for the lower handicap player. I enjoy both sides. Driving range and practice green, both are in great shape. The staff are always friendly and ready to serve. One of my favorites.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


Duckworthb's avatar
Jersey-NYC Advisor
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

From the moment we arrived at Bay Club until the moment we left, both me and the other person I played with had an amazing experience.

From checking in and paying to getting greeted by the starter, the whole staff was super friendly. We had an 8am tee time on the West course, and the starter gave us an option: we could play behind a threesome on the west, or be the first out there on the East. We had wanted to play Devil's Island, so we chose the West option. Another thing we really liked was that they didn't pair us up with another 2 players. I feel like most people want to play with only 2 when booking, and people normally get paired up. Playing as a two made the round fly by.

The course was amazing. The greens were sneaky, but still gave the roll an opportunity to fall. Although the rough was really thick, the course played amazing. I had actually shot my best round ever until I reached the 9th hole.

The 9th and 18th share a massive green, lake, and some bunkers. Both the 9th and 18th were the hardest holes in my opinion, and both holes ruined my score.

The lady in the kitchen was one of the nicer ladies I have every met. She was super generous and willing to help, and had the thick Maryland accent that almost all Jersey boys love.

For 60 dollars, I would recommend this place to anyone. If you are staying in OCMD, it is about 15 minutes off the island, and the price for what you get was so worth it.

Great experience, would absolutely play there again. I have added a logo ball to my collection.


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


"Bush 639"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course condition start of season sure as move into summer will be better . Pace was good long for my wife off greens . Fairways for the most part forgiving .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"West Course - Nice Layout"


vandrade430's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

We just left the course and we had a great time. They accommodate us with all of our tee times and was treated with great respect. Hole 9 and 18 share the green and its challenging the first couple of days. The PGA Pro Stuart Fisher was very helpful and made our stay at the course wonderful. The entire staff was friendly and very cheerful and happy to help us. I would highly recommend this course.


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


"Nothing Great"


aserella1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing from the green tees was fine for us considering the conditions. It had rained heavily the day before so the course conditions were poor. The course really shouldn't have been open it was sooo wet. The winds were also strong. Cart path only which also makes for a longer round. I would like to try this course again when playing conditions are better. Overall not a difficult course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice courses"


ajjabate's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2016
First time playing Fair weather

Reviewed on

Was supposed to play the East course first, but the weather was bad so we played the West first the next day. The Pro Shop was cordial in re-booking the East without me having to go through GolfNow (Thank you!).

The West course is generally tighter and harder in my opinion and the fairways were in better condition, but both are nice and very playable courses.


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


"Bay Club"


u000007442814's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I find this course to be a little difficult, that being the west course. Small greens and tight fairways. It is a very fun course. Chipping and bunker play is key here because you will miss a few greens. Play is always slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Still in Winter Shape"


duckman820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the time of the year, the course was in good shape. I played the east course which has the Zoysia grass in the fairways. Zoysia grass goes dormant in the cold months and doesn't green and thicken up until about mid-spring. The east course is a bit easier than the west because it's more open. The west requires a lot more accurate shots off the tee or you'll find yourself in the trees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"70 degrees in December"


ultrabrandon's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What can I say 70+ degrees just twelve days before Christmas, and considering we have had temps below freezing the greens were in great shape.

Great locals environment


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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