River Marsh Golf Club - Hyatt Chesapeake Bay
The Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club is Maryland's leading Eastern Shore golf course. The classic design incorporates challenging elements including sculpted bunkers and mature trees but balances them with wide, player-friendly fairways and inviting greens. Water has a prominent presence on the course with Shoal Creek meandering through the course and the Choptank River serving as a backdrop to many of the greens. The riverside golf course has the look and feel of a seaside links course. The final two holes are the golf course's most memorable. The par-3 17th requires a dramatic carry over Shoal Creek to a large green strategically guarded by three bunkers. The 17th is a challenging and scenic hole but it only sets the scene for Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club's final hole. Touted as one of the best holes in the Mid-Atlantic region, this classic risk-reward par 5 has a bunker and the Choptank River running its entire length.
|Red (W)||71||4748 yards||67.8||111|
|Gold M: 73.0/132||372||369||493||440||538||217||360||194||484||3467||435||359||432||241||429||154||519||203||562||3334||6801|
|Blue M: 71.2/129||352||335||476||420||520||200||335||178||414||3230||410||336||421||206||412||141||503||185||547||3161||6391|
|White M: 68.5/126 W: 73.9/134||345||294||460||397||475||179||319||147||399||3015||350||325||382||175||299||127||475||170||527||2830||5845|
|Green M: 65.4/119 W: 70.2/126||345||294||460||397||475||179||319||147||399||3015||350||253||382||175||299||127||475||170||527||2758||5773|
|Red W: 68.1/120||263||259||384||329||417||122||251||136||348||2509||281||219||339||139||246||80||389||76||470||2239||4748|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesLounge, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Internet Access
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Available SportsFitness, Tennis
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Maryland
Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice
We have not played this course since fall of 2019. We always enjoy the design of River Marsh although the course quality fluctuates. The greens were aerated three or four weeks ago and provide a less than consistent putting service. One of my pet peeves of some resort courses are the numerous un-repaired ball marks on the greens. I must have repaired 59 myself today. The bunkers have been all but abandoned during this COVID period. The fairways were okay but it is November so understandable. Considering all the rain this area has dealt with over the past 90 days the course is in decent but not stellar condition.
Too back the front nine was closed and had to just play the back nine twice. Because of the rain, cart paths only, and was very wet.
An excellent and challenging experience
The course was in very good shape given the amount of wet weather we have had recently. The greens and the bunkers were in excellent shape. Some of the fairways are still a little wet overall though it is one of the best courses in the area.
Will play again
We arrived 45 minutes early and the staff was friendly and told us to go ahead as there was very little play booked. Course condition was good except for the bunkers that were for the most part unkept. The course has recovered from the poor conditions in July-August. Fairways were soft due to heavy rain 2 days earlier but in good condition. Carts were 90 degrees.
Even though there were very few golfers, we saw the beverage cart 4 times.
Bottom line, excellent value on a Hot Deal.
I played this course last week. The first cut off the fairway was very high glass. And I mean 4-6" high. So it was a search and seek mission to find your ball. Very discouraged how the pace of play was disrupted. Green were not in the greatest condition. Bare spots throughout most all green. Tee boxes were in very not sure what you would call the condition. Overall, no way would I recommend this course to anyone. The ground superintendent needs to be replaced. The surroundings of the course is beautiful, the sitting is beautiful. But the course condition is down right terrible.
Have enjoyed your this course many times and recommend it to friends.
The xourse course was in terrible condition, from tee to green.
Our cart died and it took almost 30 minutes to get one out to us.
My wife and I have played this course 20 times over the past 10 years. It was a disaster today- I’ve never seen such awful conditions and the shame of it is last year it was beautiful. I don’t think it’s savable. Every aspect was real bad.
Very sad to see, it’s gone.
Course needs work but great layout
I’m guessing short staffed due to pandemic as IV e barely seen 2 or 3 greens keepers in four outings this year. The sand traps have been totally abandoned and some fairways have some blight. But it’s a fun course and pretty and I’m sure will be back to it’s full glory some day!
Photo is hole 19 (bar!) which overlooks the signature river view par 5 18th hole.
Course needs maintenance
The course is in rough shape, very rough shape compared to what it used to be. I'm willing to give it a pass for now, but there will not be an excuse in a month or two for it not being in better shape. As part of the Hyatt resort, it is comparable to the level of maintenance the resort has received this year as well.
Sad to see this place go
I’ve played this course dozens of times over the years — it’s always been in great shape and the layout is really phenomenal. Because of this, I was shocked when we played today. I should have known something was up with the price we got for a Sunday morning, however, the shape of course doesn’t even justify the $60. Nearly every bunker has been completely overtaken by weeds, some 2-3 feet tall. The fairways looked as if they had not been mown for a week, and weeds had overtaken most tee boxes and many fairways. I don’t know if Hyatt has just written off the golf course and stopped staffing the grounds crew, but it’s truly too bad. Sad to see such a nice course slowly fade to a field.