View of the 17th green at River Marsh Golf Club
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4.2
227 Reviews (227)
5 Stars
128
4 Stars
77
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
88.2%
Recommend this course
211 out of 227 reviews
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3.8
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
77.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 36 reviews
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4.0
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
81.5%
Recommend this course
44 out of 54 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Par 71
Length 6801 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.0

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Keith Foster (2002) Kevin Hargrave (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Lounge, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Internet Access

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
227 Reviews (227)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Patio Dining 13
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 30
Forced Carries 27
Water Hazards 26
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 28
A Weekend Splurge 22
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 34
Worth the Drive 29
Convenient to the City 8

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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

November golf

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great course

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

So sad

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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