Bayside Resort Golf Club
Bayside Resort Golf Club has a scenic location overlooking Assawoman Bay. The club boasts one of the Ocean City area's only Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses. The course stretches to a whopping 7,545 yards from the signature tees, offering plenty of holes for long hitters. Nicklaus created a tough test of golf that features a wide variety of holes. The natural wetlands and woodlands were not only carefully preserved but also incorporated into the course to provide interesting hazards. Although natural hazards abound, there are also several strategically placed bunkers lurking throughout the golf course. In addition to being a challenge, many of the holes also take advantage of the beautiful views of the coastline. It is a formidable but fair course that is made more approachable to different skill levels with four other sets of tees.
|Club (W)||72||5589 yards||73.3||128|
|Forward (W)||72||5125 yards||70.2||118|
|Signature M: 76.4/148||440||614||227||416||481||555||203||480||414||3830||429||570||436||174||556||207||441||419||483||3715||7545|
|Championship M: 73.2/142||408||535||192||378||452||515||164||431||357||3432||378||509||398||158||532||198||408||389||433||3403||6835|
|Member M: 71.4/139||369||517||172||361||402||489||149||414||341||3214||361||481||373||142||512||181||389||368||418||3225||6439|
|Blended M: 69.9/135||369||437||172||361||334||489||149||397||341||3049||361||481||365||142||491||120||389||365||338||3052||6101|
|Club M: 67.2/126 W: 73.3/128||308||437||136||340||334||480||137||397||305||2874||341||410||362||123||464||120||269||314||338||2741||5615|
|Forward M: 64.4/116 W: 70.2/118||248||426||127||276||326||446||107||338||295||2589||298||403||333||99||429||105||246||299||324||2536||5125|
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Delaware
Great condition and excellent staff.
Course is well maintained and in pristine condition. Very scenic views of the bay, and abundant wildlife, including deer, fox, turkey and resident bald eagles.
Multiple sets of tees to match various levels of players.
We have played this course the past few years. Very disappointed this year. Course suffered considerable damage and no one bothers to let you know in advance when scheduling via phone or during checking despite their high fees for the area. Fairways and Tee boxes in under par conditions. Areas around greens on some holes suspect. Construction in the area also and just not what one would expect for the price considering other courses we played in the area this week. Night and day conditions compared to last year at same time (Sept). Cart path only first four holes but damage is on other homes as well so no transparent on course damage to those not familiar with current status. Seems a discount would be appropriate given the damage and conditions. Bag drop and cart return staff were very personable. Overall, a very different experience from one year ago. Ask about conditions before booking given price. Consider Rum Point or Eagles Landing. Better conditions and price .
I've played this course many times and was shocked at what poor condition the course was in. The fairways were sloppy wet, the rough hadn't been mowed in weeks ( you couldn't find your ball a yard off the fairway) and the greens had been lightly punched. The bunkers were packed down and hadn't been raked.
We didn't see anyone working on the course the whole day. I am not sure if they have cut back on the staff or why there wasn't anyone working on the course.
Premium price for a course that no longer is in premium condition.
A jack Nicklaus course. That is in amazing condition. It’s tough somplay the right tees. Some forced carries and weird layout holes I’d you don’t know course
Fabulous condition, good cart person and small shack on 11th hole. Highly recommend getting a late afternoon rate if you want to save a few
Dollars. Has a decent range too and a great bar at
The finish next to pro shop.
Bayside, as usual, is worth the higher-than-average fees and is well maintained. However, our last round took over 5 hours. The three-some ahead of us was extremely slow. We saw NO on-course personnel whose job it was to help with such a situation. There is no need for a 5-hour round of golf.
What a challenge
Bring your game. Not an easy course for sure. It's one you start and you immediately realize game on. No let up until your back and done with the 18th. The three penny story is legend.
What a challenge
Not one of the easier courses to play. Well protected greens
Fairway bunkers ask you to think your shot through. Makes.for.a.great round of golf.to complete. Pack an extra.ball or two . The water features dont give much back.
Best Delmarva Shore Course
Every time I play this course, I fall in love with it all over again. The fairways are like perfect green carpet and the greens always roll perfectly. It kicks my butt every time and I keep coming back for more.
Driving range was closed
No hot dogs at the grille
Sprinklers watering several greens. They were
Resort level green fees not worth it
Great course but held back by a few small things
Great course layout, 6 tees to choose from, greens were lightning fast, fairways pristine, rough was deep due to recent rains, bunker sand was perfect consistency. There were a few things missing that I expect from a course charging this much. Firstly, there is no GPS on the carts. This helps speed play by not having to mess with an app on your phone or shoot distances with a range finder. Secondly, they do not offer unlimited range balls but instead give you a bag of 20. That’s just not enough to warm up with, IMO. They also don’t need offer senior discounts and their junior rates are 15 & under.
For a Nicklaus designed course charging >$100 a round, these 2 things are why I knocked it down a star.
Beautiful course, great condition
Wonderful day at this course. Started late because of a tournament that was finishing up. Weather cooperated.
Very difficult first 2 opening holes, otherwise difficult but manageable. You have to play smart and not attempt too many forced carries. There is always room for bailout instead of making hero shots. Greens were a little on the slow side, but true.
Course was in great shape. Pace of place was an issue after the 11th hole till end added an hour. Ranger needs to speed play. Overall great day. Need to play this course.
The course is in phenomenal condition right now. Greens are quick and responsive, fairways are soft and in good shape and the staff was very friendly. I will be playing this course again in the near future. I think it is either better or just as good as Baywood Greens. Both courses are fantastic
Course in Great Shape-Pace Poor and Rangers not doing job
Played this afternoon as won’t play Fathers Day weekend. Course in very good condition. Please remember this is a DIFFICULT Nicklaus design. Play off the proper tee and if high handicapper bring enough golf balls as a lot of water and forced carries. The front 9 went well until we caught up with a group that was LOUD, OBNOXIOUS and DRUNK! Literally stagginering on course and in the parking lot afterward. They help us up the entire back 9 making it 245-300 hours. Could get no rhythm as we waited literally on every shot. The greens fees are faiirly steep, thus the reason I rated this LOW value for my $$. If it was a 3:45 Total round that would have been much better. THe Rangers non-existent to push along or better yet escort them off the course. I will not be playing here for some period as my experience was POOR>
Not a Nicklaus BUILT course
So, first of all, I had a good time playing the course, the layout is challenging and risky. The quality of the course is the only issue I have and it’s huge. The greens were nowhere near the quality of a Troon Course and the sand traps are even worse. Traps weren’t raked clear prior to play, it had not rained in days but the bunkers were crusted over and very thin. The first green was so slow the ball quit rolling along a down hill line, the second green was so fast that holding the green was improbable. Walking across the apron on the back nine was like walking over a marshmallow field. I’m saying that there was no consistency to the course. I had high expectations and they simply aren’t met here.
I have discovered that there is an enormous difference between Nicklaus Desgined and Nicklaus Built. I will not play here again. As a way of comparison, I have played Pebble Beach, Plantation and Kiawah Island. Plantation & the Bay Course are Troon courses worthy of their reputation.
Awesome layout and great condition..!
It was awesome looking course and HARD..!
But it was worth every penny I spent, will definitely come back..!!