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4.3
164 Reviews (164)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
82.0%
Recommend this course
152 out of 164 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
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2 out of 3 reviews
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4.3
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Par 72
Length 7545 yards
Slope 148
Rating 76.4

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards are accepted.
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.3
164 Reviews (164)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 11
Dinner 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 34
Bunkers 32
Forced Carries 24
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
Advanced Golfers 20
A Weekend Splurge 19
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 15
Near Local Attractions 15
Worth the Drive 15

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Poor condition

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow play

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day. Potential weather issue. Wide open. Finished with great play. Course is top notch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Vacation Golf

Driving range was closed
No hot dogs at the grille
Sprinklers watering several greens. They were
Not playable

Resort level green fees not worth it

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent challenge

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bayside Resort

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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>

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome layout and great condition..!

It was awesome looking course and HARD..!
But it was worth every penny I spent, will definitely come back..!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average

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