Bayside Resort Golf Club

4.4811470588 4.5 stars from 5 (152)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7545 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 76.4
  • Layout

  • 31806 Lakeview Dr, Selbyville, Delaware 19975, Sussex County
  • (302) 436-3400
  • (302) 436-3405
  • www.golfbayside.com
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Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (2005), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2005)
Type: Resort/Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards are accepted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Signature 72 7545 yards 76.4 148
Champion 72 6835 yards 73.2 142
Member 72 6418 yards 71.4 139
Blended 72 6101 yards 69.9 135
Club 72 5615 yards 67.2 126
Club (W) 72 5615 yards 73.3 128
Forward 72 5125 yards 64.4 116
Forward (W) 72 5125 yards 70.2 118

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 152 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

142 out of 149 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"Excellent challenge"


gigwags's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bayside Resort"


u9132331's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course in Great Shape-Pace Poor and Rangers not doing job"


u000007662505's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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>


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not a Nicklaus BUILT course"


BobosBain's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome layout and great condition..!"


songj1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was awesome looking course and HARD..!

But it was worth every penny I spent, will definitely come back..!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ryancimino's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mbellema's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



rlynxgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u2780414's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u2780414's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value for the GolfNow Price!"


u000007662505's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as a single from the Green/Members tees which were back with Gold on several holes. The course is picturesque along the Assawoman Bay estuary and marshes. This was a very stern test of golf with water and/or forced carries or both on each holes. Must bring your best game and for those who are not straight I suggest bringing an extra dozen golf balls as very easy to lose a LOT of balls. I loved the green as putted very true and were perfect speed for good players. I got a GolfNow tee time so not pay full rate so for that price was a great value! I will play course again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough course in the wind."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in two club wind. Made it very tough. Course was in good shape .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is in great condition setting in a housing development"


Dutch1212's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout with different types of holes. Has more bunkers than many courses. Loved playing it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Challenging Course - Par 5's make you think"


LSWaples54's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff recommended we play up one set of tees from what we originally planned and both of us at a 9 handicap we're glad we did as we played the members "green" course and it was plenty challenging. Par 5's were tricky as you really have to get 2nd shots in right place or pay the price. Our only request for improvement would have to have a ranger light a fire under the foursome in front of us who had no one in front of them, held up the whole course and had to have been close to a 5 hour 30 minute round or more as we caught them on the back nine and they made it easy to lose interest as they were that slow. All in all looking forward to playing the course again now that we have seen it once.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



StanZabytko's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


u5136064's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was amazing. Loads of risk and reward shots tons of hazards that if you hit into you are punished for it. The bunkers some are deep to the point the best play is to just splash out as hard as you can and go from there. The course was beautiful the marshland and the bay was the perfect touch to this course. The staff was very friendly and the pro shop was well stocked as well. I would recommend this course if you're looking for a fun challenging course to play in Delaware.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"fair test; lots of trouble"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course will expose any weaknesses as the amount of trouble is extreme.

Played on soggy day but course drained well. Greens were fast but not too much which is good as they are very undulated. Fairways were in great shape and no standing water.

Was missing to both sides which is not good on this course as trouble is everywhere.

Played in under 4.5 hrs which is good for this course. Waited on groups in front of our foursome but not too bad.

Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Ehutter's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, was in great shape the day we played. Never really waited after the first hole. Course was very challenging and the only thing missing was GPS in the carts. Would have been nice to know things like the distance to carry the water or the strategically placed traps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000005099849's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a year
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This place was well worth the money. Definitely a must play when in town!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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