GlenRiddle Golf Club - Man O' War Course

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3.7
77
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
76.7%
Recommend this course
68 out of 77 reviews
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3.0
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.0
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7163
Slope 135
Rating 74.3
Type Public
GlenRiddle Golf Club is home to two championship courses that offer completely distinct golfing experiences. The Man O' War Course is situated on the western portion of the club, sweeping across a sand dune-covered landscape that is perfect for a round of Scottish links-style golf. The large greens, double fairways, and deep pot bunkers will make you feel as though you've been transported to the British Isles. The ever-present winds blowing in from the eastern shore further adds to its authenticity. On the site of the golf course there is an old racetrack that was used to train champion thoroughbreds, part of the track is now used as a strategic cross-hazard that comes into play on three holes. The golf course begins gently with a front nine that is wide-open but becomes progressively more challenging, primarily with the presence of water hazards.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7163 yards 74.3 135
Blue 72 6533 yards 71.6 129
Silver 72 6067 yards 69.7 127
Silver (W) 72 6067 yards 75.0 135
Gold (W) 72 5009 yards 69.4 123
Scorecard for Man O' War
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.1/138 416 172 415 529 436 406 595 376 228 3573 427 468 409 197 633 168 551 321 449 3623 7196
Gold M: 72.4/134 390 141 384 503 405 378 549 345 195 3290 401 441 388 172 597 147 528 289 421 3384 6674
Blue M: 70.4/132 378 141 344 468 361 358 529 332 173 3084 374 431 364 158 536 141 517 278 396 3195 6279
Silver M: 67.9/126 W: 73.6/134 337 141 300 452 304 319 495 302 153 2803 364 357 330 150 460 122 499 256 360 2898 5701
Red W: 68.7/122 311 102 295 417 282 281 433 222 125 2468 314 330 259 112 413 107 368 212 292 2407 4875
Handicap 9 17 7 3 5 11 1 15 13 10 4 12 14 2 18 6 16 8
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 17 5 1 11 9 3 15 13 8 6 12 18 2 14 4 16 10

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Golf Season Seasonal

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "GlenRiddle Shool of Golf"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire & etiquette is required at all times.

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Reviews

3.7
77

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Water Hazards 10
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 12
Locals 9
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 10
Worth the Drive 8
Convenient to the City 6

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Used cart

What a shock

I played this in an outing today and have played it more than a dozen times over the past 5 years, and have to say this course has significantly deteriorated. The back 9 had greens that didn't appear to have been cut in a few days. Many of the traps were unracked and compacted with past rain. dead spots were everywhere greens, fairways and tees).

I don't know what happened, but can say this is a pattern I have seen here over the past 1-2 years. It would be a shame to see this terrific design go to waste. When it was in good condition it is a joy to play. Tough but fair. Today it looked like River Run, a nearby Player course that has gone below muni!

I gave it a low rating for value because whatever we paid to play in the outing was too much given the conditions. They need to save the Ruth's Chris coupon and put the money into the course. Until I know these conditions have been fixed I will not play there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course for the price paid

The staff was very up front that they just aerated the greens and offered a discounted price to play it. I'd say 3 greens out of the 18 greens were not in good shape but I was told that to start. It's a fun course with mounds, pot bunkers and uneven fairways and only 15 minutes from the beach so it's great to play in morning and be on the beach or pool by lunch. Barely a tree comes into play since it plays links style less the high fescue grass that eats up your new golf balls.

Overall a fun course that is hard to lose a golf ball on. There are a few forced carries but not enough to be that difficult.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice course but it needs a little work

Nice layout and the property has cool history. I don’t know what the deal is with their bunkers, but about a third of them have clay dirt in the instead of sand. On the 2n, a par 3, the front pot bunker was filled with this dirt but the left bunker had more traditional white sand. I was in a few of these bunkers and didn’t need like them at all, but my real grips is the 2 types of sand across the course. I’ve never seen that before & hope they are in the middle of a renovation. It was almost impossible to play any type of greenside bunker shot out of the clay dirt bunkers. In addition, several of the tee boxes were packed so firm that we couldn’t get a tee in the ground. It visually resembles a links course with mounding and tall grasses. GPS on the carts, unlimited range balls, decent rates, and a friendly staff are plusses. The grille/restaurant on site is a Ruth’s Chris steakhouse, which is a little pricey, IMO. Not sure I’d come back with all the choices available on the MD/DE shore.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course

I played on a Friday in early November with the weather being close to 80 degrees. The course was pretty busy but it wasn't slow moving out there and the course itself was in pretty good condition. It was a little expensive but that is for all OC courses. Good time

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

Best Value in OC

This is a must play course in Ocean City, the amount of work and money that has been pumped into this place is incredible. Adding wood accents to bunkers, changing the look of holes from year to year and the course is always top notch. A great overall mix of links and parkland styled course, difficult but fair holes and they best fairways in Ocean City. Every green was true, tee boxes were great because of multiple tee grounds on holes. Don't pass this place by, for under 80 dollars it's a steal! And the staff is always willing to help... if you want a drink or food before or during the round grab it before 1 or after 9 they have a huge halfway house... go to Man O War at Glen Riddle it's worth it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Course Rangers Annoying, Where is the beverage cart?

Club House and amenities are top notch. As soon as your on the course the rangers are very irritating. On 3 holes the rangers were in the middle of the fairway when we were on the tee box. One hole I decided to hit anyways cause he wouldn't move and I had to yell fore. When we drove up to him he was able to tell us where each ball went except the one I hit. I must of hit it beyond him and into tall grass. Beverage cart didn't show up till the 7th hole and then didn't see her until the 15th hole. Ranger was upset we stopped at the turn because of how busy the course was, we stated that we wouldn't need to stop if the beverage cart would make it around more often.

As for the course it was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Outstanding British Isles-style links

I played a round of golf on an old links course in Ireland a few years ago, and this course reminded me of that one a lot. Wide open contoured fairways mean you can get lots of roll on your drive and shouldn't lose many balls, but it also means you'll have some funky stances down in swales or up on mounds, with tricky little pot bunkers in places you wouldn't expect. The course is in perfect shape, the staff are friendly, and for a Saturday morning we got around in good time, never waiting on a group ahead. Of the four courses I played in Ocean City, this was my favorite.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Best fun I ever had in a Monsoon!

First time there for a buddies trip in May 2017. The course was GREAT. the weather... Not so much. But even in extreme rainy conditions the course was great, staff was friendly and the amenities were good. This is a challenging course made more so with the weather conditions. It is a very pretty course with a lot of challenges. I want to come back and play it again in the SUN!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

What is happening?

This Course is in decline. The standard "we've had a hard winter" doesn't apply to potholes in the cart paths and many traps completely devoid of sand. What is the plan to return this course to it's former condition? (for a how to, see Royal Manchester Links in York, Pa for how to keep the public informed!) The lack of attention to condition suggests this course is headed for building lots. I hope this isn't the case.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad playing condition

The golf course was in bad condition. The Starter said the rough was bad. When we played not only was the rough burnt but the fairways were in terrible condition. The driving range was not up to pat. Not worth the money. There are plenty of other golf courses to play in the area

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

I highly recommend GlenRiddle!

The staff was great, the course was challenging, the weather was pleasant and the overall experience was amazing!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but expected a bit more

For a course of this stature (rates, facilities, etc.), I found the bunkers to be in very poor condition. It felt like I was hitting out of dirt and hardpan. It looked like the course was going through some type of renovation/remodeling but that was never mentioned to me. Overall I enjoyed the layout and would probably play here again if it was within some type golf package, but I would not pay full price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Man of war in AWFUL condition

Just played a round here, and the course is in awful condition. The fairways and rough are lost. They said had a bad winter, this course was in worse shape then most muni courses. For the money they charge too. Play anywhere else, rums pointe, light house, bayside all course in great condition and worth the money

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Boonton

Wonderful course greens were great had good time playing.

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

Great Course - War Admiral

Great course and facilities! The 18th hole is one of the toughest holes I have ever played!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Ocean City Hidden Jewel

What a pleasant surprise...a beautiful course with very well maintained fairways and greens. It's fun and challenging course. Some holes are even more challenging due to more undulations on fairway than green. Finding myself amazed by scenic beauty. Definately want to play again next time I visit Ocean City.

Conditions Good
Value Good
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
Excellent weather
Used cart

nice layout would play again

This is my second time here to play and I enjoyed the course both time, love the layout. Some fairways were browned by the tough Maryland winter. we were told that in the Pro Shop so fees were discounted.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bermuda grass or dirt

The course is a great design. the condition was fair to poor. The value that we paid on the hot deal made it worth it but would've been disappointed if paid regular price... Pace very slow

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

great course

enjoyed the course very good condition for this time of year (April) course workers very nice

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

This course has good features

It was very windy, but nice to be able to play golf after a long New England winter.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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