The Bay Club - West Course

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3.7
71
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
78.0%
Recommend this course
61 out of 71 reviews
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4.0
2
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
6
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6951 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.1
Editor's Note: Course closed for business on 01/31/2019. The Bay Club in Berlin, just a few miles from Ocean City, boasts two 18-hole championship courses, the West and the East. Both golf courses play through mature woodlands but they also incorporate plenty of water. In fact, the original West Course is the more well known course due to its famous island green hole. Aptly nicknamed "Devil's Island," this treacherous par 3 is both the signature hole and an Eastern Shore landmark. Not only is the green surrounded by hills that slope back into the water, the hole also plays into prevailing wind. Golfers will need proper club selection a good strategy and a bit of luck to tackle this hole. The layout is also home to the "Green Monster," a massive double green that serves the ninth and 18th holes.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6951 yards 73.1 130
Blue 72 6575 yards 71.4 128
White 72 6205 yards 69.5 124
Red (W) 72 5609 yards 71.3 118
Scorecard for West
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: 73.1/130 418 388 383 192 581 403 388 182 542 3477 407 429 138 371 189 535 416 417 572 3474 6951
Blue M: 71.4/128 399 366 368 177 541 376 365 175 542 3309 389 413 130 355 155 496 402 396 530 3266 6575
White M: 69.5/124 378 333 351 150 524 354 346 160 506 3102 376 392 123 341 145 479 382 372 493 3103 6205
Blended M: 68.0/121 361 333 351 150 453 354 346 160 420 2928 361 377 123 341 145 479 382 326 429 2963 5891
Green M: 66.7/118 W: 73.5/127 361 313 336 142 453 333 311 106 420 2775 361 377 100 330 89 465 357 326 429 2834 5609
Handicap 5 11 13 17 1 7 9 15 3 10 4 18 14 16 12 8 6 2
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 11 9 15 1 7 13 17 3 8 2 18 14 16 4 10 12 6

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bent/Rye
Greens Penlinks Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell Roberts

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.7
71

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 13
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Playing Multiple Courses 10
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 11
Convenient to the City 8
Worth the Drive 6

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
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4.0
First Time Playing

Tight course no views

I was surprised it was tight with no views, overall ok to play, greens nice

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
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Pace Fair
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Short but challenging

It was rainy day, but it did not affect play. Thought the course was in great condition. I felt the greens were well reachable in regulation for the average player, but the tight the fairways, sand traps, and small greens added difficulty that I enjoyed. Will play again and would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

good course but poor conditions

The course was very wet and too many leaves that you lose your ball if only 3-4 yards off the fairway.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Perfect Fall Golf Day

I'm not sure why the East course gets more love than the West at the Bay Club. I find the West to be a much more interesting layout with a few water holes mixed in with a bunch of dog legs running through the woods. The course had recently taken on some water and some fairways were soft, but the course was in good shape overall and the greens were fast and true. The staff was extremely friendly and pace of play on a gorgeous fall Monday afternoon was fairly wide open. The golfnow price included a bucket of balls. Great value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great course, but condition fair to average

Great course, but due to recent wet weather, very muddy and soft. Greens were too soft, though pretty decent speed.

Layout is great, with wonderful two island greens.

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

Great day spent near the beach

Decided to try Bay Club after many years. Opted for the West course and joined a deuce on the 1st green. Had an excellent time with the 2 fine men from Lancaster, Pa. Had a lot of laughs resulting from some not-so-great shot attempts.Weather was perfect for late October and course was in great shape and very fair and playable.

A shout out to ALL the staff who were very cordial and helpful. Much appreciated guys and ladies. Had such a great day that I returned the next day to play the East side. Same warm reception and service, including a rack rate discount. Will definitely return. Thanks to all.

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

October trip

Greens rolled very true. Good putting surface. Nice fairways that were a little narrow. Overall nice place to play. Friendly staff.

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

It's the end of the summer

Course is not in good shape. Tee boxes, fairways, rough and greens are all fair at best. They have begun aeration on one of their nines and should be complete in two weeks. West course is still open. Greens were super soft and slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course - West Course, highky recommended.

I really enjoyed the course and staff. Super nice staff. A lot of challenging dog legs but the fairways were plenty big enough if you choose the right club. Condition of the course is great, some bunkers are rocky and some are perfect. Pace was fine but I had an Asian guy hitting in to me (did it twice on the front nine) then to a group in front of me on he back nine. I did not see any draft beer so headed out afterward (I prefer draft). Great Course, going back when we vacation at Ocean City next week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow play

course in good shape but slow play ruined the experience. Took us 5 hr 20 min to play. didn't see a ranger all day, One group 2 foursomes ahead of us had 3 to 4 holes open in front of them all day. Complained at the turn only got a smart answer. Too many courses in the area will never go back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play.

Very slow pace of play. Semi challenging course not in good condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

For winter conditions the course was great. Greens little bumpy but good speed. Well maintained. Love to play again in warm weather

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Weather, Weather, Weather

Course was great, wind didn't help out, gusts to 50 made for a very challenging day.

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