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Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
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Pace
4.1
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7001 yards
Slope 122
Rating 72.6

Situated just a few miles south of Ocean City, Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links has a scenic location on the Sinexpuxent Bay that overlooks Assateague National Seashore Park. Pete Dye and his son P.B. designed the course. The renowned father/son team created a Scottish links-style course with no less than 17 holes that have a view of the bay and plenty of risk-reward opportunities. More daring players may try to shorten the distance on a few holes by starting their ball over water. There are five diverse sets of tees allowing it to be challenging enough to be a PGA Tour stop from the back tees, but there are also middle tees that are forgiving enough for beginners to approach with confidence. The golf course is the only one in the area that features bentgrass on the fairways and greens.

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (1997) Pete Dye (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

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4.0
95 Reviews (95)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 21
Bunkers 18
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
A Weekend Splurge 19
Group Getaways 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
Near Local Attractions 15
Convenient to the City 9

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5.0
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Perfect weather
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The best in Ocean City

If you are playing golf in Ocean City, you must play Rum Pointe. I host a golf weekend with a few friends each year. I try to take them to different courses for all of our four rounds, but we all insist that we MUST play Rum Pointe every year! The course is always in phenomenal shape. While the rack rate is pricey, you cannot beat $49 for the twilight, which begins at 2 pm. We've often played mid-to-late afternoon on a Saturday and have never had an issue getting around in four hours. The staff is amazing and friendly, the course offers some challenging holes, but the conditions and the views are what will keep you coming back. Views of the bay and Assateague Island from nearly the entire course, and I've never known any other facility that I've played to always be in ideal conditions. Some will tell you that Lighthouse Sound (owned by the same company and also a great track) is better, but I will put Rum Pointe as the best of many great courses in the Ocean City area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Greens Way Too Fast For Wind Conditions

The course is pretty but.... Greens were at least 12 on the stimpmeter with winds over 20mph. The course was not playable. Plus no coolers on the carts like Glen Riddle. You can hit a great shot and have it roll of the green into swales and still have a long put up to the green over a mound. Just not fun! If you are a pro and want a challenge, probably ok.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/11/2019

You rate the course poor condition poor layout because a seaside LINKS golf course was windy? And the greens were fast? Played here 2 days ago and course is in perfect condition. You need to delete this false review.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nicely improved

Played here in an outing (something I didn't realize they did). Beautiful layout along the bay with a nice Scottish feel (expect for the lush rough). The day was very windy and it rained for 15 minutes, but still a terrific day.

Played the white tees as that's what the group had us play. Blue would be better since even on the whites they did what a lot of these courses do - move the tees forward a little.

Greens were very smooth and rolled true, not really fast. Bunkers in good shape and fairways in excellent condition. Overall much better than when I played here a couple of years ago. Can't say that for most of the other OC courses.

What I don't understand is how this course even from the Blue tees is rated so low! Blue has a rating and slope of 70.4/118 for 6500 yds. White at just over 6000 is 68.3/113!! That's the average for all courses in the US. That cant be. This course is much harder than that. Closer to 130 even from the whites. They need to re-rate this.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Immaculate Condition

Course was in pristine shape. Greens were receptive, but fast and had no ball marks. A true must play.

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

Beautiful bayside links

From the photos on the website I could tell this would be a scenic course, and it definitely lived up to its billing. It's mostly a wide-open links layout with plenty of water in play and more sand than any course I've ever played. Not every hole has the most spectacular view, but plenty do and even the ones that aren't right on the water are picture perfect.

The course itself is immaculately maintained, lush fairways and greens that roll perfectly. You'll see throngs of shorebirds, from osprey to egrets to red-winged blackbirds, which always adds a little extra enjoyment for me. The course is definitely tough enough to offer a challenge, but wide open enough that it's not penalizing for being a little wayward off the tee.

My only minor quibbles were about the staff not being very helpful when it came to checking in, getting a cart, finding our way to the range and the first tee, and the restaurant in the clubhouse taking forever to bring our (admittedly tasty) lunch. Still, this course is definitely a gem and more than worth your time and money.

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

A Must for a Buddies outting

Went on a Buddies outing. Of the three courses we played this was my favorite. I found it challenging with a lot of course management skills required. This is a scenic course and I am sure even prettier when the weather is nice. We had a lot of rain the week we were at OC Md. Despite the weather we had a great time a Rum Pointe and really want to come back and play it in better weather. Greens were challenging and tee shots had to be planned I did not find this course a grip it and rip it type of course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
New Jersey Advisor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Must play if you visit Ocean City for Golf

When we were planning our golf trip to Ocean City, this was the most expensive course on the list but it was worth it!

The course is beautiful and provides a nice balance of holes "in the woods" and "on the ocean" with great views. It is not a hard course but I believe it would play differently every day based on the weather.

We did not have great weather (e.g., it was cloudy, a bit windy, the air was heavy and sprinkles off and on) but that did not dampen the fun.

The only down side was pace of play. Or more specifically, a foursome in front of us with no clue on golf etiquette and there was never a ranger on course to speak to about the guys in front of us.

I walked off the course thinking if I come back to Ocean City, I would play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Slowest round of golf ever

Started @ 12:50 finally finished @6:40. We were paired with a couple from Montreal and they were very nice people and could play the game unfortunately the three groups in front of us were the slowest bunch we've ever seen and to go along with that couldn't pickup thier feet on the greens and never once picked up a rake / and they were in bunkers all day long sometimes for at least 8min)never fixed a ball mark on the greens. We knew we were in trouble when two from thier group took seven shots to reach the first fairway, but we never saw a ranger all day it was criminal. This has always been a nice layout But I think with all these package deals your getting the worst players and thier tearing up rum pointe. The blonde gal in the bar area was the only plus for this day as we had lunch with her before we started and everything was great until first tee which we even started behind our scheduled tee time. Won't be back here for a long time

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Nice course but...

Course was as nice as I remembered, however, I was in town on vacation and was a single. They paired me up as I requested but when I arrived the twosome didn't want anyone with them and they did nothing to Pair me with snyone else . Nice course but if you're a single don't expect them to bend over backwards to pair you up. Goes without saying pace of play horrible as single behind several foursomes.

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

Always A Good Option

Rum Pointe has always been in good shape. Not a big fan of several of the holes early on, which feel like they're next to a drainage pond. But once you reach #8 the bay views are nice, and you can really feel it kick up in the afternoon and affect the playing conditions. The clubhouse restaurant offers a view of golfers finishing up on 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice course!

We really liked this course. Beautiful, well maintained course! The staff was very nice and friendly. We didn't eat anything there so really can't review the food. Nice course, GPS in cart = we had a really enjoyable day. Price is a bit high but if you shop for a deal and are flexible with your tee times it can be really nice for the price. We played in the early afternoon for $55 but most others seemed to pay between $79 - $98 on a weekday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rum Pointe 9/23/15

Rum Pointe never disappoints... Always an excellent round of golf. The course was in great shape as usual, and the views are spectacular. Can't wait to play there again... Love it!

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

Always in good shape

Love this course. Always in good shape. Staff always friendly & personable. Pace of play pretty good. Very fun layout. Very playable.

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

Don't miss this one

Challenging but fair course. Great layout and beautiful views. Will be back again.

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

Rum pointe

It was a beautiful course and well kept it was definitely one of my favorite courses I've ever played definitely recommend this one to all

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellant Choice

My first time playing and I found it to be everything I anticipated. The course was in excellent condition and the scenic views were amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great First Visit But . . .

Great layout and scenery and the course was in great shape. We saw bald eagle on the first hole. After our threesome played the front nine in 100 minutes it took us 2.5 hours to play the back 9. A mixed foursome with 3 carts took 2.5 hours to play the back 9 without ever waiting for a shot. They refused to let faster groups play through. It would have been worse except the staffer who cleans clubs at the 18th green sensed something was wrong when no one had come up the 18th hole for a very long time. He drove out to nudge the slow group to play faster. It didn't seem to help much but we appreciated the effort. The bar was closing as we finished. Did not get to check that out. I can't imagine too many people linger at the 19th hole after they have played a 5 hour round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great bay views

Nice layout with great views of the bay. Staff was very friendly. Nice facilities at the clubhouse.
Fairways are well maintained and the greens were in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A work of art.

This is a great course to play and be on, for both the golf, the views, and the wildlife. Make sure you do not forget to adjust for the wind, being on the coast you get a solid breeze which can be different on every hole. Enjoy, we do every time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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