Ocean City Golf Club - Newport Bay

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4.4
190
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
74
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
93.8%
Recommend this course
175 out of 187 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
29
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
29 out of 29 reviews
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4.5
40
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
95.0%
Recommend this course
38 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6657
Slope 126
Rating 71.0
Type Public
Ocean City Golf Club boasts 36 holes of championship golf. The Seaside Course opened in 1959 and it was later joined by the Newport Bay Course. Both offer scenic views of the surrounding marshes and bay. Newport Bay is a formidable challenge but it will test your ability to think strategically, not your distance. Strategically placed bunkers come into play and the subtle contours of the landscape were utilized to their full extent. The course is a formidable test but it is player friendly enough to appeal to all skill levels. The golf course also touts some of the most scenic views on the Mid-Atlantic coast, although the surroundings are more Carolinian in feel. Both of Ocean City's courses offer something different. Seaside has a more traditional design but both offer plenty of variety.
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Ocean City Golf Club - Newport Bay
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6657 yards 71.0 126
Blue 72 6307 yards 69.4 119
White 72 6025 yards 67.5 113
Red (W) 72 5205 yards 71.5 119
Scorecard for Newport Bay
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: 71.3/131 384 182 444 342 345 546 173 401 472 3289 433 338 520 216 535 440 349 178 359 3368 6657
Blue M: 70.0/119 362 170 426 329 334 512 149 385 453 3120 414 321 487 199 520 405 329 172 340 3187 6307
White M: 68.6/118 W: 75.1/133 349 159 395 319 323 496 136 369 441 2987 397 304 472 177 509 390 309 165 315 3038 6025
Blended M: 65.0/115 W: 72.0/127 349 132 361 290 323 403 136 351 441 2786 344 304 374 139 470 349 309 165 229 2683 5469
Red M: 64.4/113 W: 70.0/121 305 132 361 290 293 403 106 351 407 2648 344 255 374 139 470 349 272 125 229 2557 5205
Handicap 11 15 3 5 13 1 17 9 7 6 8 4 14 2 10 16 18 12
Par 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 15 5 7 9 1 17 3 13 4 12 10 8 2 6 18 14 16

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lester George

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.4
190

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 30
Forced Carries 24
Bunkers 21
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
Locals 18
A Weekend Splurge 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 16
Near Local Attractions 10

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Challenging course with beautiful scenery

Played this course twice on our foursome golf trip. Very surprised at the excellent layout, condition of the greens and scenery as compared to the Seaside course. We had a great time and will put it on the list for next year!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Average Front 9, Back 9 worth a play

Nothing special about the front nine at Newport Bay, your average run of the mill course. The back nine takes much better advantage of the surroundings, providing nice views and an interesting layout. Several holes where the marsh and water come into play, making for some more interesting shots as opposed to the front nine. Staff was friendly but did not go the extra mile to make the experience complete. Bag drop team seemed a bit scattered, no club cleaning at the finish. Kitchen was closed at 4pm. Worth a play if you're local. Will try another course next time down there though.

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

Enjoyable course

Lots of fun. The course is challenging but rewads good shots. For the time of year, it was in very good condition. I'd gladly play here again.

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

Good on a windy Sunday morning

The course is in good condition, as a beginning player I found it reasonably challenging. They need to improve the signage for the holes and directions to the next tee.

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

Fantastic

Yes se play car path but thé course was vert good shape ans a fabulous l'atout. I appréciateur m'y journée.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Round

Course was in prime condition due to a Pro/AM going on the prior two days. Regardless the course was healthy and clean and I play this course at least twice a month. And would say it’s in top 5 due to afordability.

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

Gorgeous course in very good condition, with very hospitable staff. I would highly recommend it to others!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course no water coolers

Course is great, conditions great, staff great. However it was a very hot & humid day and there are no water coolers. A water fountain at the turn was it! There was a food & beverage cart but we did not see them enough! There should be water cooler every 3 to 4 holes!

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

Hot Deal for a Hot Day

Ocean City Golf Club normally reserves this course for members and events and general public typically plays their other course. Temperature was upper 90's and very sunny, but a little breeze off the water helped. Challenging day of golf. Course is in very good condition. Enjoyable to play.

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
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

The course was in excellent condition. The views are amazing and there were a variety of holes. Would definitely play again and highly recommend! Got a great price on GolfNow

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great golf facility

The Newport Bay course is always a favorite when I am in the Ocean City area. Conditions, staff friendliness, practice facilities, and 19th hole are always excellent. The are beautiful bay views along 7 holes and makes you feel like you are playing through the wetlands in Myrtle Beach.

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

Great Course

I'm a local but always enjoy getting the chance to play Newport Bay. The greens are great, a lot of wetland views.

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

Newport course in excellent condition

I have played the ocean city GC Newport course many times but today’s conditions were the best. The scoring in our group was great as conditioning dictated low scoring!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Buyer beware

I was asked to play with some friends who got a reciprocal rate, we played on a Monday morning, walk up rate of $85 seems very high for this course. No gps , range balls not included, every bunker needed to be raked. They had lots of workers out mowing , greens were good , the wind was brutal.

We were only ones eating afterwards and I ordered a turkey Rueben and they had no thousand island dressing.

Cart attendant was very friendly, I would play again but use golf now for a much better rate

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course...

Great conditions in July, beautiful fairways, tee boxes and greens. Good pace just under 4 hours. Beautiful views of bay and marshes. Only complaints - need map of course on scorecard or tee box. Had to use Google maps satellite view to see overhead view of holes. Tough for first time playing here on a few of them. Clubhouse has the coldest beer on tap. Great price on GolfNow.

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

Great course

We had a great time today. The course was in excellent condition.

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

Challenging course

I love the course. It was very challenging. I definitely want to play it again. I would recommend it to anybody who's interesting in a challenging game

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