Ocean City Golf Club - Newport Bay

4.1321058824 4.1 stars from 5 (157)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6657 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 157 Reviews
5 stars:
66
4 stars:
67
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

143 out of 154 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks brunch  

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Reviews


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"It’s a mystery how this course is 4 stars."


Djreim0023's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Since we arrived we have experienced nothing but a frenzied mess of a golf course. The starter told us to go to the wrong course, not to mention rudely. The course condition is terrible. Starters are literally incopentant. First and last time I’ll be playing this course. The only positive is we payed half of what others paid!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Nice views of the water"


Bucs11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for the money, greens had been aerated and sanded but still rolled true, fairways and rough were were still dormant, brutal playing conditions with cold and wind, all agreed would love to play again when the grass is actively growing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Could only play 9 holes"


kutztownstatecollege's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Because of the time of year and weather conditions the course was wet, and there weren’t that many players. I couldn’t get hooked up with a twosome or threesome , and had to play alone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not bad for winter golf"


rtwaka's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

was cold and windy, sprinkled a little rain also. Condition is what was expected for mid winter golf in this area. Cart path only made it a little longer day than what I wanted. No standing water though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nice place to play."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, great scenery of the Bay. Friendly staff and great chicken salad.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course"


morrisfx's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a hidden gem. Great layout with million dollar views. And the price is right. If you're lucky enough to play in light wind you can definitely score. If the wind is up you're in for a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"late fall perfect"


twokerson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played late fall in perfect conditions. Great water views, greens rolled true, fairway grass was dormant due to time of year and pace of play was great. This is a course not well known unless you live here but a really good choice to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Surprising Gem"


u214924319's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was very impressed with the Newport Bay Course. The layout is very old-style with Holes moving both ways and relatively small greens. There are several holes along the water or marshes, which are beautiful. We saw several bald eagles fly overhead and there were plenty of other birds around the course. A warning, though. We had winds that were probably 25 mph sustained and gusts over 30 mph. The back nine is very open and was brutal to play in that wind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome staff made the round!"


bdevaney13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Newport Bay is a nice course with gorgeous vistas especially on the back 9 but something about the course feels like it was squeezed into the property and doesn't seem to quite flow. The staff was incredibly accommodating. Though we were supposed to be paired with another golfer, the starter offered to start us on the back 9 which was wide open. At the turn, the starter told us we could play wherever as there was nobody on the course that late in the day. We played a few holes on the front 9 which were not as pictuesque or interesting as the back so we skipped over to Seaside and played 9 or so holes. Frankly, I enjoyed Seaside more and would look to play that course next time. Regardless, both were fun courses especially for the prices Golfnow offers. The staff made day though!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

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 10/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great staff equals great time"


u000007952989's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My foursome travels from NYC and Philadelphia to OC once a year to play and OCGC is the one course we play every year. This year we got to play both Courses thanks to to Buddy and Chris, who helped us overcome a scheduling conflict. These gentlemen worked with us to insure we enjoyed their courses and we cannot thank them enough. Great staff everywhere at this facility.

The course is in excellent shape and challenged you with a risk reward type of play, for mid handicappers like us, especially at the Newport course. We would recommend this as a must play on your OC golf list.


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



u822428349's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Newport Bay course in excellent condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the end of summer this course is in the best condition that I have ever played! The greens are smooth and rolling true! The tees and fairways are also in great condition! Pace of play was great and we really enjoyed the day. Will definitely play again soon!


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


"Great course for the money"


u7927848's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Newport Bay course is a great course for the money. Teed off at 11 on a Sunday and finished in 4 hours. The course is in great shape given the combination of extreme heat and tons of rain. Greens were running great.

The ranger and all the folks at the course are super friendly. And the price for food and drinks at the clubhouse are extremly reasonable.

I would recommend Newport Bay for low handicappers as well as the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


tillerct11's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in OC and absolutely the best for the money. They have two 18 hole layouts. Both are excellent and have totally different layouts. The ocean course is built primarily through the wooded part of course. It consists of mostly open fairways with a few water carries. The Newport Bay course is built on the shoreline of Newport Bay which brings water into play on many holes. Of the two I prefer Newport Bay even though it might be the tougher of the two.

I think you will find either course enjoyable and the people at the course couldn't be more courteous or helpful. Next time you are in Ocean City drop by and see for yourself, I don't think you will be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Golf87"


golf87's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Newport a great course in super condition great staff stunning veiws along water a great value and a must play!


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



Tim4104507's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



blairgn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
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



u6655526's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
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: Excellent


I recommend this course



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