Ocean City Golf Club - Newport Bay

4.2105764706 4.2 stars from 5 (166)
  • 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 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 166 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

151 out of 163 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  

loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Lots of dog legs!"


Depanfilisjoseph's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We golfed Newport Bay this past Friday, the starter Chris did an exceptional job, getting us out for our 8:12 am tee time. The pace of play was great, we finished our round in less that 4 hours. The course is challenging with several dog legs and protected holes with water, marsh and sand. We had a great time!


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


"Hope description"


solypa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very difficult if you’ve never been there. My only wish is to at least have a picture of the hole on the scorecard just for an idea of what the hole looks like. Otherwise, absolutely gorgeous course. Will be back in 3 weeks!!


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



kevinoshea22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played

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


"Golf on Sinepuxent Sound"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather, conditions were perfect. The fairway and greens were in superb shape. We played from white tees, about 6,000 yds. Beautiful views of bay and sound, breezy and mostly full course with steady pace,


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


"Always great."


Ken6862849's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice 1st 3 holes, than it gets better and better and better, scenic, and challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



djmartin418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Value course"


Rock1954's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the money, I would recommend this course. Most places at the beach are $100 plus and this was 1/2 of that. The condition of the greens was surprisingly good, the rest of the course was kind of shaggy. If you're cheap, and you know who you are, this is the place for you.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Seen better days..."


kpizzow2112's avatar
Age:  65+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played the Seaside course..of course there is no seaside to be seen. Sorry...but this is the kind of course I played when I was 16 and learning to play. It's a dog track...clearly they are not doing the maintenance necessary. Cart paths are a wreck. Some of the tee boxes we had a tough time finding grass. Our tee off was 30 minutes delayed as the starter kept sending people off. The club house feels like the land that time forgot. Again sorry....but this place needs some tlc both on the course and in the amenities.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"very nice course and staff"


bucklewbob's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Still early season conditions but very good. Greens rolling, true fairways good shape but tight lies as the grass is still a little brown. Sand traps very good tees just fine and the rough was not real tall. Nice layout with lots of trouble waiting if your start spraying it. Not unbearably tight driving but if you hit a bad one could find some water. really pretty views of marshland and a bay on the back nine, The wind blows pretty stiff off the water and added to the challenge. well worth the trip hope to play it often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed