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3.6
264 Reviews (264)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
40
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
79.3%
Recommend this course
218 out of 264 reviews
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3.6
22 Reviews (22)
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.3%
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17 out of 22 reviews
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3.4
29 Reviews (29)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.9%
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22 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6705 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.1

River Run Golf Club in Ocean City is just minutes away from the beach. The golf course has different front and back nines that make for an interesting round. This Gary Player design starts out across a wide-open landscape before moving on to more tree-lined terrain on the backside. The tighter back nine is tougher than the first nine but overall it's an approachable golf course. The player-friendly layout is gentle enough for beginners with medium-sized greens that aren't especially difficult and generous fairways that offer plenty of room. There is modest bunkering along the greens and fairways and a few lakes and some marshland come into play as well. While River Run Golf Club may not be the most formidable test, the course provides just enough of a challenge for scratch golfers.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6705 yards 72.1 136
Blue 71 6353 yards 70.5 130
Gold 71 6096 yards 69.3 127
White 71 5629 yards 67.1 122
White (W) 71 5629 yards 73.5 137
Red (W) 71 4818 yards 69.5 124
Scorecard for River Run Golf Club
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: 73.2/137 338 187 558 222 554 385 384 169 434 3231 367 418 396 369 207 614 165 527 411 3474 6705
Blue M: 70.9/133 328 177 535 174 542 375 375 164 415 3085 354 387 386 345 188 572 140 501 395 3268 6353
Gold M: 69.9/128 314 165 520 159 527 362 359 153 391 2950 343 384 370 335 180 545 130 480 379 3146 6096
White M: 67.9/124 W: 73.0/136 296 148 474 141 510 322 313 136 368 2708 326 370 334 286 156 510 122 455 362 2921 5629
Red M: 64.1/119 W: 68.3/125 251 120 421 125 457 289 225 125 327 2340 264 300 293 262 120 440 106 396 297 2478 4818
Handicap 12 18 6 14 4 10 8 16 2 13 9 5 7 17 1 15 3 11
Par 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 12 18 6 14 2 10 4 16 8 13 9 5 7 17 1 15 3 11

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.6
264 Reviews (264)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
19th Hole Specials 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 33
Bunkers 22
Narrow Fairways 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Seniors 22
A Weekend Splurge 21
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 21
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 17

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Bare Golf

This is a beautiful course in many ways, but the fairways were in poor condition! There are many large areas without grass - in the middle of the fairway! The course starter and clubhouse staff are exceptional!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

Always loved this course, BUT

I have always loved this course. Not the most difficult, but the layout is nice and it was always groomed and kept well. It's been two years since the last time I played here and I was very disappointed with the condition. The tees were shaggy and the fairways were severely damaged - not from play, but from poor maintenance. It did look like they are working on the problems. The grass can be grown back and properly groomed, hopefully they are addressing and curing the underlying issues...

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

Fun fun fun

The course is well designed forcing golfers to use every shot and club in their bag. Driving areas ranged from tight to wide but always ending with a lie that challenged your shot. Even on the fairway the ball could be uphill, downhill, below or above your feet. Always hitting into a well protected green. Challenging but fair. Staff could not have been better and the free practice range is a huge plus in my opinion. Fairways were in tough conditions in many spots but we haven’t had the best weather so I’ll give some forgiveness. Must play course.

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
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don't Waste your Money!

First off, they do not tell you it is cart path only online. I have a severely arthritic knee and walking was very painful. Had I known about the cart path only I would have booked our foursome elsewhere. The course was in very bad condition with high grass in many places, They were aerating a few fairways, one of which had 95% sand in it. I have played golf for 30 years and have never seen such a site. The greens were ok, I would imagine in the fall and spring they would be very good. I could go on but in a nutshell this course was worth $40.00 tops!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways burned out ON Aug.5, 2019

This is a very nice Gary Player designed course, relatively short yardage. which IV played. Played numerous times. My last round was on Aug.4, 2019. The greens and tees were in excellent shape. However, when showing up at pro shop we were told the fairways were burned up - either by the hot conditions and/or some other cause. Thus, we were told that play was cart path only. Pace was 5hrs. Our issue was: that the course website did not indicate that it was cart path only, and there were no discounts or perks offered. Just full price. Otherwise, we’d have booked another nearby course, just as good. My suggestion: call ahead and ask about course conditions b4 booking and showing up at the course. BTW One guy in our course knocked down a hole-in-one (from the blues) on Hole #16.

PS On previous years I’d rate this course
4 or 4+ stars.

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

Good Round

First time playing, and the course was in decent shape. The course has taken a beating from all of the rain. The fairways were patchy with a lot of mud and the greens rolled pretty slow. I think a lot of that was caused by the rain but it was hard to tell. I would like to play again and hopefully it will be in better shape!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course/Over Priced

Course was in fair shape. Drainage issue in some areas. I felt I have played much better courses for less. Does not deserve to get private green fees and cart price.

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

Excellent Condition

The course was in excellent condition and the pace of play was very good - a nice course to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Bad attitude

Had a tee time for 5:54 and walked in and the gentleman said no you don’t. Is there something wrong with being a single and wanting to go out and play as many holes as possible? Team me up with others, don’t just send me away and when even take my reservation. Will not play here again

Friendliness Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

very enjoyable

last time I played this course was 3 years ago was happy to be back it was in great shape excellent greens not too fast or slow perfect speed and consistent, tee boxes & fairways in excellent shape very friendly staff accommodating teed off at 11.45am and finished at 3.00pm great pace we were a 3 some, overall great course will definitely will be back well worth the money. ps: i did not have time for off course amenities so could not rate them.

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

Fair and challenging, The back 9 is the most tranquil 4 or 5 holes you will ever find.

I’ve never played a Gary Player course before and this one is a gem. There is a stretch on the back nine where you forget your on a golf course. Great job Gary!

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

Better than expected

I hadn't played the course in several years because it was always a 5 hour round.
This time was a pleasant surprise.
I plsyed in about 4 hours, the pace of play was good and the course was in very good shape.
Based on this experience I will return.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable Beach Golf

River Run served us well for our annual Young Bucks vs. Geezers Memorial Day round. The greens and fairways were in fine shape. There are a variety of straight holes, dogleg holes and well protected greens. This was an enjoyable round of golf..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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