A fall day view of a hole at River Run Golf Course (Mary Miller)
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3.7
288 Reviews (288)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
77.7%
Recommend this course
235 out of 288 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 43 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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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.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.7
288 Reviews (288)

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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Reviews 9
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good round - one to play in OC

The course was in excellent condition, best I've seen since I've been going to River Run. It's a staple of OC, even in the pandemic to get a good round at a decent price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Expensive- Not Informed Only 9 Holes Would Be Open

After paying a high fee of 40 dollars to play this course and finding out that only 9 holes were open today was extremely disappointing. There was not advertisements saying that the course wouldn’t be available. Extremely disappointed in the course for not supplying that info when booking.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf in January

Played River Run today in beautiful January weather. Course in great shape considering time of the year. Pro-shop welcoming. Highly recommend playing if your in the Delmarva area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
3.0
Previously Played

Long and slow road

Course was crowded with no Marshall’s moving the slow groups along greens were pitiful slow price was expensive bad choice by myself

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great great course as always...took a first timer with me and we had a blast...will be back soon !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Day!

Could not have asked for a better experience with great company on a beautiful day! Course was in beautiful condition and very clean of fall debris (leaves & needles). Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Pace of play was excellent as we hardly saw another golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

River Run Review

Tee boxes good. Fairways good. Rough too high; made for slow play especially on the back 9. Greens good. Worth the effort.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

River Run Excellent

The staff was great upon arrival. The course was in perfect shape. Highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Horrible condition

Fairways were bare, staff should tell you greens were recently aerorated when paying.
Will not play again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Way overpriced for conditions

The condition of the course was horrible. No fairways . If Gary Player ever came back to this property, he would not want his name associated with this course. Greatly disappointed.

Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was in bad shape. Overpaid for value. Had to play the back nine twice. Front nine being aerated. No one told us.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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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