River Run Golf Course

3.5601176471 3.6 stars from 5 (214)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6705 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 11605 Masters Ln, Berlin, Maryland 21811, Worcester County
  • (800) 733-7786, (410) 641-7200
  • (410) 641-8157
  • www.riverrungolf.com

Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Gary Player (1991)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 214 Reviews
5 stars:
48
4 stars:
107
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

176 out of 212 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole specials  

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Reviews


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u756403557's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Kam7041667's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Family of 3 were playing there on Thursday during our vacation. Not crowded at all (may be it is off season). Layout is great. Not a difficult course. We will go back next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was realy wet,due to poor drainage. Cart path only. long distance between #10 &11also Between #14&15. It was a ho hum course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u000003473214's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



vette88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

asked for a medical due to a tear in my knee. Could not do it but allowed 5 people play in front of us. Which was fine because it took over 5 1/2 hours to play the round. Have played there many times before don't know if I'll go back any time soon. Cart path only don't see why I could not get at least a 90 degree.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not happy with the course."


u604125003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All the fairways were covered in clumps of cut grass , you had to look underneath the clumps of grass. I’m Handicapped with walking problems, it was cart path only.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Sloppy mess"


SteveD24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play River Run often and have never experienced the wet conditions like what we just played in. Its been over a week since our last rain and you would have thought it rained the night before. Not my best day at River Run, conditions tough, rough was like US Open conditions due to lack of cutting the grass. It was cart path only and very slow, probably a large part in the cart path only requirement. The greens were the best part, rolled great.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful setting but poor condition"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Not a bad course layout, but very unfair for first time players. Too many blind shots and trouble not visible from tee. No GPS or picture of hole layout on scorecard either.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



stevecel2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, beautiful conditions, and perfect weather.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000007505531's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round. Very nice track to play. A different course from every different tee box.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A good choice while visiting Ocean City !"


u000004901014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Played here 2 years in a row! Pace of play on the front 9 was extremely slow ? Marshalls needed to monitor the pace of play ! Otherwise, the course is enjoyable. It will present some challenges at times !


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Needs some work"


u000005095409's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in a low area and wet. No rain in over a week and still wet. Cart path only. Tees were in poor condition, many fairways had dead black spots and were not mowed lately. Greens were in good condition and firm. Would not rush back to play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



maishell's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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



u000006448485's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Eugene5502055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course but very short only need drivers go 2 holes , not for low handicaps


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Cart Path Only Made Day a Downer"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering we played on a Hot Deal it was worth the money we paid. Nice layout and Course was in decent ahape but unfortunately had alot of standing water all over. So it was cart Path Only which really ruined the day. Fairways were wet in spots so it was the right decision. Greens were really slow but not in bad shape. Would give it a try again once it dried out a little.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000008034235's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A fair course not great"


plouth's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I like the layout and people. My concern was it was hot and humid. Not water coolers until the 13th hole. In addition, several bunkers had at least 6 inches of water in them. I felt they should have been drained. Overall for the price $50, I felt it was fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Loved it!"


doug633cs's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

When I arrived the staff could not have been more friendly. I booked as a single and showed up an hour before my tee time. When I checked in with the started he gave me a cart to get my bag out of the car and joined up with another single right away. The course is tight, but if you hit the shots you are trying to hit you can have a great time. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of playing there. We had a ton of rain the night before, but I can't wait to go back when it is dry. For the value this course can't be beat. I'm a single digit handicap and plan to play there many more times when I'm in the area for sure. PS - The pace of play was amazing. As a twosome we played in 3.25 hours on a Saturday!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


Gary6810237's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

River Run is a great course. Very close to Ocean City with friendly staff and good amenities. Would highly recommend you include this course in your next outing to OC.


Pace of Play: Good

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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