The Bay Club - East Course

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4.3
107
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
95.0%
Recommend this course
98 out of 107 reviews
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4.5
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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2 out of 2 reviews
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4.4
14
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7004 yards
Slope 122
Rating 72.4
Editor's Note: Course closed for business on 01/31/2019. There are two 18-hole championship golf courses available at the Bay Club in Berlin, which is conveniently situated just a few miles outside of Ocean City. Both the East and West Courses are routed through mature woodlands and incorporate 426 acres of lakes and wetlands, both man-made and natural. The East Course was the second course at the club, added in 1999. Measuring just over 7,000 yards, it is the longer of the two golf courses but only by about 50 yards. While the original West Course may be famous for its signature island green hole, dubbed "Devil's Island," the East also boasts an island green. The "Paradise Island" green may not be as dramatic but it is certainly still a challenge. The golf course is also known for being one of the only courses in the area to feature tour-quality Zoysia grass fairways.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7004 yards 72.4 122
Blue 72 6750 yards 71.2 120
White 72 6125 yards 68.4 115
Red (W) 72 5231 yards 67.4 115
Scorecard for East
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: 72.9/124 390 439 501 329 472 227 390 214 546 3508 407 430 330 163 394 582 435 225 530 3496 7004
Blue M: 72.3/122 383 432 477 322 441 219 383 198 539 3394 400 423 323 155 387 535 428 185 520 3356 6750
White M: 68.8/116 362 401 441 287 410 179 342 176 488 3086 366 388 298 122 355 495 389 169 457 3039 6125
Blended M: 67.4/112 W: 73.8/133 362 334 441 287 349 179 342 176 417 2887 366 321 298 122 355 495 358 129 457 2901 5788
Green W: 70.6/127 313 334 389 238 349 135 292 159 417 2626 289 321 260 98 305 465 358 129 380 2605 5231
Handicap 11 5 15 17 1 9 13 7 3 10 4 16 18 8 14 12 6 2
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 5 15 17 1 9 13 7 3 10 8 4 14 6 18 12 16 2

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Zoysia
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Charles Priestley

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.3
107

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Brunch 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 17
Bunkers 16
Forced Carries 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Playing Multiple Courses 15
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
Worth the Drive 12
Near Local Attractions 10

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4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

A nice course, but due to recent rain there were many soggy areas. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
Previously Played

East course is a great choice

I have played the East course before and this time brought a friend. We loved the awesome fairways which promote great iron play and an enjoyable experience. The greens were nice and rolled true and the conditions were very good. The course winds through the trees and no homes in view make the round very peaceful. You have to play the East! The staff was very friendly and we can’t wait to come back to play the West course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was still wet from earlier week rain storms, cart path only. Course was in very good condition considering all the rain. One of the better courses near lower Delaware

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

Tight Fairways

So, the staff were excellent, better than most places and it was extremely busy for a Monday! Turns out they had a huge outing on the other course too. Pace of play was slow because of how packed it was, so I can’t fault them for it. The course was very wet for how dry the weather has been. I can’t fault the course for being narrow from tee to green, I have myself to blame for hitting driver on every par four! It’s a great value for the money and courses in the area best advice I can give is to make sure it’s dry.

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

Great courses

Would highly recommend. Good layout with practical value and very friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great conditions, good layout, average service

Staff was appropriate but did not exceed expectations;

Was met with the appropriate welcome but staff seeemed

just short of bothered with the patronage; had to place the flag in last 4 holes as we first group and d we played “too fast; you got in front of the guy cutting the greens”. In 30 years of playing golf, I can say that this was a first.. All in all, an above average experience but staff could use a lesson on customer service excellence. Course conditions were excellent; love the type of fairway grass that perched the ball up beautifully.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round

Course was in great shape., Greens were just the right speed. Great value for the price

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyed playing the zoysia grass fairways; greens in very good shape. Staff friendly; very good value for the money. I will definitely return to play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course for the average golfer

The staff is TOP NOTCH!!! Extremely friendly!!!! The East Course is pretty wide open and not a lot of forced carries — which is perfect for mid to high handicappers. Great Sunday Special for those over 55. The list price is $79 but the course conditions don’t justify that. The greens are fast but true. Definitely need to bring a GPS with you because markings (other than the 150) are tough to find. Tee boxes need some work. The course doesn’t drain well. Fairways need some TLC. That said, you won’t dip into your retirement account to play here. As I said, the staff is fantastic!!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great staff

Best staff around especially if mike Tritapoe stays around all around great guy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun and frozen!

It was 26° and no wind blowing! Ball roll was incredible! Didn't lose a ball until the 15th hole and that was because the ball stopped in the middle of the pond on the ice! We weren't the only two playing, there were others as well. This is a testament to how great this course is when you have folks playing in freezing weather! Enough said, just imagine it when. The weather is warmer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Staff was friendly and professional. The greens were the fastest and smoothest that I have played all year. Fairways were wet in spots and it was cart path only for about half the holes which was not bad for the end of November.

Speed of play was slow and we waited on many holes. No marshall's were available to speed up play. Since it was late in the season, staff was most likely reduced. In the future it would be a good idea to have staff available "on call" for weekend days when the weather is warm as it was today.

Overall, it was very good value for the money paid on a hot deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

East

I enjoy playing this course its open and good good for the intermediate player. The greens were in excellent condition but the course itself was wet. Overall an excellent outting

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

Great Round

My best round on the East Course...something to remember!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value for the price

Though many holes seemed similar this course was a good value for the price. It was cart path only because it had rain which made it seem long.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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