Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 8th hole
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 8th hole
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links, with its excellent conditioning and scenery, is a favorite for visitors to the Ocean City, Maryland area. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 1st hole
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 1st hole
A longish par 4, the first hole at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links in Berlin, Maryland, is the no. 8 handicap hole on the course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 3rd hole
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 3rd hole
The par-5 third hole at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links plays around a lake. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 5th hole
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 5th hole
The par-3 fifth at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links continues the theme of water. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 7th hole
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 7th hole
At 471 yards, and with the bay behind the green, the par-4 seventh hole is Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links' no. 1 handicap hole. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 8th hole
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 8th hole
The par-5 eighth at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links plays along the water. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 9th hole
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 9th hole
The 419-yard, par-4 ninth runs parallel to the 18th at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links in Berlin, Maryland. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 16th hole
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 16th hole
It's water right on the par-4 16th hole at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links in Berlin, Maryland. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 17th hole
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - 17th hole
The par-3 17th at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links has trouble left and right. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - no. 18
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - no. 18
The finishing hole at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links is a 444-yard par 4 that ends up in front of the clubhouse. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - clubhouse
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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - clubhouse
It couldn't be Rum Pointe without barrels of rum, right? Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor

On the waterfront: Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links near Ocean City, Maryland

BERLIN, Md. -- Opened in 1997, Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links is one of the Ocean City area's favorites for locals and visitors alike.

Designed by Pete and P.B. Dye, the golf course sits on Sinepuxent Bay overlooking Assateague National Seashore Park. The seaside location translates into water, bunkers and bayside views on nearly every hole. While not exactly a links course, it does have sort of a Scottish feel, especially when the wind is blowing.

The ninth and 18th holes mirror each other, ending below the deck of an inviting clubhouse that serves, of course, rum.

Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links is the only course in the area to feature bentgrass from tees to greens.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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