308 Watkins Lane, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663, US
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About The Inn at Perry Cabin

Getting to the Inn at Perry Cabin located on the Eastern Shores can be part of the fun if you choose to “skip the bridge”. Guests can boat across Chesapeake Bay aboard Five Star, a 55-foot yacht that is the resort’s flagship. The 90-minute adventure is the perfect way to start and end a luxurious getaway. The 78-room inn dates back more than two centuries with cozy rooms and narrow, winding hallways. Its golf course – an old Roy Dye design rejuvenated by brother Pete Dye – is actually the final effort of the legendary architect. The course is walkable with a caddie corps ready to navigate its travails. The final three holes are dubbed the “Goodnight kiss” – to “remain in the golfer’s mind long after the round is over,” Dye said, just like a goodnight kiss on the first date. A sailing academy, fitness center, wine tastings, a spa and more await.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres26
Year Opened1999
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?Yes

Golf courses at The Inn at Perry Cabin

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2.0
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Handicap 10-14
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Plays Once a week
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Mr Dye is turning in his Grave

I was informed of a member for a day through VSGA magazine. Read the reviews in the magazine and told my self I had to play this course. Was excited for about 2 months to play and was willing to travel 2.5 hours to get there. Initially a course such as this should have a outdoor driving range facility which it did not. You have a virtual driving range indoor but would've been nice to see how you were hitting in the slightly windy conditions of that day. Ok not a real issue. They did have a chipping and putting green and was in good shape but relatively small and would not accommodate more than 5 people at a time. Service of the staff was good, friendly and helpful. We get to the first tee and noticed our carts were not allowed at 90 degrees, this was not disclosed by the pro shop which was a disappointment. Not a big deal as the weather was gorgeous and walking on a day like this was not an issue. After the first two to three holes it went down hill, the conditions of the course were horrendous. Most of the fairways had not grass and they had the huge aerated plugs all over the place. Typcially hitting in the fairway is a reward, on these holes it was a detriment to your game. No even lies, plugs and mud all over the place, not grass does not sound like a reward when hitting in the fairway. Then you get to the greens and the and they were just as bad, with many bald spots and no consistency to the greens. Sand bunkers were plenty and while I was only in one, most from what I could tell were not maintained properly. My foursome ended up paying $135/pp and it felt like we all threw our money away. We did not enjoy the day and were extremely disappointed. To get this course back into the shape it deserves will take almost a year plus. I do not recommend this course and now understand why they were promoting member for a day. Do yourself a favor and do not take advantage of this deal, you will be extemely disappointed. Spending $135/pp you expect plush fairways, mainted greens and bunkers, and that is not what we received. For one of his last golf courses completed, the condition of the course is not doing him justice. Stay away.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Virginia Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Dye's "Goodnight Kiss" on Eastern Shore

Was lucky enough to play with one of the few members over Memorial Day Weekend. Having driven past the course numerous times before, during, and post redesign I was extremely curious to see how they took the old 'Harbortowne' course and brought it back to life.

If you've played more than a couple Dye courses many of his classic design cues are on full display here. Railroad ties, water, volcano bunkers, long bunkers, bunkers that seemingly serve no purpose....the works.

With at least an entire year to grow in, the course was in very good condition. Since all the greens were rebuilt, they were extremely firm. So, was constantly playing short of the yardage number hoping the roll-out wouldn't go through the green (still happened a few times).

The course doesn't yet have a driving range, though supposedly they secured some land they needed along with some permits to ensure houses don't get hit. Instead, the new clubhouse had 8 state-of-the-art simulators to get warmed up.

The last 3 holes, dubbed the "Goodnight Kiss", are the "signature" holes. 16 is a short par 4 with a pimple of a volcano bunker in the middle of the fairway. Playing short of it you'll have a blind shot to the green. So, you have to pick one side of the fairway and hope to hit it as the green juts into a pond. The 17th is almost a carbon copy of the 17th at Sawgrass. Enough said. The 18th is a mirrored version of the 18th at Sawgrass or Pebble Beach.

All in all a nice course, and certainly the best on the Eastern Shore.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 217
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

A fitting sendoff for a legendary figure

Pete Dye will go down as one of the greatest and most influential golf course architects of all time. And while the Links at Perry Cabin, his final design, may not be in quite the same conversation as his most famous works, it is nevertheless a lovely, fond farewell that members and visitors will enjoy.

Laid out over the routing of a previously underwhelming design, the Links wanders out in a big loop from the site of its future clubhouse, with holes in both meadow and forest settings. The transitions are smooth, making the golfer feel transported, rather than dragged, from one environment to another. Rough growing conditions in 2018 set the course back somewhat with its conditioning, but both the expertise and the budget should have it in impeccable shape in 2019 and beyond.

The course has all the major Dye signifiers - pot bunkers, visual trickery and a general mischievous air - but it also sports some of Dye's boldest greens, including the final one, a massive two-tiered stunner. It caps off the course's - and Dye's - "Goodnight Kiss" to his fans.

Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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