Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links Est. 1997

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Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links: when it comes to the fine array of golf courses around Ocean City, Rum Pointe tops the list for many local and visiting golfers. Here Pete and P.B. Dye have crafted an open, links-style course that delivers everything you would hope for in a classic Pete Dye design. Threatening water hazards, sprawling bunkers, stylish crafting around the large undulating greens, and occasional railway ties (sleepers) are all included. This excellently presented, classy layout sits directly alongside Sinepuxent Bay, offering fabulous views from most holes.

There's plenty of space at Rum Pointe to allow confident ball-striking from the tee. Beyond the good-width fairways lie grassy mounds and stylish bunkering. But the biggest threat comes from several hole-lining ponds, both large and small. These abundant water hazards are never more attractive and dangerous than at the resplendent par-4 9th and 18th holes. Closing out the front and back-nines, this elegant duo journey back on either side of a small lake to the attractive elevated clubhouse. Your problems or prowess on these closing holes will be closely scrutinised from the clubhouse terrace.

The opening trio on the back-nine takes you into the only wooded stretch of the course. For the rest, it's open links all the way, although the frequent presence of water minimises the need for penal fescue covered dunes. With constant and captivating bay views, and two directly shoreside holes on each nine-hole loop, Rum Pointe offers a quiet, natural and immensely scenic round.

For a great golfing day out, locals will tell you to book an early morning round at Rum Pointe to catch the sunrise over Sinepuxent Bay, then go next door to Ocean City Golf Club and play the eponymous Newport Bay course, from which you can enjoy a bayside sunset.

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Making Contact

Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
7000 Rum Pointe Lane,
Berlin, Maryland 21811
USA
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Office   +1 (888) 809 4653 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (410) 629 1414
Fax

 

Email   ruarkgolf@aol.com
Website   www.rumpointe.com
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Golf Pro
 
Scott Cooper (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open links-style.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and bayside (Sinepuxent Bay, at the top end of the large Chincoteague Bay lagoon).
 
Designer: Father/son team of Pete & P.B. Dye.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7001 6004 5276
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.6 68.0 70.3
 
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How2Get There?

7.5 mi SE of Berlin / 9 mi SW of Ocean City.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-May thru' early-Oct): weekdays $99; weekends $139. Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Rum Pointe is a member of the Ruark Golf group, a collection of upscale daily-fee golf courses in the Ocean City area. Also in the Ruark stable are GlenRiddle (Man O' War and War Admiral courses), Lighthouse Sound and Nutters Crossing (all covered in Where2Golf.com). Rum Pointe is also a member of the Audubon Cooperative System, dedicated to preserving and developing the natural flora and fauna in and around the course.

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Latitude: (38.245949)
Longitude: (-75.165131)
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