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The Links at Lighthouse Sound

12723 St. Martin's Neck Rd,

Bishopville, Maryland 21813

  • Office

    +1 (888) 554 4557 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (410) 641 1189
  • Fax

    +1 (410) 641 0451
  • Golf pro

    Scot Dailey (PGA, Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, wetland, limited residential and bayside (Assawoman Bay).

  • Designer:

    Arthur Hills
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7051
6033
4548
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.6
69.8
67.1

Location

Latitude:

38.409314

Longitude:

-75.109041

How to get there:

4 mi NW of Ocean Pines / 6.5 mi N of Ocean City.

The Links at Lighthouse Sound

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2000

The Links at Lighthouse Sound: Whether you're marching out to Drum Point on the front-nine, or connecting with the back-nine via the longest cart bridge in the United States, Lighthouse Sound guarantees an immensely scenic and varied round. As one of Maryland's top courses, this wonderfully roaming and challenging layout follows the margins and expansive tidal marshlands of Assawoman Bay. A scenic golfing adventure awaits, with many views to enjoy, and tough and challenging golf holes to be played along the way.

As you loop your way out and back on the front-nine, some large stylish houses flank one or two of the holes, but are never directly in your firing-line. On the back-nine, woodland and wetlands are all that you'll see. Unusually the par-5 2nd and par-3 3rd play to the same L-shaped double green ..... that's back-to-back holes sharing the same green ( ... unique in golf perhaps?). Greeting you at the tough par-4 4th is an intimidating drive over wetland to a partly-blind fairway (not the only long carry you'll need to make), while at the par-3 5th (at Drum Point) there's no margin for error; anything short of the peninsula green is wet.

The wonderfully natural and equally testing back-nine introduces some woodland as well as marshland stretches. It too offers stunning bay and Ocean City views, but your full concentration will be needed to take on the manifest challenges that accompany this Arthur Hills design. Intimidating carries onto the generally good-width fairways (with some tighter exceptions), invariably lead to well-defended greens. Penal consequences often result from wayward approach play, especially if you miss the greens on the "wrong side". The fickle mysteries of the large undulating putting surfaces provide a final test at each hole.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (late-May thru' early-Oct): Mon-Thur $139; Fri-Sun $169. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf cart are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent (incl a double-ended driving range).

Did you know?

Lighthouse Sound 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), Rum Pointe and Nutters Crossing (all covered in Where2Golf.com). | Lighthouse Sound is an Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary course. The course features the longest cart bridge in America, connecting the bayside to the marsh and riverside holes.

Where2Stay

  • Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City4-star

    6600 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

    +1 (410) 524 1600

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    The Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City is located directly alongside the beach. Lodging here means being close to the ocean as well as Ocean City's wide array of leisure attractions. All the area's top golf courses are also easily accessible.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ocean Pines; Bear Trap Dunes; Bayside Resort; River Run; Lighthouse Sound; GlenRiddle; Bay Club; Eagle's Landing; Rum Pointe; Ocean City.

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