Baywood Greens

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Course: Baywood Greens Golf Course
Address: Rte 24, Long Neck Rd
  Long Neck, DE 19966
County: Sussex
Phone: 302-947-9800
Toll Free: 888-844-2255
Rates Peak Season 2012
Weekdays/Weekends119Green fees and cart
Rates Subject to Change! Always check with the course for current fees.
6/16/2007I had heard so much about this beautiful golf course that I was very anxious to play it. Baywood Greens, located north of Ocean City Maryland in Long Neck, Delaware did not disappoint. From the minute you pull into the facility you’ll notice the beauty of this golf course. The large fountain, beautiful clubhouse and landscaping galore give you a preview of what you’re in for when you play the course. Oh yea, the course itself is a gem! Needless to say, pristine conditions existed throughout and I believe that the old cliché “you got to see it to believe it” would fit here. I’m sure there are other courses which may be just as nice, but for a public course, Baywood Greens gets my vote! The group I was with made the decision to play the “up” (green) tees which measured just under 6100 yards but I was pleasantly surprised that it still offered a challenge on most of the holes. For instance #6 is an over the swamp par three that measures 223 from the tips and 202 from the green tees. A forced carry and not much room to bail out will force you to hit that dreaded long iron to try to make a par. The back nine has water that comes into play on just about every hole. On #14, the player’s assistant told us to save the trouble and simply drop a ball in the water and hit 3 from the island fairway. He was 75% right in our group too! This tricky hole requires a few minutes to figure out prior to hitting your tee shot. Make sure to check the board and figure out how far to hit your tee shot. Depending on which tees you play, the “island” approach will require a tee shot of anywhere from 180 to 250 yards which will leave you a short approach to the green over yet more water. Don’t want to hit it that way? Then play the dogleg which will let you boom a big drive and leave you a mid iron to the green. We all played the “island approach” but as mentioned, my 3 playing partners were all hitting “3” on their approach shot! Final word of warning, take a look at the hole layout on #16 before you try to get to this par 5 in 2 as the water comes out across nearly ½ the fairway and is hidden from view. (Hint: miss right if you’re gonna miss!) You’ll be “closed” by the beauty of #18 as you’ll drive to the island tee boxes and see all the flower boxes to and fro. Enough already – this course is nice and challenging! As mentioned, the conditions were superb. Make sure to notice the grain of the green when putting as it will influence the break of your putt and may add a shot to your score if you don’t play it. Yet another challenge! Stop by for a beer and snack at the upscale bar/grill room or take a gander at the view of the course from the outer deck. It’s all good here at Baywood Greens. Make sure to tell Tony (the head golf professional) that sent you! Lefty
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