Links at Lighthouse Sound

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Course: Links at Lighthouse Sound
Address: 12723 St. Martin's Neck Road
  Bishopville, MD 21813
County: Worcester
Phone: 410-352-5767
Toll Free: 888-554-4557
Website: www.lighthousesound.com
Rates Summer 2012
Everyday14918 Holes, cart, range balls
Everyday after 11am9918 Holes, cart, range balls
Rates Subject to Change! Always check with the course for current fees.
TeesYardageParSlopeRating
Black70317214473.3
Gold65567213870.9
Blue60417212668.3
White55487212066
Red455372
Reviews
9/19/2008Lighthouse Sound, possibly the premier course in Ocean City with its beautiful views, friendly staff, challenging layout, and inviting clubhouse was the venue for a small gathering that I was invited to this late summer day. Unfortunately, windy conditions (as is often the case here) set the expectation of a rather difficult round. However as golfers (or hackers) often do, we pulled a fast one on the course by moving up to the blue tees and playing the course at 6100 yards – which, in the wind, was still quite a challenge. The course was in the excellent shape with fairways, greens, tee boxes and sand traps all pristine. The starters are always friendly at this track and the marshals and front desk monitor the course play and keep play moving along as evidenced when I was in the clubhouse and heard the front desk radio out to the marshals, “we’ve got a group on #8 that needs to be moved up to #9 tee ASAP – please expedite”. You will be amazed and perhaps intimidated by some of the forced carries over water as well as some of the difficult uphill shots regardless of wind conditions. On this day, the wind made it very difficult out on the sound side for the par 4 (#4) and uphill par 3 (#5). I got out of those two holes with 2 bogeys and was happy with that – even after hitting the green on number 5 from 145 yards with a 4 iron and 3 putting! We got off to a late start and at 70 degrees and sunny (and did I mention windy?) it was nice for the majority of the round but coming in the last few holes we felt a chill in the air and realized that fall is coming! The number ($$) for this track is pretty high and I heard some golfers commenting that perhaps it was too high but the course itself IS definitely a great layout and I always enjoy playing it. The fact I was really striking the ball well and hitting nearly every shot where I wanted sure adds to the fun and a couple of lucky breaks off a tree or two led me to one of my low scores for the year. If you get out to Lighthouse Sound, tell them Lefty from Waggle.com sent you. And, make sure to take advantage of the “free” beverage ticket they give you when you check in too! Lefty
8/20/2006I really looked forward to playing Lighthouse sound last year only to be disappointed by the recently aerated course, so this year I proceeded East with excitement but nervousness that I might experience those darn little holes all over the course again. Lightning did NOT strike twice as I was treated to a great track! Add in a virtually no-wind day and this day was extra enjoyable (although hot hot hot). You’ve probably heard everybody talking about how great this course is and it is all of that. Fairways, greens, tee boxes, and bunkers were in superb shape. The greens were fast enough but not too fast that you couldn’t stop a downhill put with a deft touch. This track is definitely for golfers (not us hackers) to have some fun and be challenged. The hole I remember is #2, which is a fairly tight par 5 with out of bounds (and houses) on the left side and a hazard and long bunker down the right side of the fairway. Perhaps I remember this because both times I’ve played #2, it’s “gotten” me to the tune of double bogey because of an errant drive pulled right into the hazard or sand trap (remember pulling it hitting it to the right for a lefthander). You all know those holes that “get into your head”. Well I’ve got to get that one out of mine! Other great holes on this track will force you to hit big drives over water and/or hazards to navigate your way around. The long, long, long bridge you’ll cross provides a nice break on the back nine and you can check out the scenery as well. The number on this one is pretty high but this IS definitely one of the nicest courses in OC! The clubhouse is large and top notch as well. The beverages were cold and the large air conditioned bar made for a great after-round relaxation session. The starters and marshals were all very friendly and helpful and actually seemed to enjoy making your round more fun. If you get a chance and want a real treat of golf, give the Links at Lighthouse Sound a play! Lefty
8/25/2005I heard all the rage about the “best newest course” in Ocean City so decided to plan a day to visit The Links at Lighthouse Sound. My great anticipation was heightened by the professional treatment by the staff upon pulling up to the bag drop and friendly helpful attitude of the pro shop attendant. Add the excellent practice facility and absolutely perfect 80 degree low-humidity, light-wind day and I’m set for a really fun round! Unfortunately, all the stars were not lined up on this date as on the first hole, I realized the course had recently been aerated (I later found out it was 5 days prior) from tees to greens. We had to play on as we had committed the entire day to checking out this track. Even the aeration-caused bumpy fairways, greens and tees did not detract us from a fine day of golf though. This is a super-challenging and truly scenic test of golf. I’ve run out of adjectives here but trust me; it’s as good as everything you’ve heard. We played the Gold (championship) tees and at 6556 yards, we used nearly every club in the bag. Many holes (it seemed like every one) had a forced carry over either water or an environmental hazard. The greens were hard to figure because of the bumpiness but I’ll give them a thumbs-up assuming they grow in as I would expect from an upscale track like this. The slope rating of 138 from our tees was correct as misses usually resulted in adding 2 to your score for that hole (i.e. hitting OB or in the hazard). I really enjoyed this round of golf – especially since I managed to pull it together for one of my better nines on the back to shoot a respectable score but even if I hadn’t, I know I’ll be back to play Lighthouse Sound again. This is a high priced track but probably worth it if you don’t catch it during “aeration” season! Lefty
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