|Address:||7000 Rum Pointe Lane|
|Berlin, MD 21811|
|Rates Summer 2012|
|Everyday||95||Green fees, cart, and range balls|
|After 11am||75||Green fees, cart, and range balls|
|Rates Subject to Change! Always check with the course for current fees.|
|8/19/2003||As grateful winners in Waggle.com's Ocean City Golf Getaway contest, my husband and I set off on our own 3 day golf getaway. Our first stop was Rum Pointe, off Route 611 near Assateague Park. It was a gorgeous day, one of the few in Ocean City this year, according to the locals. Our first contact was with the two gentlemen out front, who greeted us warmly and loaded our bags onto a nice clean cart, equipped with the global positioning system. A short visit in the pro shop with two equally pleasant staff members and we were on our way. We went to the turf driving range for a short warm-up; then, we were called by the friendly starter who explained the course, the cart rules and the operation of the gps system. Besides measuring the distance from the ball to the pin, the gps system could also be tweaked to measure the distance to a lay-up point, like a trap or a water hazard.
The course was in great shape; the fairways and greens were bent grass, and we got good roll on our fairway shots. The rough was fairly thick, and required lofted clubs to escape safely. The greens were fast but true; the twosome we were paired with had trouble holding the greens with their approach shots.
Holes 11 & 12 are in the woods and were cart path only. The pin placement on #11 was such that my shot out the bunker looked as if it would run past the pin to the back of the green, but it caught a hill, reversed direction, and almost rolled back into the cup. The other players really enjoyed putting on this green after seeing the twists and turns my ball took.
The Sinepuxent Bay and the Verranzo bridge over the bay into the park provided a beautiful backdrop to several holes. There were canoes and kyacks out on the bay, enjoying the day and the gentle breezes as much as we were. It was hard at times to concentrate on the game with the scenic surroundings. The gulls caws, which sound like laughter, were inappropriately timed with some of our misshots, but we didn't take it personally; they only added to the serenity of the day. A few geese looked as if they had had run-ins with errant golf shots...one poor guy with his left wing hanging limply at his side, another with the same affliction with his right wing, and yet another with an ungainly limp.
The on-course personnel were very friendly. We saw a ranger several times, and the beverage cart stopped by with pleasant regularity. On the 18th hole, a young lad came down while we were putting out and cleaned our clubs.
Our day was extremely pleasant, especially considering that I tied my best round ever. The staff was gracious, the course was pristine, and the weather superb. This course is a must-play in our book, and we'll be back again next month. Jan D.
|8/15/2000||Vacation 2000 took me to Ocean City Maryland and I reluctantly agreed to play a couple of rounds to provide reviews for Waggle.com. Yea right – reluctantly! Rum Point is a MUST PLAY course in OC. The golf course is outstanding being challenging yet fair. PB and Pete Dye have placed numerous sand traps right they shouldn’t be (where you normally hit your drive!), however the fairways are generous and rough not too punishing. Many of the holes offer a scenic view of Assateague Island and Bay and the wind conditions to make the hole more difficult (in most cases). The greens and fairways were in excellent shape (although the fairways were soggy from the abundance of rain) and the staff was friendly and accommodating. If you’re in OC for a golf trip, make sure Rum Point is at the top of your list. Lefty|