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Feherty’s Fall Ball Three-Day Guide to Ocean City, Maryland

David Feherty Fall Golf Guide To OCMD

From the cooler weather to wide-open tee shots, there's a lot to love about a fall golf getaway, and there is no better place to take one than Ocean City, Maryland.

With 17 championship courses you truly can’t go wrong with a golf trip to Ocean City. From the best tee off locations, to where to fill up on fresh crab post round golf guru David Feherty is here to share with you his Fall Ball Golf Guide to Ocean City.

Getting to Ocean City:

For east coasters in Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore traveling to Ocean City, it’s an easy and accessible three hour drive. Grab your clubs, pack up the car and hit the road for Ocean City’s beautiful beaches and courses.

If you’re like me, an Irish turned Texas lad, flying it is. Have no fear, the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport, 30 minutes west of Ocean City, offers nonstop commuter flights to and from Charlotte and Philadelphia. Private planes also fly into this airport, as well as Ocean City Municipal Airport, three-miles west of town off Route 611 (tel. 410-520-5412).

You can also choose to arrive via Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) or Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), and either rent a car or arrange a shuttle.

Where to Stay:

There are so many wonderful hotels to choose from for your Ocean City adventure. I prefer to be close to the action and beach, while still being a short distance from the courses. On my recent trip I stayed at the Cambria Hotel Ocean City - Bayfront.

Whether you’re seeking oceanfront resorts with 5-star service, a quaint seaside motel or a condo rental for the whole family or a guys golf trip, Ocean City has a diverse range of accommodations waiting to be your home away from home. Learn more via Ocean City’s website here.

Day 1:

Early afternoon, arrive in Ocean City, head to the boardwalk and stretch your legs with a walk along one of America’s Best Boardwalks.

Ocean City, MD Boardwalk

The first thing I do is take a stroll to find lunch. On my recent trip I discovered numerous boardwalk restaurants serving up clam chowder, oysters and other seafood specialties with beautiful views overlooking the ocean.

After lunch, continue your exploration of the boardwalk. Stretching for three miles, the boardwalk has something for everyone, from arcade games to rides to food. If you’re feeling up to it grab a treat. One of my favorites is fresh custard from Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard.

Late afternoon, hit the links!

Eagles Landing Golf Course

Ocean City’s 17 championship golf courses have been recognized by Golfweek, Golf Digest, and, most importantly, by golfers of all skill levels, who delight in the challenging holes and beautiful settings. Ocean City is one of the fastest growing golfing destinations on the East Coast, and it’s the place to go for year-round championship golf in a region full of exciting attractions and natural beauty.

Rum Pointe Golf Course

Up first, a course close to home: Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links. This Scottish-style links course is the only area course to feature bent-grass on the fairways and greens.

This spectacular seaside design by the world-renowned father/son team of Pete & P.B. Dye opened in the spring of 1997. Located on Highway 611 on the Sinepuxent Bay overlooking Assateague National Seashore Park, Mother Nature and the Dye’s have combined talents to bring world-class golf to the Ocean City area.

Rum Pointe has quickly become one of Ocean City’s “must play” courses and one of Maryland’s premier golf venues. No less than 17 of the 18 holes have a bay view with several holes having direct bay frontage, where you can start your ball over the water to shorten the hole. The Dyes have certainly created situations of risk and reward that will quicken the heart rate of even the most experienced golfer. From the back tees this championship quality course is capable of hosting a PGA Tour stop but forgiving enough from the middle tees to satisfy golfers of all skill levels.

For dinner you can’t go wrong with Spain Wine Bar atop the Cambria Hotel. Go for the paella and awesome Spanish tapas, and stay for the beautiful rooftop views of the ocean and sunset!

Day 2:

Grab a tea and tee off at Eagle's Landing Golf Course, named the “#1 Golf Course in Maryland” by Golfer’s Choice for 2021.

Eagle's Landing Golf Course

Located just minutes from Ocean City, Maryland, Eagle's Landing Golf Course is the perfect place to start the day as you take in unprecedented views of the serene Sinepuxent Bay and the unspoiled beauty of Assateague Island National Seashore.

This 18-hole course is a par 72 course offering GPS-equipped golf carts, a full-service café, a well-stocked clubhouse, and a local rewards program for year-round residents of the Ocean City area. The program offers discounted green fees and rewards for free golf. Walking is also permitted at any time.

Fun fact: this is the only Maryland course certified as an Audubon Sanctuary!

If you’re looking to explore off the course for lunch, I recommend checking out Sunset Grille in west Ocean City. This dockside eatery is the perfect place to unwind and refuel after a day on the links. I’m a big fan of their crab dip and seafood alfredo. Be sure to ask for a patio spot. The views overlooking the harbor are incredible!

After lunch kick back, relax and soak up the fall weather. Be sure to check out Ocean City’s event calendar! Events in Ocean City, Maryland are always a good time. From fun gatherings like Springfest, Sunfest, to the OC Air Show and the multi-million dollar White Marlin Open, there’s always something to see or do.

For a dinner like no other head to The Hobbit Restaurant. An Ocean City destination since 1977, this hot spot is the premier fine dining experience to indulge in inventive American cuisine and mouth watering seafood while overlooking one of the most picturesque views on the coast. Be sure to save room for dessert, specifically “Mary’s Delight”, their house specialty for over thirty years. Featuring crushed walnut crust, a thin layer of sweetened cream cheese, chocolate pudding and homemade whipped cream, you’re sure to love it.

Day 3:

Start your final morning off with an early tee time at Ocean City Golf Club, where you can choose from two championship courses: Newport Bay or their Seaside course.

Ocean City Golf Club

Here you can enjoy 36 holes of championship golf near Ocean City Maryland. All 18 holes of our Newport Bay course feature marsh and bay vistas and is widely regarded as the most beautiful golf course on the Mid-Atlantic coast. The Seaside course is one of the classic layouts on the Eastern Shore and its wide-open fairways and its tightly guarded greens make it a favorite for all golfers of all skill levels.

Once you’ve mastered Ocean City Golf Club, drive over to Assateague Crab House for fresh Maryland crabs before hitting the road back home.

Looking to get a jump start on planning your Ocean City golf getaway? Look no further than oceancitygolf.com. Designed to take the hassle out of planning, travelers can choose from all inclusive packages that include hotels, golf packages, condominiums, restaurants, golf schools and courses and entertainment.

For a complete guide to golfing in Ocean City visit OC Ocean’s golf page here.

Cheers and see you on Maryland’s best greens soon!

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