The biggest risks grant the biggest rewards. This is one thing that has been proven time and again – especially on the golfing greens. The shots that are the most difficult, and requires the biggest risks, are the ones that merit the loudest sighs, and the most memorable smiles. This principle of risk-reward was employed by the father-and-son design duo of Pete and PB Dye when they built the Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links in Ocean City, MD. They themselves have gone through their own risks in building the golf vacation destination, with the difficulties posed by the beachside setup. But the reward is incomparable: a beautiful Scottish style links with the best views of the ocean.
The 18-hole, par-72 course has 17 holes playing with the bay in view, several of which are actually playing in front of the bay. How to play against the wind and the oceans surrounding, and how to end up with a low score requires a lot of guts and more shotmaking skills. The multiple tees, however, allow for golfers of various handicaps to enjoy the course. It is, in actuality, a rollercoaster ride of easy and difficult shots that could make any golfer’s heart flutter or go berserk altogether. Nevertheless, a golf trip to Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links is something that would remain in the memory for a very long time.
The risks taken by the developers of Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links have all paid off. Not only has it been recently ranked Top 5 Best in the State by Golf Week Magazine; it has also been the preferred course by golfers taking a golf vacation in Maryland.