2010 Golf Trip Part IV: Bayside Resort Golf Club
I'll come right out and say it, this was hands down the best golf course we played on our trip. I read a few reviews about this course prior to going that were negative and after playing it, I'm shocked. The Jack Nicklaus designed course does not disappoint and is as challenging as it is scenic.
I was able to play this course on Wednesday when I arrived which helped my playing the tournament round on Saturday. Although no blind shots come to mind, the course provides carts with GPS and yardage books to each player. It is very useful especially when wondering how far you need to carry a shot.
Bayside Resort Golf Club: The Course
As I mentioned above, this course did not disappoint at all. The layout, the scenery, the conditions and the challenge made this one of the most enjoyable courses I have ever played. I'd love to call it the best at the Delaware Shore but not having played all of them, it would be premature.
We played the "Member" tees at 6,418 yards and a rating slope of 71.5/140, making it the most challenging course we played on our trip. On the front 9, water comes into play on 8 of the 9 holes and a extreme wayward approach on the 9th might bring water in.
The moment you step on the first tee this course intimidates (see picture above). The first 3 holes all have forced carry off the tee. Although the first tee might look like the toughest, your tee shot on the 2nd hole requires perfect accuracy. Too far left and you're in a hazard, just a little right, and your in the hazard. There is almost no room for error.Continued on the next page