Consistently recognized as one of the area's best-conditioned golf courses, Nutters Crossing offers two distinct layouts: the wide-open front side that temps golfers to swing away on the way out; and the wooded back nine that calls for strategic shotmaking on the way in. At 6,163 yards from the back tees, it's not a long course by modern standards, but a maze of bunkers and water hazards tend to gobble up wayward shots.
This Scottish-links-inspired golf course features a remarkable 17 of 18 holes with bay views and several with direct bay frontage. The Dyes made the best of this opportunity by weaving in risk-reward scenarios that in many cases challenge golfers to cut the corner of the dogleg, over water, to shorten the hole. This unique design is stout enough, especially from the back tees, to host professional events at the highest levels, while still providing a fair test for everyone else.
War Admiral weaves through mature forests to offer a completely different golf experience compared to its sister course, Man O' War. While the towering trees shield this 6,889-yards, par-72 layout from the wind, they also provide unique challenges at every turn. Beautiful tidal marshes also come into play on five dramatic holes, offering amazing views, and rugged, natural bunkers reminiscent of golf's storied past serve as War Admiral's signature.
The 7,163-yard, par-72 Man O' War course unfolds over the western portion of the rolling GlenRiddle property. The design features windswept links-style golf more commonly encountered in the British Isles including large greens, double fairways, pot bunkers, sand dunes, and the ever-present eastern-shore winds. Remnants of a historic racetrack formerly used to train champion thoroughbreds still serves as a unique cross hazard on three holes.
Not often is a golf course architect provided with a site featuring so much diversity and natural beauty. Upon arrival, it becomes obvious that Arthur Hills made the most of it by stepping aside to allow Mother Nature to take the lead. Amazing views of the Ocean City skyline situated across the Assateague bay, ten holes skirting pristine marshlands and stands of mature hardwoods provide a visually appealing and challenging experience for this celebrated 7,031-yard par-72 layout.