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Best Golf Communities to Live: Maryland & Delaware Beaches

Updated: May 31, 2023

There are some great benefits that come along with living in or near a golf community. If you’re an avid golfer, then you already know how peaceful the golf course can be. Being able to just step outside your door and play a game at the drop of a hat can be a slice of heaven for those who love the game of golf, but there are also benefits for non golfers. Golf courses are typically located in peaceful environments on large acres of land with amazing views. In addition to the aesthetic value, they likely offer five-star resort-type amenities like swimming pools, fitness centers, restaurants on site, and a clubhouse. These clubhouses tend to host community events that bring neighbors together. If you do decide to relocate, resale value can be high due to these highly sought after properties. Read on to learn more about these hand-picked communities that you may just want to call home.

Glen Riddle Golf Club

Located in the Glen Riddle neighborhood of Berlin, MD - GlenRiddle Golf Club is just minutes from Ocean City. This club features two 18-hole championship courses named “Man O’ War” and “War Admiral”. The Man O’War Course occupies the westerly portion of GlenRiddle. The course features pure, windswept links golf. The golfer faces challenges often found in the British Isles including large greens, double fairways, pot bunkers, sand dunes, and the ever-present eastern shore winds. The historic racetrack used to train champion thoroughbreds is utilized as a strategic cross hazard on three holes. The Man O’War Course plays 7,196 yards and a par of 72 from the rear tees. Man O’War’s sister course, War Admiral, is routed through mature forest and offers a completely different golf experience. The course is sheltered from the wind, but provides a demanding test from the tees. The site’s beautiful tidal marsh comes into play on five dramatic holes, offering amazing views. Rugged, breathtaking bunkers reminiscent of golf’s great past is the signature of the War Admiral Course. From the rear tees the course plays to a par of 72 and a length of 7,014 yards. Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner onsite at the well known Ruth’s Chris Steak House after your time on the course!

The Salt Pond Golf Course

This next golf club features an exceptional 18-hole executive golf course, located in Bethany Beach Delaware, The Salt Pond Golf Club is part of a community of single-family homes and townhomes. While the course may present itself as a challenge for even the most seasoned player, it is still friendly enough for women, juniors, seniors and beginners. With most foursomes finishing the course in less than 3 hours, the location is ideal for playing golf and enjoying Bethany Beach all in the same day. Sand Traps in the morning and Sand Bars in the afternoon help make unforgettable memories. When you’re finished, stop by Birdies Snack Bar and choose from a range of sandwiches and wraps, snacks, teas, soft drinks, beer, and wine. Birdies is open during the summer season from May 1 to October 1.

Baywood Greens

The golf community of Baywood Greens has been described by golf enthusiasts as “having it all”! It’s not hard to see why golfers feel this way. Located in Long Neck, Delaware - this community boasts dazzling views, breathtaking gardens, landscaping and beautiful homes set in the midst of a world-class championship golf course. Enjoy a day of golf on one of the meticulously manicured courses: Woodside or Waterside. The Woodside course features a more traditional golf experience while the Waterside provides majestic views with water features. Whether you’re a beginner or professional golfer this will be a golfing experience you will never forget!

The amenities at Baywood are also worth mentioning. In addition to world-class golf, you will find resort-style amenities including: a clubhouse, bay beaches, a marina, pool and tennis. The Clubhouse at Baywood restaurant offers guests a place to savor an exciting menu of contemporary American fare created by a world-class culinary master chef. After lunch, enjoy access to the nearby private inland bay beaches and marina with an afternoon of fishing or water skiing. Not up for the beach? Take part in a game of tennis or read a book by the Caribbean style pool in the shade.

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home (or second home) that’s part of a golf community and near the beach then this is the place for you! Have the benefit of a home and vacation all in one with a new or pre-owned home. These homes offer an oasis surrounded by the gorgeous Baywood Greens golf course and lush landscape. Plus, there’s marinas with boat slips providing access to Rehoboth Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, beaches, restaurants and shopping all just minutes away. Baywood Greens Is a land lease community. Click here to learn more about what that entails and to request more information.

River Run Golf Club

Another gem in Berlin, MD features tranquil scenery, unmatched amenities and a warm community with a world class Gary Player designed golf course is the River Run Golf Course. This 18 holed course offers a combination of superior layout and conditions with Bent grass on the tees, fairways and greens. The greens are medium sized and not especially difficult, the fairways are generous from the tee and modestly bunkered allowing beginners and pros to have a good time. River Run prides itself on being a fun golf club without all the pompous fuss. While there, don’t forget to visit The Hideaway at River Run restaurant that overlooks the beautiful St. Martin river. You will find some Maryland seafood favorites at this restaurant to enjoy after your time on the greens. If you’ve been thinking about relocating or purchasing a beach home, River Run is just seven miles away from Ocean City! Home prices start in the $300’s and feature a mix of golf villa’s and single family homes. Enjoy a gated community, marina, landscape maintenance and the terrific amenities that come with these beautiful properties.

Reach out to Stacy to talk more about the possibility of buying a home in the Golf Communities featured above or any others in Maryland or Delaware: or 443.465.0954.



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