Rum Pointe Seaside Golf links. Rum Pointe Seaside Golf links was designed to bring a world class, public golf facility to the Ocean City and Assateague Island National Park area. The most spectacular property available was secured and turned over to world renown architects P.B. and Pete Dye, to work their magic.
In 1994, when the Ruark family developed Rum Pointe, they agreed to transfer another 100 acres of this property to the Park Service for further expansion, as well as for the preservation of the Radcliffe house. The old farmhouse will eventually be restored and opened to the public. Most of the balance of the farm was put into a conservation easement allowing only for the development of a golf course.
World renown golf architects, Pete and PB Dye were hired to create a world-class golf course while still preserving the natural beauty and historic significance of the property. The events of the last several years will ensure this property’s continued access and enjoyment by the public.
P.B. called Rum Point “a true seaside golf course — one that will play differently every day.” By this he meant that nature’s elements will affect the course differently every day.
No less than 17 of the 18 holes have bay views with several holes having direct bay frontage. As typical of the most Dye designs, many holes offer the golfer the opportunity to gamble with the water, or play it safe up the fairway to generous landing areas. This type of risk and reward, that is a Dye tradmark, is found everywhere at Rum Pointe.
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