Golf Course Description
Overlooking the historic Choptank River, the Keith Foster-designed golf course at River Marsh Golf Club has added a decidedly happier atmosphere to the grounds of what was once a mental hospital. One of the last undeveloped spots along the Choptank, with Maryland's leading Eastern Shore golf course boasts virgin forest, open fields, and untouched riverfront with views of almost a mile to the opposite shore. The green on No. 18 sits on the river and the finishing hole hugs it all the way home.
This property has a coastal, almost Low Country feel, with marshy areas carved through 90-foot tall, majestic hardwoods. Fairways are a generous 35 to 45 yards wide. Pockets of sand already there have been left as a native feature and additional four to five foot deep, lacy-edged bunkers have been incorporated into the holes and around the greens.
Naturally contoured putting surfaces range from 4,800 to 7,000 square feet. The marsh has naturally set off groupings of holes that are accessible across long bridges.
Of the holes, the par 3s stand out as a strong mix. The 15th hits over water to a peninsula green. And the 17th calls for another carry over Shoal Creek.
Then take a 450-foot bridge through the towering trees to the best hole on the course. The Choptank hugs the left and hardwoods the right of No. 18, from the tee to the green, which is tucked right into the edge of the hotel.