About Ocean Pines Golf Club
Congressional. Spyglass Hill. Baltusrol. Winged Foot. Hazeltine. Ocean Pines....
These courses, along with some 400 other courses across the country and the world, bear one thing in common - they were all touched by the skillful hand of the legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr.
It is said that "the sun never sets on the Robert Trent Jones Empire." So if you happen to find yourself in Hawaii, Brazil, France or the on the beach in Ocean City, you have an opportunity to play one of the famed architect's courses. In fact, Ocean Pines Golf Club is the only Robert Trent Jones championship course on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Whether you're a Robert Trent Jones afficianado (or fanatic) or simply enjoy a challenging round on a classically-designed course, we invite you, in the words of Robert Trent Jones himself, to "experience golf as it was meant to be played." We invite you to experience Ocean Pines.
Construction on Ocean Pines Golf Club, originally named Seabright and later Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club, began in 1970. Robert Trent Jones Sr. was hired to design the course. It officially opened on June 5, 1972, making it one of the earliest courses in the Ocean City area. Golfing greats Billy Casper, Dean Beman, Marty West and Bob Haley were the inaugural foursome and participated in a special celebrity match that day.
Haley was Ocean Pines' first head golf professional and Casper was the course's official touring golf pro. That year, a family golf membership at the semi-private course was only $400; greens fees were $6 for 18 holes on weekdays and $8 on weekends.
In those early years, creative use was made of the property during the slower winter months. During wildfowl season, hunters could rent packages that included a blind, boat and decoys.
By the 1990s, Ocean Pines and other local courses had helped to establish the Ocean City/Ocean Pines/Berlin area as a true golfing desination. That tradition continues today as golfers flock to the area, especially in spring and fall, to enjoy mild temperatures, discounted accomodations and the superb dining and entertainment options of the Ocean City and Delaware resorts.
Today, Ocean Pines Golf Club, with its classic Robert Trent Jones design, challenges and delights golfers just as it did in 1972 and in all of the years in between. It is, as originally envisioned, open to the public year-round and offers annual memberships for those wishing to make it their home course. Ocean Pines golf members, local residents, Ocean City vacationers and golfers - both hobbyists and serious players - enjoy the natural beauty of the course, the purity of its design and its superb playing conditions.