Ocean City, Maryland is known for lots and lots of great golf, and one of its very best golf courses you must play is Eagle’s Landing Golf Course.
Pretty and picturesque, Eagle’s Landing in Berlin, Maryland is a well-maintained and memorable track featuring a mixture of parkland and links styled holes that you’ll want to play over and over again and year after year.
A beautiful seaside golfing paradise with eye-popping, and sweeping, vistas of land, water and sky, Eagle’s Landing Golf Course is a challenging, but fair, 18 holes overlooking the serene Sinepuxent Bay and the unspoiled beauty of Assateague Island National Seashore.
Highlighted by several risk-reward holes, including a pair of possible drive-able Par 4s, two of my favorite holes go back-to-back with the tricky Par 4 Sixth Hole followed by the dramatic Par 5 Seventh right across the street.
Both dogleg lefts, the Par 4 Sixth only plays to about 350 yards from the White Tees, but demands and accurate drive to a bending fairway over water. The more of the water you cut off, the shorter the approach will be, but beware of twin traps guarding the far side of the fairway about a hundred yards from the middle of the green. A daunting Par 5, The Seventh demands accuracy off the tee as well, and distance depending upon where you tee off from, in order to clear the corner and have a clear go for the green or a strategic, and probably prudent, lay up short of the marsh to play a 3rd shot to a green encircled by out-of-bounds.
Eagle’s Landing’s signature hole is the short, but fierce, Par 4 Eighteenth. Playing at about 330 yards, Eagle’s tight Closing Hole dares the golfer have to decide to lay up to a narrow, sloping fairway200 to 150 yards from the pin or carry marsh and water some 250 yards, or more, to the fairway short and in front of the putting surface.
“Hole 18, known as the “Beast of the East”, is Eagle’s Landing’s signature hole,” said Eagle’s Landing’s head PGA Professional, Bob Croll. “ The finishing par 4 measures a modest 393 yards from the tips. Most golfers will play this hole from 322-352 yards. Not a long par 4 but a small fairway and lots of marshland make this hole the “Beast” that it is.
“Driver is not the option to start this hole because marshland bisects the fairway at 135 yards from the green and safe green grass doesn’t appear again until 20 yards short of the putting surface. The play here is to tee off with the club that would have reached the middle of the green on the par three 17th hole. A dry landing will leave an approach of 155-165 yards to a green bordered by trees/marsh right, left and long. A par here will make your day even if you were dissatisfied with your play on the first 17 holes.”
A terrific and most memorable round of golf is just a short drive away in Ocean City, Maryland at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. Go and play today, or as soon as you can.