Pin Hunting: Baywood Greens
One look at Baywood Greens in Long Neck, and it’s easy to notice the time and commitment that go into the course’s upkeep. Raved about as one of the most well-kept and aesthetically pleasing courses in the area, the course has landscaping that brings vibrant color to any round of golf. From weddings, banquets and other ceremonies to a peaceful residential community with tennis courts, swimming pools, boat docks and private beaches, there’s little that Baywood doesn’t offer, and its golf course is the cream of the crop.
“The appearance of the course is what helps Baywood Greens stand out from other courses,” noted Assistant Golf Professional Mike Rushin. “The aesthetic feature, along with the course conditions, help make it what it is.”
Situated across 6,983 yards, the 18 holes offer a mix for everyone. The scenic wooded front nine weave through a variety of forested straightaways, while the back nine test golfers’ accuracy with a number of water boundaries.
As Rushin observed, however, the course offers a balance for guests, no matter their experience.
“One thing people notice about the course is its playability,” he said. “There are plenty of courses here that offer a great challenge, but our five sets of tee boxes on each hole allow all ages and skill levels enjoy our course.”
With the existing 18 holes coined the “Woodside” course and the “Waterside” course, Baywood Greens anticipates the spring 2013 opening of nine new holes on the north side of Route 24, called Duneside, with — you guessed it — plenty of sand.
Whether golfers are playing the course for the first time or returning year after year, he added, it’s the eye-catching appeal of the setup that makes them come back for more.
“People often rave about the condition in which the course is maintained and the beauty from all the flowers. It’s a fun atmosphere, and we keep a friendly staff that caters to our guests’ needs.”
Amidst the natural splendor, the one hole that stands out from the rest is along the back nine. The par-4 Hole 14, the signature hole at Baywood Greens, solicits precision with a precarious island fairway in the middle. Those who wish to avoid the water may opt to play the ball to the right but would be looking at a long dogleg left to find the green if they do so.
“Hole 14 offers a great combination of aesthetics with a little bit of a test for golfers,” said Rushin.
Bayside Greens, situated off of Route 24, approximately 8 miles west of Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach and 8 miles east of Route 113 in Millsboro. For more information, or to book a tee time, call the Baywood Greens pro shop at (302) 947-9800 or visit www.baywoodgreens.com.