Date Played: June 25, 2015
4.0 out of
Played in a tournament (as well as a practice round the day before). The Palmer course starts out with some very scenic holes along the Chesapeake Bay...beautiful views, nice breezes, and lovely landscaping to accent the bay, tidal marshes, and "eastern shore" beach beauty. (Even saw some deer eating the roses!!) Watch out for the par 4 #3, which is the #1 handicap. It's quite an intimidating hole, but I managed to par it both days! The back nine is a more traditional layout with tree-lined fairways cut through wooded areas and around some of the community. The 4 rating for greens and fairways was because the greens had recently been aerated and were still a tad bumpy, and the fairways had "Spring dead spots" (which I was unfamiliar with) along with splotches of thick course grass. It wasn't as pristine as I was thinking it would be, but still very nice. I actually liked the Palmer the most out of the two courses (playing it twice). What was unmistakable at Bay Creek is how nice and welcoming the staff is! From the bag drop to the restaurant to the pro shop to the starter, all extended themselves to make you feel valued. Joe Burbee (Head Pro) was absolutely wonderful--can't say enough about how nice and welcoming he is, and really anxious to assist in any way he can. I will definitely look to revisit Bay Creek in the near future. Great restaurants off property, as well, if you want to stay for a golf weekend/trip. Only about 3.5 hours from the Baltimore/Annapolis area.