Rum Pointe Seaside Links

Course Description

Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links has become Ocean City’s “must play” new course and one of Maryland’s premier golf venues. This spectacular seaside design by the world-renowned father/son team of Pete & P.B. Dye opened in the spring of 1997. Located on Highway 611 on the Sinepuxent Bay overlooking Assateague National Seashore Park, Mother Nature and the Dye’s have combined talents to bring world-class golf to the Ocean City area.

This Scottish-style links is the only area course to feature bent-grass on the fairways and greens. No less than 17 of the 18 holes have a bay view with several holes having direct bay frontage, where you can start your ball over the water to shorten the hole. The Dyes have certainly created situations of risk and reward that will quicken the heart rate of even the most experienced golfer. From the back tees this championship quality course is capable of hosting a PGA Tour stop but forgiving enough from the middle tees to satisfy golfers of all skill levels.

Aerial view of golf course
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Course Credits

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Director of Golf : Devan Scott

Managing both Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links and The Links at Lighthouse Sound, Devan oversees the day-to-day operations of both courses. Devan attended University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he earned his PGA Golf Management Degree that was also integrated with Hospitality and Tourism. Before joining Rum Pointe, he took a Head Golf Professional Job before shifting into Sales within the golf industry. Originally from Watertown, NY, Devan moved to the Eastern Shore of MD at a very young age. His father was the one who originally piqued his interest in golf very early in life. He decided to pursue his passion when the time was right and turn it into a career.

“My main focus is providing an amazing customer experience from the moment they arrive until the moment they depart. We are in the golf business, but hospitality is how we make every visit one to remember. I want all our guests to have the experiences that will make them want to return in years to follow”.

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Golf Course Superintendent: Pat Reibe

As the Golf Course Superintendent of Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links, Pat works each day to achieve the highest standards for the golf course. He’s been working with Ruark Golf since 2009. He actually began his career with them “at the bottom,” starting off at Rum Pointe, and continued to move up from there. Previously, Golf Course Superintendent at Nutters Crossing Golf Course, Salisbury, MD, for 7 years, he found his way back to Rum Pointe to take over the course operations.

Before starting his career with Ruark Golf, he lived in Colorado for about 10 years. Born in Damascus, Maryland near the Gaithersburg area, his family ties are what drew him to live and work on the Eastern Shore.

Pat golfed throughout his life, but never thought about the maintenance side of it until a conversation with a close friend who was obtaining a degree in Turf Management. This sparked his interest, and he then got his degree in Turf Management from Delaware Technical Community College.

“The best part of my job is being able to see the progress and outcomes of what we do each and every day. The day to day challenges keep things exciting. There is definitely a science to all of it, keeping it interesting and ever-changing.”

Course History

The property now known as Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links has a rich and storied past as evidenced by its name, which it takes from the peninsula of land that extends out into the bay behind the sixteenth tee.

Legend has it that from 1696-1717, Captains Kidd and Blackbeard, two of the world’s most famous pirates, frequently sought shelter behind the barrier islands of Assateague. From the waters of the Sinepuxent Bay, they brought treasures of all kinds ashore.

Although no buried treasures were found during construction of the golf course, lengthy archeological studies trace a long history of activity at Rum Pointe. Remains of seven Native American cultures were found at several locations on the property. Large shell middens have been preserved in the wooded area to the right of hole #12 and along the creek to the right at #15.

Golf course next to pond and house

Course Architect

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PB Dye

Perry Dye and Dye Designs are highly dedicated to the game of golf, and the Dye staff feels strongly that the future of golf lies in the constant introduction of the game to future golfers, while continually challenging the seasoned veterans. Providing a memorable and enjoyable golf experience is a primary goal in every Dye design.

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Pete Dye

The design philosophy of Dye Designs lends itself to a wide variety of golfers with varying levels of ability. The job of the designer is to provide a challenge to advanced players without creating so much frustration that beginners leave the game of golf or migrate to a less difficult course. Dye Designs is aware of this challenge and uses several techniques to overcome the situation. Particular attention must be paid to these different abilities, along with an equal concern for maintenance and the environment.