Links At Lighthouse Sound: Signature holeLinks Course At Lighthouse Sound

12723 Saint Martins Neck Rd
Bishopville, MD 21813

Phone(s): (410) 641-1189
Fax: (410) 352-5766

The Links at Lighthouse Sound is an Arthur Hills-designed golf course that covers a scenic and varied terrain. Hills took advantage of not only the beautiful views afforded by the course's location right along the Assawomen Bay, but also the natural diversity of the terrain. He routed the front nine along the bay while the back nine borders the St. Martin's River, through mature hardwoods and pristine marshland. The golf course is home to the longest cart bridge in the country, stretching almost 1,500 feet to bring golfers from the bay-side holes to the marshland holes. It is also the only course in the U.S. with five consecutive holes playing to the same double green. The signature hole is the par-3 fifth, which requires a carry over a marsh to a nearly island green bordered by water on three sides.

2.5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A view from a tee at Links from Lighthouse SoundA view of the clubhouse at Links At Lighthouse SoundA view of the signature hole at Links At Lighthouse Sound

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arthur Hills
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 2000
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $60 - $149
  • Weekends: $60 - $199

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt Required
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7031 138 74.6
Gold 72 6556 133 72.2
Blue 72 6041 126 69.8
White 72 5548 120 67.7
White (W) 72 5548 142 74.1
Red (W) 72 4553 122 67.1

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Eric Vasilchik
    on September 08th, 2012 12:01
    My friends and I always make it a point to play Lighthouse whenever we are in OC for our summer vacations, and I won't go back!!!

    We were planning on playing Bear Trap Dunes on Monday, Sept. 3rd, but the course closed when a thunderstorm came through.

    The VERY FIRST course I thought of playing after we left Bear Trap was Lighthouse. When we arrived at Lighthouse, I heard one of the starters say, "yeah, these two guys are dressed like golfers," meaning my friend and I, and assuming we were going to keep them there longer than they wanted to be when the sun was shining in the later afternoon. The golf shop staff were professional, as always...and VERY courteous! The men and women in your pro-shop have always been the BEST when it comes to customer service!!!

    The starters, however, had MAJOR attitude with us showing up at 4pm for playing golf, even after I tipped one guy $5 for doing nothing. I asked if we could please squeeze 12 holes and he didn't respond, just gave me a "look." We were even 26 minutes ahead of schedule according to our cart's GPS after 9 holes.

    If your starters don't want to be there when dusk comes at a golf course, find another job!!! I've worked at golf courses and you shouldn't have attitude when you are there late, that's the nature of the business. If the golf course didn't want us out there, and we were such a hassle to everyone, why didn't anyone say anything to us before we started??? We would have putted or just hit the driving range.

    When we finished 11 holes because of darkness, we played 18 on the way in. When we drove all the way back and came down 18 and the starter came out and said, "what is wrong with you two, you don't look like guys that would do this??!!" "You kept us here too late," yelling at us at the top of his lungs. I didn't get his name but he was an older guy with glasses and dark hair. He rushed us off the golf course and we just picked up our balls. I told him to "smile, it was a holiday."

    On top of all this, the greens were the worst I have ever seen at Lighthouse and don't look like they have been kept up lately.

    I think the older guys starting need some lessons in customer service...I've never seen any staff member at Lighthouse have attitude the way they did!! NEVER AGAIN WILL I PLAY THERE!!!
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