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11605 Masters Ln
Berlin, MD  21811-3217
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River Run Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,705 yards | 128 slope

70.4 rating | Bent grass

River Run Golf Course

The 18-hole "River Run" course at the River Run Golf Club facility in Berlin, Maryland features 6,705 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.The course rating is 70.4 and it has a slope rating of 128 on Bent grass. Designed by Gary Player, the River Run golf course opened in 1991. Lewis Meltzer manages the course as the Owner/General Manager.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Initial impression - what are we in for.....
Upon arrival we dropped our clubs at the bag drop (ourselves) and then asked where the pro shop was of the starter at which point he asked what our tee time was and said after we checked in feel free to hit complimentary balls at the range or go to the putting green or go right to the 1st hole. He said there was a 2 some ahead of us so no big deal we could go right out. (i.e. no structure to the course - we could tell b/c he sent a 2 some right out on our tail so there was no pace, the 2 some was actually at our tee's while we were hitting.)

When checking in I asked for a logo ball to which the pro said we just ran out. I also noticed a sign in the mens room that stated buy an entree and receive a free greens fee!!!! That was the first warning that we were in trouble when an entree takes the spotlight away from the $70/man course (they tried charging $90 but when we were not interested on the phone quickly dropped to $70)

The course had a nice layout just terrible and I mean terrible upkeep. There were no markers on the tee boxes showing the direction and yardage on the holes - we had to rely on the barely readable score card. My cart had 2 1/2 inflated tires and the alignment was so that I had to have 9 oclock at 12 oclock to go straight.

The website really promotes the 3 half decent holes on the course. The tee boxes were aerated and dried out, fairways were long and the fringe and approach on 13 out of 18 holes was either under construction, burned out or SAND!!

On 1 par three my shot landed about 15 yds short of the green to the right and a grounds keeper pulled up to the green while we were playing, parked his cart infront of my shot then proceeded to seed, yes seed, the green while we were playing. This green had tire tracks going through the back side of it.

On another hole a groundskeeper was trying to remove geese from a pond by firing off m-80's in the middle of the course - he should have spent some time worrying about the course then the geese not bothering anyone in the ponds.

I would not reccomend this course to anyone at all, our rate was $70 in August - for $15 more you could play Baywood Greens in Long Neck, DE (20 min from MD border) and that course was prestine and run like a course should be run - I would strongly recommend that course.

I read some bad reviews of river run and thought we would give it the benefit of a doubt b/c its a player course - i wish i could have my money back.

Oh and as a parting gift they offered a return rate of $25 if you play within the next month - seriously?!? Thanks but really - not even worth the $25 for all of the headaches.

Dont let this course ruin your vacation!

Reviewed August 07, 2012

We only finished 15 holes. Played the front nine in less than two hours and the back nine we were three hours into it when we stopped. When we drove out we saw other golfers also quitting. They jad rangers but did nothing. The layout was great and the conditions so do. You could tell it was an elite course at one time.

Reviewed March 16, 2008

Reviewed June 17, 2007

June 2007

I played River Run 3 times this past week. The course is in great shape. The two different style nines provide some variety. Starts out with a few easy holes that helps establish some confidence. All rounds were easily under 4 hours with one about 3:15. Twilight rates were $45, but we received 50% discount the second and third day. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. I will definitely play this course during my next trip to the beach.

Reviewed July 15, 2006

Beautiful course

I found this course both beautiful and a challenge. The overall scenery on this course was very nice.I live in western P.A. and the greens fees were a little high compared to home,aside from the price i would play again in a heartbeat


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Walter H. 33 97 64 10/20/12
2 Shawn B. 13 79 66 08/10/13
3 Martin S. 13 79 66 03/15/12
4 Anthony C. 22 88 66 06/06/09
6 Luke M. 5 74 69 08/19/17
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
6 Luke M. 5 74 69 08/19/17
17 Jerry A. 16 90 72 06/01/17
48 Darrin S. 26 109 83 06/08/16
39 Joseph F. 25 104 79 05/13/15
40 Jerry A. 15 94 79 05/31/14

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About River Run

River Run Golf Club

Community facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at River Run

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Course Staff

Lewis Meltzer, Owner/General Manager
Hunt Crosby, Director of Golf
John Kotoski, Superintendent
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