Lighthouse Sound Facts

The Links at Lighthouse Sound

The Links at Lighthouse Sound opened in 2000 and is home of the longest cart bridge in the United States, stretching nearly 1,500 feet. This bridge will take you from the bay side holes across to the pristine marsh side.

The course features the only consecutive holes in America playing to the same double green. The Par Five, 2nd playing 508 yards and the Par Three, 3rd 190 yards play to a 16,000 square foot green set along a tidal marsh of the Assawomen Bay.

The signature hole, the Par Three 5th plays directly over the marsh to a green surrounded by water on three sides. This hole plays from 89 to 218 yards, and also provides spectacular views of the Ocean City skyline.

The back nine holes play along the St. Martin’s River and through the trees and marshland that have been undisturbed since the beginning of time. The Par Three 11th and Par Five 12th play directly along the river.


The Links at Lighthouse Sound

We are extremely proud of our environmental record at Lighthouse Sound. Due to it’s location on such a prime piece of real estate overlooking Ocean City, this 1,000 acre property has been the subject of numerous plans for development over the last several decades.

The original plan of 1,500 homesites, fronting directly on the waterfront has been modified to a much smaller, more sensitive community of less than 100 homes that are surrounded by the golf course. This provides a natural buffer to the bays and marshes. This plan has protected more than 700 acres of pristine marsh and wooded wetlands.

As you journey through the course, you will notice our efforts to preserve and enhance the natural habitat. The course is designed to collect and recycle water, chemicals, nutrients and stormwater runoff through a system of elaborate underground drainage.

As we built Lighthouse Sound, every effort was made to avoid wetland impacts. You will travel over 2,000 feet on cart bridges; these bridges were built to avoid the wetlands having to be filled. In fact, during construction we actually created more than 12 additional acres of wetlands.

Lighthouse Sound has joined the Audubon Society and has initiated steps to become a fully certified Audubon Sanctuary. Through this program, we will protect our property’s unique ecosystem of salt marshes, native forests, freshwater ponds and marsh, native grassland and large tidal pools. This unique ecosystem provides habitat for a variety of bird, animal and plant life.

Please take time to enjoy this unique and extraordinary setting as you play your round at Lighthouse Sound. By safeguarding the property’s natural and pristine beauty, we have tried to provide our guests with a truly unforgettable experience.


BRIDGE to # 9

The property, now known as Lighthouse Sound, was a working farm until the mid 1960’s when a massive development with almost three thousand home sites was envisioned and construction actually begun. The old silo and barn from the farm days can still be seen from the driving range. The project was stopped before completion and the property changed hands several times before the Ruark family bought the project in the late 1990’s and committed to preserving the natural beauty of the property.

Most of the home sites were eliminated from the project, and the ones that remain were pulled off of the waterfront, reserving the most pristine areas for golf and preserving the environmentally sensitive areas. Rather than impacting wetlands wooden cart bridges were built throughout the property, including the longest cart bridge in the US, running between holes 8 and 9.

Lighthouse Sound has been recognized by most of the golf publications including a Top 100 rating by Golf Magazine. We hope you will take notice of the surroundings we have preserved as you enjoy your round here at Lighthouse Sound.


Ruark Special

Play 3 or more Ruark golf courses and receive reduced rates and Dinner Voucher Credits for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse or The Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound.

Your group can dine at either location! $50 per foursome or $25 per twosome.

Dinner vouchers are issued with qualifying pre-paid Ruark rounds.  Discounted and afternoon rates do not apply.  Not valid with Summer Triple Play Specials. Rates determined by dates of play and courses chosen.

Please call 888-424-8004 for more information, quotes or to reserve your package.

QUOTE -Click here for All Discounted Rates. We book many courses and hotels in the Ocean City area and can accommodate all group sizes and any amount of rounds.  Fill out the quote request form to get the best rates available. 

South Point Special

Play three great courses in one great area- South Point, West Ocean City, Maryland. Two overnights in an Ocean view efficiency and three premium rounds of golf. Choose from Eagles Landing, OCG&Y Newport Bay, Man O’ War at Glen Riddle, War Admiral at Glen Riddle or Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links.

Weekday and weekend packages available.

Summer Triple Play Specials


Lighthouse Sound, Rum Pointe and War Admiral
$250 per player


Lighthouse Sound, Rum Pointe and Man O War
$230 per player


War Admiral, Rum Pointe and Man O War
$215 per player

Valid July 1 to August 31 – after 11 am.

The courses can be played in any order, on any day within these dates. Book your tee times online or by calling the pro shops. No restrictions on how far in advance tee times can be made.

These specials can be purchased in advance in any of our pro shops or online in our gift card section.

*dinner vouchers not included with these specials.


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