There are some courses that bill themselves as a resort style course, this is one of them and Rum Pointe does not disappoint. After the long twisty tree lined road to get to the entrance, you make the turn into a semi private drive up to the course. As you are driving up you have the range to your left and hole ten to your right. The big clubhouse then comes into view. If you can pull into the left parking lot it makes the walk a lot shorter. I got checked in and had time for a bucket of balls before the round. Playing at a course like this is always a treat, it is tucked into the marsh lands with great scenic views of the bay and Assateague Island.
I got hooked up with Todd, a single who was a member and, Shawn and Dan a twosome who where down from the Baltimore area having a mini golf trip. The starter took us to the first hole and went over the rules for the day and got us started. Most of the time it takes me the front nine to warm up, today was different story. Not sure if it was because I have played so many days in a row or what but I was playing very well, just not putting well today. Shot a 46 on the front with four three putts. My best stretch of holes came on three to six, hit all four holes in regulation but my putter failed me as I had two three putts and no birdies.
Todd was breaking in a new set of clubs but was playing pretty decently and got only got better as the round progressed. Shawn was a big hitter and kept getting to the par fives in two, but his short game was all over the place. He was a strong putter which kept his score down. Dan not as long as Shawn but he was long enough, but he also would sometimes miss on his second shots but he was always in good mood. It is always nice when the people you play with don’t take it too serious, it is after all just a game.
Oh boy, did I wish I didn’t keep playing. The back nine could not have started off any worse. A deceivingly long par five that plays at 485 yards with a dog leg to the right, but you have water all along the right all the way to the green. My drive was ok but on my second shot I got greedy(a theme of the back nine), I tried to cut it the fairway and didn’t carry the water. After my drop, my approach came up short and my chip wasn’t any better. To finish the hole I missed a three footer for a three putt and a nine on the hole. As the round progressed I just kept missing putts and my chipping went out the door as I was trying a new ball placement in my stance. I ended up a whopping seventeen over on just the back nine. When my game decided to go it really went.
As poorly as I played, I still enjoyed all of it. The weather and course where just way too nice to be upset. I have got to figure out a way to stop the bleeding when my game starts to go. The best part of the round was when my playing partners noticed my ball marker. They are pretty awesome as they are custom made. Thanks again for reading about my round. I would definitely check this course out if you haven’t, and if you can’t then check out my Instagram story from the round. As always, I promise to try and hit them straight but if I don’t I will yell “FORE”!
The High Handicapper