HOLE
5
PAR
5

GREEN
551

BLUE
518

GOLD
475

WHITE
397

RIVER COURSE – HOLE 5

Handicap: Men’s 11 | Women’s 11

For just about everybody this will be a 3 shot par 5 as the prevailing winds are working against you.

The hole bends gently to the left with a penalty area guarding the entire left side.

As you make your way up the fairway, the 180-degree view of the Chester River basin comes into focus.

The elevated green is well guarded by 3 greenside bunkers and tall grass awaits any shot that goes long.

Take a moment to enjoy the scenery as it is truly one of the prettiest spots on the golf course with the Bay Bridge in the distance.

PRO TIP

For just about everybody this will be a 3 shot par 5 as the fairway bends slightly to the left off the tee.

You’ll work your way up the generous fairway for your second shot leaving you a short iron or wedge to a green guarded by front side bunkers.

Take a moment to enjoy the scenery as you approach the green as it is truly one of the prettiest spots on the golf course with the Bay Bridge in the distance.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Queenstown Harbor is home to many species of trees that line the fairways, wrap around the shorelines, and provide deep pockets of protected forest. You’ll notice a variety of tree groupings as you play both courses – often consisting of pines, oaks, maples, dogwoods and evergreens.

The fairways at Queenstown Harbor are a beautiful Patriot Bermuda grass. The greens are a type of turf grass called bentgrass. Bentgrass consists of very thin blades of grass densely packed together that offers a smooth surface for a perfect putt. Bentgrass is a popular choice for golf courses in the area and even the choice at Augusta National.

In addition, Queenstown Harbor has a wide variety of native grasses that grow around Queenstown Harbor. Along the shorelines you’ll find wetlands with a variety of Chesapeake Bay vegetation. The inland are freshwater lakes offer a new variety of native plants.

WILDLIFE HABITATS

Each and every day, a wide variety of wildlife can be found on the golf courses. These animals find refuge in the waters, trees, and woods that surround the property – and we are committed to preserving these habitats.

One of Queenstown Harbor’s most popular inhabitants is the whitetail deer. While out golfing, you’ll often spot these deer huddled in small groups, walking across fairways, or grazing along the wood lines.

The most notable bird overhead is the osprey that arrives in mid-March after completing a long flight from South America. They return to South America by mid-October and will return to the Chesapeake Bay (often to the same exact nests) to start families and fish from the abundant waters.

Bald eagles grace us with their presence regularly and blue herons are often spotted along the shorelines both on the river and lakes courses.  They will quietly hunt the inland lakes and coastal shorelines.

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