Gibson Island Club is a 9-hole golf course located in Gibson Island, Maryland.
The course first opened or play in 1922. The course was designed by Charles Blair Macdonald and his associate, Seth J. Raynor.
The layout and scenery afforded by the extraordinary views of the Chesapeake Bay & Magothy River as well as the golf course's unique topography provide an exceptional golf experience.
Par for the course is 35. From the back tees, the course plays to 3,008 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 2,722 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 8, a par-5 that plays to 525 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 3, a par-3 that plays to 155 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 2, a 410-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Gibson Island Golf Course is # 6, a 158 yard par-3.
#7, a 330-yard par-4 may be the "Knoll" of knolls. This short par-4 remains difficult because of the elevation needed to land a shot on a very small and angled green. Adding to the difficulty both physically and psychologically are the very, very deep bunkers on both sides and the back of the green.
The signs dot Maryland Route 177, Mountain Road, in Anne Arundel County: "NOTICE. ROAD ENDS. NO OUTLET." Thick tangles of winterberry and spicebush soon give way to panoramic vistas of the Chesapeake Bay, and for most of us, the road does end.
About Gibson Island
For Gibson Island's 600 residents, the road home is just beginning. Their vehicles glide past the guard post and disappear on a causeway curving over water toward the cloistered and exclusive 2 1/2-by-1 1/4-mile island. Blustery breezes sweep the protected Magothy Narrows harbor to the north, where the boats of the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron ride silently at anchor.
It looks like heaven, and like heaven, you can only enter with permission.
Privately incorporated Gibson Island sits in the Chesapeake Bay 45 miles from the Capitol. It's one of the region's wealthiest places: It was ranked 14th on a Forbes magazine list of America's 150 priciest Zip codes, topping No. 15 Beverly Hills 90210 -- and far above any other Zip code in the region.
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