Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 1.07.58 PMThat starts with the golf itself. Ocean City boasts 17 championship layouts from the heavy hitters of modern course design. The list runs the gamut from Jack Nicklaus to Arthur Hills, and includes Pete and P.B. Dye, Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Jim Furyk. Adding to the golf’s allure: Pristine conditioning, which is certainly part of the reason that many of these courses are perennially ranked among the best in the state. Bayside Resort GC, a Jack Nicklaus Signature design, and Hills’ Links at Lighthouse Sound GC, are also both nationally ranked in the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” list.

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 1.08.34 PMConvenience only adds to Ocean City’s appeal. On vacation, after all, the preferred Driving Distance stat is shorter, not longer. There’s a reason why the area’s tagline is “Close to Home… Close to Perfect”—it’s only a half-day drive from the golf-crazy Northeast. And, once you’ve made the journey, you’ll find so many things to do and see beyond the fairways.

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 1.08.51 PMTen seemingly endless miles of beautiful sandy beach is highlighted by a world-famous, three-mile boardwalk bursting with activities and events the whole year through. Here and elsewhere, visitors will be faced with difficult decisions about which excellent dining option to choose at that moment, and which nightlife hotspot appeals that evening. Don’t fret: You can hardly go wrong, and when the day’s fun has come to a conclusion, you can return to first-class oceanfront accommodations, from condos to luxury five-star hotels, lulled to sleep by the lapping waves and ocean breeze.

Planning and booking this great golf getaway is also a breeze, thanks to the interactive OceanCityGolf.com website. Here you’ll find Spring & Fall Stay-and-Play Packages that include two nights’ stay and three rounds of golf starting at just $148 per person weekdays and $175 weekends. Affordability is just another attribute in Ocean City’s all-around fantastic offering.