We stayed a very pleasant 2 nights at Brewers over the 4th of July in the midst of a miserable heatwave. For that reason, nearly all our time in Oxford was spent in or near the pool. The Pool, Clubhouse and Marina bathhouse are first class. The marina staff are very helpful and even gave us a ride to the market which we would likely have walked to in more comfortable temps. On the downside, Brewers docks are separated and transients are usually on the Boatyard docks, which are a short walk from the upgraded marina facilities. The boatyard bathhouse is not even a close second compared to the marina side, which is unfortunate when its 100 degrees so you are sweaty again by the time you get back to the boat. There is a great restaurant (Capsize) and Ice Cream (Highland Creamery) that are on the Boatyard side, so there are advantages to that side as well. In less brutal heat, these observations wouldn't be of much concern. Brewers was a very nice experience and we won't hesitate to visit again and will recommend to anyone looking to visit Oxford.
Stayed a night at Zahnisers with 5 other boats from our club. Our groups was docked fairly close together, the docks were In decent shape and the dock hands were on hand and courteous. Onsite restaurant handeled our large group with no more delay than you expect with big groups and all 14 of us enjoyed our meals. Only negatives were the pump out was out of service and we had to go to another nearby marina for pump out and they did not have ice available on the honor system lime other marinas so we were not a able to pick some up for our before hours departure so a solid 4 Stars which indicates a really great marina that will not disappoint.
Spring Cove benefits from a wonderful setting with shaded picnic areas, pool with a great view, plus tiki bar with live music. I highly recommend a visit. That said, the fairways are tight, the finger piers are short and the docks could use some maintenance. I requested a slip for a 40`footer for our 36` with dingy on davits. When calling for our slip assignment the dockmaster repeatedly mentioned backing in so we did only to f8nd a 3' finger pier that barely reached past our dinghy. By the time we figured this out it was a bit late to turn the boat around so we just endured the gymnastics of climbing DOWN the side of the boat to jump on the finger. The process was further complicated by a loose board we called to their attention twice and were told it would be fixed but was still flopping when we departed.