Sussex Pines Country Club

3.5595000000 3.6 stars from 5 (84)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6659 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 22426 Sussex Pines Rd, Georgetown, Delaware 19947, Sussex County
  • (302) 856-3363
  • (302) 855-9607
  • www.sussexpinescountryclub.com
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Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Ed Ault (1967)
Type: Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6659 yards 72.2 130
White 72 6416 yards 71.1 127
Gold 72 6014 yards 68.9 124
Gold (W) 72 6014 yards 73.0 129
Red (W) 72 5300 yards 70.4 122

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 84 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

72 out of 84 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Winter Round"


u108755384's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sussex Pines is my go to course in Rehoboth. Green we're good considering the season. The cart paths need some attention, but overall this is a GREAT course for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Back nine is much more interesting"


rtwaka's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Did not expect much in February. Course was in adequate condition. Lots of bare ground and clumps of grass even in the fairways. Greens brown but puttable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good value"


rfsaylor's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course needs some work and some new ball washers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Course in bad shape"


Robosox's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Second time I played here in September. Course has gotten worse. As stated in other reviews, tee boxes and fairway (and I use that term with caution here) are sparse or long weedy grass.

Greens are also really bad. Looks like they have given up on this season as nothing is being done to correct anything. Don't pay full price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Still suffering from recent fire"


shess10's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played today (September 8) with a golf now hot deal. A recent fire destroyed the maintenance shop and fairways and tee boxes are really suffering. Fairways go from bare earth to long grass making every shot a trick to find. Greens are still well maintained and layout is good. Need to hit straight as many fairways are tree lined.

Hope they can recover for 2017.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Avoid this course until it receives maintenance"


TOMMY3933722's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very poor course conditions, worse I've ever experienced in 100s of rounds of golf in North America. Fairways, bunkers, tee boxes, green sides all very poorly maintained. Not worth money. Bunkers never raked or trimmed. Rough and tee boxes overcome with dense weeds. The greens were playable. Too bad it's not kept up since the layout and surrounding areas are nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/05/2016

Sussex Pines CC had an unfortunate fire in the maintenance area in early August that destroyed 95% of the equipment such as mowers, bunker machines, tractors, aerifiers and all of the chemicals that were to be used to treat the course for weeds etc. The record heat added to the challenges faced by the green superintendent the last few weeks. The decision was made to focus on the greens which are still some of the best in the area. All efforts for the recovery of the rest of the course will begin once the insurance issues are finalized (which could take several weeks). Our apologies to Tommy from upstate New York and please know that all efforts are going to as speedy recovery of the fairways and bunkers and tees as possible.


"Summer Conditions"


Archie6346602's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were generally good, fairways were spotty. It has been a tough summer for growing grass.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


toddpsu91's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had nice layout and a very good value. I played 18 holes in under 3 hours. Fairways were not well maintained and summer heat evident on condition. Greens were well kept though, but traps were like concrete. Hit 2 balls pin high in trap and ball bounced out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"good pace of play"


regottg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes and fairways were not in good shape. Played 18 holes in 3 1/2 hrs


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ups & Downs"


theaxman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Seemed like I was greeted by someone that was upset I booked through Golfnow. I showed up at 12:20 for a 1pm tee off, then the guy behind the counter said, go practice, we will try to get you out, we are pretty booked up. What is the point of booking a tee time then? All for not, as got out just before 1. Was supposed to be a 4some, but let a 2some out and paired me with another single instead of making all 4 of us play together, which is curious if you are "all booked up". All in all a good day, but the course was in pretty rough shape. Dry patches everywhere, and lots of places where water did not drain well. Would not pay $40 to play, but since I paid $20, this seemed to be a fair price for what I got.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"An OK course!"


robertbweaver's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in poor shape, especially the fiarways. I would only play this course if I can get a reduced rate like Golfnow provided. This course is not worth paying full price! I would only recommend it to a friend if they can get a reduced rate!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course layout"


Jon6305893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course layout but the course was in bad shape. Bunkers had very little sand and were filled with weeds. Not worth the price unless you get a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice track"


James8304834's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open front nine so score well because back nine gets tight and adds water. Just another solid course in Delaware.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


noonan112's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course- winds nicely thru the trees-greens were very nice- moderate speed. Nice layout - would play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"OK course"


Namealreadyexists's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout was nice. Maintenance was lacking in a few areas. It was a hot afternoon and there was no one ahead of or behind us. Greens were of moderate pace but in pretty good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sussex Pines"


hisspidyotendoeten's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was not busy but still put myself and another man with a married couple. They were very nice but would have been much more comfortable playing by themselves. Consideration on the part of staff would be to let us go as twosomes. The result was a painfully slow round that slowed up everything for any behind us.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


ridilkr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We've golfed at the Rookery several times as well as Old Landing. This course sits at a level between those two courses (but closer to the Rookery) in terms of playing conditions and general amenities. It is pretty wide open with the exception of a few holes. The greens are deceivingly challenging but fair. We got a 25% discount on GolfNow which was a good value for the round. We'll be back next year!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Enjoyable,"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. I can't wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Rough conditions"


kevinoshea22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in decent condition, the overall layout was good but the fairways and tee boxes were in rough shape. if you're looked for a quick round just to get out there, it is worth the price of you did a cheap round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Former private country club"


uVIXT8168VI's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A good course to hone your golf game. Nice layout, has seen better days, not that bad. I will play there any time when the price is right. Have a great day and enjoy this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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