Delaware Golf Club

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4.6
151
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
94.1%
Recommend this course
143 out of 149 reviews
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5.0
2
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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5.0
2
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6920
Slope 130
Rating 72.2
Type Private
Delaware Golf Club sprawls across rolling countryside that lends an idyllic and secluded setting. Donald Ross designed the original nine holes in 1922 and they were later joined by a second nine designed by Michael Hurzdan in 1998. The layout meanders through wooded valleys and ravines. The rolling fairways are fairly wide but they are lined with mature trees and bunkers heavily guard the small, undulating greens. There are also water hazards that come into play on a number of holes. Delaware Golf Club's second hole is notably challenging, it is arguably the toughest hole on the front nine. This par-4 requires not only accuracy in order to avoid the ravine on the left but also distance to carry the lake and remain in the angled fairway. Golfers will be faced with one of the most difficult putts on the golf course if their approach finds the wrong side of the green.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6920 yards 72.2 130
Blue 72 6467 yards 70.8 128
White 72 5819 yards 67.7 120
Red (W) 71 5291 yards 69.3 117
Scorecard for Delaware Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.2/130 352 440 447 557 223 614 338 196 382 3549 420 421 391 580 170 418 460 325 187 3372 6921
Blue M: 70.8/128 332 409 360 522 203 539 314 176 368 3223 365 410 354 527 165 408 440 310 176 3155 6378
White M: 67.7/120 292 383 340 486 175 516 282 163 313 2950 327 344 335 502 150 390 410 295 116 2869 5819
Red W: 69.3/117 290 351 312 446 156 485 251 132 301 2724 301 280 304 467 140 379 305 285 106 2567 5291
Handicap 16 2 10 14 8 6 18 12 4 7 1 9 15 17 5 3 13 11
Par 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 35 71
Handicap (W) 16 6 10 4 14 2 18 12 8 9 7 13 11 15 3 5 1 17

Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect Donald Ross (1922) Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1998) Fuzzy Zoeller (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Colared shirt required

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Reviews

4.6
151

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 26
Bunkers 24
Undulating Greens 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Advanced Golfers 17
Entertaining Clients 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
Convenient to the City 21
In the 'Burbs 16

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Conditions

Best Conditions across the board for the entire course I have ever seen. Nothing else to say and an absolute steal of a twilight rate for $25.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

cut out of woods

this course has everything to offer from a short par 3 to a challenging par 5s its cut out of the woods so you better hit a straight shot... greens are big and for being april were in rather good shape, cant wait to play it again !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value

For the price, it's hard to complain. It's a decent course in a nice area. They were obviously understaffed as the guy at the pro shop was the guy at the bar, but he was very nice.

The problem is the same for golf in general - slow play. I hate it and won't go back to places that tolerate it. Good or bad doesn't matter, just play quickly.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Delaware

Course was in excellent conditon. Very fun and challenging holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Closed the course

After a thunderstorm rolled through they sent someone out to tell us the course was closed. The course was not in bad shape. The clubhouse said that the superintendent called in and closed the course. It would have been nice for the super to come look at the course. Course was in great shape and I love this course design.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

When I played it had been raining for a few days so the course was wet but it was in good condition especially considering how early in the year it was. The differences between the back 9 and front 9 are fun and unique. Only complaint is that Big Tree in the fairway on # 13 ! will play again for sure !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A windy 9 holes!

Course was beautiful with fall colors and in good condition. Great sand bunkers! Critiques? No bar or grill available and I could not get a rain check because we had to leave early.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Tricky, but still great

Great course, need more info on a few holes such as carry distances for instance on 16. From the tee you can not see any hazard, or even know how far the hazard is so if you plan on playing this course for the first time, might want to grab a yardage book. But not a boring hole on the golf course!

greens were about a 10.5 on the stimp meter and the practice green is probably the fastest on the course.

All in all great course will come back again if i can get it for the right price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course, but gimmicky

The Donald Ross nine is fun but three holes ruin it. #11 and #17 both have greens that are on severe slopes that are beyond ridiculous. There is a par 5 on the back that has a large tree in the middle of the fairway 200 yards out, and the fairway is tight so you have no bailout option if you decide not to challenge it. The rest of the course is great. The greens are exceptional for a public course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely course

I always enjoy playing this golf course. Greens and fairways are always in great shape. Staff is friendly. The only complaint was the pace of play was on the slow side but the upkeep certainly made up for it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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