The Rookery South

3.3865294118 3.4 stars from 5 (10)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6481 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire preferred.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6481 yards 70.5 125
White 71 6139 yards 68.6 123
Red 71 5528 yards 66.1 115
Red (W) 71 5528 yards 71.5 121
Red/Gold 71 5129 yards 63.9 107
Red/Gold (W) 71 5129 yards 68.1 114
Gold 71 4875 yards 63.3 105
Gold (W) 71 4875 yards 67.1 111

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 10 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 10 reviews


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Reviews


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u756403557's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fun Track"


Sam4220301's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very fun track. Score-able and not boring. Some shorter holes but they make up for it with some fun shots. Greens rolled well and the staff is great. Been there twice and I plan on many more.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wet and cart path only"


RBRae's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No one said "Cart path only" when we paid for outing. All of us have some "senior" issues which makes walking a long course difficult and less than enjoyable. The fairways were wet from heavy rains two days before but not so bad all the course lawnmowers and others weren't out in full swing. A 90 degree rule would have worked well and made the day better. Also, Rookery does not provide a bucket of balls with the reservation, one of the few in the area that skimps on that GolfNow perk.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



klewis1498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Would play again"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasantly surprised with the Rookery South. Despite a few days of wet weather, there was no issue on the course itself. Conditions were pretty decent, better than some of the reviews I had read. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens all in great shape. Couple greens had some rough spots, but this time of the year/season, most normal priced courses do. Well worth the $40 GolfNow price I paid. I would definitely play again. It was a tad quirky, the front nine was a lot of shorter holes, then the back nine had 3 par 5's, and seemed much longer than the front. Decent layout, no real "gimmicky" holes. Just straight up golf. Good for the beginner and high handicapper. Very forgiving.


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


"Great Course"


u6158561's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Second time playing here and again the course was in excellent shape. Staff and starter were very friendly and the layout is very good. Would highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Almost back from the dead"


vincedaneri's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The last I played this course was early summer of 2016 and I heard they completely lost a few greens because of an incompetent superintendent. That being said the course is close to being back but the reason for the for the overall poor rating is because of the value. If 0 stars were an option I would have given them that. Rough was inconsistent and patchy, some of the greens had large bare spots still and the worst feature was the bare spots green side. I've played this course often enough to realize this course is no where near the caliber of some of the other beach clubs that are a little further south but to charge $54 plus $16 for a cart for the condition the course is currently is is almost laughable. In contrast I played Heritage Shores yesterday for $45 with a gps cart and unlimited use of the practice facilities(it was twilight so not exactly apples to apples).

They really do take advantage of the fact they are the only 18 hole course on the north side of the beach area by over charging and under delivering


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fun and Empty"


u3661992's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course obviously took a beating from the dry summer. Yellow patches of dead grass on every hole. Greens were slow and and spin did not do anything. That being said, a fun and quick round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice layout -- course hasn't recovered from Spring aeration"


FooManBill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/30/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout but the course is in transition. From my understanding, the course was recently sold to the owners of The Rookery South, (Rehoboth, DE). It's always unfair to judge the conditions of a course with Bermuda/Zoysia fairways in the Winter/Spring in the Northeast -- the entire course is still recovering from Spring aeration -- very rough. I think it's a fun/fair layout, but the current conditions preclude recommending. Hopefully the agronomy efforts of the new owners will payoff this Summer...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not what I expected"


Charles1986833's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/23/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We only played 12 holes. The course was thickly covered in chucks of dusty fertilizer and since the layout and conditions were so disappointing, we did not choose to put ourselves through smelling it - and who knows what other side affects. I was expecting something special, but was really let down.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



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