Ed Oliver Golf Club

2.7640823529 2.8 stars from 5 (62)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 6115 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 69 6115 yards 68.8 124
White 69 5882 yards 67.7 123
Red 69 5704 yards 66.8 122
Red (W) 72 5704 yards 72.2 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 62 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

45 out of 61 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals beginners   Challenges include bunkers  

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"Slow and Dry"


u000004891666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5 + hour round. Cranky old members in front of us who refused to let us play though. Course was bone dry, greens were baked. Hot dogs were overdone. Go somewhere else and spend your money


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Improved"


BruceKauffman's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens on this course were always good but the condition of the rest of the Course had deteriorated. I had not played this course in a couple of years. They have made changes and improvements on several holes and the fairways are improved. They are headed the right direction on making this a really good Course. Keep up the good work Ed Oliver team.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



mlloyd920's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Labor Day at Ed Olivers"


Albert5829075's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were the 2nd to get off on the morning. They had finished their changes to the course layout. There still seems to be areas that drainage is an issue. The simple hole markers could have had a sign depicting the hole layout or yardage. It was just a post with a number nailed to it. At 11 the cart path joins the pathetic for 3 so wear your hard hat. Also the nets are down between 16 and the driving range. They could have done better with the money they used for the ponds.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mlloyd920's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very Disappointing"


cwimer62's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The staff is very friendly but unfortunately this is where the positives end. The course is in TREMENDOUS need of tender loving care. Everything from weed and feed, grass seed, weed wackers and rollers on the greens -- although the sand traps were in surprisingly good shape. Did I mention the staff is exceptional? The course layout is okay and it isn't expensive to play and you can often finds deals to play it but even so, take your hard earned money elsewhere. Again -- the staff is great but the course needs help.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good course"


u6658949's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a nice course, definitely would play there again. Some of the fairways were swampy/wet. And the greens were mushy and heavily pitted.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrible pace of play. Will never play here again"


u000007572652's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Given the reviews and price we though this course was going to be in better condition than it was. The tee boxes were riddled with crab grass and sun burn marks/brown and dead spots. The bunkers were hard as rock and some were overgrown and had grass in them. The worst part of the day was the foursome playing two groups ahead of us. At every hole we had to wait 5 minutes or more just to tee off and by that time people started to accumulate behind us so we had to rush. We tried hitting up on them a couple times and asking them to hurry it up but nothing worked. We thought our problems would be solved once the ranger came around and talked to them, but nothing happened he just drove away. I will never come back here again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"First time playing"


JReuterV's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course. Given the fact they are in the middle of a facelift, I was impressed with the conditions and layout.

It is a fairly open and straightforward course but challenging as well. You can definitely tell where the fairways end and the rough starts. The tee boxes were decent and greens were in pretty good shape. Looking forward to coming back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not Worth the Money"


u000006320626's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Even given that the course is undergoing repairs/revisions, this course was in poor shape. Tee boxed hard as concrete; rough nearly unplayable for most of the course. New layout places seniors and women at real disadvantage off the tee. On most holes we needed someone to watch for incoming shots from other holes or the range. With greens right next to tee boxes, noise was a factor.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A lot of potential"


u6801647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They're undergoing heavy renovations on the course, but it still holds its value being a very nice challenging course. Plus I had very good round first time out this season. Can't wait to go back


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Looking better"


u000004794243's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens where excellent, the ball rolled well and they are quicker then in past seasons. Fairways some spots in the fairways are still growing in and there was some signs of the drought in a few places but in better condition then I have ever seen the course in August.

The course was redesigned and is still growing in. They did an excellent job of maintaining the feel of the original design while correcting issues and increasing the enjoyment factor. Should be four stars by spring.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

Thanks for playing! We appreciate the feedback and we look forward to having you back soon!


"Ed Oliver's"


rladder187's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played on a cloudy Saturday afternoon. Place wasn't crowded. Second time this month my wife and I have played here. Pace of play was great. We both had a chance to work on our short game. Its still a work in progress. Greens are good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

Thanks for playing! We look forward to having you back soon and we hope that short game is improving!


"Face Lift almost complete"


u000004989554's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

What where you doing 100 years ago ? same thing as me most likely. This is a nice golf course tightly woven into the edge of Wilmington Delaware. Its a short track with tee boxes in some places side by side, tree lined fairways alittle bit of water here and there and a few homes skirting the edges of 3 /7/ 8 /16/17 and 18. I kind of lost my way after the 2nd hole and teed off on the # 12 tee box to the 3rd hole along the road it was a really nice drive until a gentleman told me " your tee box is behind # 2 green down along the road " LOL ok Thanks is that a stroke I should write down ? Anyway I played up to #4 that's where I really got spun around its a temporary green circled with blue paint before the roped off area AS I was told upon arrival. 1st time here. Yes the fairways are not in great shape But you can hit from them, The tee boxes are beat up but they are clearly marked for you ( red / Green / White )

The ground is hard as concrete and it's grassless in some places.( similar to the top of my head ) The bunkers have really good white sand in them I was there a few times and the greens are very receptive and in good putting shape. For a course that's 100 years old and going through a much needed facelift I think by the time all the bandages are all off it will be a really great in town place to Golf.

I didn't have time to play the 19th but maybe next time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2016

Thanks for playing and we appreciate your patience while we finish up the renovations. We hope to see you again soon!


"Porkys"


Justin9137534's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Love porkys, been playing there for years. The updates and things they are doing to the course look great and should be a nice change once completed. Still alil rough right now with a few minor temporary boxes and greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Delaware Stop"


Richard8690577's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although a gave average ratings, there were a lot work going on around the course, new tee boxes being put in, a new green was built but not open, bunkers were in bad shape, needed a lot of work. A few more years of improvements and further upgrades, then it will be probably a a good course, but right know a wouldn't recommend it to my friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course is coming along well....."


Robd1974's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time back since all of the renovations started in the Fall/Winter of 2015 and I must say they are making a lot of progress! Seeing the sprinkler system come on was great, the bunkers have nice soft white sand now, the brush area behind hole 9 was removed just dirt now but was told it will be flowers and shrubs, a lot of trees were removed from hole 18 which makes it look really nice. The greens and fairways were in nice shape. They are installing new cart paths. Once the construction is complete it would be a 5 star course. There was one temporary green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This will be a nice course someday"


Tony5403317's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

People were nice when we arrived but the course had a lot of construction going on. Yes, they are trying to improve thing and it will be a good looking course when its all done. But the price was not worth it with a couple of temp tees and holes. Should of been informed before booking. The back nine took forever to play with three members dilly dallying on every shot. Four holes were empty in front of them and they would not let us go through. No Rangers that we saw. Nice member etiquette. I think i wait till next year and hope they are done. Should be good by then.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Playing at Ed Oliver's Course"


OZTPATH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff greeted me and my son with a smile. They were very helpful and informative. The course is undergoing renovation for irrigation updates we were told. It made a difference on 3 of the 9 holes we played. A short par 3 became a LONG par 3. Otherwise not much of an inconvenience. Overall a good day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/22/2016

Thank you for playing our course! Our renovations are very near completion so be sure to check us out again soon!



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