The Rookery North

2.8529411765 2.9 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6393 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

  • 6152 S. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, Delaware 19963, Sussex County
  • (302) 422-7010, (302) 422-9745
  • (302) 422-7010
  • www.rookerygolf.com

Year built: 1957
Architect(s): Ed Ault (1984), Al Jamison (1957), Bill Love (1984)
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6393 yards 70.3 123
White 70 5946 yards 68.3 115
White (W) 71 5946 yards 73.5 123
Red (W) 71 5333 yards 70.4 117
Green 70 5333 yards 64.7 112

Previously known as Shawnee Country Club.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 2.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

4 out of 6 reviews


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Reviews


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"Not worth the money"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

$55 a person plus fees was way too much for this course. Course in terrible shape. Lots of bare spots, weeds, bumpy greens. Played here before and it was okay, definitely has fallen off. The sister corse Rookery South is excellent. This is a $25 course at best, play elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course has great character love the setup"


u790330153's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a great character to it the setup is wonderful we all love playing there who played here again and again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lovely Course"


u6262025's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Lovely course, when there is rain a few days before the course is always very vibrant. Challenging layout if you can't hit it straight. I would recommend this course as the place of play is extremely acceptable and the staff is friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't waste your time"


lwalker1958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course is in horrible condition. The tee boxes are dead, the fairways are weeds but surprisingly the greens are decent. We paid a Sunday Fun day rate of $60 which included a $10 voucher for food either at the turn or at the end of the round. We had an 11:21am tee time and had already had breakfast so we decided to wait until we were done. BIG MISTAKE. Kitchen closed at 2pm. There is $20 wasted for our twosome. I live over an hour away. Chances are I'm NEVER going back there to play EVER!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Now public with a new name"


NevrupNevrin's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/7/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Shawnee is now The Rookery North and open to the public.. Same facility with a name change effective March 2012. Mature parkland style course, built 50 years ago and expanded a few years later.

Bermuda fairways are not extremely broad but are not US Open narrow, either. They are over-seeded with a rye for early season color but brown out a bit in summer heat. Do not expect a lot of roll on the drive. Undulating Greens are not large and a touch faster than the average public course. Fairways bunkers are well-placed challenges for the average golfer. Greenside bunkers require getting the ball up as well as out. Grip it and rip it types need to bring their get-out-of-tree-trouble shots as most fairways are lived with mature pine/oak trees.

This course does not get a lot of play; one could walk in and be on the 1st tee in minutes from about noon on. Tip: get the "bag" of ~30+ practice balls for $4.00 for a warm-up. I can get around in 3.5 hours on foot. Cost is average for the outer reaches of the DE/MD seashore area. Staff friendly and cordial. Restaurant/grille area maintains the private club setting. beverage cart runs on weekends only.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



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