Delcastle Golf Course

3.4892058824 3.5 stars from 5 (99)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6625 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6625 yards 70.8 121
White 72 6326 yards 69.4 118
Gold 72 5476 yards 65.3 108
Red 72 5369 yards 70.2 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 99 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

77 out of 98 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks brunch  

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"Very nice local course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, we were never help up and not pushed. Was a very enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/17/2018

Thanks for playing Delcastle! We're ecstatic that your round was fun and enjoyable!


"S L O W"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow play with no ranger. At one point we pulled up to the next hole and there were three groups on same hole, with us making it four! On the back nine we gave up and left. Such a shame because the course is beautiful, although the greens were in awful shape. We don't plan on returning : (


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Unplayable"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Delcastle has never been a "nice" course. Always a value play. Unfortunately, the course has devolved into an abomination. Many of the greens have large swaths of dirt where grass once grew, the worst of which on 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11. Putting is a nightmare. Tee boxes are ratty and weed ridden. Price should be <$15.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2017

Oh, Jeff Scott. As we said in your posts on our FB page, it sounds like Delcastle isn't for you. As most can see, your comments do not mirror the actual conditions of Delcastle and we hope that you find a course that better suits your expectations. Happy golfing!


"Holiday Weekend"


u360854435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Last minute booking on Labor Day. Expected it to be busy but not as bad as I thought. I enjoyed the round and will definitely go again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2017

We are happy to hear that you were able to get out on Labor Day and enjoyed your round! Hope to see you on the course soon.



Dave1200058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2017

Thanks for rating Value and Staff as Excellent! We truly appreciate it!



u000006178106's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2017

Thanks for the 5 stars and rating Staff as Excellent! We truly appreciate it.



dalegolf58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2017

Thanks for the 5 stars and rating Value and Staff as Excellent! We truly appreciate it!


"Nice course but slow play"


kdrexler2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in very nice condition. Nice layout, not overly challenging for an experienced golfer. Starter was very friendly and since it was my first time playing there, he spent a few minutes describing the course to me. Nice guy! The only problem was the pace of play...it took over 6 hours to play 18 holes! Awful! The groups ahead of me just played slower and slower as the round went on. There was no on-course "ranger" to do anything about it either. I read other reviews that complained about slow play too. I mean, 6 + hours to play 18 holes of golf...come on, the course ain't that hard!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2017

Thank you for your comments! We truly appreciate them. I am going to assume that you played this past Sunday. After all the rain the previous days, it seemed like everyone in Delaware and beyond wanted to play golf on Sunday. The team tried to accommodate everyone that wanted to play that day, even those without tee times, but that caused extremely slow play. Normally, golf at Delcastle takes around 4 hours during the week and closer to 5 on busy weekend days. For those that like to play fast, we recommend playing before 9am on the weekends or after 3pm.

Thanks again for your comments and we hope to see you again in the future!


"Good old Delcastle"


u967645126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
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Reviewed on

It's was a normal day. It was busy so the pace was slow. Played over 5 hours because of the wait. Once we got to the back 9 pace increased as we went past people in the club house.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2017

Thank you for your comments and rating! Glad to see the back 9 played faster than the front.

Hope to see you again soon!


"Great value for the price"


Luther4063056's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was a little slow, but that was because you see so many different types of golfers. This course is easy enough to make it enjoyable, but tough enough to require many different shots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2017

Thank you for your comments! Yes, we like to think of Delcastle as the melting pot of golfers because, as you perfectly stated, the course can play as easy or hard as you want it.

Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon!


"Nice laid back course!"


espilman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was fun to play. Nothing really memorable or outstanding, just a good course with a good pace of play and friendly people. Will probably play the course again even though we live in the Baltimore area. Hey guys, get some logo balls!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2017

Thank you for your comments and for travelling all the way from Baltimore to play Delcastle! The demand for logo balls greatly decreased for a few years but seems to be picking up. If/when we get an order we'll make sure to add a comment to this post. Just give us a call at 302.998.9505 x 4 and we'll mail you a free one.

Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon!


"Cancellation policy"


acjalae1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This review is more about cancellation policy than it is the course. The course is fine for a public golf course. I called at 7:45am this morning to cancel a 7:30am tee time for a foursome tomorrow morning because it is probably going to rain and was told I had to be put on hold so the desk clerk could ask the pro if they were going to charge my card for a foursome since my call was inside the 24 hour grace period. Really? This is a Billy Casper ran golf course and someone within the organization needs to revisit that policy. They don't have to worry about me, I am done with them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2017

Thank you for your comments! We would never charge a cancellation fee due to weather. A cancellation policy has become standard practice among many courses and businesses. Sorry that you don't agree with it.

Happy Golfing!


"Ok course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overpriced at regular rate and usually a 4 1/2 to 5 hour round with no rangers to speed it up.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Cold day of golf at Delcastle"


u000005057087's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golfed with my son, who is new to golf, and visitor from New Zealand. Very cold day but not many people on the course which was nice. Some greens in pretty rough shape and lots of downed tree limbs from recent storm that should have been removed 1 week ago. Staff was very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"early in the season"


u000005149839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

reasonable course cost wise, many down tree branches, needs some work


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u672580648's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


u9196810's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course because it's as easy or as hard as you make it. It's in great shape, very forgiving when the driver gets a little wild and the greens are pretty good for February.


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


Commented on 02/24/2017

Thank you for the comments! Hope to see you again at Delcastle in 2017!


"Delcastle in Good condition"


timlynn612's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on Dec 13 2016 and course was in good condition. Great value for the area


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/24/2017

Thank you for your comments! Hope to see you at Delcastle in 2017!


"Longest round ever"


Rob6407584's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took us 3 hours to play the front nine bc a group in front of us had 2 carts for 3 guys and a girl not playing, 3 people playing with 2 sets with both sets on one cart, we called the clubhouse for a ranger and he did not do anything until the turn. We left after 14 holes and 4.5 hours because we did not sign up for a 6 Monday round. Coursw isn't bad, some decent greens while others we littered with crab grass. Good value but the bunching made for a long day. They need to space out tee times and have a ranger to help pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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