Rock Manor Golf Club

3.5688764706 3.6 stars from 5 (169)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6405 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.9
  • Layout

  • 1319 Caruthers Lane, Wilmington, Delaware 19803, New Castle County
  • (302) 295-1400
  • (302) 295-1404
  • www.rockmanorgolf.com
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Year built: 1937
Architect(s): Lester George (2008), Alex Findlay (1937), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2008)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: 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
Black 71 6405 yards 70.9 125
White 71 5980 yards 68.6 120
Green 71 5295 yards 66.1 112
Green (W) 71 5295 yards 70.7 126
Red 71 4668 yards 63.3 106
Red (W) 72 4668 yards 66.3 109

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 169 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
39
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

125 out of 168 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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u000007194714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"SLOW"


u474661521's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played on a perfect Wednesday afternoon.

CONS:

-Pace of play is terrible. They need to offer fewer tee times. I've played here a number of times and have never had a smooth pace.

-Too many divots untreated

-Gotten more expensive?

PRO:

-Greens are difficult and break

-Overall staff is helpful

-Solid course overall

-Has a range and practice area


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Better than expected"


u474661521's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

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We played on a wet and windy day...

CONS:

-Pro Shop attendant was annoying and unprofessional

-Range is short

-Starter's knowledge

-Short"er" course

PROS:

-Course held up to tough weather conditions

-Well maintained

-A few tough holes

-Food & Drink

-Price was fair


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"First Round of Season"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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First round of season at "The Rock" Greens had just been aerated so that made for some interesting putts. Pace of play was good up until the 6th hole then it slowed considerably. We started on #9 so most of the round the pace was excellent. Staff was excellent as always. They got us out early so we were able to finish 18 holes before dark. The rough is long and unforgiving as alway so keep it in the fairway. I really enjoy playing this course!


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


"Recently played at Rock Manor"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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If you appreciate playing golf for the skills you’ll get by playing a challenging course, the Rock is a course you can’t pass up.

Everyone we encountered from the Pro Shop staff to the Starter to the Beverage Service person was friendly and courteous.

Awesome.


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



pete4144305's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cold April Round"


Danfarren's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

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Enjoyed Rock Manor on a windy cool day in April. Pace of play........3.5 hours for 1st 18.......same for 2nd round. Moving around the course, at that speed, made for a GREAT GOLFING DAY with GREAT GOLFING BUDDIES. NICE putting green !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The rock sucks no longer!"


u000006361074's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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I haven’t played this course since they remodeled it a few years ago. It’s a really nice layout now, and I was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately it is a little pricey and there are slow play issues so I probably won’t play here very often but it was a great place to play for a late winter round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like the layout. Fun fair holes are a challenge. Sand bunkers had white powdery sand. I will play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Experience!"


u000004973344's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
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The course was beautifully maintained for late November. Great staff. Decent food. Challenging course. Great scenery. Greens were in fantastic shape. Awesome day of golf!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice surprise"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

A friend suggested we go there on a coldish Sunday and I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the layout of the course a lot with one hole (17) set up a little awkward for me. Fairways and greens were in good condition for November in this area and rough was cut a manageable length. The holes had variety and didn't beat you up while still offering a challenge. There were enough trees to make it interesting but not so many that they were intrusive to the design.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




Phenryiii's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome track."


robertbmartin's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course with lots of challenging holes. Highly recommend this course.


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


"Great layout. Good value"


summersem's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
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This course since it’s makeover several years ago attracts a lot of players. It is an excellent layout considering it is a municipal course. Challenging from all tee boxes. Greens fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Poor course management"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Cant let walkers out on a Sunday and they put a 4some on the back nine between us and a 4some in front of us. Cant do that on a busy sunday, let alone any sunday.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/15/2017

What is the problem with walkers, Sunday or anyday? I know many walkers who play as fast or faster than people in carts when courses are full. More people need to walk. I will say this course has spots where walking to the next hole is long.


"Nice place"


Cracklepop1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
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Tight but not unfair. Pins were wacky but with outing behind us it was probably to protect greens. Good pace. I'd go back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Active Aeration!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked our round for four through golfnow.com and there was no warning about aeration. I inquired in the clubhouse and was told "it will not affect your play at all". I prefer to decide that for myself. We proceeded to hole 10, where starter sent us, instead of hole 1. There were plugs on the entire fairway and it continued throughout our round, with active aeration and work equipment buzzing about. Great course and friendly starter. Will consider returning when there isn't active maintenance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pleasant Surprise"


dano266's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasantly surprised with this course....tight in areas with some real challenges, but also some forgiving holes to help keep you in the game. Staff was very personable and friendly both in and out of the clubhouse. First time playing here, definitely won't be our last!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Webpage needs to be more informative"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a perfect day in the late afternoon (4:10), except when I get to the course, am told in the pro shop that a NCAA tournament was going on and play will be affected, saw nothing on the RM webpage, if info there, would not have booked, saw rangers following the tournament players both men and women, but no one following paying golfers, foursome in front of us had a full hole and a half open in front, but didn't wave us thru, oh no.. etiquette not being followed?

Reviews for this course have always mentioned slow play, I never finished 18, actually played the back nine over and got thru 5 more holes before stopping. One thing did strike me though, the greens were beat up, looked like dart boards, would think these younger golfers would respect the course and fix ball marks, but sadly saw more marks than fixes, will certainly try again sometime, but overall not the best day to be here.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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