Six great reasons to visit golfing Mecca Wilmington in Delaware


The First State is oft-maligned for the poverty of its golf, but Wilmington defies the norm to be a golfing Mecca in Delaware.

Wilmington sports six of the state’s top ten courses.

Here we look at those six great reasons to visit Wilmington and challenge your golf game.


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Known to be a challenging course that punishes poor play quite severely, Bidermann is well-maintained, and its small membership means that the club doesn’t maintain tee times.

It’s a true championship course that provides a thrill for those who play well and conquer the links-style course. Even with its challenge level, the course plays at a good lick unless your luck or game is truly abominable.

The local rule is that any ball hit into a flowerbed should be dropped no closer to the pin without penalty.

Wilmington South course

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Postcard-perfect Wilmington Country Club is so nice it is worth visiting at least twice. Offering two courses, the club’s jewel is the South course.

The Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed South Course winds across the undulating countryside of northern Delaware, providing excellent views of the landscape for vast stretches.

The routing makes use of the topography to create a course with an appealing design and a diverse set of holes, including clever short par 4s like the 11th, tough longer par 4s like No 5, and a lovely mix of par 3s.

Wilmington North Course

The North Course, created by the late Dick Wilson, is the shorter of the two at Wilmington.

The course stands out for its excellent bunkering, abundance of slope, and contoured fairways.

Sometimes a little bit of an afterthought for members and visitors alike, there is still a great deal of charm about this layout.


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Part of the Troon Privé Privilege Program, Fieldstone is a private club with flexible membership options and a stunning links-style course.

Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry have designed a golf course that matches challenge with astonishing natural beauty.

The layout lives up to its Troon association with a tribute to links-style golf in a setting that is unmistakeably Delaware.


Dupont Country Club sports a great course, and world-class academy, instruction, and practice facilities.

The course is not as challenging as some of the other layouts featured here but is one of the most enjoyable.

It is a course that gets easier to play the more you take it on but remains an enjoyable experience.

White Clay Creek

White Clay Creek Country Club is Delaware’s top public golf course, conveniently located near Wilmington.

Their par 72 18-hole championship golf course, built by Arthur Hills/Steve Forest & Associates, spans 7,007 yards and has manicured tee boxes and greens, plus stunning vistas.

They provide excellent pricing for non-members, as well as a choice of membership packages with specific benefits that are guaranteed to meet your playing requirements.