Brandywine Valley Public Golf Courses
Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club
Once a Dupont Country Club course, then owned by MBNA, Deerfield is now a public course, owned by the Delaware Division of Parks. It is a challenging course, heavily wooded, with lots of elevation changes and beautiful greens.
Rock Manor Golf Course
New 18 hole layout re-opened May 28, 2008. The Rock has been lengthened from 5,779 yards to an 18-hole, 6,405-yard championship design by golf-course architect Lester George. The course has new tee boxes, greens, bunkers and fairways, as well as a state-of-the-art irrigation system that is supposed to keep it in top playing condition all season long. A great new course and priced for play!
White Clay Creek CC at Delaware Park
First class, upscale 18-hole championship golf course designed with environmental sensitivity in mind. The course wends its way around the racetrack and stable areas maintaining the native horticulture, with three streams, and wildlife habitat preservation. A very, very challenging course with long carries off the tees. Beautiful clubhouse and pro shop and a fantastic practice area with chipping greens, driving range and putting area.
Inniscrone Golf Club
A nationally-ranked championship golf course designed by Gil Hanse that hosted US Open Champion Jim Furyk's Exelon Invitational (2001 & 2002.) Dramatic elevation changes, wind-swept high grasses, abundant wetlands, and old-world bunkering. Full grass target range, short game area, and 11,000 sq.ft. bentgrass putting green.
The Golf Course at Glen Mills
Designed by Bobby Weed, Glenn Mills' vistas are breathtaking. The changes in elevation reminded you a bit of Fieldstone in Delaware, except this course is open to the public. The fairways are undulating and water comes into play on the back nine.
Broad Run Golfer's Club
Built in 2000, a Rees Jones design, Broad Run is nestled in the rolling hills of Broad Run Valley, a scenic corner of Chester County. The course winds around meadows and woodlands and blends classic architecture and natural beauty.
Wyncote Golf Club
Scottish heathlands style golf, complete with wind, mounded bunkers and moguls. Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest in 2002. Driving range. 18 holes, par 72. Wyncote's all new, full-service clubhouse, with a casual pub, is now open.
Loch Nairn Golf Course
Fun layout. Water on 14 holes. Target golf. The course is in the best condition ever.
Chisel Creek Golf Club
Chisel Creek opened in 2000. It was built by Niebur Golf, the same people who built Fieldstone Golf Club, an awesome private course in Delaware. Chisel Creek is a par 70 design, three par 5s, five par 3s including No. 3 with an island green. The layout puts a premium on placement rather than length.
Nearby Public Courses of Note |
Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course
ilgrim's Oak is rated 4-Stars by Golf Digest and is one of our favorites even though it is practically in Lancaster, PA. Dan Hurzdan has combined elements of links courses with parkland style courses and thrown in some elevation changes for good measure. The course is kept in good condition. Tee times recommended.
Honeybrook Golf Club
Par 70 course, layed out on what was a farm at the Western tip of Chester County. Front nine is wide-open links, back nine winds through tree-lined fairways and woodlands. Allow about an hour from the Chadds Ford area
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club
Chesapeake has 36 holes. Their North East course that was carved out of the forest offering a target golf experience, and the Rising Sun Course, a parkland 18 that was formerly Chantilly Manor.
The course was designed in 2002 by Jeff Matthai of Morris & Ritchie Associates, the people who designed Mountain Branch in Joppa, MD. Four sets of tees. Driving range and Elktowne Tavern.
Wetlands Golf Club 18 holes, links inspired course with some open holes and others in the trees. The course has matured nicely since it open in 2000. There is a driving range.
Town & Country Golf Links - Town & Country is rated 4-Stars by Golf Digest Magazine. It is over the Delaware Memorial Bridge (about 35 mins). Voted the Best of the Rest among public courses in 2004 by NJ Golf Magazine - Readers' Choice 2004. Tee times recommended.
Frog Hollow Golf Course - Links style course. Kentucky Blue Grass rough, superbly manicured bent grass tees, fairways and undulating true rolling greens.
Odessa National Golf Club - New Castle County's newest public golf course.