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4.4
209 Reviews (209)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
95.2%
Recommend this course
195 out of 209 reviews
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4.4
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
96.5%
Recommend this course
55 out of 57 reviews
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4.5
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
95.9%
Recommend this course
70 out of 73 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6481 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.5
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The Rookery
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire preferred.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Delaware (2021 #9)

Reviews

4.4
209 Reviews (209)
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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quality course overall

Course in great condition, good amount of challenge but not frustrating, pace usually moves along

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The Rookery is a Precious Gem

I have played this course for the last 10 years and it never disappoints. You hit every shot in your bag and there are tons of risk reward shots out here. Try to drive number 4 or lay up, same with 5. Awesome Course!, great bargain in the off-season.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

We will be back!

First time playing here. Drove up almost an hour from southern OC. It was well worth the drive. Fast pace of play. Slick greens but in excellent shape. Pretty open fairways. Enjoyed our windy, sunny round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Play was slow. Course played long especially in the wind. Course was in great condition both fairways and greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Check in

When I checked in I was not told to start on #10 so I waited at #1 until someone finally let me know (and the starter rode over to #1 to find me) which meant I was a few minutes late and the other two golfers looks a bit irritated that they had to wait. Not a great way to start off a round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Need maintaining bunker , most there had foot mark and green many divots people not fixed☹️☹️

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Staff

Friendly & accommodating staff. Course is good, lots of dry grass & aerated greens, but a good round with good people.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

first rook

course played soft and amenable and accessible. hit greens in regulation 12 times. ONLY 1 birdie, think it was due to aeration and results of same. Should have used small punch size at this time of year. Not a single birdie put within 12 feet could stay on line in the washboard greens.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pro shop staff was very rude. Hospitality staff was great though.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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