The glory days of joining a private country club and enjoying all of the exclusive perks of membership may indeed be in the rear view mirror throughout the United States, but that doesn’t mean they’ve disappeared entirely from the landscape.
Coastal Delaware, for example, has several clubs that cater to this type of exclusive clientele, giving members the most value for their membership dollar and offering the types of services that many still crave.
While these clubs can differ in many ways, there are some traits that all of them share:
- ALL are located in beautiful coastal Delaware
- ALL offer championship golf courses
- ALL provide private membership packages
- ALL cater to high end clientele
- ALL offer an exclusive service that’s often hard to find
So if you’re looking for an exclusive country club environment here at the Delaware beaches, we’ve featured a few here you might want to take a look at.
We have no favorites because we love them all. But the information is here for you to evaluate and then choose which one you think is right for you.
And be sure to go by and take a personal look at one or all of them before choosing to join.
Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club
Cost: $575 per month
Location: On Cripple Creek Drive near Bethany Beach. Click HERE for directions.
Golf Course: Recognized as one of Delaware’s premier courses, using the natural blend of the turf, topography, marshlands, trees and water vistas. It’s 6,700 yards and is a par 72 from the back tees.
Other Amenities: Swimming pool, sundeck, snack bar, tennis courts.
Contact: 302-539-1446; www.cripplecreekgolf.org
Overview: Cripple Creek is the only private country club in Bethany Beach. The community is 142 acres and sits adjacent to the Indian River Bay, five miles west of Bethany Beach. The focal point is the championship golf course that is widely considered to be one of Delaware’s best.
King’s Creek Country Club
Cost: Call 302-227-7172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Location: One Kings Creek Circle, near Rehoboth Bay. Click HERE for directions.
Golf Course: The 18-hole championship golf course that is one of the finest on the Delmarva Peninsula. Built to complement the surrounding natural beauty, the course offers a challenge to all classes of golfer, from beginner to expert.
Other Amenities: Clubhouse, dining room, outdoor pavilion, outdoor terraces, Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness center.
Contact: 302-227-7015; www.kingscreekcountryclub.com
Overview: Located adjacent to Rehoboth Bay, the 350 acres that comprise King’s Creek Country Club is yet another private oasis in the “Nation’s Summer Capital” of Rehoboth Beach. One of the most desirable private country club communities in Delaware, King’s Creek is just a short drive from all of the fun and excitement of the nearby beaches, but is secluded enough to allow residents a private way of life in some of the most exquisite surroundings in coastal Delaware.
Bear Trap Dunes Country Club
Cost: Call 302-537-5600, ext. 409 or email email@example.com for details
Location: Three miles west of Bethany Beach in Ocean View. Click HERE for directions.
Golf Course: A beautiful 27-hole golfing experience that is impeccably manicured and offers challenges for golfers of all levels. Offering winding bentgrass fairways lined with native wetland grasses and stunning sand dunes.
Other Amenities: Indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, sport court, hot tubs, saunas, tennis courts, tot lot, clubhouse, beach shuttle service.
Contact: 302-537-5600; www.beartrapdunes.com
Overview: A 700 home community that includes plenty of open space and 27 holes of championship golf, Bear Trap Dunes is one of the finest residential destinations in coastal Delaware.
The Peninsula Golf and Country Club
Cost: Several different membership packages. Click HERE for more details.
Location: Located in Long Neck, just east of Millsboro, at 26937 Bay Farm Road.
Golf Course: Often called the “Pebble Beach of the East,” this 7,200 yard, Par 72 course is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course in Delaware and was constructed with the natural surroundings in mind. There are many scenic holes along the Indian River Bay and Lingo Creek. There are also family friendly tees, designed with input from the PGA of America and U.S. Kids Golf.
Other Amenities: Indoor pool, wave pool, tennis courts, full-service spa, children’s theme park area, nature center, private beach, clubhouse (to open in the fall of 2016).
Contact: 302-945-4768; www.peninsula-delaware.com
Overview: Resting along the shores of the Indian River Bay, with a private beach, protected marshland and a pier and boardwalk allowing easy access to the waterfront, The Peninsula is today one of coastal Delaware’s premier residential communities. It rests on 800 acres and is located between Millsboro and Rehoboth Beach, in the village of Long Neck.
Rehoboth Beach Country Club
Cost: Several options available. Click HERE for more information.
Location: 221 West Side Drive in Rehoboth Beach. Click HERE for directions.
Golf Course: Offering multiple tees, sculpted greens and fairways, challenging bunkers and ponds and spectacular views, the golf course at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club is one of the finest in Delaware. It was also the first golf course in the state to receive the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary designation from Audubon International for “helping protect the environment and preserving the natural heritage of the game of golf.”
Other Amenities: Tennis courts, heated outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service clubhouse with ballroom.
Contact: 302-227-3811; www.rehobothbeachcc.com
Overview: Located on 150 acres of waterfront property on the Rehoboth Bay, the Rehoboth Beach Country Club was founded in 1925 and is today one of the premier country clubs on the east coast.