Southern Delaware is a golf destination and the options for beautiful properties within a golfing community at the beach are abundant.
From a dream custom home with views of lush fairways and the open bay to a one-story duplex that is perfect for retirement, golfers have plenty to chose from.
Many are a good fit for non-golfers that enjoy the extra open space and sense of community that a golf course adds.
Most clubs have optional membership with all the amenities and programs that private club members have come to appreciate.
The following is a list of golf courses that are all just a short drive to the beach.
Located on Cedar Neck Road near Bethany and North Bethany Beach, The Salt Pond Golf Course is an inviting mid-length, 18 hole public golf course with a mix of par 3's and 4's. Sparkling ponds and scenic woodlands characterize this beautifully maintained course and impressive community. www.saltpondgolf.com
Named one of “America’s 100 Best Golf Courses” by Golf Week Magazine and featured as one of the “100 must play golf courses of the Mid-Atlantic” by Washington Golf Monthly, Bear Trap is the local’s favorite and all 27 holes were designed by Rick Jacobson. Located just 3 miles west of Bethany Beach. www.beartrapdunes.com
Bayside is a Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole championship course that has been named among the top golf courses in the country. Located near Fenwick Island off of Route 54, this growing community has impressive amenities and year-round programs for members and homeowners. www.livebayside.com
Located off Route 26 near Bethany Beach this 9-hole course, with par 3 and 4 holes is surrounded by great shore scenery and homeowners.
The Peninsula, a private Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, is full of breathtaking beauty. Located a short drive west of Rehoboth Beach, this club has every amenity imaginable. www.peninsula-delaware.com/golf
Located on the bay in Rehoboth Beach, this exclusively private club has been around for more than 80 years. Rehoboth Beach Country Club remains the premier country club of southern Delaware and the surrounding area, as well as a destination for active retirees and growing families from all over the country. www.rehobothbeachcc.com
Located just a few miles west of Bethany Beach, this private club is located amid the unspoiled beauty of Delaware’s coast. Cripple Creek is family-friendly and offers18 holes of golf, tennis, swimming, dining and social privileges for members. There are varied real estate opportunities within Cripple Creek as well as a number of surrounding communities. www.cripplecreek.org
Located adjacent to Rehoboth Bay, King’s Creek Country Club is a private club just a few miles from downtown Rehoboth Beach. Members enjoy an 18 hole golf course, golf Learning Center, an Olympic size swimming pool and baby pool, two tennis courts and a state of the art fitness center along with a dedicated professional staff. www.kingscreekcountryclub.com