Best Golf Courses in Southern Delaware

 This beautiful spring weather has us ready to get outside and hit the green! We’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite Southern Delaware golf destinations for you to enjoy.

Bear Trap Dunes

Ocean View

This 27-hole course features winding bentgrass fairways that are lined with native wetland grasses that drift into stunning sand dunes. Course architect Rick Jacobson (former associate of Jack Nicklaus) says, “Because of strategically placed dunes, grassy hollows, bunkers and water hazards, players will have to ‘think’ their way through each hole.”

Heritage Shores


This course is 7,005 yards, with classic links-style design with water flanking a majority of the holes, practice facilities with grass tee stations, 3 putting greens including bunkers and chipping areas and grass-like driving range mat and expert instruction.

Baywood Greens

Long Neck

Baywood Greens features 18 holes on a visually beautiful course. The front nine holes are Woodside and the back nine holes are Waterside.  Renowned golf course architect Cary Bickler, ASGCA, has designed the new nine-hole Duneside addition, which is currently under construction. The finished result will be 27-holes of golf with starting and finishing holes at the core of the clubhouse. Stay tuned!

The Rookery

Milton and Milford

The Rookery South in Milton and The Rookery North in Milford both feature 18-hole courses that are challenging, but fun for all skill levels. Both destinations feature practice facilities and pro shops, as well as a clubhouse at The Rookery North and The Blue Heron Grille restaurant at The Rookery South.

Bayside Resort Golf Club


Bayside is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in the state of Delaware. In Jack Nicklaus’ own words, “Golfers at Bayside enjoy three distinctly different golf experiences all in one golf course. Some holes are richly tree-lined, others wind through marshland and still others boast wide-open fairways. It is our hope that Bayside is truly a memorable golf experience offering variety rarely found elsewhere.”