North and South
On the surface, the name “Rookery” can be quite mystifying. What does a bird nest or breeding ground have to do with golf? Well, when you play on a course featuring natural hazards, bunkers, bulkheaded ponds and a blue heron ‘rookery’ that exists between the fourth and fifth holes, you’ll be guaranteed a sky-high adventure.
The Rookery North Course, is a more traditional club with its roots in the private realm. Established in 1957 by local businessmen as Shawnee Country Club, the course is now open to the public. The facility is located in the heart of Kent and Sussex County, Delaware and yet still conveniently located to Ocean City. This championship 18-hole golf course is well-maintained and is sure to test your golfing skills. With its tree lined, Bermuda fairways, golfers of all levels will find the layout exciting and challenging.
The Rookery South, a contemporary classic that opened in 2000, is set between swelling mounds to the west and a heron Rookery to the east. 2004 Senior British Open Champion Pete Oakley and course superintendent Chris Adkins designed the flagship course to be challenging but fun for all levels.
The intricate routing features well-conditioned bentgrass greens, tees and fairways that will add to every golfer’s enjoyment. Plan to come early or stay late to enjoy lunch at the Blue Heron Grille, a full service restaurant and friendly bar.
Pam’s Playing Tip
On the North Course, if you are a “grip it and rip it” golfer, then you will need your best get-out-of-tree trouble shots, as most fairways are tight and tree-lined. On the South Course, golfers score better when they are not in the rough, because on this course the rough is very healthy and thick.
Pam’s Rookery Packaging Tip
The Rookery courses are an excellent choice for a course to play on the way in and out of Ocean City or worth the drive to play both in one day.
- Practice Facilities
- Restaurant on Premise
Directions and location information
North – 6152 S Rehoboth Blvd, Milford, DE 19963
South – 27052 Broadkill Road, Milton, DE 19968
Directions to Rookery North: North Course is located in Milford DE, just 10 miles (15 Min) north of the South
Directions to Rookery South: The Rookery South is located just outside Rehoboth Beach, DE, 32 miles (45 Min) from North Ocean City.
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