The Rookery

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.


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The Rookery, 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

Golfers score better when they are not in the rough, because on this course the rough is very healthy and thick.

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Pam’s Rookery Packaging Tip

The Rookery is 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

27052 Broadkill Road, Milton, DE 19968

Directions to Rookery: The Rookery is located just outside Rehoboth Beach, DE, 32 miles (45 Min) from North Ocean City.

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