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5 Best Golf Courses Near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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The Perfect Beach Vacation for Golf Lovers

Rehoboth beach is a great place to tee off, with a variety of courses to suit all levels of golfer. For those looking for a challenge, Rehoboth beach offers a number of championship-level courses, including the famed Baywood Greens. For those looking for a more relaxed round, Rehoboth beach also boasts a number of executive courses which are perfect for a quick game. With so many options available, Rehoboth beach is sure to have the perfect course for every golf enthusiast.

If you’re looking for a perfect golfing trip for a group of friends around Delaware’s Cape Region, Rehoboth Beach has a range of excellent golf courses near the pet-friendly Canalside Inn, where you can enjoy a weekend in a beautiful natural landscape.  This guide explores venues from the high-end country club option to the budget and fun alternatives.  


1. Rehoboth Beach Country Club


Rehoboth Beach Country Club, which brands itself as Southern Delaware’s premier country club, is a championship 18-hole golf course only a 10-minute drive from Canalside Inn. This large course has beautifully sculpted greens and fairways and some tricky bunkers and ponds to negotiate for players of all skill levels. It won an environmental award for its intelligent design, which protects the local flora and fauna in the fragile inland bay it calls home.  This course also has an excellent pro shop with PGA professional merchandise, too, and  features dedicated chipping and bunker areas, a two-sided range, and excellent practice facilities.


2. Kings Creek Country Club


Kings Creek Country Club is an 18-hole, par-71 championship golf course on the Delmarva Peninsula, only two miles from Canalside Inn. It was built in 1990 featuring bentgrass and is a place you can play golf year-round. It boasts superior country club amenities, including racquet sports, fitness, and swimming facilities.  This course was recently renovated, with redesigned bunkers and new short-game practice areas catering to all skill levels. You can also book golf lessons, check out the full-service PGA golf shop to upgrade your gear, or grab a gourmet lunch at their restaurant.


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3. Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club


Ocean View’s Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club is a 24-minute drive from Canalside Inn. This club has 27 championship holes divided into three nine-hole courses: Grizzly, Kodiak, and Black Bear. You can play these holes in three different combinations if you want to mix things up a bit.  This course has bent-grass fairways with native wetland grasses mixed in to create a challenging landscape. The layout of sandy dunes and grassy hollows, along with strategically placed bunkers, will challenge your skill level. Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club is considered one of the top golf courses to play in Delaware, so it’s worth investigating.

4. Baywood Greens Golf Course


Golfers seeking a more affordable choice may want to check out Baywood Greens, which is a 24-minute drive from Canalside Inn. This is a nine-hole public course that was ranked No. 1 on the Golf Digest Best in State list in 2011-2012.  Baywood Greens is suitable for all players from beginner to pro and offers superb practice facilities, a putting and chipping green, and the usual amenities such as food and refreshments – but without country-club prices.


5. The American Classic Golf Club – a 9-Hole Course


The American Classic Golf Club is located only four miles from Canalside Inn and is a good option for those craving something a little different. It is a hybrid 9-hole golf course with a fun, casual vibe but also lots of water and sand challenges, including a quirky island green on hole 6.  You can ride around in a golf cart with an American flag on it and choose from sandwiches named after American rock legends, and the dress code is way more relaxed than the usual country club requirements. This is a fun option for a group more interested in leisure than serious golf. You can also opt for a $40 lesson to develop your game.


Choose Rehoboth Beach for Your Next Golf Getaway


Canalside Inn, an award-winning bed and breakfast in beautiful Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is an excellent choice for a quick weekend getaway for Dog-Lovers, friends and family. Contact our friendly staff today to get a great deal on one of our luxurious rooms for a relaxing stay in a picturesque location. 

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