Following are several courses throughout
the state for groups with attendees who enjoy hitting the links and toasting to all their
great shots after the scorecards are tallied.
DuPont Country Club
DuPont Country Club, located in Wilmington, offers three golf courses, including the
Nemours Course and the DuPont Championship Course.
“We have held specialty clinics for some
of our outings and some groups have
hosted trick shot performances,” said Kent
Thomas, the country club’s golf pro. “We
also provide a number of food and bever-
age stations on course for our outings, from
cool beverages to snacks to freshly cooked
The country club features a terrace with
terrific views, where groups can network
over breakfast or lunch before hitting the
course, and a ballroom that’s perfect for an
awards ceremony complete with a buffet
“The ballroom features high ceilings
and a view of the course,” said Jessica
Bittmann, CMP, director of sales for the
Greater Wilmington CVB. “My favorite part
of their facility is the balcony overlooking
the ballroom, which is perfect for groups
that like to have a VIP option at their galas
Newark-based Deerfield enjoys a beautiful
location tucked into White Clay Creek State
Park, according to Jeffrey Robinson, the
course’s general manager.
“The golf course is a fun and hilly layout
over rolling terrain,” he said. “Each hole is
very secluded and private. Our signature
hole is certainly No. 10, an amazing par 5
where you tee off from the top of a hill to a
fairway that lies several stories beneath the
Deerfield prides itself on partnering
with clients to provide full-service event
support, from contest design to fundraising
strategies to sponsorship opportunities.
“We’ve also included amazing food and
beverage elements, with on-course grill stations, martini bars, margarita and craft brew
stations, and more,” Robinson said.
Deerfield also accommodates group
gatherings. Its clubhouse features five
banquet spaces, including a 10,000-square-
“Outings of all sizes can find the perfect
space for a barbecue, dinner or cocktail
party following play,” Robinson said,
adding that the patio overlooking the golf
course provides easy access to the putting
green where attendees can compete in
Garrisons Lake Golf Club
For planners worried about the meeting’s
bottom line, Smyrna-based Garrisons Lake
Golf Club is the most affordable option in
the state, according to John Doerfler, sales
and event manager at the Kent County
Office of Tourism.
Groups made up of attendees with varying skill sets will appreciate a round here,
Doerfler added, as the course offers well-groomed links that appeal to both novice
and serious golfers.
The course accommodates groups with
up to 144 players and personalizes tournaments with customized scorecards and cart
signs, as well as professional announcements during play.
A dedicated event manager at the club
will assist with those special touches and
more, including helping with a meal function in the outdoor covered picnic area,
where golfers may enjoy a box lunch.
“Groups can also bring in outside caterers to serve any dining options they may
need,” Doerfler said.
Delaware’s meetings-friendly destinations offer many picturesque
and exciting golf courses
where planners can
arrange a one-stop
networking outing that
includes a competitive
teambuilding activity and a
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