Delaware Today Magazine's Best Public Golf Course (Upstate)
2017, 2016, 2014
First State Favorites, 2017, 2016 Best Golf Course

Back Creek Golf Club: Back to life. Back seat to no course.

golf1.jpgLocated at the base of the bridge on Route 896 in Middletown, Delaware, Back Creek Golf Club offers an 18-hole golf facility providing the area’s best “links-style” rounds with unmatched attention to detail, while doing it at some of the best rates around.

Back Creek was named one of Golfweek's “Best 100 Modern Courses in the U.S.” and one of Golf Travel Magazine's “Top 40 Public Courses in the U.S.” for two consecutive years. 

The traditional layout of Back Creek -- with generous fairways and contoured greens -- gives enthusiastic golfers reason to come back again and again. 

A nod to history. A lively present. An eye to the future.

The Back Creek property was once a farm owned by Delaware's first governor, Joshua Clayton. Although the course layout is within a subdivision, the homes on the course are far enough from the fairways that they don't interfere with play or with the visual aesthetics.

The course plays 7,113 yards from the black tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 74.4 and it has a slope rating of 134.

Tee Yards Rating Slope
Black 7113 74.4 134
Blue 6505 71.8 128
Red 4915 69.3 115
White 6105 69.9 126

For the true “links” experience, Back Creek is walkable, a rarity among the newer courses.

The layout is efficient, with both nine’s looping out in opposite directions. There are no crossing cart paths or neighboring tee boxes to deter your rounds. Rangers keep the pace of play steady.

Our course is in better playing condition than most of the area’s courses.

While Back Creek offers a challenge to the better golfer, it will not frustrate you duffers who play for the fun and camaraderie. 


If you like playing Back Creek, you’ll love our membership options!

We offer several membership options to satisfy everyone from the weekend warrior to the serious golfer, each assuring that you get the most from your disposable entertainment buck.

Excellent food and beverage service -- before or after your round.

Featuring local favorites prepared by our talented chef, there’s no settling for “pub grub” here at Back Creek. In fact you’ll find a few award-winning recipes among our many great offerings. The crab cakes are worth a visit by themselves! 

Our dining facilities overlook holes 9 and 18 -- a gorgeous, natural setting.

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Delaware Today Magazine's Best Public Golf Course (Upstate) 2017, 2016, 2014
First State Favorites, 2017, 2016 Best Golf Course 
Golf Digest's 2013 Top Venue in Delaware
Golf.Com's 2012 Best Public Golf Course in Delaware
Best of Wilmington's 2012 Golf Course Management
Golf Magazine's 2012 Best Public Course
Golf Digest’s 2012, 2011 Best in State Course
Golf Week Magazine’s 2012 Best in State Course

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