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Rock Manor Opens Renovated Clubhouse


Rock Manor Golf Course in Wilmington, Del., has opened its renovated, circa-1921 clubhouse, the final piece of a major course and property overhaul.

Restored to retain the look of its original stone-fašade structure, Rock Manor's clubhouse includes a pro shop, grille room and a pub. A new pavilion has also been added for golf tournaments and other events.

After a two-year closure for the renovation, the 18-hole course off Route I-95 - originated in 1921 - was lengthened from 5,779 yards to 6,403 yards by golf architect Lester George. Rock Manor now features new tees, bunkers and fairways in addition to a state-of-the-art irrigation system.

"We're excited the final piece of Rock Manor's rebirth is complete," said general manager Steve Brady. "It's pleasing to deliver a top-notch clubhouse to the community, along with a golf course that is receiving rave reviews from golfers across the region."

"The opening of the clubhouse further accentuates Rock Manor as a true asset for the city and its citizens," says James M. Baker, Wilmington's mayor. "It's rewarding to know that the comfort of the clubhouse will serve as a venue for memorable social experiences."

In partnership with the city, course operator Billy Casper Golf oversaw the enhancements and is directing all aspects of golf course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, outside events and financial management.

Rock Manor features a natural-grass and lighted driving range, a putting green, and chipping area and practice bunkers. A golf-training program led by Clark Gregory, Rock Manor's director of instruction, is partnering with the First Tee of Delaware for youth-education programs.

For a tee time or more information about Rock Manor, call 302/295-1400 or visit www.rockmanorgolf.com.