Deerfield Golf Club
Home of the University of Delaware Women's Golf Program
Delaware’s Home For Incredible Public Golf. This extraordinary 145-acre natural treasure is a one-of-a-kind resource for residents and businesses in Delaware; as well as in neighboring states who find this treasure well worth the short drive. An outstanding public 18-hole championship golf course, surrounded by the scenic ancient forest of White Clay Creek State Park - simply spectacular!
Originally built by the DuPont Corporation for its employees in 1955, the club was called Louviers Country Club. In 1994 MBNA purchased the club from DuPont and built the new clubhouse ballroom and recreational building, renaming it Deerfield. In 2005 the state of Delaware acquired the 145-acre property to protect the land from development. The club is part of Delaware’s White Clay Creek State Park supervised by the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation. In February 2006 the Division of Parks and Recreation retained Forewinds Hospitality to manage the property. Deerfield opened to the public for the first time in 51 years on April 14, 2006.
Directions To Deerfield Golf Club
507 Thompson Station Rd., Newark, DE 19711
From Wilmington, DE via Kirkwood Highway:
Take Kirkwood Highway (Rt. 2 West) out of Wilmington toward Newark and the University. Take a right on Possum Park Road. Continue straight crossing Paper Mill Road. The entrance to Deerfield will be about a half mile down Thompson Station Road on your left.
Take Exit 3 –Rt 273 West – Newark. Stay in right lane. Follow 273 West to Rt 2 – Kirkwood Hwy – turning right onto Kirkwood Hwy. Take Kirkwood Highway (Rt. 2) to a left onto Possum Park Rd. Continue on Possum Park – then go straight at the intersection. Possum Park becomes Thompson Station Road. The entrance to Deerfield will be about a half mile down Thompson Station Road on your left.
From Pennsylvania (Kennett Square):
Rt 82 South out of Kennett Square to Yorklyn Rd, then go right (onto Yorklyn). Take Yorklyn until you get to Lancaster Pike (DE-41) and go right. Take a sharp left at Old Lancaster Pike. Turn right at Millcreek Road. Turn right at Brackenville Road. Turn left onto DE-7 (Limestone Road). Take Limestone Road to to Paper Mill Road (Rt 72) and go Right. Continue on Paper Mill Rd. to a right at Thompson Station Road. The entrance to Deerfield will be about a half mile down Thompson Station Road on your left.
Take Rt 1N to Rt 13N. Turn left onto Rt 72 N. This turns into Rt 2, Kirkwood Hwy (approx 14 mi). Go under railroad bridge. Take a left onto Rt 72 (Possum Park Rd). Go straight through light – road changes to Thompson Station Rd (approx 2.5 mi). The entrance to Deerfield will be about a half mile down Thompson Station Road on your left.