Delaware’s Best 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, Deerfield also offers platform tennis courts, exceptional public dining and is Delaware’s premier wedding, meeting, golf outing and special event venue including Delaware’s Best Sunday Brunch. One of the best Delaware golf courses surrounded by the scenic ancient forest of White Clay Creek State Park, Deerfield is simply spectacular!

Contact Information

507 Thompson Station Road
Newark, Delaware 19711

Phone: 302-368-6640
Fax: 302-368-6642
Sales Office Fax: 302-366-0345


General Manager: Jeff Robinson
Head Superintendent: John Jacob
Executive Chef: Mike Josephick
Architect: William Gordon

Hours of operation vary seasonally. Please call for details for with questions.


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.

Forewinds Hospitality

Forewinds Hospitality owns, manages and consults for multiple golf courses, country clubs, restaurants, catering facilities, and conference centers on the East Coast … creating “Hospitality Destinations” – warm, welcoming hospitality environments that deliver Forewinds’ exclusive Hospitality PLUS! to every guest.

University of Delaware WGT

Deerfield has been selected as home course for the University of Delaware’s Women’s Golf Team. Coached by Patty Post, the team is young, exciting and talented! To learn more about this honor to host some of the area’s top amateur women golfers, click here.

Delaware’s premier wedding,
banquet, & special events venue.