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101 Back Creek Dr
Middletown, DE  19709-8843
United States
P: (302) 378-6499
F: (302) 378-6496
Back Creek Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 7,003 yards | 134 slope

74.2 rating | Bent grass

Recommend this course: +3 -0

Back Creek Golf Course

The 18-hole "Back Creek" course at the Back Creek Golf Course facility in Middletown, Delaware features 7,003 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 74.2 and it has a slope rating of 134 on Bent grass. Designed by Allen Liddicoat/David Horne, the Back Creek golf course opened in 1997. Frank Horton manages the course as the Managing Partner.

Course Reviews

Golf course is excellent. Pro shop staff are professionals. The servers in the restaurant are insensitive to diversity. We are stronger when we treat all clients the same. After a round golf in three instances the servers have ignored me and my golf friends. We frequent the course a lot but the restaurant servers need to up their game.

Very disappointed in what happened today. Booked 2 t-times last week and was told lunch special would be included. When I arrived with several business clients, we were told the lunch special was not being offered.I had to treat my clients to lunch.We drove over 1 hour to play I will not return to the course, and will tell fellow golfers not to play FALSE ADVERTIsING !!!!!!

Great golf course. Joe has done a great job turning this golf course into one of the best of Delaware.

Back Creek still needs much attention. The greens are a hard sandy mixture where you can put right through the breaks and will only hold the greens with high trajectory shots. The fairways are the same as last year, they are hard with crabgrass growing and have many small bare spots. It is difficult to make golf shots with the current condition of the course. I am glad to see the course open and hope that it returns to its top form because it was a beautiful course. I wish the golf shop would be honest with the condition of the course when making tee times. Describing the course as being in excellent shape is misleading and only sets you up for disappointment. Also, I feel as though Back Creek should not be charging its current rates for play or in the snack shop. There are too many courses within 10 miles of Back Creek where the courses are in much better condition, the rates are the same or lower and you can eat there for fair prices.

This course has been brought back to life by the new owners. They spent all winter fixing it up, now it is back to where it should be. Beautiful course, nice clubhouse, kinda windy but I am sure that will be a blessing once summer hits!

They are only mowing center of fairways, which are filled with crabgrass. The rest of the course is growing wild and is filled with weeds and crabgrass. Grass is growing in bunkers, and weeds are growing around bunkers, including those at the green. The cups have not been moved for weeks or months. The grass is dead around many cups and soils has washed away around them. They are charing $40 for this overgrown field. We thought the back might be better, but it was worse. We should have left after the first hole and demanded a refund.

Can back up previous comments, course is having issues, crab grass on tees, fairways and greens as well as dead spots, money is obviously not being spent and it is too bad, course has nice layout and is a challenge, but don't go if your expecting pristine conditions, go to patriots or pike creek.

Back Creek has crab grass in the fairways and the rough is not cut. Apparently they have gone bankrupt and will have not maintenance for the course. It is a shame because it was an excellent course and very popular. No almost no one goes there.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Simon L. 5 39 34 08/02/10
2 Grace L. N/A 56 56 09/10/08
3 James R. 24 90 66 07/02/07
4 Jerry F. 13 80 67 06/12/09
5 Dave D. 16 85 69 06/28/15
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
5 Dave D. 16 85 69 06/28/15
9 perry A. 23 94 71 04/06/14
12 John T. 10 83 73 01/07/12
33 derrick R. 18 96 78 09/03/11
13 Chris C. 27 100 73 04/02/11

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About Back Creek

Back Creek Golf Course

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Frank Horton, Managing Partner
Dan Flood, Golf Professional
Joe Lee, Superintendent
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