The second smallest of the fifty US states, Delaware is known as “The First State” (and several other monikers) because it was the first of the thirteen original states to agree to the US Constitution way back in 1787.
Despite its northern location and diminutive size, Delaware has some capital golf courses, most of which centre around its largest city, Wilmington, where the roots of DuPont Country Club can be traced back to the late 19th century (although the club was not officially founded until 1920). The Delaware State Golf Association currently consists of 52 member clubs, but only 33 are located within the First State.
Two layouts from two of the most notable golf course architects of the modern era (Robert Trent Jones and Dick Wilson) are on offer at Wilmington Country Club, The longer South course is universally considered the premier layout here, but the North is by no means a relief course. Dick Wilson also designed the Bidermann golf course which vies for the top sport in The First State.
Our Delaware Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2020. Click the link to read the story.