MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS & AMENITIES
WHERE HISTORY AND TRADITION MEET MODERN AMENITIES Set among the rolling hills of the Delaware Valley and surrounded by land formerly owned by the renowned duPont family, our storied history of over 100 years has solidified Wilmington Country Club as one of the finest and most prestigious clubs in the country. As our members already know, this is truly a special place.
On May 15, 1901, a select group of Wilmingtonians received a letter announcing the formation of the Wilmington Country Club, a charter and the securing of a long-term lease for a suitable tract of land having been obtained.
The Wilmington Country Club clubhouse was completed on July 1st, 1902 with the first open golf tournament held the same year.
Board of Directors purchases 335 acres of land, The Winterthur Property, from H.F. duPont. That same year the South Course opens for play. November 8th, marked the official opening of the new clubhouse on Kirk road.
The Wilmington Country Club clubhouse was completed on July 1st, 1902 with the first open golf tournament held the same year.
In July 1966, two exhibitions were played with Carol Mann and Gary Player on the South Course. Two months later Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus played an exhibition match.
In 2014, the 7 million dollar expansion and renovation to the clubhouse was completed.
A NOTE FROM MEMBERSHIP Social and sophisticated, warm and welcoming. Wilmington Country Club takes a modern approach to the traditional country club lifestyle. For more than 100 years, we have embraced a unique, all-inclusive culture that caters to the new and old generations alike; creating lasting memories and a home away from home for our members to enjoy. With thirty-six holes of exceptional golf, spacious and intimate interiors with panoramic views of the Delaware valley, a masterful culinary team delivering diverse and palate pleasing menus, a robust racquets program boasting a reputation as a premier national facility and an inviting atmosphere with family focused social offerings, Wilmington Country Club delivers the sought after and affluent private club lifestyle. We are that essential Club experience you have been looking for and as our members aready know, Wilmington Country Club is truly a special place.
Meghan Spero, PGA Membership Devlopment & Communications Manager
DINING & SOCIAL
Wilmington Country Club features seven different food and beverage venues encompassing everything from elegant formal dining to casual fare pool side.
Executive Chef, Tip Tribbitt and his world class culinary team, rotates the Club menus seasonally to bring fresh ingredients to every dish, complemented by the delectable desserts by our Pastry Chef, Annie Cresswell. In addition to our ala cart dining, our food and beverage team conceptualizes and executes a plethora of monthly social events including multi course wine dinners, farm to table dining under the stars and incredible holiday extravaganzas such as our most popular Candlelight Dinners. For families or foodies, our dining and social opportunities are plentiful! WINE TIME The world of wine is a very personal matter and we encourage our membership to share their preferences so we can do our best to accommodate throughout the year. Featuring a desirable bottle list and specialty Captain’s list, even the most astute wine enthusiasts will enjoy the selection from the best regions in the world. AL FRESCO DINING Escape to the scenic terrace overlooking the beautiful grounds and Delaware valley throughout the warmer months. For the cooler nights, relax around our plentiful fire pits or historic stone fireplace as you enjoy a social evening with friends and family.
Keith Van Yahres Assistant General Manager
CASUAL & FORMAL DINING THE DINING ROOM: “TRADITIONAL FORMAL DINING” Our formal dining room offers a gracious and elegant dining experience beginning with cocktails in the living room overlooking our meticulously manicured golf course. Ambiance abounds. House specialties of snapper soup and crab cakes finished with a Grand Marnier soufflé are just a few of our tantalizing menu choices. TAVERN & GRILLE: “CASUAL DINING” The Grille Rooms are the ideal place for casual and family dining. Daily and weekly specials that take advantage of seasonal and local product compliment our menu. Our creative culinary team is always willing and able to prepare or modify any menu item to accommodate a member’s personal desire or special dietary requirement. CAFÉ 1901: “QUICK, RELAXED DINING” The Café is the perfect family gathering spot offering a wide variety of entrees, sandwiches and brick oven fired pizzas. Don’t forget the kid tasted and Club favorite…milkshakes! PUB37: “THE BEFORE AND AFTER WATERING HOLE” The casual atmosphere of Pub37 makes it the perfect place for a before and after activity gathering place. A delicious menu awaits you as you catch “your team” on the tv! Happy hour specials are featured every Friday night as well as sports day specials throughout the year. THE HUT: “GATHERING SPOT FOR FRIENDS” The Hut is the perfect spot to enjoy a bite to eat after a friendly paddle match. With both indoor and outdoor seating, The Hut is a favorite spot year round. On the cooler nights, the indoor fire place helps to keep things cozy. POOLSIDE CAFÉ: “THE SUMMERTIME FAMILY DESTINATION” Enjoyed by the whole family, the selection of casual favorites including salads, sandwiches, popsicles and milkshakes, makes for a great afternoon poolside.
GOLF & GROUNDS Wilmington Country Club, one of the nation’s premier country clubs, is home to two world class golf courses. A rich part of the history of Wilmington Country Club has been the hosting of Amateur golf tournaments. As we proudly display on our scorecards, Wilmington Country Club has hosted six national championships, as well as the 2013 Palmer Cup. Never a wait at the first tee or the need to make a starting time. Our members enjoy their game and camaraderie of friends at their leisure. MEN’S GOLF Ourmen’sprogramhasbeenfinely tunedtoencourage enthusiastic participation and camaraderie among members all season long. Highlighted by an active tournament schedule the dedication of the golf staff is steadfast as a result of their commitment to the growth and enjoyment of the game. WOMENS GOLF The Women’s Golf Committees with full support of the PGA staff, actively plans a year of fun and friendly ladies’ events and tournaments. Whether you are new to the game of golf or a seasoned player, the women’s program is a perfect way to get engaged in the golf community at Wilmington Country Club. GROUNDS The talented Grounds team, led by Jon Urbanski, Director of Golf Courses and Grounds, is committed to providing high quality playing conditions that are both aesthetically pleasing and agronomically sound on both the South and North Courses. With creativity and dedication, Jon’s team oversees the entire grounds of Wilmington Country Club, keeping it beautiful and impressive throughout each season.
Michael Shank, PGA Director of Golf
SOUTH COURSE The South Course, designed by the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., is our signature course and was opened for play on October 8th 1959. Recently renovated by Keith Foster in 2008, it plays a monstrous 7,334 yards, par 71. In 2009, Golf Digest named it the #6 best course remodel. NORTH COURSE The North Course reflects Dick Wilson’s course design of smaller greens, narrower fairways and more sand bunkers than the South Course. The shorter North Course is considered less difficult than the south, however, when used for tournament play the North Course scores are no lower than the South Course scores. GOLF INSTRUCTION With the latest in technology to analyze your swing, our learning center is conveniently located at the rear of the driving range. Heated hitting bays provide the perfect opportunity to practice your swing and stay tuned year round. Our courteous, professional golf staff is always available to assist with club fittings, equipment purchases and golf instruction. PRACTICE FACILITIES Wilmington Country Club features a full length driving range with both turf and top of the line mats for off season practice. In addition, a full short game facility with a variety of bunkers and greens allow you to practice a range of shots from 50 yds and in. GOLF SIMULATOR The Golf Simulator Indoor Studio, located in the Squash Building, allows our members to practice their games on our Trackman Launch Monitor or play golf in a realistic environment indoors. MERCHANDISE Our Golf Shop is fully stocked with the latest equipment and finest apparel for on and off the course. We also have access to numerous vendors allowing you to special order a wide range of shoes, leisure wear, tech apparel and more.
RACQUETS & SPORTS Wilmington Country Club’s racquet sports draw nearly 40,000 plays each year between tennis, squash, paddle, and pickleball. As a multi-year, award-winning facility, Wilmington Country Club has hosted prestigious events including theNational Junior and Senior Tennis Championships, National Junior Squash Doubles, US Pro Squash Doubles Championships, Can-Am Cup, and both the tennis and squash Delaware State Championships. BOCCE Members can play night or day on the two regulation- sized Bocce courts located in the heart of the outdoor racquets facility. Throughout the summer months league play is available to all members interested in a little friendly competition. CROQUET This enjoyable social sport is played on our impeccably maintained grass courts from late spring through early fall. TENNIS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Breaking ground in September 2019, the Tennis Improvement Project is expected to be completed in May 2020. This project includes three additional indoor tennis courts, a large and modern Racquet Shop, as well as expanded viewing areas.
Ed McQuillin Director of Racquets
INDOOR TENNIS Our indoor tennis facility is a popular choice year-round. With currently three available courts for league play and instruction the Tennis Improvement Project will add an additional three courts by May 2020. OUTDOOR TENNIS Our outdoor tennis facility features fifteen courts, including eleven clay courts, two hard courts, and two grass courts. SQUASH Our squash facility is comprised of three international singles courts and two hardball doubles courts. Wilmington CC has played host to some notable Squash events including the highly respected Can-Am Cup. Clinics and competitions are available for all ages and skill levels. PADDLE Paddle is a great sport that can be played by all ages and skill levels and our variety of clinics, lessons and competitions are a great way to get involved in this game. Members may enjoy a game of paddle at our new state of the art facility and relax at The Hut afterwards. PICKLEBALL Considered a social yet active sport, Pickleball has quickly grown in popularity across the country. Wilmington Country Club introduced this sport in 2017 and is proud of its active league play and social functions for all skill levels and ages. INSTRUCTION Our active racquets program, led by our award-winning professionals, boasts the premier instructional program in the USTA Middle States. Consisting of private instruction and group clinics, the programming is year-round and is for every level of player.
FITNESS & WELLNESS Wilmington Country Club is committed to providing the most modern equipment and techniques to help you acheive your goals. Our trainers are on site to assist you with operating our fitness equipment, scheduling a fitness evaluation or individual training session. In addition, Wilmington Country Club offers a variety of group classes including yoga as well as fitness opportunities for kids and teens. With a combination of cardio and fitness machines, free weights, kettle bells and a variety of additional modern fitness equipment, our state-of-the-art center is uniquely designed to address the needs of each member. MASSAGE Relax as our massage therapists take away tension, soothe your muscles and provide you with skilled and caring treatment to meet your specific needs. Massages requires 24hr advanced notice. ELITE PHYSICAL THERAPY Members who are Elite Physical therapy patients have the option of scheduling appointments at the Club. Appointments can be made by contacting Elite Physical Therapy directly. FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION COACHING SESSIONS Whether you feel chronically fatigued, are seeking to optimize your sport performance, struggle with weight issues, routinely go on and off diets without success, have inflammation or immune issues, or you are simply trying to optimize your health and vitality through nutrition , functional nutrition coaching can be for you! Get to the ROOT of what’s holding you back and make change. If you want to invest in your health and future well-being, “food is thy medicine.” MOVEMENT COACHING Movement Coaching is great way to have a detailed movement analysis and programming from a Doctor of Physical Therapy to determine if you are moving well or if you need to make changes in your existing program. Dr. Arianne will gladly collaborate with your coach, personal trainer, or instructor to ensure everyone has your best interest in staying pain-free, healthy, and reaching your movement potential.
Rick Howard Director of Fitness
FITNESS PROGRAMMING GROUP EXERCISE
Take advantage of over 30 classes per week featuring the latest trends in group fitness. Regardless of age and skill level, there is a program for you. Our weekly schedules include varying Yoga classes, TRX, Boot Camp as well as sport specific classes to get you in great shape. YOGA Our variety of Yoga classes will help you improve your strength, endurance and flexibility. Get into your body by practicing a repeated sequence of 26 foundational yoga postures, linking the moving of your body with natural rhythm of your breath. PERSONAL TRAINING There are two elements that make a great personal trainer: Content and Connectedness. Our nationally certified personal trainers have the content knowledge via academic degrees and multiple certifications. We are available to work with you in 30-, 45-, and 60-minutes sessions, and packages of 5 and 10 sessions are available. We also have the connectedness, having worked with members at least since the move to the new facility. We professionally partner with the rest of the WCC therapy, treatment, nutrition services, movement, yoga, and group exercise staff to provide the best possible exercise program to meet your goals. WORKSHOPS For members who are looking to increase one fitness variable (mobility, speed and agility, or flexibility) or for those interested in learning about an exercise system (powerlifting or strongman) and preseason sports conditioning for junior members, our staff offers one to four session workshops to help you meet your fitness and sports performance goals. BEAST BADGE The Fitness Center Beast Badge provides junior members the opportunity to learn the rules and etiquette of the Fitness Center, proper use of the equipment, and movements to improve overall athleticism. After obtaining the Beast Badge, junior members ages 10 and 11 can use the Fitness Center with an adult in the Fitness Center; junior members ages 12-15 may use the Fitness Center on their own.
GETTING OUR SWIM ON
Wilmington Country Club features the finest aquatics in the area and is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our pool includes six lanes, a diving board, and a separate youth pool with zero entry and fun pop up jets for our youngest members to enjoy. The aquatics area includes the Poolside Café, offering a great range of traditional fare from quick bites including fresh salads and sandwiches. LESSONS Whether our young members are beginners or advanced swimmers, we offer a variety of lessons throughout the summer. Our coaches provide an opportunity to learn the basics swim strokes and improve as a swimmer. SWIM TEAM Wilmington Country Club offers a swim team program for juniors ages 5-18 years of age. From the beginning of June through the end of July the swim team practices daily and competes in swim meets locally versus other swim and country clubs. POOLSIDE CAFÉ Our Poolside Café offers a great range of traditional fare from quick bites to fresh salads and sandwiches. With ample seating indoor and out, families can gather for a fun day at the pool. EVENTS Several pool events are held during the summer months including Memorial Day and July 4th celebrations featuring fun family games and cookout. Throughout the summer we also feature movie nights at the pool which is a great chance to relax on a raft and catch a fun flick!
JUNIOR ACTIVITIES In our commitment to our junior members, we offer a variety of comprehensive programs in golf, racquet sports, aquatics, as well as junior-oriented social events. Our Family Center provides a place for juniors to have their own fun and recreation while parents enjoy tennis, a fitness class or some quiet time at the pool. SOCIAL With a full calendar of events for our juniors there is something for everyone regardless of age. From cake decorating class, brunch with Santa, tea party, to our annual camp out, and everything in between our juniors feel welcome and have a great opportunity to make lasting friendships. GOLF Wilmington Country Club offers our junior members various golf lessons and programs with our golf professionals. Junior golf programs help foster and develop all aspects of the game. These programs teach players the values of honesty, integrity, and respect both on and off the course. TENNIS Juniors can showcase their talent by participating in our Junior Tennis Clinics and WCC Academy. Junior tournaments are great for kids who want to test their games, get out on the court, and make new friends along the way. SQUASH Wilmington Country Club offers junior squash clinics with our professionals to help improve squash skills, understand the strategies of squash, and to have juniors immerse themselves in the sport. PADDLE Juniors can participate in weekly paddle clinics and show off their talent at paddle events here at Wilmington Country Club. Paddle tennis helps develop hand eye coordination and our professionals provide a fun environment where they can learn the nuances of the sport. FITNESS From basic fitness training to kids yoga, Wilmington Country Club offers various outlets for our juniors to stay active. FAMILY CENTER Our junior members have their very own family center equipped with a foosball table, air hockey table, big screen tv, games, comfy couches, bean bags and more. This is a perfect hangout spot all year long.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16
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