Delaware Business Times

Rehoboth Beach Country Club’s $10.5 million renovation

February 17, 2020
By Katie Tabeling

Changing the view

REHOBOTH BEACH — When General Manager Michael MacDonald looks out the bay windows at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club, he sees an ocean of possibilities for the club’s future. After building his career in Florida golf and social clubs, MacDonald is no stranger to stunning water views, but the one found at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club is second to none.

“Even in Miami, you had this great view of the water and you could see the city skyline. But you didn’t have much in terms of a big view like this,” he said. “At nighttime, you can see the houses across the bay light up and that gives it a ethereal, spectacular feel. When people ask what’s our brand, I say ‘this view is it.’”

To capitalize on that brand, MacDonald is overseeing a $10.5 million renovation of the 95-year-old country club. In Feb. 2019, the membership approved a plan to overhaul the clubhouse and expand the pool area and golf course amenities, financed and paid by the membership. The end goal is to inspire current members and to draw new ones. Read the fulll article here.


 

Cape Gazette Kokjohn

Lynn Adams Kokjohn: a family history of service

DuPont retiree focuses on philanthropy, empowering women

By Ellen Driscoll
December 10, 2019

The first woman president of Rehoboth Beach Country Club is set to oversee a $10 million renovation of the club, founded in 1925 as a nine-hole golf course with a converted farmhouse for a clubhouse.

Dressed in a royal blue jacket that rivals the brilliance of the Rehoboth Bay outside, Lynn Adams Kokjohn gushed when explaining the comprehensive improvements that will transform amenities and services of her beloved club.

“We will be making much better use of our waterside setting. You can’t beat the view!” she said, gesturing to the bay surrounding the club on three sides.Read the full article here.


 

Cape Gazette Blue Hens

Blue Hen Invitational set Oct. 19-20 at Rehoboth Beach CC

By Fritz Schranck
October 18, 2019

Rehoboth Beach Country Club will once again host the Blue Hen Invitational tournament Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20. The University of Delaware women’s golf team will compete against NCAA Division I opponents such as the Naval Academy, Georgetown University and Dartmouth.

The shotgun start for the 36-hole event begins at 8 a.m., Saturday. Admission is free, and this is a great opportunity to watch some young talent on a challenging course.


 

Cape Gazette CIP

Major renovations underway at Rehoboth Beach CC

By Fritz Schranck
December 8, 2017

A golf course may look like a natural setting, but a lot of work is required to create that illusion.

Rehoboth Beach Country Club is now busy with a major renovation project that with any luck will be completed in time for the 2018 golf season.

Mike Maney is the course superintendent. He is working closely with ISI Irrigation and consultant Paul McMahon of Hydro Designs on a series of irrigation and related improvements. Read the full article here