Size: Golf training: 8,800 sf, Driving range: 24 acres, Tennis: 12 courts, Two Pools/Fitness: 19,000 sf
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Architect: Rogers McCagg Architects and Sanford Golf Design
Builder: Bancroft Construction (golf training building), George E. Ley (golf course), Sportsline (tennis courts), EDIS (fitness/pool)
The DuPont Country Club started as an added benefit for DuPont Company employees nearly 100 years ago and has evolved into one of the highest caliber clubs with several expansions and restorations throughout the years. Nestled in the historic Brandywine Valley, it consists of three golf courses (DuPont, Nemours, and Montchanin) and a main club house, plus additional golf, tennis, fitness, and dining amenities.
Rockland Sports, LLC purchased the DuPont Country Club from the DuPont Company in 2018. Core to its acquisition strategy, Rockland intends to transform, over a period of years, from a traditional country club to a modern lifestyle center, significantly increasing membership to levels seen 10-15 years ago. The first phase of the project, to be delivered over a two year period, includes Phase 1A – reconfiguration of the Montchanin Course to accommodate a short game practice course, putting green, driving range, and constructing an indoor golf training facility. Phase 1A will also include the addition and replacement of several tennis courts to allow space for the Phase 1B construction. Phase 1B provides a new 19,000 s.f. fitness center along with a 25 meter swimming pool with a diving well and a children’s splash pool.
Other team members include Rogers McCagg Architects, Duffield Associates, Inc., Sanford Golf Design, and DEDC Engineering.