White Clay Creek Golf Course

White Clay Creek Golf Course

Giddyup! Hazards jockey for position at the new White Clay Creek course. <span class="picturesource">Fred Vuich</span>

Travelers on the I-95 corridor between New York City and Washington, D.C., could sneeze and miss Delaware, but golfers now have a reason to pull over. This month, White Clay Creek Country Club opens at Delaware Park, a racetrack and slots casino outside Wilmington. Architects Steve Forrest and Arthur Hills settled on a lucky sevens layout: The course measures 7,077 yards. “Like good accountants, we worked the numbers until it added up,” Forrest says. Erratic drivers will need that lucky mojo: Most holes run along or cross the namesake creek. One amusing touch: Instead of flags, the pins are topped by jockey hats. The paddocks, practice track and grandstands of The Park are visible from several holes. Golf, gaming and racing — now there’s a trifecta.

Greens fees: $110, including cart. Golfers must register with the casino’s Player Rewards Club before teeing up. 302-994-6700.

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