Welcome to our new website! Here you can read some of the history of our neighborhood and find the By-laws, covenants, board meeting minutes and annual financial report for the Country Club Estates Property Owners Association. For other information, please visit our page of City links to other Rehoboth Beach websites.
Current day photo courtesy of TJ Rederfer, SkyJack Pics
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES
Country Club Estates is a neighborhood in the City of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with approximately 300 homes. The area was the former site of the Rehoboth Beach Country Club's nine-hole golf course which was in use from the 1920s to the 1960s. The RBCC purchased a much larger site for an 18-hole golf course on Rehoboth Bay, where the club is still located today.
In 1963, the Serca Land Company ("Serca" is "Acres" spelled backwards) purchased the 65-acre tract for $360,000. The company submitted plans to build a 20-story apartment building, 300 townhouses in clustered groupings, a 100-unit hotel, and a shopping center, but these plans required a rezoning that was strongly opposed by residents in the City, and rejected by the City Commissioners.
Despite a redesign of the first plan, and a second plan whereby 2.6 acres would be developed to demonstrate what the entire area could look like, Serca's proposals were not approved by the City Commissioners , with the final vote occurring in December 1964. Ultimately, lots of approximately 50 x 100 were sold to build single-family houses, resulting in the neighborhood we see today on this site.