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3 Delaware Beaches Make America’s Favorite 100 Secret Beaches List

Summer is right around the corner and the unofficial kickoff is Memorial Day Weekend.

If you want an experience like no other…how about visiting a secret beach!

Family Destination Guides surveyed 3,000 families in the United States to determine the hidden beaches they most want to visit in summer 2023.

Delaware was lucky to walk away with three beaches making the Top 100.

Slaughter Beach was ranked 82nd on America’s Favorite 100 Secret Beaches List.

I’ve always wanted to know how Slaughter Beach got it’s name…and what I found is pretty interesting.

“Slaughter Beach was founded in 1681 and incorporated in 1931. How Slaughter Beach got its name has been debated over the years. Early maps show a small creek named Slaughter Creek, which flowed through the marsh from the Cedar Creek south and emptied into the Delaware Bay just north of Prime Hook Beach. Just to the southwest of the town is an area called “Slaughter Neck”. Neck was/is a term used to describe upland areas between two key boundary areas. Another theory is the first postmaster for this locality had the last name of Slaughter” according to the beach’s website.

Pickering Beach made the list at number 97.

Fun Fact: Pickering Beach is a horseshoe sanctuary! The spawning season is May and June and everyone is welcome to come watch the horseshoe crabs flood the beaches.

Broadkill Beach closed out the list of Favorite 100 Secret Beaches List coming in at number 100.

Broadkill is in Sussex County and is ALSO a horseshoe crab sanctuary. In 2000 Broadkill Beach became the first Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary in the state of Delaware.

Family Destination Guides used an “online panel survey of 3,000 adults based on age, gender, and geography. Internal data sources are used to obtain population data sets. We used a two-step process to ensure representativeness through stratified sampling and post-stratification weighting.”

3 Delaware Beaches Make America’s Favorite 100 Secret Beaches List

Pennsylvania Has 3 Of The Top 100 Golf Courses In America

Pennsylvania Has 3 Of The Top 100 Golf Courses In America

The season is upon us!

Early morning tee times, excuses to hit the range, buying new clubs to make you play better.

Golf season is here! Luckily for us some of the BEST courses in all of America are just a short drive away.

“After panelists filed their evaluations, Golf Digest calculated the scores of the categories (scores in the Shot Values and Layout Variety categories count double) and totaled the averages to determine the overall rankings. The result is a new set of rankings we’re proud of—and we’re sure you’ll enjoy digging deeper” (Golf Digest)

Rankings of the courses were based upon multiple categories. These categories were then given a score from 1 to 10. Scores were based on Shot Options, Challenge, Layout Variety, Aesthetics, Conditioning and Character.

Its no surprise that the 3 courses appearing in the Top 100 are also the top 3 courses in the Pennsylvania rankings.

There are 444 golf courses in Pennsylvania so we have MANY choices when it comes to getting out on the greens.

Pennsylvania Has 3 Of The Top 100 Golf Courses In America and here they are:

  • Oakmont Country Club

    Oakmont was ranked as the the 5th best golf course in America. According to Golf Digest “The USGA has already awarded Oakmont three additional Opens between 2033 and 2049, reinforcing its title as it the Host of the Most U.S. Opens ever.”

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    Oakmont Country Club


  • Merion Golf Club

    Golf Digest ranked the East course as the 6th best in the country. Merion East has long been considered the best course on the tightest acreage in America.

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    Merion Golf Club


  • Aronimink Golf Club

    Aronimink Golf Club was ranked as the 94th best course in American. According to Golf Digest A more recent renovation by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner, who live nearby, has put the course’s architecture more in line with what aerial photographs depict of the early design, particularly the bunkering that might have been imagined as larger in scale but built in smaller, more scatter-shot formations.”

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    Aronimink Golf Club is a private Platinum Golf Club located just outside of Philadelphia in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. The Club has a rich history dating back to 1896. In 1926, Aronimink acquired 300 acres in Newtown Square and commissioned Donald Ross to design the historical golf course.




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