Baywood: It’s More than a Beautiful Golf Course
A few days ago, I drove out to the gorgeous (even in the damp, misty dusk!) Baywood Clubhouse out Route 24 to meet some equally damp, misty golfers for supper.
Baywood is open to the public for dining and it’s a drive worth taking.
The gals’ golf game was slowed by the weather, so I found myself in the Clubhouse lounge, approaching the bar to wait.
Behold, there was former Cloud 9 Ladies Happy Hour mixologist Brenda Martin, welcoming me and standing ready to pour a libation. “Moscow Mule, please,” I said. And it was great to catch up with Brenda—recalling so many good times at our late, lamented watering hole.
In fact, she keeps threatening (in a good way) to write a memoir of her three years as a straight bartender for a lesbian happy hour. She loved those days!
The Baywood happy hour is lovable, too. It takes place daily from 3-6 p.m., in the bar and lounge with great drink prices, and a special happy hour menu.
The views from the Clubhouse are stunning, even in the drizzle, as the well-manicured landscape is a sight to see and enjoy from the comfortable lounge and dining room. There’s a covered veranda, too, so you can sit outside rain or shine.
When the slightly chilly golfers showed up, we were ushered to a comfortable corner table, with our waitperson Jessica standing at the ready.
Well, the gals were ready as well for a great meal and Baywood did not disappoint. Our table made selections mostly from the “light fare” menu, which is light on price (entrees $14-19) but not light on portions or taste.
We sampled the lobster mac ‘n cheese—delightfully al dente, with a crispy breading on top, for a rich and luscious meal.
The crabcake sandwich and angus burger were generous portions cooked perfectly and served with hot, crispy fries.
My entrée was the “light fare” steak frites—a flatiron steak cooked exactly as requested (medium rare to rare) with deliciously crispy truffle fries.
From the entrée menu ($22-36) one of the diners chose the fresh fish special, the local tautog or blackfish, with a peppery crab imperial stuffing. It looked amazing, and reports are, it was divine.
Cheers all around for Chef Tom Deptula, representing Baywood Clubhouse restaurant’s parent company, the amazing SoDel Concepts, of Matt’s Fish Camp, Lupo, Bluecoast, etc. fame.
I’m sure I’m not the first one to connect SoDel with the words so delicious, and Baywood is just the latest venue to be under the SoDel empire umbrella.
The Clubhouse restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, plus brunch on Sunday.
As for their event facilities, I have been to several celebrations (including a Seder dinner) and special events at the site and they do an amazing job.
It’s June, folks, and thoughts turn to weddings. Baywood is the perfect place to plan a celebration from small and intimate to over the top. Baywood can help plan, coordinate, and follow through on it all.
My evening at Baywood’s lounge was perfect. And exactly how I like to participate in the game of golf—the after party.
It’s a short drive to Baywood and a so delicious experience.
Plug 32267 Clubhouse Way, Millsboro, DE into your GPS and head out for a wonderful time.