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Butch Holtzclaw

Director of Golf

PGA Crest

Milton, DE
The Rookery Golf Club

About Butch

I started my golf career at the age of 13 working as a bag boy at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. After graduating from the University of Delaware, while employed at Kings Creek Country Club I turned professional in 1993. I became a PGA class A member in 1996 while working at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. In 1997, I was hired as the Head Golf Professional at the Salt Pond Golf Club. Finally in 2000, I moved to the Rookery Golf Club where I still work today and I am the Director of Golf. Last year I became a Quarter Century Member of the PGA. In my 40 years of working in the golf industry I have had the joy of working with golfers of all levels. I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with the Special Olympics, Delaware Autism and the First Tee of Delaware. Other highlights include in 2007 becoming a PGA Certified Professional in Instruction, General Management, Ownership/Leasing, Golf Operations, Retail and Executive Management. In 2015, I was elected to the Eastern Shore Golf Hall of Fame.

Butch's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities




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Skills & Tools

Improve with Butch.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Social Engagement
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Butch's Facilities

The Rookery Golf Club

Milton DE


The Rookery opened in August 2000 and operates as a public golf course that offers yearly memberships. Instruction is available year round and the club provides a great practice facility to work on all aspects of your game. The course is fun for all levels of golfers and an outstanding venue to learn the game.

*Coaching available to public


27052 Broadkill Rd, Milton, DE 19968-3736

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