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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Delaware community providing taste of what it has to offer, literally and figuratively

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    The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay is a high-end community near Rehoboth Beach, DE.  It is not exactly a place for year-round golf, but you can certainly don a heavy sweater and get through January and February in fairly good shape.  Rehoboth Beach is a popular summer destination spot for people from the Middle Atlantic states.  The Peninsula offers town homes, single homes and home sites that begin in the $300s and range to over $1 million; because of its proximity to the beach, it could have strong-second home appeal for New Englanders, New Yorkers and Philadelphians.  The community's private Jack Nicklaus Signature course opened recently and, in our experience, Jack does quite well when presented with land at water's edge.

    I like the location of The Peninsula because it is just 21 miles from the quaint little town of Lewes (pronounced Lew-Is), which is where you catch the ferry to Cape May, NJ.  This is no occasional trip across the the Delaware Bay, with scheduled departures every few hours in the winter and up to 15 departures from each port in summer.  The ferry trip takes about 80 minutes and cuts out a few hours and the headache-rendering New Jersey Turnpike for those who live in NJ, New York and New England.

    The Peninsula is offering a taste of its community on the weekend of June 22 that will include tours by boat, golf cart and helicopter, as well as what they are callilng "signatures" (sic) foods and "an amazing array of wines."  Although advertisers who spend $40,000 or so for an ad in the Wall Street Journal should do a better job of proofreading, and visitors to this space know we are not fans of hyperbole ("amazing array"), still I would consider attending.  I love Lewes, Rehoboth has a well-regarded beach area, and it would be fun to try out amazing wines.  If you are interested, more info is available at TasteOfThePeninsula.com.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.