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Bayside Resort Golf Club wins Golden Fork Award from Golf Inc. magazine

Selbyville, Delaware (May 4, 2022) – Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware has been honored by Golf Inc. magazine with a 2022 Golden Fork Award. Bayside came in first place in the ‘Best New F&B Facility’ category in the publication’s annual Golden Fork competition. Golf Inc., the world's only magazine for golf course developers, owners and management company executives, annually recognizes the golf industry’s top dining facilities (Golden Fork Awards) at public and private clubs in its March/April issue. Golf Inc. recognized a total of 12 golf venues in the 2022 Golden Fork Awards that have either introduced new dining facilities, improved existing spaces, or that have reinvented themselves during the pandemic.  

In the fall of 2020, Bayside Resort Golf Club unveiled its new $13 million, 29,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, which includes Signatures at Bayside, a casual restaurant offering lunch and dinner daily plus a collection of local craft brews and cocktails, as well as a second story terrace for private family dining, outdoor dining space and a separate outdoor bar area. Since opening, overall F&B operations have increased more than 41% and events have increased 55%. The clubhouse has become a destination for dining, where previously it was more of a place to grab a drink after a round of golf. On the events side, the club recently held more weddings in a month than it ever had before. 


According to one Golf Inc. Golden Fork Award judge, “Signatures at Bayside is an excellent use of open floor plan with casual elegance.”

“It’s no secret the restaurant industry has had its challenges over the last 24 months, but the support of our most valued and loyal customers got us through stronger than ever,” said Brian Rashley, general manager. “A successful restaurant is only as good as its team, from the design phase to interior decoration and to the talented culinarians and staff.”

Owned by the Carl M. Freeman Companies, the Bayside community is thoughtfully designed to enhance the land’s beauty, while providing plentiful amenities and residential choices. In April 2021, Bayside Resort Golf Club was rated as the No. 1 golf course in Delaware by Golfweek in the publication’s "2021 Best Courses You Can Play in Each State" list. Bayside offers unique amenities, including community pools, fitness, tennis, kayaking, paddle boarding, stocked ponds, a dog park, poolside bars, life enrichment classes, kids’ programming, community events, and an integrated retail and entertainment venue. 

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About Troon
Bayside Resort Golf Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private operating division of Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 630-plus locations around the globe, including managing 650-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 615-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, Casa Verde Golf, and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. For additional news and information, visit

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