Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club is one of Delaware’s most frequently played public golf courses, with a distinctive marshland, links-style layout, undulating greens, subtle elevation changes, and windswept views. Challenging for more experienced golfers yet still forgiving enough for intermediate golfers to enjoy, Jonathan’s Landing will quickly become a course you want to play again and again.
The front nine offers many water hazards and a slightly longer layout, playing to over 3500 yards from the back tees. When golfers make the turn, the back nine shifts to more undulating green complexes, a few target holes where driver may not be necessary, and strategically placed bunkers. Each hole is unique, with a great mix of par threes and par fours and fives that vary in length and difficulty. If you’ve never played Jonathan’s Landing, make your tee time today and see it for yourself!
Course Ratings: Black: 70.9/119 • Blue: 68.4/113 • White: 65.8/106 • Red: 68.1/115
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Chad Craft, PGA – General Manager
Chad serves as General Manager for Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club and oversees all golf & club operations.
Chad was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and began to develop a love for the game of golf at 10 years old. Chad attended Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. Chad became a Class A Member of the PGA of America in 2005.
Prior to joining Jonathan’s Landing, Chad’s career encompassed various professional roles at Queenstown Harbor Golf Links, Columbia Country Club, Mountain Branch Golf Course, River Marsh Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay and most recently as the General Manager at National Golf Club in Fort Washington, MD. He prides himself on providing all guests & members exceptional service and looks forward to building on the established facility culture at Jonathan’s Landing through an always welcoming atmosphere.
Chad currently resides in Federalsburg, MD with his wife Belle. In his spare time, Chad enjoys spending time with family and rooting for the Baltimore Ravens.
Crista was born and raised in Kent County, DE. She attended the University of Delaware where she studied Psychology and Design. From a young age Crista had the desire to volunteer and help those in her community with special needs. This passion led her to work in both education and hospitality for many years. Prior to joining the team at Jonathan’s Landing, she worked as a substitute teacher and then a paraprofessional at Fred Fifer Middle School. Although she had a love for helping her students, she had a bigger dream…to one day combine her passion for design and hospitality. This led her to her new role as Clubhouse Manager for Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club. She is excited to provide an unparalleled level of service to the golfers, and create a lifetime of memories for guests who choose Jonathan’s Landing to host their weddings and special events.
In her down time, she loves to spend time with friends, family, and her son Callum. Weekend camping and karaoke are frequent activities in her family. Crista and her partner Ryan also enjoy flipping and renovating small projects.
John “Jack” Beiser
1931 – 2021
The team at Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club and Forewinds Hospitality would like to recognize the passing of the owner and designer of Jonathan’s Landing and certainly its biggest fan, Mr. John “Jack” Beiser. After decades of great success in business, Jack turned his vision to another passion, golf. In 1996, Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club – a course Jack designed himself – opened for all the residents of Kent County and the surrounding area to enjoy. His favorite hole – number three – is and forever will be known as “Jack’s Hole.” The clubhouse that once stood at Delaware Bay, completed his vision.
Jack’s story is not one of success just in business. He and his beloved wife Janis were together for sixty-three years before she passed, with Jack providing around-the-clock love and care in those final years. His is also a story of faith and philanthropy. Jack was committed to not only his church, but charitable causes too many to detail here. He impacted innumerable lives with his exceedingly charitable heart and warm spirit.
Certainly, Jack enjoyed watching a recent resurgence at Jonathan’s Landing, and the renovations he was making at his beloved golf course. He was often found with a wide smile while sitting at a table in the Café at Jonathan’s Landing, greeting the familiar faces of golfers and friends, and being warmly received baby all. He will be remembered fondly by family, friends, and all who enjoyed the privilege of knowing him.