University and Whist Club offers reciprocity with nationwide club, golf course company



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The University and Whist Club, Wilmington established a relationship with Dallas-based ClubCorp, a leader in private clubs.

This new relationship will allow members of University and Whist Club to have access to more than 350 private golf courses and clubs and other offerings at more than 1,000 hotels, resorts, and entertainment venues.

The privileges for golf, dining, swimming, tennis and social activities will be provided to all members at no additional cost.


“As a private city-dining club located within the city of Wilmington inside of the historic Tilton Mansion, it is impossible to offer golf, tennis or swimming on site. In an effort to maintain relevance in 2017, we wanted to make those amenities available to our Members. This partnership adds value to our membership offerings,” said Michael Crispin, VP/GM of the University and Whist Club. (For more background, see story below).

A new day for University & Whist Club

An open house, open to the public, explaining the details of these privileges with ClubCorp and how it works, will be held at the club located in the historic Tilton Mansion home to the University and Whist Club at 9thand Broom Street on Thursday, September 14thfrom 6 to 9 p.m.

Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be made available. For reservations and additional information call (302) 658-5125 ext. 107.

The club is undergoing major renovations to the sprawling building that overlooks the city and according to legend was at one time considered as a spot for the U.S. Capitol.

The University and Whist Clubwas established by a group of Wilmington Business Leaders and is a private city-dining club housed in the mansion.

Dr. James Tilton who lived in the house was the first Army Surgeon General of the United States and a Member of the Continental Congress.

It functions a private dining facility and offers banquet and wedding venues open to non-members.

ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of over 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and two foreign countries that serve more than 430,000 members.

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