Deer Island Country Club

4.1316235294 4.1 stars from 5 (361)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7029 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7029 yards 73.8 133
Blue 72 6670 yards 71.8 132
White 72 6284 yards 70.4 129
Green (W) 72 5745 yards 74.2 145
Green 72 5745 yards 67.4 118
Gold (W) 72 5010 yards 71.4 134
Gold 72 5010 yards 65.4 114
Red (W) 72 4882 yards 69.7 134
Pink 72 3925 yards 69.7 114
Pink (W) 72 3925 yards 71.4 134

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 361 Reviews
5 stars:
167
4 stars:
143
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

326 out of 356 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Beautiful course"


64fairlane's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

always enjoy this course . Beautiful and challenging. Our foursome enjoy ourselves at Deer island


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ruthwhite5518's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
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Reviewed on

This is a beautiful but challenging course. There is water onjust about every hole. The wildlife is an added bonus


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Surroundings"


John1378844's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Played here many times get to use all clubs in the bag . Play smart and you’ll be rewarded s pleasure playing every time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The good and the bad"


u000001827163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Reviewed on

Great layout but course condition was poor and disappointing. No rakes for bunkers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



frickfrack's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Shape!"


TIU's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The overseed has kicked in, course conditions very good now. Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens have been better in the past"


otowngator's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All in all this course is a good course but it plays better when the greens are better. We found the greens to be slow and have patches in them. The fairways were nice. Pace was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


jpearson6656's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in pretty good shape however there were grasses invading both the greens and fairways. The pace of play was outstanding as was the staff friendliness. The course layout is very nice and requires quality golf shots to score well. Another plus for the course is the ambience! Lots of great views of Lake Dora, wildlife, and landscape. Definitely a good value!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Still a fun course to play"


MarkWWalz's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in overall very good condition, and has recovered well from Hurricane Irma. The greens were good and average speed. Crews were out working, but were courteous and unobtrusive, and kept the course looking and playing good. It has some challenging holes, water in play on several holes, and some well placed bunkers protecting many of the greens. We have played this course many times, and it is still a fun circuit. Even though there were several 3 and 4 somes out, the pace of play was good. The ranger came around a couple of times to check on us and make sure everything was ok. It’s a little out of the way, but worth the ride. I recommend it, and will definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Maybe just a bad time to visit"


uTRVG7726TR's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is more than an hour to drive from the resort areas of Orlando but, having read some of the positive reviews, we thought that we'd give it a try. The weather was perfect,, the carts are new and the course layout is interesting, bordering the lake on a few of the holes. Unfortunately, that's where the positives stopped for us. The course has clearly seen better days, fairways were patchy and the greens had many spots of crabgrass; they were very slow. Overseeding and the excessive watering that goes with it was present around the fringes of most of the greens but in fairness this was signposted at the clubhouse. We stopped after nine for a snack but could only be offered hot dogs!! Not even a sandwich was available. Apparently the chef was on holiday for two weeks but surely you don't need a chef to make a sandwich? Overall, we formed the view that this was a once excellent course and facility which is now struggling to make ends meet.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"wonderful course"


u000007876965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of water some hidden Local knowledge would be a great help. A fun day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course"


u000007876965's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Staff was very helpful and accommodating. The course is challenging and has many hidden hazards to the unfamiliar. Wish they had a course guide...maybe they do I didn't ask. Great condition. Greens are true. Many bunkers guarding the greens. I didn't play very well but had a spectacular time...Be prepared for water. I'd definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and challenging course 1 hour from Orlando."


Harveyfong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in excellent condition. Many water obstacles....fly it or loose it. There were very few others out on the morning that I played. Greens were good except for a few weeds. Not spectacularly fast but predictable. The surroundings were serene and relaxing. I will play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000006809808's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


Donaterrolestate's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed round. They need to stock more hot dogs in the grill.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



hkkkddwoiorgnns's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very Good Course"


uHYOB3463HY's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good course to play but would not recommend for novice players. Back tees provide challenges to very experienced players. Will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Chris2180782's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth Playing"


conjo1963's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Deer Island has one of the best course layouts in Central Florida and is very challenging to all level of golfers. General Mgr Larry Wetzel has the course conditions improving after a tough Summer and is getting close to having it back in tip top condition. I highly recommend this course for all level of golfers but be prepared to lose a ball or two.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



refrig's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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