Deer Island Country Club

4.2654000000 4.3 stars from 5 (324)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7029 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

  • 18000 Eagles Way, Tavares, FL 32778
  • (352) 343-7550
  • (352) 343-7970
  • www.intlgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Joe Lee (1994)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 324 Reviews
5 stars:
154
4 stars:
128
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

294 out of 319 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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"Sanded Greens"


Bill5037529's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were just sanded. Every group we encountered made the same comment. "It's like putting on the beach" No mention of this on Golfnow. If would have known, would have played elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"STAY AWAY!!!!!"


aaddeo1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Group booked this place a week in advance. Agri ed at course today after driving almost an hour and a half only to find that the course was aerated during the week. No mention of this when group booked 5 tee times. Greens were horrible. When checking inn the staff told us they were taking $10 off our rate but did not say why. It was not until we arrived at the first tee and saw the putting green that we realized we were taken. One of our players even asked the staff member checking us in how the greens were. He replied that they were in good shape. Of course they were, if you want to build sand castles! Too many nicer courses in central Florida to play. Will never set foot on the property of this money hungry dump again!


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Over rated"


DMARG's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I chose this course because it had a high rating. we found the front 9 fairways in bad condition. The greens were ugly but putted true and fast. The back 9 holes were in better shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course with a Unique Layout"


u000006723675's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I've heard about this course but never had a chance to play it. I'm sure glad I did. The layout is challenging with water on every hole. If you tend to spray the ball, bring lots of them. This course sets up for placement golf where landing the ball in the right spot is critical. I didn't hit too many drivers making sure I found the fairway.

The course was in good shape and the greens rolled well. If you end up above the hole putts are extremely fast.

All in all, I'll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Hidden Gem"


Mitch9387574's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

What a great course. A fair but challenging course in very picturesque surroundings. Staff is top notch and so friendly. Well worth the drive from Orlando.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice"


u000008008005's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very nice layout and fun course

bit dry as are most courses in the area but still pretty good conditions


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Nick914's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Almost like a nature walk. Eagles, hawks, ospreys, gators. Love the challenge of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Super day out"


u1554747's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On holiday from England, course was recommended by a friend and it didn't let us down. We were made to feel very welcome by everyone at the club which set the round off perfectly, just wish we had played better. The course and greens were excellent, wildlife in abundance, pace of play was good, so we had a thoroughly great day out. Would recommend this course to anyone, but you had better bring your A game or stock up on golf balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of Floridas best"


golfhacka's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

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

Reviewed on

Staff was very nice. Grass range and putting green. Great layout- nice mix of holes. Played it from the back tees and my daughter played the up tees, both really enjoyed the course. Very challenging course in fantastic shape. The more you play here the more you appreciate this course. A bargain at $50.Beautiful views of lake and ponds, saw quite a few gators too. One of Floridas best courses!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Nice"


4134Dugue's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

While down here in Florida from Upstate NY on a golf trip, I got to sneak over and play this course. I'm very glad I did. Like the reviews said, bring some extra golf balls. Not much around the course for food/drinks afterward. The conditions were not as good as Mission Inn down the road, but still very good. I would play this again, however, I would not make it my "base camp" golf course because there is no where to eat/drink around for miles.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice tough layout"


u000005600122's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very demanding course depending on the tees you play with hazards on almost every hole requiring accuracy or bring a lot of golf balls...

Conditions are fair but not great through the green. Greens are not flat and are difficult to putt especially if you are on the wrong side of the hole, but they are in decent shape.

Have played here three times this year and certainly find the course challenging but fair and worth a ride.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lots of water"


jimmy8913's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A fun course with lots of water hazards - some with forced carries. A true test of your ability. Many improvements to the course in the past year and it is now in good condition. Greens were fair and there is new sand in the bunkers, making it easy to get the ball out. Beware of the water hazards and play to avoid. Bring an extra sleeve of balls if you are erratic.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love Deer Island"


Themoreyouknow'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 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Natural beauty everywhere

Water everywhere

Challenging


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


"Good Variety"


lenwise's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always have said I would never be a member at a golf course because I felt I would be bored with the same thing every day .I will eat my words . This place has it all and you never be bored here .Absolutely the best bang for your Buck anywhere .Perfectly maintained and worth the drive .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"WOW Awesome !"


Francois2718287's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Super expérience pour tout golfeurs. Décors exceptionnel ! Qualité des fairways et Green excellent ! Toutefois pour golfeurs avisé. Avec le vents ça devient un défi de golf. Prévoyez des balles car chaque trou devient une Island !!! À jouer pour la qualité du terrain, le personnel sympathique au resto et le payasage style bayou !


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


"Lots of water. Bring your A game.."


djpgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was the 4th time I have played the course. Challenging course with water on almost every hole. There are alligators to be aware of, but still a nice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive."


u420919545's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Found this course by using my GolfNow App. Otherwise we would not have ever found it. Will now make it an annual event!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course very challenging"


BRYSIE48's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was very busy and the starter warned us the pace of play could be slow. Not so - as a 4 ball we were under 4 hours. The beautiful weather and the condition of the course made it a great value round. The greens were very quick. The signature hole 13th is one of the best par 3s in Orlando.


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


"Always a treat"


golfguy40's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course worth the drive

Greens are in excellent condition

Parking lot was dead at 12:30

Pro shop attendant mention that they were trying to get $65 in January

If the parking lot is empty now imagine what it would be like at $65


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course. Great greens"


GuyLefty's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course. Greens were great rolled nice. Staff very friendly. Starter. Nice guy. Wish didn't live that far would play it all the time. Can't wait to get back. Tip. Bring a lot of balls. Water on just about every hole and if it's windy club up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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