Deer Brook Golf Club

4.2202588235 4.2 stars from 5 (98)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6950 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6950 yards 73.4 133
White 72 6407 yards 70.8 128
Black 72 5825 yards 68.1 123
Green (W) 72 5034 yards 69.4 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 98 Reviews
5 stars:
53
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

96 out of 97 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Still a great course"


realasudxgift's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This was really my first time getting out to Deer Brook this summer. And for the most part the course is in terrific shape. The tees and fairways were near flawless. The rough was cut and not too penal unless you get WAY off course. The greens were slower than I've ever seen them. It looks like they were punched a couple weeks ago and still aren't quiet back to 100 percent. Idk if it's that or if they aren't cutting them as low to protect the bent grass from the heat. But they usually aren't that slow here. But they still rolled pretty good. The course is a pretty stern challenge. There is plenty of room out there. But if you miss in the wrong spots it's tough to salvage a par or bogey. The course probably has the 2 hardest finishing holes around with 17 and 18. I played on a Wednesday afternoon and finished 18 holes in less than 3 hours and it's less than $30 to play. You can't beat it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hot, Hot, Hot"


uYYVQ9346YY's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great day with the boys, EXTREMELY hot day, it made for some hot scores. Getting my swing back and love playing Deer Brook.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Undercover Good"


screamphx's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Very nice conditions in the fairways with nice bent grass greens. If this course was in Charlotte, it would be double the price. It's one of the best 5 public courses in the Charlotte area either way.

Clubhouse is a little dated but more than functional. Pace was 4:15 but I was playing as a single behind a tournament. The pro was rude to me since I booked on golfnow.com as a single. He said nothing against you, but I can't stand Golf Now and we're done with them next week. Note to pro: not my issue. Manage your own course.

All in all, though, a fun layout with great conditions. Worth a drive out. Took an hour from Fort Mill.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


u000002332521's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would only drive this far for a hot deal.


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


"Very good round of Golf"


realasudxgift's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is my go to course and I play there at least once a week during the summer. I have reviewed it before, but played today, and the course was in extremely good shape. The tee boxes and fairways are in awesome condition. The greens roll very very smooth and are not as fast as they have been in the summer before. The value for the price is unbelievable. You cant beat $30 for this course in the week and even the weekend rate at $42 is still a good deal. I have paid double that price for a course that is not as good. The ONLY reason I didnt give it 5 stars is because the bunkers are not in good shape. I know I should avoid them, but I found a couple and the sand was very wet and heavy and it hasnt rained in a couple days. Also, I thought they needed for sand in them. But hey, like I said dont hit it in the sand. Otherwise, a great course for the price, that will challenge you as much as you want to be challenged, especially 17 and 18!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Straight forward"


u134259726's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No gimmicks. Great condition, fair layout. Well worth the money. Will definitely be back.


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


"well conditioned"


Jeff8463252's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout, well maintained. A lot of groups backed up on the first tee, but pace was okay once we got started.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome golf course"


Tybee's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this course is. I would place it in the top ten among courses I have played in the southeast. I immediately started to plan a way to have another crack at it. Hopefully I can convince my Atlanta golf buddies to make the three + hour drive to enjoy this great golfing experience.


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


"Manager"


scott9708395's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The manager behind the desk is not a fan of people who use golf now. Every time I have gone I am made to feel like they are doing me a favor for playing there. The last time I was made to wait until my exact tee time despite the course was empty. Today I made my tee time the day prior and got there non the wrong date .. My bad but the manager was not a bit concerned that I had to pay full price and only said take it up with the golf now people .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course conditions"


Waxhawkid's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is well maintained. If you are looking for a course that has good tee boxes, beautiful fairways, bunkers full of sand and very good greens than you have found it with this one. Front nine has nice elevation changes. Back nine has dog legs, water and pull up shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We stopped here on the way to a conference in Charlotte and were very pleased. Course was in great shape, staff was very friendly, pace was great and course was very fair for a couple middle aged hacks from the white tees. Will definitely be back if I get the chance!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Windy and dry"


uGEUN3005GE's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout greens can be a little unfair, but not a bad deal on golf now hot deals


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


seaysons's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great course that is in excellent shape. This is a true hidden gem. Be careful on the greens, fast with undulations. I am looking forward to playing when the fairways green up in the spring and summer. There is no poa on the fairways so you know it is going to be great when it warms up. Pace of play was great and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Play the right set of tees, it is a good test of golf.


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


"Best Value in the Charlotte Area"


Gronkowskibo's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Deer Brook is in better condition and is half the price of any public course in Charlotte, worth the drive to get there. Great challenging course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Golf Course"


rayhovis's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I really like playing at Deer Brook, it's close to home and the course is always in great shape and everyone is friendly and easy to work with. They could offer Golf Now more discounts for bargin hunters. overall a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens very tricky , 18 and 6 are ridiculous"


OhohhesgotMizunos's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played course from time for several years now. Course has always been in excellent shape every time I've played it! Cold weather or hot weather. I like the course a lot, a few of the greens are border line unfair due to the slope and speed that they hav them running . I have never played the course when the greens are slow, the course has been very consistent in the way they have maintained it over the years. I would recommend the course to anyone, but a high handy is going to find the course difficult....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u870148604's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Except for slow greens the course was in great shape. Very beautiful course.<br/> Sunday buffet is to die for!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice!"


bigtimeisthemoney's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

What a nice course. I had a buddy recommend this course and we were not disappointed. New clubhouse. Huge driving range. Course was in great shape. I didn't love the layout as a lot of it was pretty straightforward and I like courses that make you move the ball. We played the tips and it was longer than most courses. Looking to play again in the next couple of weeks and its a little over an hour drive for us. Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best conditioned course in WNC"


Steve4370877's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Emaculate conditioned course in every way. Fairways and tee boxes were perfect. Greens very fast but true. Beware of pin position #3, as extremely challenging and resulted in several 3 putts in our group. Overall a great conditioned course and best value in Western North Carlina. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Favorite place to play in WNC!!!"


JCinhky's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Whether you book one of the great GolfNow offers or you contact the course directly, you will not find a better deal for your dollars. I have played here many times and have never seen it in bad condition. Even in winter, when most courses in this area have little to no grass in the fairways, Deer Brook's allow you to still get the ball up in the air. The greens are usually very quick and have lots of undulations, but they roll true. I like putting fast greens much more than slow to medium speed greens. So, if you are of the same mindset, you'll love them, too. Be prepared for some 3-putts if you get in the wrong position, especially on the back 9. I recommend you "play forward" on your first visit, and if possible, play with someone who knows the course. The course has some unique layouts and a "regular" could provide valuable assistance. The closing hole is especially challenging; in fact, I have nicknamed it "the par-4 from H*ll!!" It takes two very good shots to get you on an extremely sloping (back-to-front) green. Par here and the ride home will be a good one. Play this place once, and you'll be excited about returning ASAP!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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