Deer Creek State Park Golf Course

3.6196647059 3.6 stars from 5 (56)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6663 yards
  • Slope: 113
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6663 yards 71.2 113
Red 72 5627 yards 71.7 113

Deer Creek State Park Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course that is one of Jack Kidwell's many designs. On this course, Kidwell, an Ohio native, utilized the scenic natural landscape of mature trees and native Ohio Bluegrass. The course has a gently rolling terrain but it is still easy to walk. The diverse layout has four par 3s heavily guarded by water and trees, 10 lengthy par 4s, and four par 5s. It is a formidable test of your shot-making and course management skills. The long fairways are lined with trees and the challenging greens putt smooth and true. Throughout the golf course there are more than 50 strategically placed bunkers and ten ponds coming into play. In addition to the course, Deer Creek State Park also offers a driving range, practice bunker, and chipping area.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 56 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

52 out of 56 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include plays long bunkers water hazards  

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"Fun course"


u535465651's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
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It’s a great course for the hot deal $ could be maintained better around the edges but the fairways are pretty good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"DeerCreek StatePark Golf Course"


wbuildjohn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Very good course. Made. For Long hitters. Greens, fairways and roughs all in great condition. Good pace. All people

There. Friendly. Will play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"An above average state park course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
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Good: pace of play ,only 3 hours. Carts have club washers with soapy water, a nice touch

Bad: ridiculously long at 6,600 yards, red tees at 5,600 yards. Virtually all par 4s are 380 + yards, par fives all over 500 yards. Senior tees are just 5 yards longer than the ladies tees. If you can't drive over 200, forget about reaching the green in regulation. Fairways a little long also, negating any roll.

Most of the par 4s are soft doglegs. Not a lot of variety of holes. A good hot deal of $10 was the highlight. Course is worth that, and a little more, but, that's about it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



spidermonkey1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Friendly golf for all"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
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Reviewed on

Took our 8 yr old grandson to learn. Everyone was so understanding and helpful. Famous for...you have to start sometime, our future golfers!!! So enjoyable with or without kids.


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


"Lar Bear"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
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Reviewed on

I was well pleased with the condition of the course, a little bit of travel for but well worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice State Park Course"


PuttWithaWedge's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Ohio has some of the best State Parks with golf courses. Made sure to play this course while we stayed at the cabins. Nice challenging layout. Greens and fairways nice. Course in good shape for mid October. Played with my 13 yo daughter and pace was good. All the staff we met were very friendly. Recommend you bring your clubs if you are staying in the park or nearby.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Chance15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course I have played course a few times and it is always decent and never crowded. will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u535465651's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


Gould1440's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course well off the beaten path. Made for a quick round at a decent course. Its not a country club but course was in pretty good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff"


chris5601113's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition love taking the driver out all day. Played 18 with my brother in 3 hours. Staff was friendly and helpful. Greens we're okay. Enjoyed the day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable and challenging course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
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The fairways are lined with trees and ponds. Most are long enough to get the use of many clubs. It is mostly level with not much slope; and not at all crowded. It's a nice state park golf course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad day"


g2sm2n's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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Reviewed on

When we made the turn they had started groups on 10 and we could not finish the round, extremely slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



tcallihan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Second time"


gary4765204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Was actually a great day but we followed the greens keeper and he had every sprinkler on until we got to the tee box. Every green and fairway was soaked.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u535465651's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u9257812's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007271837's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"course was rough"


u887530793's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
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Reviewed on

After 3 days of rain, course was not in good condition. Surprised they allowed carts in the fairways seeing how wet it was. Staff was very good.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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