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4.3
815 Reviews (815)
5 Stars
381
4 Stars
333
3 Stars
62
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
95.0%
Recommend this course
754 out of 815 reviews
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4.4
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.3%
Recommend this course
108 out of 111 reviews
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4.5
249 Reviews (249)
5 Stars
139
4 Stars
101
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.0%
Recommend this course
244 out of 249 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7029 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.8

Formerly known as Deer Island Golf and Lake Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming

Reviews

4.3
815 Reviews (815)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Brunch 17
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 91
Bunkers 63
Forced Carries 57
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 71
Advanced Golfers 58
Locals 33
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 70
In the 'Burbs 20

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soaked and workers in the way.

The course is extremely wet and thanks to some that can’t follow a simple instruction on where to drive carts, many areas are in rough shape. The greens keepers also need to learn a bit of courtesy on the course. On a few holes I had to wait several minutes for them to move their equipment. When they saw me approaching them in fairways or greens, they saw me, yet kept working instead of moving off the fairway until they have moved past. On one occasion the worker parked the vehicle and trailer ON the fairway. Got out and walked around the fairway for at least 5 minutes, got back on his vehicle. Then sat there another few minutes before slowly moving down the fairway and out of the way. Unacceptable.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Emil3906390! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice course

As usual, this course is in very good shape and today the pin placement was very challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314159266123! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160771822! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day at WET Deer Island

Course was in great shape despite all of the rains. Had us drive around certain parts of four holes to avoid tearing up the course. Fairways were playable with a few soft spots. The only minor complaint was the speed of the greens. SLOW greens made for a tough day on the greens

Staff was friendly and the beverage cart attendant was friendly and a delightful addition to the course since I last played.
Will be back when it drys out a little

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 296
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, guitar58! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Deer Island

What a Great Course and the best part it was very reasonable in cost.

It was very picturesque and the staff is very friendly

I recommend it very highly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, kCtt9IAvOQtZeAR58XTG! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Greens

The course overal is as good as it can be this time of year with Mother Nature, a lot of things out of your control, however, there is no excuse not to give your players nice, fresh cups to putt in. The ones we had on Saturday the 5th were beyond terrible. Our courses just up the roead have nice cut, fresh cups 364 days a year, weather permitting.. about the only other item is the greens could use a little more sand for smoothness and speed, but overall ok coming out of aerification. Could tell there was some worm action on the greens too, hard to catch this just right, Trying not to be too critical, but my job of over 40 years is in the turf industry with over half as a superintendent. So yes, will come back eventually to play( live in Ocala). Maybe good cups for all that day!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hello, mikegatrsone. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wet but playable

With the rain we've had it's no surprise that the course was a little wet. However, the staff works hard to make the playing surface as friendly as possible. All in all a good day of golf though my score suffered a bit with the water issues. Thanks for working hard to make our day of golf enjoyable!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/04/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Rainy days and Mondays

Had airation alert but was in recovery and almost gone. Most greens in good condition. Fairways very soggy from all rain but looked great as long as you didn't drive into a swamp.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition.

Course is a little wet, but is in excellent condition. Greens recently aeriated but recovering nicely. Love this course and will be there often.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, mtwest45! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Day of Golf

The course is in good shape and the pace of play today was excellent. I love the challenge of this course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/27/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, dknerr! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Although recently aerated, this is still one of the top courses in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the course and layout.
Was a little soggy today due so much rain.
Cart path only was applied

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place!

Third time playing and I love to play here. Great condition, nice layout but lots of water. Great value. A little off the beaten path. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

ONE OF THE NICEST COUSES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

THIS COURSE IS IN GREAT SHAPE...THE FAIRWAYS ARE PLUSH AND THE GREENS ARE ROLLING VERY TRUE... PETER, SUE, GILLIAN AND THE STAFF ARE FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS, WELCOMING YOU TO THE COURSE WHEN ENTERING THE CLUBHOUSE... GREAT FOOD AVAILABLE, PREPARED BY PETER AND GILLIAN... THE MAINTENANCE CREW LED BY SUPERINTENDENT MIKE SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR THE CONDITION OF THE COURSE. JUST ADDED, BEVERAGE CART GIRL, CLAIRE IS THERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED A BEVERAGE OR SNACK... OVERALL, THIS IS THE BEST COURSE FOR YOUR MONEY, HANDS DOWN!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000003444032! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging Course

Hot day of golf! The course was in great shape and the pace of play was excellent. I play here often but have yet to master the challenge of the bunkers and the water. The complimentary water was appreciated considering the heat of the day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, dknerr! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course!

Beautiful course. All holes feature water but not always right in front of you. Greens were smooth but a little slow. Staff was super friendly. They even give you a free bottle of water. What a nice touch on a typically hot Florida summer day. Make sure you pick the right tees to play from or it could be a long day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000002180060! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

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