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4.1
537 Reviews (537)
5 Stars
238
4 Stars
217
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
90.5%
Recommend this course
486 out of 537 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
98.5%
Recommend this course
64 out of 65 reviews
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4.2
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.5%
Recommend this course
101 out of 108 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7029 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.8
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Deer Island Country Club
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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
Scorecard for Deer Island Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.8/133 422 536 196 424 350 221 434 574 411 3568 405 428 571 203 349 139 496 420 450 3461 7029
Blue M: 71.8/132 376 513 189 417 336 211 381 552 406 3381 377 413 559 184 332 136 470 390 428 3289 6670
White M: 70.4/129 344 493 169 401 315 166 369 527 386 3170 365 395 532 163 304 125 460 367 403 3114 6284
Green M: 67.4/118 W: 74.2/145 326 426 135 344 235 143 360 527 379 2875 355 380 461 141 240 110 450 343 390 2870 5745
Gold M: 65.4/114 W: 71.4/134 287 414 97 334 228 95 292 435 345 2527 278 335 430 85 234 100 367 343 311 2483 5010
Red M: 61.7/106 W: 69.7/134 287 414 97 298 288 95 283 435 267 2464 273 335 430 85 234 100 367 343 311 2478 4942
Pink W: 64.8/123 238 322 46 234 173 80 251 365 226 1935 219 241 345 60 196 75 312 289 253 1990 3925
Handicap 16 14 8 2 18 4 12 10 6 11 3 7 5 17 15 13 9 1
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 14 10 12 6 16 18 2 8 4 1 9 3 7 17 15 13 5 11

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
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.

Reviews

4.1
537 Reviews (537)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Coming Along Nicely

The fairways and tee boxes are looking very nice. The greens are coming back strong. Huge improvement from last week. Another two weeks and the greens will be top notch. Deer Island is such a nice, peaceful and quiet place to play. Nature is everywhere. The staff and patrons are all very nice. Not a lot of golfers out there so you can set a nice leisurely pace to play. Coming back out again soon or may even move there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Nature Inbounds and Out of Bounds

Very scenic with lots of water views and plenty of Florida wildlife to be seen. This is one of Central Florida’s tougher tracks. Forced carries and many lay up shots unless you hit murder balls consistently. Staff is super nice and helpful. Even though the greens were recently aerated and sanded they held shots nicely and putted pretty well. Coming back soon!.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a little sandy but fun

We always enjoy the layout. It was a little sandy due to the work on the course, but we all played on the same greens!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice challenging course

Course in great shape. Disappointed that greens were aerated and sanded.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Target golf

Dont let the distance fool you. This is a tough course where shot placement and carries over water are required!! Course is in good shape. A few greens need some TLC!! Lots of wind yesterday. Finished our round under 3 hours!! Well worth the long drive to get there!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rare find!

I played this course for the first time with my husband. The front 9 was a bit tough but having it be the first time, both of us said we would play it safer next time. Hubby thought some of the greens were a bit small. It’s quite challenging. So refreshing to be in such a quiet easy paced atmosphere. Very relaxing place. If your looking for food, the clubhouse kitchen closes at 2:00 and the bar, 4:30. Burgers were delicious.
The staff was terrific and the wildlife along the way made us get out our phones and take pics!
Looking forward to returning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value for a beautiful course

Greens are very good, fairways very good, rough needs some work around the greens

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

Very nice layout and scenery. Not the best course I have played but it is still very nice.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

Great layout and very scenic. The greens roll true and the course makes you hit every club in your bag. Will be back soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good place to go.

Played as twosome and the pace was rather good. This course is worth the approx. 1 hour drive from Orlando. It is in good condition, though tee boxes and fairways may need some attention. Bunkers are very good, well maintained with proper sand in it. Greens are rather fast and extremely hard – not easy to find your pitch mark and even more difficult to stop the ball! If you want to see an alligator, this is the place to go – there were some in different sizes.
Overall it is an enjoyable track and for a reasonable rate.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Disappointed

Unfortunately the course is really rundown. Not a lot of grass on fairways or sand in the traps. Staff in pro was quite negative, but the starter was pleasant and funny.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and very scenic.

Allthough an hr and a half from Lecanto,well worth the drive.Great layout,challenging. yet fair.Will come back in the future.hopefully on a less windy day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great value for the money.

Great staff in the shop, friendly and helpful starter and attentive bar tender. Will definately play in 2020. Lots of water. Forced carries. Would have been nice to have been paired with 2 other golfers who knew the course. We still has a blast playing with Gary and Daryl from Canada.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Bob D.

Hidden gem. Fun but challenging course. Unique layout. Lots of nature.

I'd play it again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Again, a real pleasure

A Country Club setting in a well developed upscale rural subdivision. Always look forward to playing Deer Island several times during our stay in Florida. Staff always pleasant. Course generally well maintained. Mostly a very forgiving layout for even the most errant hitters. Many water hazards, but mostly out of play but not always. Traps need work, but are playable. At this price, still very good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Inconsiderate golfers ruin a beautiful day

Deer Island is a very well designed track that demands precision shots. Tees and fairways are in good shape but the greens are thin and spotty which makes them rather quick and difficult. The course demands, and rewards, accuracy.The scenery and wildlife are truly exceptional. However, pace of play on this day was unacceptable.. After a 2:10 front side, we ran into 3 groups waiting on the 10th tee, another in the fairway, and a group on the green.. Such a backup is both inexplicable and unacceptable. All I know is that the group directly in front of us was not at fault but some or all of the other groups in front of them bear responsibility for this ridiculous delay which spoiled an otherwise enjoyable round because the back nine took 2:35 to play. GOLFERS, TAKE NOTE: The ONLY acceptable stops at the turn are for bathroom use,, readily available beverages and snacks, and should take no longer than 5 minutes!! ANY stop longer than that is simply rude, crude, and socially unacceptable!! BE CONSIDERATE OF THE PLAYERS BEHIND YOU!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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